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Posters for the Navajo Nation on Behance. Web teaching tools. The Best Writing Teachers Are Writers Themselves - Cindy O'Donnell-Allen. It takes more than a good grasp of grammar to teach students the true power of the written word.

The Best Writing Teachers Are Writers Themselves - Cindy O'Donnell-Allen

Lori Sparkia/Shutterstock I was a closet writer from an early age. In the second grade I wrote a poem for my classmate Patrick O'Neal, who sat alone everyday on the playground, but I didn't give it to him. A few years later, I started writing a book that featured a thinly disguised amalgam of Laura Ingalls Wilder and myself making do in a little house on the prairie. In middle school, I documented love triangles and made lists of my first, second, and third-best friends in a diary that locked. Year after year in school, I dutifully underlined subjects and circled verbs on grammar worksheets. In school, writing was a closed circuit. So Kelly Ford's Senior English class came as a surprise. Even in 1982 at the age of 17, I knew that something was different. Sharing what we wrote was an important drill, too. I analyzed. This is not to minimize the importance of passing standardized tests. Strong%20Body%20Paragraphs. VoiceThread.

Why VoiceThread?


VoiceThread is a great Web-based digital storytelling program that enables users to upload pictures or documents, record accompanying audio (or video) commentary, and invite others to record commentary as well. Its simple combination of visual and recorded media is perfect for creating multimedia presentations in a relatively short time frame using simple tools. With VoiceThread teachers and students can create virtual tours, report on books they’ve read, comment on historically significant photographs, debate a topic, and more. Its uniqueness lies in the ease in which audio commentary can added to images and documents and the ability to add multiple commentaries to a single artifact. VoiceThreads can be hosted free of charge at and each VoiceThread has its own unique URL.

What is VoiceThread?

A People's History of the US

Teaching The Jane Schaffer Writing Process PowerPoint Presentation. Unavailable in your country. Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers. By: Elaine K.

Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers

McEwan To improve students' reading comprehension, teachers should introduce the seven cognitive strategies of effective readers: activating, inferring, monitoring-clarifying, questioning, searching-selecting, summarizing, and visualizing-organizing. This article includes definitions of the seven strategies and a lesson-plan template for teaching each one. To assume that one can simply have students memorize and routinely execute a set of strategies is to misconceive the nature of strategic processing or executive control.

Such rote applications of these procedures represents, in essence, a true oxymoron-non-strategic strategic processing.— Alexander and Murphy (1998, p. 33) If the struggling readers in your content classroom routinely miss the point when "reading" content text, consider teaching them one or more of the seven cognitive strategies of highly effective readers. Instructional aids References Click the "References" link above to hide these references. North American Indian Timeline (1492-1999) North American Indian Timeline (1492-1999) From their nakedness, Columbus inferred the native people to be an inferior race.

North American Indian Timeline (1492-1999)

Columbus wrote of the Indians he encountered, "They all go around as naked as their mothers bore them; and also the women. " However, he noted that "they could easily be commanded and made to work, to sow and to do whatever might be needed, to build towns and be taught to wear clothes and adopt our ways. " Although Columbus also wrote that "they are the best people in the world and above all the gentlest," his record of the first encounter between Europeans and New World Indians was filled with accounts of enslavement, murder, and rape. In May, Ponce de Leon encountered Calusa Indians while exploring the Gulf Coast of Florida near Charlotte harbor.

On July 8, the first kidnapping in America took place. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado led Mexico's invasion of the north with an expeditionary force of 300 conquistadors and more than one thousand Indian "allies. " 1600's.


6.29.11 NMAC. ISSUING AGENCY: Public Education Department, hereinafter the department. SCOPE: All public schools, state educational institutions and educational programs conducted in state institutions other than New Mexico military institute.

6.29.11 NMAC

A. Section 22-2-2 NMSA 1978 grants the authority and responsibility for the assessment and evaluation of public schools, state-supported educational institutions and educational programs conducted in state institutions other than New Mexico military institute. B. Section 22-2-2 NMSA 1978 directs the department to set graduation expectations and hold schools accountable.

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