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Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment. Chances are that your English language learners (ELLs) come from a culture with traditions and family values that differ from mainstream American culture.

Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment

RC in Action. (PDF) How Teachers’ and Students’ Mindsets in Learning Have Been Studied: Research Findings on Mindset and Academic Achievement. More than an ‘A’; Mindset and Assessment. Cc licensed flickr photo shared by Sam Beebe / Ecotrust “Put yourself in a fixed mindset.

More than an ‘A’; Mindset and Assessment

Your ability is on the line. Can you feel everyone’s eyes on you? Teacher Employment Handbook 2013 2. Building Book Love : 10 Ways to Add Movement in the ELA Classroom. QR Code Scavenger Hunt with ESL students. Posted originally on earlier incarnation of my blog at Update: I worked up a version of this activity for grad school that involves more attention to Multiple Intelligences.

QR Code Scavenger Hunt with ESL students

You can download a version of the lesson plan for use in your own school or classes. Original Post: Pictionary Words Medium. EB Academics - Middle School ELA Resources. Graphic Organizers for Opinion Writing. Our state standards spell it out pretty clearly.

Graphic Organizers for Opinion Writing

My third graders need to be able to write opinion pieces on topics or texts that state an opinion within a framework of an organizational structure that provides reasons that support the opinion and provides a concluding statement. Oh, and they better use transitional words and phrases throughout. These would be the same 8-year-olds who still can't figure out it's not a good idea to put your boots on before your snow pants.

With all this in mind, meeting those standards seemed like a huge mountain to climb when I was planning out my persuasive writing unit a few weeks ago. 4 Quick Ways to Build Rapport With Students. Seventy high schoolers I’ve never met are either staring at me or pretending I don’t exist. I’ve come 750 miles from my home in Kalamazoo to spend a day teaching this diverse group of at-risk freshmen and sophomores. I have just 6 hours to build rapport with them, to shift their thinking, and to help them in any way I can. What is a GSA – GSA Network. The Bookish Queer: Locating Queer Literature, Then and Now. The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Lesson Plan: Myths and Facts About Transgender Issues. Download the Lesson Plan Jump to: With transgender individuals, including Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings on the TV series "I Am Jazz," increasingly visible and states across the country making headlines as they debate laws on bathroom usage, more Americans than ever before are becoming aware of transgender issues.

Lesson Plan: Myths and Facts About Transgender Issues

But awareness doesn't automatically result in understanding, and many students have questions. This lesson provides a way to get answers to those questions without "outing" students who may be questioning, transgender, gender queer or gender nonconforming, or requiring students to make value judgments. The lesson uses clips from the documentary From This Day Forward. Gender Spectrum. Pages - Index. 15 LGBTQ Activists of the Past and Present You Should Know. Revelers extend a flag during the annual gay pride parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 3, 2018.

15 LGBTQ Activists of the Past and Present You Should Know

Nelson Antoine/AP It’s LGBTQ Pride Month — a time to celebrate love, but also to champion equality and LGBTQ rights. Throughout June, cities around the world have been hosting marches in honor of LGBTQ pride. In many countries today, people are free to join these marches, marry whomever they choose, and openly show their love. But that’s still not the case for LGBTQ communities in every country, and even in countries where it is safe to march, there is still a long way to go before true equality is achieved. Without these incredible activists, the LGBTQ rights movement would not be where it is today. In honor of Pride Month, Global Citizen is celebrating the brave activists fighting for LGBTQ rights in places where it can be dangerous to do so, and the inspiring champions for change, without whom there might never have been a Pride Month.

Regulation or Invitation? STUDENT SAMPLE – Transgender in Media. A Fall 2014 student made this educational comic, using Pixton.

STUDENT SAMPLE – Transgender in Media

America, Say My Name. Drama Teaching. Lesson Plans. * Suggest new websites, blogs, wikis, nings... to add. * Submit your own websites, blogs, wikis, nings... * Let me know if any of the links you find here are broken. * Recommend the site on blogs, forums and other sites. * Link this site. * Consider buying my 1,000 Ideas and Activities book. Drama/Communication Activities for Esl Students – Drama Start. Communication drama games have a vital role to play in the ESL classroom.

Drama/Communication Activities for Esl Students – Drama Start

These activities help the learners to speak with and listen to other learners. Plays for Young Audiences. Getting to Know You Augmented Reality Icebreaker. Epps KE.AppsJan282015. 7 Board Games to Learn English and Play Your Way to Fluency. Board games aren’t just for fun. When you think of studying English, what do you imagine? You probably see yourself sitting at a desk with your nose in a book. Reading an English book can be fun sometimes. But studying English doesn’t always have to be that way.

