10 Free Reading Tests for Students in Grades 5 Through 9 Introduction As noted above, I am offering 10 free reading tests on this page. All of them are short--students can complete them in about 15 minutes or so. I have found that shorter tests bring certain advantages. Once everyone is finished, papers can be exchanged, checked, and returned for instant feedback. This allows time for students to ask questions about items they missed or to find out why their own answers were incorrect.
Spain Settlers have migrated to Spain from Europe, Africa, and the Mediterranean since the dawn of history. The Phoenicians, who came in the 8th century B.C., called the peninsula "Span," or hidden land. By the first century B.C. the Romans had conquered Spain. Spain became mostly Christian under the Romans, who were followed by the Vandals and the Visigoths, Germanic peoples from Europe. The Visigoth rulers fought among themselves, and in A.D. 711 Muslims from Africa invaded Spain. Islamic culture spread across Spain as Muslim rulers introduced new crops and irrigation systems, and trading increased.
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7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom Today’s guest post was published on Getting Smart. 7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom By Erin Palmer The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. Resources for Teachers Step 1: Choose a Skill Each lesson can be used multiple times with the same students. Choose different reading material each time. Best Music to Learn English Here are my top 5 music artists that English students should listen to. They have been chosen because they have clear pronunciation and great vocabulary (by great I mean interesting and useful- none of this street ganksta talk or old-fashioned nonsense that people just don’t say in real life). 1) George Ezra George Ezra is a singer from Hertford England. He sings folk-rock music and his album “Wanted on Voyage” was the third biggest selling album in the UK last year.
40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. The 40 stories below are sometimes surprising, other times hair-raising. FREE Mapping Resources! Posted by Sarah on May 28, 2014 in Free History & Geography Resources, Homeschooling Freebies, Themed Freebies Did you know you could incorporate mapping into your homeschool for FREE? I have really enjoyed teaching Map Skills and using Maps to help us with our history studies. There are various books you can buy and curricula that comes with maps to color in, but there are also many FREE resources available online. Here are some good ones that I have found!
Best Free Children's eBooks Online Introduction This is a listing of 234 sites that legally offer free ebooks for children to read. There is a separate listing of audio books for children at Best Free Audio Books Online For Children. (72 sites) This page is geared towards younger children. I recently added a page of site listings for Best Books for Teachers - Teaching ESL Theory, Teaching Practice, Teacher Training There are ESL books in two categories on this page. Teacher Theory and Practice - These are the books that take you through both the basics and advanced methodologies of ESL teaching, giving you advice and suggestion along the way right from setting aims, planning lessons and executing successful language and curriculum goals. ESL Theory Books - These books will take you through key aspects of ESL theory such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, universal grammar and more. These are the books that will help you to understand what is going on inside your students' head - and why. Teacher Theory and Practice How To Teach English (with DVD) - Jeremy Harmer | See in UK
Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started. They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 words; I've included an approximate word count where I could. These stories offer a complete reading experience with great economy of words. Reading a few could be just what someone needs to get motivated to read a regular-length one. Looking for Short Stories on a Particular Subject or Theme?
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