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Published: 27 February 2014 By Sam Schechner — BARCELONA—The hottest showcase for new technology at this year's Mobile World Congress wasn't in the event's cavernous exhibition halls. It was actually about two miles away, at an affiliated show for startups and venture capitalists. In a makeshift array of stages, geodesic tents and seats made from beer crates, organizers of the spinoff gathering titled Four Years From Now, or 4YFN, played host to an array of mobile-related startups with products like GPS for motorcycle helmets, and an application for Google Inc.'s computer-enabled glasses that lets users buy things with a nod of the head. "This is where the real innovation happens," said Christopher Pommerening, co-founder of venture-capital firm Active Venture Partners, as a rock band blared on a nearby stage. Innovation has been hard to come by in Barcelona this year. The new event generated some buzz. Free Ebooks.

Rewordify-Understand what you read. There are 425 hard words.

Rewordify-Understand what you read

How many do you want to learn? simplifies difficult English, and teaches you words quickly and effectively. See the big yellow box near the top? That's where the learning starts. Paste in difficult sentences, paragraphs, or whole chapters full of hard words. You can also enter a website URL in the yellow box, and you'll see a simplified version of that web page. Lexipedia - Where words have meaning. VocabGrabber. Learning Chocolate - Vocabulary Learning Platform. English parallel texts. Read & Listen Along Sites for Summertime & Beyond.

Reading Worksheets, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans - Extensive Reading Rock Star. Critical Thinking. 5 COMPONENTS OF READING. CIEE TEFL Blog. Last month I was fortunate to once again attend the largest event for English language professionals in the world – the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo.


This annual event is an opportunity to network, present and attend educational sessions, meet up with old friends and former colleagues, and learn about new developments in English language teaching and learning around the world. At a TESOL event (I'm on the right) This year I focused on gathering CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) resources for Lessons in EFL readers and the CIEE TEFL teacher trainees. This post focuses on resources for reading and vocabulary instruction.

The next will include listening, integrated skills, general CALL resources, and more. If you have additional favorite CALL resources, please share in the comments.


Super Easy Reading for ESL Beginners. Florida Center for Reading Research. From 2004 to 2007, a team of teachers at FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.

Florida Center for Reading Research

Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide and Professional Development DVD that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the Student Center materials. Frequently Asked Questions About Student Center Activities Grades K-1 Student Center Activities (2005) Grades K-1 Student Center Activities (Revised, 2008) Grades 2-3 Student Center Activities (2006) Grades 4-5 Student Center Activities (2007) Student Center Activities aligned to the Common Core State Standards. ProLiteracy Education Network. Reading Comp Strategies. Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies. Hello friends!

Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies

Monsters University, what a great movie. But, the short, "Blue Umbrella" really affected me. Not only did it make me feel sad for inanimate objects, but it also made me do some metacognition. I realized I was predicting and inferring the entire time. Video Shorts Links. A Website for Teachers and Learners of English As a Foreign Language Abroad. Reading ESL. Easy Stories (3) Easy Reading for ESL Beginners (1) Easy Reading for ESL Beginners (2) 1st G. Eng FF.pdf. Reading - 3-Minute Reading Assessments. My Home Page Welcome to the wonderful world of reading.

Reading - 3-Minute Reading Assessments

Victoria Introduction to Word Recognition, Fluency & Comprehension Assessments Assessment is a critical element of successful instruction. Assessment helps teachers determine if the instruction they provide students has resulted in adequate student progress. Research has indicated that assessment is critical to successful instruction. In recent years, state and federal education mandates have required schools and school districts to more closely monitor student performance across a number of content areas and grade levels. The Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI) (Leslie & Caldwell, 2000) are hybrids of commercial standardized tests that include a strong informal, teacher-interpretation component. Teaching With a Mountain View: Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up! We have all heard about the shift that happens, usually between second and third grade, when students (should) go from learning to read to reading to learn.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up!

Unfortunately, for some students, their ability to read to learn is stifled by their inability to read fluently. Even for those kids who can read at an average pace, the faster and more accurately they can read and decode, the more effectively they can comprehend. When I taught third grade, and now as an interventionist, the importance of fluency is empathized more than ever (and has definitely met some critics). I know that fluency is NOT the end-all, be-all, but a lot of research proves that it is important, and a lot of schools are trending toward fluency being a high priority.

I have compiled a list of some of the resources and strategies I have used when teaching in the regular education classroom and as an interventionist. 1. I know what you’re thinking—this is obvious. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Day 1 of new passage ONLY: Every Day: 8. DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News. Bangkok Post: Learning English channel - เรียนภาษาอังกฤษจาก ข่าวบางกอกโพสต์ ★ Browse Books by Title ★ Famous People English Lessons: Biographies and ESL Lesson Plans. A Huge Collection of Famous Celebrity Romantic Love Letters.

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Pin by Larry Ferlazzo on Useful Classroom Images. 7 Speed Reading Software. It’s one thing for a company to promise that they’ll give you your money back if you don’t enjoy their product.

7 Speed Reading Software

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