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Inspirational Messages. Quotes for the day!

Inspirational Messages

This is an enlightening section to induce positivity and confidence in kiddies. The values we follow are worthy than those we simply forward it. Enlighten your day and knowledge with powerful quotes. A few words can make or break the mood. The one or two liners are tiny bites of wisdom. SpellingBank. Running Record Calculator. Essays and Other Writing Activities for Early Writers: EnchantedLearning. 2 Apps to Embed Writing into Student’s Life. By John Hardison (from I can’t even begin to quantify how many times I have been blessed with the challenge of working with a reluctant writer.

2 Apps to Embed Writing into Student’s Life

During 14 years in the Language Arts classroom, I have heard “I hate writing” a thousand times. Story Planning - 9-11 year olds. Spelling. BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF. Complex sentence. The Literacy Shed - The Literacy Shed Home. Story Starters. Myebook - get it out there! Student Writing from Judgements to e-Learning to Enhance Next Learning Steps - Google Slides. Beautiful Word Clouds. You Are Your Words - AHD. A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers. 1- ZimmerTwins It is all about creative storytelling.

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

ZimmerTwins is a web2.0 tool that allows students to give vent to their imaginative powers and exercise their storytelling skills from early stages to advances ones. 2- Digital Story Telling in The Classroom This section provides resources and materials for teachers to use with their students in storytelling. The Literacy Block. Saturday, 7 July 2012 at 3:47 pm A literacy block should provide a balanced program of literacy instruction including the following teaching/learning approaches to support reading and writing.

The Literacy Block

Essential Reading Components: Modelled Reading occurs when an expert reader reads a difficult text to less experienced readers, enabling the experienced reader to model how effective readers sound, solve and think about texts when readingThe “think aloud” strategy is used strategically by the expert reader to model thinking and problem solving actions. Reading Aloud occurs when an expert reader reads a difficult text to less experienced readers for the purposes of: building a community of readers,creating shared experiences amongst students,exposing students to new ideas, story lines, characters and contexts,exposing students to new vocabulary, text and language structures,building a love of reading.

Shared Reading. Writing game. Writing games provide skills practice with authentic texts … Simple games can provide opportunities for language experience, explicit teaching, coaching and collaboration.

Writing game

Here’s a simple one I was playing recently. Story Map. The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities.

Story Map

The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting. My StoryMaker. Writing with Writers. ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! Make A Story. 365 days in my shoes Day 5. Developing a Whole School Approach to Improving Writing Yesterday I posted a poem inspired by Pie Corbett’s If Only.

365 days in my shoes Day 5

If only we had used his approaches to developing writing years ago!!! Pie has delivered INSET in my school on two separate occasions so far. The first training session looked at Storytelling and the second at Developing Non-Fiction Writing. Embracing the storyteller within. Using StoryWorks and Edmodo for Debate and Persuasive Writing. Tagged with: elementary schoolLanguage Arts This is a guest post from Lindsey Fuller, a 6th grade Elementary School Teacher in Decatur, Illinois.

Using StoryWorks and Edmodo for Debate and Persuasive Writing

The full version of her post can be found on her blog at If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. 21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher. Using Children's Literature to Teach Comprehension Strategies ... 50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students. Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy in 21st Century Classroom. Literacy in the Digital Age. Reading Planet for Kids. Five Ways to Build Lifelong Readers. Developing Oral Reading Fluency. June 7, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D As we head into summer break, the farthest thing from most of our minds is the first day of school.

Developing Oral Reading Fluency

That said, that day is surely on its way. And while day one is always unpredictable, the kindergarten and first grade teachers know that better than anyone: you never know what skills those students will have when they come in the door. While evaluating each student’s capabilities is by no means an easy task, we can get a head start through having a solid understanding of how the brain learns best and under what conditions. If we can understand that, we can more effectively direct children’s learning and give them what their hungry brains need so they learn with optimal effectiveness. When it comes to reading skills, children show up on that first day of school with an incredible variety of experience.

Of course, standardized assessments help us to zero in on needs. [i] Kim, Y S. Related Reading: Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students. Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics. Do Your Students Read Critically? How do you tell if someone has been reading a book critically?

Do Your Students Read Critically?

One way is they have dog-eared the pages, underlined key ideas, annotated the margins, highlighted quotable phrases, and filled the book with tabs on pages of interest. Looking closer, you read the notes in the margin and you see that in some cases the notes indicate agreement with the author, other notes simply add supporting references, while others vehemently disagree and give examples and evidence contradicting what is written. If you find such a book, you can be sure that the reader not only read it, but did so critically. As educators, the best thing we can do is to help students develop the skills for critical reading and establish critical reading as a "habit of mind. " Questioning Text In these margin conversations with the author, the student asks questions that seek more evidence, understanding or examples. Digital Annotation. Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class.

Earlier this year we wrote about web tools teachers can use to for their classrooms. This post turned We have selected for you today a host of awesome templates for your Power Point presentations. These are basically newspaper templates provided by for free. If you want to create a newspaper for your class, you can do it through one of these templates. The procedure is very easy. Just download the template you are going to use, and once downloaded open the file and start customizing it the way you want. Literacy » Toontastic is a fantastic cartoon creation tool on your iPad. This is a very accessible tool that can be used by children as young as five and be enjoyed just as much by big kids such as myself. Toontastic’s interface is separated into 5 easy steps to create your own cartoon. Step 1: Story Arc In the Story Arc you develop your story structure.

The Power of Words. Nls_y6t1exunits075202report. Writing Reports. Writing frames. Alternatives to Book Reports. Writing prompts. First Steps - Writing.