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LearnZillion. History Frames/Story Maps. Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core. A group of high school students stares intently at the famous crop-duster sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core

Cary Grant is standing alone at the side of a deserted highway. As film buffs know, Grant isn't alone for long; a mysterious crop-duster plane soon appears out of nowhere and begins dive-bombing him, chasing him down the road until he is forced to take cover in a cornfield. As the students watch the film, they look for moments when editing cuts have been made by the film editor. Each time an edit occurs (when one shot switches to another), they clap their hands. The students' claps become closer and closer together, and it becomes evident that as the scene picks up in intensity, Hitchcock and his film editor have also picked up the pace of the cuts. It makes sense that an emphasis on new ways of reading and writing fits easily within the Common Core umbrella. And it's more than just an employment issue; it's also a quality-of-life issue.

Endnotes. Sweeping changes announced to the SAT. WASHINGTON (AP) - March 5, 2014 -- Essay optional.

Sweeping changes announced to the SAT

No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious" in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job. College Board officials said Wednesday the update - the first since 2005 - is needed to make the exam better representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. The new exam will be rolled out in 2016, so this year's ninth graders will be the first to take it, in their junior year. Students will have the option of taking the test on a computer. One of the biggest changes is that the extra penalty for wrong answers, which discouraged guessing, will be eliminated. "By changing the exam's focus, we change the learning and work the SAT invites.

ChoiceBoardTemplates (2) pdf. Reading Comprehension Questions By Genre. Graphic Organizers. Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension. 1.

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Adolescent Literacy 101. Click the "References" link above to hide these references.

Adolescent Literacy 101

ACT (2006). Reading between the lines: What the ACT reveals about college readiness in reading. Ames, IA: Author. Bates, L., Breslow, N., and Hupert, N. (2009). Five states’ efforts to improve adolescent literacy (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2009–No. 067). Middle School Reading Comprehension Activities That Work. Written by: Sharilyn Rose • edited by: Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch • updated: 9/11/2012 If a student seems to be reading the words fluently but is still struggling to understand by middle school, reading comprehension activities can and should be emphasized. These simple strategies may improve comprehension and make reading more enjoyable.

Checking in on Comprehension Have you noticed a student in your classroom with reading difficulties? Surprisingly, many students who struggle with reading comprehension can decode text quite fluently, masking their frustration for long periods of time. In the later elementary grades, these students may begin to stand out as learning materials and expectations become more complex, and their self-esteem has probably already suffered.Writing down exactly what students are saying as they read can give you some insight into where they are having trouble.

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Enhancing Comprehension: Reading Skills in Middle School. Middle school is the time your child develops the sophisticated reading skills that allow him to analyze literature and master the content of the entire curriculum — social studies, science, math, health, and foreign languages.

Enhancing Comprehension: Reading Skills in Middle School

Reading becomes a powerful tool to find information, make sense of complex material, and find enjoyment in literature and popular media. Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. Reading Task Cards Grades 6-8. Reading Comprehension Choice Boards. Reading Comprehension Strategies for the Classroom. Reading Task Cards Grades 9-12.

Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies. Key Comprehension Strategies to Teach. Click the "References" link above to hide these references. 1.

Key Comprehension Strategies to Teach

Dole, J. A., Duffy, G. G., Roehler, L. R., & Pearson, P. 2. 3. 4. Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension. Improving Older Kids' Reading Speed and Comprehension - Homework Help. By Kevin Feldman, Ed.D.

Improving Older Kids' Reading Speed and Comprehension - Homework Help

Parents often wonder what can be done to improve their middle or high school student's reading speed and comprehension skills. In this article, Kevin Feldman, Ed.D., addresses this concern. It is not done simply - like most complicated things in life. The recent report of the National Reading Panel had a whole chapter on reading fluency. And that's really what we're talking about is reading fluency and automaticity, which are directly linked to comprehension. When you think about it, in order to comprehend, one must have all one's attention focused on the meaning. How do we help increase their reading fluency? Welcome to the International Reading Association. Reading Rockets.

Homepage - ReadWriteThink. The Middle School High Five. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Edcite Common Core Practice Assignments for K12. Reading Comprehension/Skills Games Online. Reading Comprehension Strategies Reference Sheet: Printable. Discussion Questions for Any Book - Critical Thinking in Literature. Highlights Back to School Welcome back to school!

Discussion Questions for Any Book - Critical Thinking in Literature

Check out our list of Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs, Bulletin Board Ideas, plus our collections of Icebreakers, Behavior Management Resources, Graphic Organizers, and much, much, more! Roald Dahl Day September 13 marks 100 years since beloved children's author Roald Dahl was born. Celebrate his life by reading the many amazing masterpieces he wrote in his lifetime, including Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG. 2016 Presidential Elections Election season is here. September Calendar of Events September is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology.

Here is a great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘. The infographic highlights educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Do you want the inside scoop on the happenings at the 2014 Global Forum? Even if you’re not able to join us in Barcelona, you can keep up with the Global Forum through our new Facebook app, on our Twitter feed (#MicrosoftGF and #MSExpertEducator), or on ourYouTube channel.Watch insightful keynotes.

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