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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.

Andrew Ashcroft - Böcker Voyage Charters av Julian Cooke, Tim Young, Michael A Ashcroft, Andrew Taylor, John Kimball 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? 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.

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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? 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

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.

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.

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