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Three Things to Try in Writing Workshop Before the End of the School Year. When I was a new teacher, workshop teaching was wild and mostly unstructured, published units of study didn’t exist, and kids wrote pretty much anything they wanted.

Three Things to Try in Writing Workshop Before the End of the School Year

Kids moved through a writing process at their own pace (generate ideas, develop one idea, plan, draft, revise, edit, publish), and we conferred with each writer individually. One student might be writing poetry, the next might be making a video-game “cheats” book, the next might be a true story involving a pet guinea pig. Writing workshop has come a long way. We teach units of study, allowing our students to be immersed in a genre they’ll be working on over time, with opportunities for repeated practice and explicit instruction and feedback in how to write well in that genre.

However, the pendulum has swung so far over to the structured end of workshop teaching, that some kids go through school year after year never experiencing true freewriting. However, some students LOVE to coauthor books together. Why Giving Less Homework May Actually Produce Better Results. Child Development Advice And Parenting Help For Parents.


Family Involvement. Mental Health/Wellbeing. CHADS Coalition - Home. Skill Will Matrix - The Peak Performance Center. The Skill Will matrix is used to assess an individual’s skill level and willingness to perform a specific task.

Skill Will Matrix - The Peak Performance Center

Knowledge of a person’s skill and will can help you to create a plan of action to help them to achieve the desired results. Purpose of Matrix The Skill Will Matrix helps you identify ways to manage people toward success. The matrix allows you to understand different types of individuals and apply management or coaching techniques that help them perform better. Trauma-Sensitive Schools Online Professional Development. Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Online Professional Development System Video transcript for the Introduction to TSS Professional Development System Welcome to DPI’s TSS Online Professional Development System. This is a free, online, on-demand system consisting of three primary components. Through this system, learners will understand the prevalence and impact of toxic stress on youth and those who care for them.

Additionally, participants will understand how to infuse the values of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment into various aspects of their existing equitable multi-level system of support. Skill Will Matrix - The Peak Performance Center. Rita Pierson: My Mamma Said.


Poetry. Mindset. MISCUE ANAYLYSIS. Reading Miscue Analysis in 8th Grade. Lit Review. 22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom. Let's start by clearing up a misconception: Rigor isn't unfriendly.

22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom

Adding it to your class doesn't mean you become boring, a techie, or an overseer of a fun-free zone. In fact, done right, rigor fills your class with Wow! , those epiphanies that bring a smile to student faces and a sense of well-being to their school day. Rigor provides positive experiences, is an emotional high, and engenders a pervasive sense of accomplishment students will carry for years--and use as a template for future events. Rigor is NOT lots of homework, projects, resources, or rules. Simply put, adding rigor creates an environment where students are: We look at the disadvantages of using food as classroom management rewards, and...

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Bright Solutions for Dyslexia. YouTube videos. Children's poems. Fluency. Vowel dipthongs. Vocabulary - Strategies. Books!!! Teacher Resources. Syllable lessons. Diverse Learners - Strategies. Readers Theater. The Lexile® Framework for Reading. There is no direct correspondence between a specific Lexile measure and a specific grade level.

The Lexile® Framework for Reading

Within any classroom or grade, there will be a range of readers and a range of reading materials. For example, in a fifth-grade classroom there will be some readers who are ahead of the typical reader (about 250L above) and some readers who are behind the typical reader (about 250L below). To say that some books are "just right" for fifth graders assumes that all fifth graders are reading at the same level. The Lexile® Framework for Reading is intended to match readers with texts at whatever level the reader is reading.

Retrospectivemiscue – A Place to Pose Questions, Share Observations, & Raise Issues About All Things Miscue and RMA. Glass Analysis Drills - teaching rhyming. Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension. 1.

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. They have strategies to "fix" problems in their understanding as the problems arise. Research shows that instruction, even in the early grades, can help students become better at monitoring their comprehension. Comprehension monitoring instruction teaches students to: Be aware of what they do understand Identify what they do not understand Use appropriate strategies to resolve problems in comprehension 2. Metacognition can be defined as "thinking about thinking. " ASCD: Professional Learning & Community for Educators. School Improvement in Maryland 2014. Response to Intervention. RubiStar Home. Early Reading Assessment: A Guiding Tool for Instruction. Click the "References" link above to hide these references.

Early Reading Assessment: A Guiding Tool for Instruction

Armstrong, Thomas (1994). Multiple intelligences in the classroom. 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and crew are so intimidated by the Wizard’s enigmatic personality that they struggle to talk with him on equal footing.

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

Fear and frustration overwhelm them as they blindly accept a suicide mission to slay the Witch of the West. In return, they each receive a treasured prize: a heart, a brain, courage, and a way home. Ironically, they already have these gifts—which they only discover after unveiling the man behind the curtain posing as the grumpy wizard. Differentiated instruction (DI) casts a spell on educators as to how it meets all students’ needs. Assessment Instruments for Use with Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. Compiled by Olaya Landa-Vialard, Ed.D., CTVI Contents Criterion-Referenced Assessment:

Assessment Instruments for Use with Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Storyworks. Language Level - Free tests to check your level of English, French, German and Spanish. Assessment & Reflection With ELLs—And All Students - Education Week Teacher. The Best Free Online Tools For ELLs To Use For Assessing Their Language-Level. I’ve written a lot about research that finds having students self-assess regularly and see their own improvement can be a great self-motivating strategy.

The Best Free Online Tools For ELLs To Use For Assessing Their Language-Level

There are lots of ways to apply that idea in the classroom: having students compare essays they wrote at the beginning of the year to those they write several months later; having them check-off which words on a list they know or don’t know prior to a beginning a unit, and then having them revisit the list at the end, etc. I’ve also had students record themselves reading a text, upload it to our class blog, and then have them make another recording months later. Another online way to implement this strategy is through the multiple simple and free “tests” that are available for students to evaluate their English-language level. I’ve had students take one at the beginning of the year, in the middle, and at the end. Obviously, there’s a lot of question about the accuracy of the results. Vocabulary Size works in a similar way. StudyJams! Interactive Math and Science Activities.

Istation - Reading and Writing. Epic! - Read Amazing Children's Books - Unlimited Library Including Flat Stanley, Scaredy Squirrel, Batman, and Many Others. Digests. The Common Core and English Language Learners. Using Informal Assessments for English Language Learners. Informal assessments (also called authentic or alternative) allow teachers to track the ongoing progress of their students regularly and often.

Using Informal Assessments for English Language Learners

While standardized tests measure students at a particular point in the year, ongoing assessments provide continual snapshots of where students are throughout the school year. By using informal assessments, teachers can target students' specific problem areas, adapt instruction, and intervene earlier rather than later. Ongoing assessments are particularly important for English language learners (ELLs). Standardized tests in English do not usually reflect ELLs' true content knowledge or abilities. Yet informal assessments can provide a more well-rounded picture of their skills, abilities, and ongoing progress. Expanding Opportunities: Academic Success for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - NCTE. The Problem: Prevalence - Trauma Sensitive Schools.

Studies now show that nearly every school has children who have been exposed to overwhelming experiences, such as witnessing violence between their caretakers, being the direct targets of abuse, and other kinds of adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study found higher levels of traumatic experiences in the general population than previously imagined. Among the approximately 17,000 adults surveyed, just over 50% reported having experienced at least one form of childhood adversity. These included physical, emotional or sexual abuse; witnessing their mother treated violently; having a parent with substance abuse or mental health issues; or, living in a household with an adult who had spent time in prison.

Experts explain that trauma is not an event itself, but rather a response to one or more overwhelmingly stressful events where one’s ability to cope is dramatically undermined. International Literacy Association. For more than 60 years, the International Literacy Association has championed rigorous research as the foundation for literacy leadership, and we have developed research-based standards for preparing and certifying literacy professionals. Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 Standards for Reading Professionals-Revised 2010 Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing Looking for resources about the Common Core State Standards? Note: More details about Standards 2017 can be found in the FAQ. About Responsive Classroom. Guideline on Expanding Opportunities: Academic Success for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

Prepared by the members of the 1986 Task Force on Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English The age of specialization has often encouraged educators to create separate and remedial ways of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. This trend has led to the development of special books, programs, courses, and methods for such students. Some of these curricular approaches have impeded, rather than fostered, their intellectual and linguistic growth.

Book list. BLOGS & Websites. Article Review Template. A balanced curriculum in child by child. The Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) Thanks for Your Patience. NABE Home. BUENO Center for Multicultural Education. Super Duper Publications - Fun Learning Materials for Kids! Literacy and Math Instructional Solutions. When students need extra behavior support. Having targeted supports and mediation techniques in place makes it easier for teachers to readily manage behavior issues Classroom teachers face a range of challenges during their school day but none perhaps so demanding as persistent problem behaviors. Whether schools have a formal positive behavior support system in place or not, having techniques at hand is essential for getting teachers back to teaching and students back to learning. In The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Positive Behavior Support, Tim Knoster and Robin Drogan build on the universal supports introduced in The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Effective Classroom Intervention, Second Edition with targeted approaches for students with challenging behavior.

According to Ondine Gross, author of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning, universal supports will suffice for 80–90% of your students. But what about the remaining 10–20%? Literacy and Math Instructional Solutions. Laureate Learning Systems: Special Needs Software for PC and Mac. Curriculum Associates. English Learners. TESOL International Association. Institute of Education Sciences. Center on Response to Intervention. Professional resources and assessments for early childhood, K-12, special education, and higher education.

PRO-ED Inc. Official WebSite. How Does Stephen Hawking Talk? - ScienceABC. Stephen Hawking talks through the computer using a speech-generating device (SGD) or a voice output communication aid. This is a special device that either supplements or replaces speech/writing. Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs. Welcome to Widgit. Welcome to Autism Enabled Store. Sensory diet. Sensory checklist. Council for Exceptional Children. Home - CEC Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. NIMH » Home.

Welcome to the SCERTS® Model website. - Picture Your Student Learning. Autism Spectrum Connection. Helping Families Facing Autism. Autism Research Institute. Home. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Page Content ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best to treat autism and its symptoms, and other topics.

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