Studying can be a social and fun activity. 6 Ways to Practice Conversational English All Day, Every Day. Why is speaking English so darn hard?

6 Ways to Practice Conversational English All Day, Every Day

You know the words, you’ve heard them many times before. You’ve even gone over them using all kinds of learning strategies. You can probably think of what you want to say — but your mouth just can’t produce the words. So, why’s this seemingly simple skill so difficult to master? Why Conversational English is Challenging. ELA and Reading Articles and Resources. English-Language Arts and Reading Intervention Articles and Resources.

ELA and Reading Articles and Resources

ELA and Reading Assessments. English-Language Arts and Reading Assessments Following are accurate and teachable diagnostic grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and reading assessments and corresponding recording matrices to help teachers determine what students know and what they do not know. All but one assessment (fluency) are whole class assessments. Each assessment is comprehensive, not a random sample, to enable teachers to teach to the results of each test item. Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers. The power of nonfiction: Using informational text to support literacy in special populations - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice. In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the benefits of teaching with informational text. Teachers discuss particular student populations that benefit from reading nonfiction, including exceptional children, English language learners, students with learning disabilities, and reluctant readers. .

20 Indispensable High School Reads. The specter of World War II, with its themes of totalitarianism, social fragmentation, mass surveillance, and the decline of individual freedom, looms over many of the novels. Dystopian novels form a major category: Orwell’s Animal Farm, William Golding’s allegory The Lord of the Flies, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist comedy Slaughterhouse-Five, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and McCarthy’s The Road join Nineteen Eighty-Four here.

Thinking back on my days as a high school English teacher, it feels like I missed an opportunity to teach dystopia as a theme. Assessing Cultural Relevance: Exploring Personal Connections to a Text. Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan. Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dred Scott Lesson: Text, Mapping, & Summarizing. I think most teachers would agree that lesson planning starts with the end in mind.

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Grade 9 Literacy. - The Washington Post. TEAM BUILDING. Login and Registration. Browse. Teaching Above the Test: PBL. When I started teaching STEM science using PBL, I found out that, although there are millions of resources for "dessert projects" for middle school, there was not much in terms of the invitations to learn that I was looking for at this level. I started modifying or adapting what I found, and came up with several entry documents that I am now using in my practice. Instructional Strategies. What We Can All Learn from a Montessori Classroom. TeachingToSee. "What an extraordinary film! Keys to Creating the Ultimate School Culture. The underlying beliefs and norm values that administrators, teachers and students hold about their school creates a culture. Numerous educators, writers and researchers have written about school culture that is normally divided into two basic forms: positive and negative. 14 Resources on Making the Most of Homework.

We have all seen headlines like, “Are Young Kids Doing Too Much Homework?” Media Literacy. Ww2.kqed. TeachingToSee. Media Literacy Fundamentals. What is Media Literacy? Media are powerful forces in the lives of youth. Media Literacy. National Association for Media Literacy Education. PBS NewsHour Extra. Media Literacy for the 21st Century: Interview with Renee Hobbs, EdD. Privacy and Internet Safety Parent Concern. Character Strengths and Life Skills Parent Concern. What is media literacy, and why is it important? Media Literacy Resources - NewseumED. Four Skills Placement Test Package (IELTS) Boats book summer 2007. MA in Special Education for Diverse Learners. Child & Teen Mental Health - Province of British Columbia. Building Student Success - BC's New Curriculum. Free, Online Teaching Tools for Colleges. Collaborize Classroom Library. Create Infographic - Sign in.

8 Most Popular Teaching Interview Questions Answered. 103 Things to Do Before, During, or After Reading. 2017 Summer Reading Projects - High School. Teachervision. Teachervision. Fun and Exciting High School Reading Activities. Esl18. c9029a01c2c3db7704b1eb12c356bdd4. English as a Second Language Observable Language Continua. Differentiation and Inclusion for All. Canadian Language Benchmarks compared to CEFR and other standards. SAMR Model. Globetrotter - ELA. TeachESLachs - home. ACHS ESLCurriculum. Genre Posters. Book Study: The Polar Express. 6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning. The last of the mohicans. Levels and progression - ESL Language studies abroad. Levels and progression - ESL Language studies abroad. Learn Business English Online with Free Business English Lessons. Five fun activities to teach prepositions. Compare & Contrast Essay: Definition, Topics & Examples.

Fun ways to teach English collocations. Listening A2, KET 2, Test 1, Part 1. End of The Year Writing Activity - Your Dream House - EB Academic Camps. Heredity Reading Comprehension.