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Guided Reading in Google Apps for Education This week I am giving some guest bloggers the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences. This is a post from Trevor Krikst. The ability to link various documents within Google Apps makes it ideal for a digital Guided Reading program. Bringing Guided Reading into the Google realm has made it simple for me to consolidate my plans, texts, student work, and assessment into one location. It all begins with the Guided Reading Launch Page, a hub which, through linking, allows quick and easy access to: Holes Chapter 4 Summary Stanley gets off the bus at Camp Green Lake. He's thirsty and hot, and the camp is a barren wasteland, with only some old buildings, tents, and a couple of trees. Ick.The guard takes Stanley into an air-conditioned building, where there is a man with his feet up on a desk drinking soda and eating sunflower seeds out of a burlap sack. Now that's an image. The man, who wears a cowboy hat and has a rattlesnake tattoo, says his name is Mr.
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London Short Fiction: The Fingernail Fairy Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Tracy Kuhn is one of the finalists in our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme and register visit the British Academy’s website. Alana pulled her coat around her and shivered. London Top 10 Sights - Explore the Highlights Explore the Top 10 Sights London belongs to the most popular destinations for city trips. Among the long list of reasons for that you will find at the top the long history, unique antique and modern artworks, the international reputation and of course the wealth of tourist attractions. As a result you will find very often long queue lines in front of the highlights.
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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading. RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading." Facts About Round Robin Reading In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in their copies of the text.