We Give Books Read Rivers and Lakes For Ages: 8-10 JOIN or LOGIN to read this book. More info ESL Reading Activities - Interactive Games Every ESL textbook will have reading comprehension lessons. Take any reading lesson and here are 4 reading activities and how to make reading more interactive, fun, and interesting for your international students. Even a reading lesson can become an interactive game. Let's get them moving and out of their seats.
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.
THE MAYWRITE LIBRARY This list of titles kicks off an ongoing project to provide links to free e-texts of classic and Golden Age mystery novels and short stories. A number of the websites mentioned host other works by the authors in question, so it's well worth checking the area around the scene of the crime to see what other offerings are available. Suggestions for links are always welcome and contributors will be credited, so feel free to trot a cyber along to email@example.com Thanks! Clicking on REVIEW following selected texts will take you to Mary's review of the book. Look here for a list of all Mary's reviews
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.)
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. Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. The images that form in your mind as you read -- we call them "brain movies" -- can be more exciting and memorable than a Hollywood film. More to the point for teachers, guiding your students to visualize as they read is an engaging and enjoyable way to boost comprehension and retention. Learning to create brain movies can help students make sense of complex nonfiction subject matter and "see" the characters, setting, and action in stories.
Melulater: Modelling Books - how I use these to plan, teach and assess in my class Modelling Books were not around when I began my training to become a teacher. I didn't know anything about them really until 2005 when my school began their journey with the Numeracy Project. We had two facilitators come into our school to guide and support us in taking on the Numeracy Project, and part of that was demonstrating how to set up our modelling books and use them to aid us to teach a group of students. I credit Reshma (currently at Hautapu School) as being the Numeracy Project advisor who really started my journey with modelling books and my love affair with them.
Explore 5,300 Rare Manuscripts Digitized by the Vatican: From The Iliad & Aeneid, to Japanese & Aztec Illustrations Open Culture Hundreds of years before vast public/private partnerships like Google Arts & Culture, the Vatican served as one of the foremost conservators of cultural artifacts from around the world. In the era of the Holy Roman Empire, few of those works were available to the masses (excepting, of course, the city’s considerable public architecture and sculpture). But with over 500 years of history, Vatican Museums and Libraries have amassed a trove of artifacts that rival the greatest world collections in their breadth and scope, and these have slowly become public over time. In 1839, for example, Pope Gregory XVI founded the Egyptian Museum, an extensive collection of Egyptian and Mesopotamian artifacts including the famous Book of the Dead.
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