Microsoft Sway and Adobe Slate Adobe Slate and Microsoft Sway promise to allow users to quickly and easily create exciting on line content. More detailed examples, showing how they were created can be found on this page Here are examples, each created in about 10 minutes, using Slate Navigating Text Complexity Understanding text complexity is essential to implementing the Common Core State Standards in ELA & Literacy. But what makes a text complex and how will it help prepare my students for college and career? What tools can I use to select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my classroom? How can analyzing the qualitative characteristics of a text inform my instruction of a text?
Slice of Life If I dismiss the ordinary — waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen — I may just miss my life.–Dani Shapiro in Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (2013, 123) In February 2008, Stacey was reading one of her student’s writer’s notebooks and came across a piece of writing about his sister’s lost necklace. Christian wrote an entire entry about the outrage he felt when his mother made the family drop everything to search for his sister’s lost necklace in their apartment. Thirty minutes after they lifted up couch cushions and checked under all of the beds, her necklace turned up on her neck! There was something about his entry, this little snippet of Christian’s life.
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Instructional Practice Guide: Academic Word Finder What is academic vocabulary? Academic vocabulary (also known as Tier 2 vocabulary) words appear in many different contexts and are subtle or precise ways to say relatively simple things, for example “relative” or “accumulate”. The Common Core emphasizes regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary because academic vocabulary helps students access and understand increasing levels of complex texts across all content areas. Why is academic vocabulary so important?
Telescopic Text → Resources → How to use the writing tools Follow this tutorial if you need help using the writing tools. Type your starting text, up to 140 characters. The tools to edit and expand your Telescopic Text will now appear. Connected - Teachers' Notes You are here:Introduction Connected is a series designed to show mathematics, science, and technology in the context of students’ everyday lives. The articles are intended to stimulate discussion and to provide starting points for further investigations by individuals, groups, or a whole class. A shared or guided reading approach to using these texts will support students in understanding the concepts and technical vocabulary. (See the introduction to the School Journal Teachers’ Notes for suggestions on approaches to reading.)
Wolfram Mathematica: Graphing Calculators: Comparative Analyses Although now rare in college and professional settings, graphing calculators are still common in high-school math education. But as full-scale computers become cheaper, smaller and ever more ubiquitous, the future of standalone calculators is increasingly unclear. As the world's broadest and deepest mathematical system, Mathematica's computational capabilities vastly exceed anything that can be achieved with a calculator—and provide a completely different level of educational possibilities.
5 Key Strategies For ELL Instruction English Language Learners (ELLs) face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in which it is presented. Teachers have traditionally treated language learning as a process of imparting words and structures or rules to students, separate from the process of teaching content knowledge. This approach has left ELLs especially unprepared to work with the complex texts and the academic types of language that are required to engage in content area practices, such as solving word problems in Mathematics, or deconstructing an author’s reasoning and evidence in English Language Arts. ELLs need to be given frequent, extended opportunities to speak about content material and work through complex texts in English with small groups of classmates.
Visual Storytelling: 5 Classroom Projects and Lesson Ideas That Combine Art and Writing Here are five project ideas to inspire students to use both writing and art to create a work that is powerful and new. 1. The Portrait Photo EssayA photo essay is a wonderful way to educate and engage the public. Whereas one photo can catch a viewer's interest, multiple photos can tell an in-depth story. Creating a portrait photo essay is a combination of art and journalism.