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The Sentence as a Miniature Narrative The Sentence as a Miniature Narrative Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. I like to imagine a sentence as a boat. Each sentence, after all, has a distinct shape, and it comes with something that makes it move forward or stay still — whether a sail, a motor or a pair of oars.
Free Puzzlemaker Free Puzzlemaker Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists. Get the Puzzlemaker CD-ROM for your classroom with lots of extra features, including:

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Model Learning: Graphic Organisers Model Learning: Graphic Organisers Train Visual provides cost effective solutions to improve the quality of training. We've visually depicted the most powerful training techniques and made them available as an online resource. We call these step-by-step visual explanations HOW2s. Your trainers and their teams can have instant 24/7 access to a library of over 100 techniques. Each is depicted in three different formats: Infographic (for the big picture), PowerPoint (for step-by-step analysis) and eBook (for additional detail). These techniques turn knowledgable practitioners into highly effective trainers.
From 2013, the AusVELS website will provide the curriculum for Victorian government and Catholic schools. AusVELS - http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/ For previous Victorian Curricula, including the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), please click here. Information about the development of the national curriculum in Victoria is available from the VCAA website and from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) website. Question Matrix | Graphic Organisers | Teaching Support

Question Matrix | Graphic Organisers | Teaching Support

As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Think.com, Oracle Education Foundation, Projects | Competition | Library

Think.com, Oracle Education Foundation, Projects | Competition | Library

Building on the best of existing state standards, the Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. The standards clearly demonstrate what students are expected to learn at each grade level, so that every parent and teacher can understand and support their learning. The standards are: Research and evidence basedClear, understandable, and consistentAligned with college and career expectationsBased on rigorous content and the application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skillsBuilt upon the strengths and lessons of current state standardsInformed by other top-performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society According to the best available evidence, the mastery of each standard is essential for success in college, career, and life in today’s global economy. The Standards The Standards
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The Best Language Tools for Geeks

The Best Language Tools for Geeks SExpand No matter your command of the English language, we all have trouble defining, pronouncing, or even remembering certain words, which makes writing tough. Here are some of the best tools to help you out.P We talked about online language tools for nerds a couple years ago, and today we're revisiting it with newer and better options. This list isn't exhaustive, but it's some of our favorite tools we've found—and even make use of on a daily basis—to help in our writing.P
Grammar Slammer--English Grammar Resource Welcome to Grammar Slammer, the help file that goes beyond a grammar checker. Use it as you would any help file. For more on how to use Grammar Slammer Deluxe and Grammar Slammer, click the "How To" on the contents below.
Type is Art : An Interactive Exploration of the Typographic Form
We hear a lot about the 21st century learner – but what about the 21st century teacher? Andrew Churches investigates what makes them succeed. What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator? Well, we know they are student-centric, holistic, and they’re teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area.

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