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A Free Reading Resource for the Classroom Early Readers, Chapter Books, Non-Fiction, Read-to-Me Audio, and More 36 Profiles with Personalized Recommendations Based on Reading Level and Interests Use Epic! on Desktops and Laptops (Including Chromebooks), iOS and Android Devices 98%of educators would recommend Epic! It’s Easy To Start Using Epic! Get Started 98% of teachers would recommend Epic! Teacher Resources A letter for parents explaining all about Epic! Download One-page printable explaining all about Epic! Tips on how to use Epic! Educator Love For Epic! Upper Elementary @SOTOUpperEl 5th grade students personalizing their reading libraries on #EPIC! Thank you @EpicKidsBooks for supporting our amazing language learners! @bdslibrary Magical reading session!

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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. Community Support for Syrian Refugees Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3: Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. Objective: You will be able to analyze how a journalist balances the use of narratives and facts to tell a story in order to write persuasive letters to your community that advocate for a community-based program that supports Syrian refugees.

Project Appendix D Promote the inclusion of diverse voices in K-12 classrooms with a unique model for culturally responsive text selection and a growing list of teacher-recommended titles. A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts Appendix D: A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts walks users through four distinct—but interconnected—considerations: complexity, diversity and representation, critical literacy, and reader and task, modeling the method we used to identify texts for our K-12 anti-bias curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America. Traditionally, tools that aid text selection have focused on quantitative and qualitative measures, giving teachers the means to select based on inherent text complexities; for example, word and sentence length, text cohesion, language features and knowledge demands.

Hear-a-Story: KidsSpace: Toronto Public Library Stories Results: 1 - 10 of 58 Stories Prev Next Page: 1 Showing: All | English Age 0-5 | English Age 6-12 | English All | French | Italian | Persian | Polish | Portuguese | Urdu | Mandarin | Korean ef=" >Hear this Story “Little Crab & His Magic Eyes” Told By: Heather Ferguson Age 6-12 Hear this Story “Nursery Rhymes” Told By: Mariella Bertelli Age 0-5 Hear this Story “Steam” Told By: Mariella Bertelli Age 6-12 Hear this Story “St. Francis & The Wolf” Told By: Mariella Bertelli Age 6-12 Hear this Story “The Will O'Wisp” Told By: Heather Ferguson Age 6-12 Hear this Story “The Tortoise and the Hare” Told By: Isobel Lang Age 0-5 Hear this Story “You're all my favorites.” Author: Sam McBratney Text copyright 2004 by Sam McBratney.Illustrations copyright 2004 by Anita Jerams.

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. The information provided by city-walks will help to avoid waiting times and to create a sightseeing tour with your favorites. London Tourist Map for Sightseeing

What Is Home? Objectives: Students will be able to: Analyze text and images in order to synthesize information and reflect on the question: What is home?Compare and contrast their ideas of home with the “home” portrayed in the media, Finding Home.Evaluate and revise their ideas and connections to this topic by discussing the details in the text and images. Note: This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Fall 2017 Teacher PD Day, a program that brings teachers and artists together to develop lesson plans inspired by Photoville exhibitions.

60second Recap® - Classic literature, books for teens, and more. Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay, using an example from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Excerpt from "How to Write an A+ Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide" by Jenny Sawyer. Writing the thesis statement. Overview.0:19 What you must do BEFORE you begin writing your thesis statement,0:26 Sample assignment: from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne0:37 Writing the thesis statement: Step One. Answer the question1:08 Writing the thesis statement: Step Two.

50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out - Getting Smart by Guest Author - “50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out” by Julie DeNeen first appeared on the informED blog. Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you. Podcasts are a great way to get information when you’re driving in your car, making dinner at home, or waiting at the DMV to renew your license. Finding Home: A Multimedia Exploration of Syrian Refugee Families Objectives: Students will be able to: analyze the causes of the refugee crisis and what life is like for Syrian refugeesevaluate options for responding to the refugee crisis in Europeintegrate multimedia information to develop a full understanding of the topic and identify how each media type contributes to their understanding

Smartphones & Learning possibilities in the EFL class Some data on mobile usage growth 21st century classroom infographic Six hours a day. That’s how much time the average teenager spends online, according to a June 2013 study by McAfee. These are “digital natives,” a generation that has grown up online and connected. source: Forbes,2/28/2014 Teaching Immigration Empathy It’s summer vacation which means that most of the Secondary ELA groups I am in on social media are full of teachers asking for recommendations for books to add to their curricula. I am a big believer in the power of books to change hearts and minds, so my suggestions lean toward YA literature that is high interest, but also deals with timely issues. We have been fortunate in my district, to be able to provide visiting authors for our 8th and 11th-grade students for the past number of years.

Love Stories for Learners in Simple English (Stories, Glossary, Exercises, Answer Key) Here you can find beautiful stories in simple English for you to read, download and practice. Read interesting stories and improve your English at the same time. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses The following stories are suitable for students at an advanced reading level. My life in the world’s largest refugee camp News BBC News Navigation Sections

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