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The posting of each pearl does not necessarily mean it is recommended or endorsed by the Ohio Department of Education. These pearls are simply intended to be shared with educators of all kinds in the field as idea starters for what 'could' be used in a classroom.

We want to recognize that this list is not all-encompassing; instead, it is simply the beginning of possibilities. Ultimately, the decision as to whether or not any of the pearls will be useful in the classroom remains the decision of the educator.

The OhioELA group welcomes any feedback you might have about these resources. Please feel free to post comments on any pearl so other educators can read your feedback as they evaluate these resources. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. RSAnimate Video - What is Learning and How Does It Occur? TC Reading and Writing Project’s Videos.

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Battelle for Kids. BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Teachers. Classroom Resources. Curriculumbits.com. Find a Model Curriculum Unit. FREE Teaching and Learning Resources. FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog.

FREE Teaching and Learning Resources

The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March April May June July August. Graphic Organizers « Freeology.com. Inference. Language Arts The Question-Answer Relationship strategy helps students understand the different types of questions.

Inference

By learning that the answers to some questions are "Right There" in the text, that some answers require a reader to "Think and Search," and that some answers can only be answered "On My Own," students recognize that they must first consider the question before developing an answer.See Question-Answer Relationship strategy > Into the Book has an interactive activity that helps young children learn about inferring. In the interactive, students try to infer meaning in letters from virtual pen pals. INFOhio.

iTeach. iCoach. iBlog.: Search results for Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core. I walked in to my first college class, Political Science 101, eager to learn.

iTeach. iCoach. iBlog.: Search results for Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core

For my inaugural college assignment, my professor asked the class to read the first three chapters of the textbook for the next class period. That night, I returned to my dorm room, determined to learn everything I could in those three chapters. I pulled out my textbook and highlighter. Growing up, that is what I always saw the “older kids” using when they read a textbook.

In my naïve 18-year-old mind, I believed that highlighters must have some magical power that transports the words on the page directly to your brain. However, when I opened my textbook it was unlike anything I had read in high school. I shrugged, pulled out my highlighter and started highlighting. Kansas College and Career Ready ELA > Classroom Resources > Reading and Writing. Level Books With Book Wizard. Mr. Nussbaum Reading Comprehension. Reading Comprehension Most Popular Games on MrNussbaum.com Place Value Pirates Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop Order Ops.

Mr. Nussbaum Reading Comprehension

National Writing Project. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Newsmart - Learn business English with The Wall Street Journal. Ohio Resource Center > Home. Read Tennessee. The Teacher Toolkit website connects users to the vast array of materials available through Reading and Language Arts resource networks.

Read Tennessee

It provides teachers with an access to carefully selected, research-based resources (lesson and unit plans, teaching strategies, center activities, videos, books, and articles) for Reading and other areas of English Language Arts instruction and for family engagement strategies. ReadWorks.org. Student Interactives.

Synthesizing and Solving. Strategies for Critical Thinking and Synthesizing (con't) Reading Skills (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill ) Weekly tips, how to, and student resource handouts to teach the following: Active Reading in the Classroom; Analytic Reading; Graphic Organizers; Three-step Approach to Reading; Reading Success with Expository Texts Review, Write, Rate and Revise - elementary research process tutorial from the Oregon State Library System Review Your Notes ... elemetary research process tutorial from the Oregon State Library System Revise!

Synthesizing and Solving

- secondary research process tutorial from the Oregon State Library System Secondary Literacy: Classroom Literacy Strategies/Resources (Ministry of Education, Wellington, New Zealand ) Great bibliography of web resources to teach literacy. Synthesizing Information: Step-by-Step Instructions for Learners ( Arizona State University West ) ...a very practical guide using Post-It notes and a clustering process.

Synthesizing While Reading. By Jill & Cathy on March 27, 2013 Synthesizing is when readers change their thinking as they read.

Synthesizing While Reading

They are working to put together all of the strategies you have taught them to form thoughts, opinions and conclusions. Synthesizing can be difficult to teach because it involves so many pieces. We have put together a collection of organizers to make the process easier for you. As you teach about the synthesizing process, we think it is important to immerse your students in many good examples. The News Literacy Project. The Teaching Channel. Third Grade POD Activities. The Third Grade Problem of the Day documents are designed to provide teachers and parents preparation with the new Ohio’s State Assessment for Reading.

Third Grade POD Activities

They are created to prompt collaborative discussion in the classroom. There are key components in these documents: I Can Statements: The I Can Statements are located underneath each question. The statements provide teachers and parents a clear indication of what standard that particular question is assessing. Test-Taking Strategy: Each week includes a test-taking strategy. Parent Connection Component: