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A Harry Potter fan’s guide to Scotland. With stunning Highland landscapes and historic cities, even mere muggles can see how magical Scotland is.

A Harry Potter fan’s guide to Scotland

Harry Potter has many ties to Scotland, both through the books and the films. Author JK Rowling found inspiration for her wizarding world around her adopted home city of Edinburgh, and the Scottish Highlands provided the perfect filming locations once the books were brought to the big screen. Where are you from? Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom. Storytelling in the classroom can be a powerful way to support literacy.

Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

Children can be so absorbed in the tale, they are inspired to retell what they’ve heard to others, motivated to read it for themselves and encouraged to take it further and write their own parts or versions. The National Literacy Trust advocates that ‘speaking and listening skills underpin all learning’. In my experience, there are always a few pupils who are quite confident and eager to join in a storytelling session"Ask them to carry out the actions of one of the characters while you’re telling the story. " when there’s an opportunity to speak or share their thoughts. That’s a wonderful thing, but it’s also really rewarding to hear teachers remark how storytelling can give less confident students an opportunity to take the lead and let their imaginations run riot.

Here are a five storytelling techniques for you to use during or after your storytelling session with students: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Reading in English for Amusement and Dialogue in Europe - Home. Shakespeare for Life. We’ve created this brand-new Shakespeare for Life lesson series to help you put Shakespeare into context and explore the enduring popularity, influence and relevance of his plays with your students.

Shakespeare for Life

The series has been designed for Intermediate level students and its real-life content makes it ideal for Teens. Presented by Author and former Actor Luke Vyner, the videos offer students an engaging introduction to each play and feature interviews with Shakespeare experts, enthusiasts and educators – including The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. Lesson plans include a range of reading, writing and speaking activities designed to help them build vocabulary, cultural awareness and gain valuable insights for life! There’ll be a brand-new lesson plan and video to accompany each of our seven Shakespeare Readers.

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Tools we used. Shakespeare Fun & Games. Welcome to the Fun and Games area of Will’s World, hosted by our very own Puck – the mischievous star of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Shakespeare Fun & Games

Here, you’ll find lots of fun resources to help you liven up your lessons and get students excited about Shakespeare in 2016! Ideal for warm-ups or end of class fun. Enjoy! Learn some fascinating facts and idioms with this special Shakespeare infographic from the Macmillan Readers! Celebratory Infographic If you’re after a fun and general introduction to Shakespeare, look no further than this infographic! The PDF User Community - Debenu. How it Works - Examine the Evidence. Exemplifying the use of primary sources in learning, Jakub Simacek, center, discusses his exhibit with a visitor at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland College Park.

How it Works - Examine the Evidence

Mr. Simacek, a student from Newark High School in Newark, Del., detailed the capture of the Pegasus Bridge by British troops during the early hours of D-Day in World War II. —Ken Cedeno for Education Week To achieve real world learning: establish authenticity with primary sources, guided inquiry and critical thinking. Evidence is front and center in learning today. Given this education transformation, teachers, librarians and media specialists must not only lead engaging learning but guide students to develop research, evaluation and analysis skills. Common Core standards ensure that U.S. students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need for new careers in industry to compete in the global economy. János Vitéz - Látogatóközpont - Kiskőrös. 25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers. The folks at the BOOK-IT!

25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers

Program have given permission for Education World to reprint 25 great ideas from teachers -- ideas that are sure to get kids across the grades excited about reading. The BOOK IT! Reading Incentive Program, sponsored by Pizza Hut, has motivated millions of young readers over the years. Note: The following teacher ideas were originally published by the BOOK IT! National Reading Incentive Program. Musical Books. Scavenger Hunt. Name That Book! Readers for Tomorrow. Mystery Reader. Anatomy of a Book: The Contents. We’ve all read so many books, that perhaps we feel we are well-acquainted with the many elements that go inside them.

Anatomy of a Book: The Contents

But are we, really? Let’s identify and define the interior parts of a book. What’s Inside a Published Book? Not all of these elements are in all published books, nor are they always in the order presented here. Starting inside the front cover, let’s take a tour. . . End Papers: Also called Leaves, these are the blank pages (perhaps with images) you find at the beginning and end of a book.

An historical photograph illustrating a setting from the novel appears on the End Papers of The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank. Half Title Page: