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Reading Planet Tony DiTerlizzi - Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book The Spider and the Fly and the coauthor and illustrator of the best-selling The Spiderwick Chronicles. He grew up in an artistic household in South Florida and quickly gravitated toward fantasy and whimsical stories. Teaching Grammar to Adults and Teens Grammar is the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology. British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom. It includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom. American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States.

The Art of Interactive Reading August 1, 2014 In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age, I help parents and caregivers master the art of interactive reading. By following my simple “Born Reading Playbook,” anyone can turn storytime into a rich, participatory experience. These techniques are more than 25 years old. Dr. Grover Whitehurst, a child development expert who would go on to serve as director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education, helped develop a program called “dialogic reading” in the 1980s.

Week Numbers for 2020 This page lists all weeks in 2020. There are 53 weeks in 2020. All weeks are starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. Please note that there are multiple systems for week numbering, this is the ISO week date standard (ISO-8601), other systems use weeks starting on Sunday (US) or Saturday (Islamic). British Accents and Dialects Wikimedia The United Kingdom is perhaps the most dialect-obsessed country in the world. With near-countless regional Englishes shaped by millennia of history, few nations boast as many varieties of language in such a compact geography. (NOTE: This page uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

Guided Reading: How to Organize the Chaos Guided reading has become increasingly popular, and for good reason; it works. The opportunity to work with children in small groups, instruct in a way that’s laser focused on students’ level of development, and directly address individual challenges allows educators to go beyond one-size-fits-all teaching approaches and set a more solid foundation for overall literacy. While most educators have a grasp on the fundamentals of guided reading, successful implementation presents unique challenges such as group management, differentiating lessons for students, finding on-level books and designing materials for stations to address students needs. Preparation and planning needs to extend beyond curriculum and lesson plans. True success lies within the execution—finding a way to focus on each individual group while also engaging the entire classroom. Children tend to be more engaged when a routine is established.

What Is News Literacy? – Center for News Literacy News Literacy is a curriculum developed at Stony Brook University in New York over the past decade. It is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills in order to judge the reliability and credibility of information, whether it comes via print, television or the Internet. This is a particularly important skill in the Digital Age, as everyone struggles to deal with information overload and the difficulty in determining the authenticity of reports. In the Stony Brook model, students are taught to evaluate information primarily by analyzing news as well as new forms of information that are often mistaken for journalism. The Digital Age poses four information literacy challenges for civil society:

What are reading skills? –They’re not (only) what you think Enter a caption When we talk about reading skills, what usually comes to mind? Prediction, reading for gist, reading for specific information and skimming and scanning? If you’ll forgive the clickbait style title of this post (I couldn’t resist), the fact is that there’s a lot more to the skill of reading than this. Reality Check US President Donald Trump has said that Democratic-run states - known as blue states - are to blame for America's high coronavirus death toll. “If you take the blue states out,” Mr Trump said at a White House briefing earlier this week, “we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level.” He repeated a similar claim at a rally in Wisconsin on Thursday. “Take New York and some of these other Democrat-run states out of it, you’ll see numbers that are unbelievable.”

12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted Just as there is nothing certain in this world but death and taxes, there is nothing certain in language but that it will change, and that people will react badly. One of the changes people find most offensive is the spread of professional jargon that has been coined to replace simpler, clearer words we already have. Anyone up for some collaborative incentivizing going forward? No? Well, maybe one day your great-grandchildren will be. Here are 12 words that people once thought were horrible gobbledygook that nobody flinches at anymore.

Read Across America: Reading and Seuss-Themed Resources for Teachers Editor's Note: This year, Read Across America day is Monday, March 3rd -- a day later than usual. We published this reading-themed blog last year for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday, and it was a huge hit with readers. This year, we've updated the post to include a few new resources.

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