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ICDL - International Children's Digital Library

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library

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Audio for ESL/EFL: Listen and Read Along (Flash/MP3) YouTube Videos Science and Technology This is 4 minutes long and use the Teleprompter Player.' Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling About the Course Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experience. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. #.VAeQjtGI70M This is a guest post from Beth Holland of, an advertiser on this blog. Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, a common challenge exists: finding non-fiction content at reading level. This is an especially pressing concern for teachers incorporating the CCSS Standards into their curricula. Given that varied reading levels may exist within a single class, it can seem virtually impossible to have all students access the same content in a way that allows them to comprehend the material. Creating differentiated reading groups may seem equally unrealistic since it is impossible for a teacher to work with multiple students or groups all at the same time.

Diversity: One Thing YOU Can Do Now Before I get into my blog post, of course I need to jump and shout for the books that took home medals and honors at the ALA Youth Media Awards yesterday! Congratulations, all of you wonderful, talented writers and artists!! I was in the audience for the awards announcements in Chicago and was overjoyed to see many of my own personal favorites celebrated. Since everyone in the children’s literature blogoverse is likely to be writing about the awards, I will not, except to say that I was gratified to see a more diverse list of winners across the award spectrum than we have perhaps ever seen before. Thank you, dedicated ALA committees! I was fortunate enough to attend the Day of Diversity sponsored collaboratively by ALSC (the Association for Library Service to Children) and the CBC (Children’s Book Council).

Children's Picture Book Database - Miami University Welcome to the Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University, which is a collection of picture book abstracts searchable by topics, concepts, and skills for building content area reading across all academic subjects. The collection contains abstracts of over 5700 picture books for children, preschool to grade three. Search over 900 keywords (topics, concepts, and skills) to locate books with storylines adaptable to your curriculum or program. Community Club Home Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Days is the story of the journey of Phileas Fogg and his manservant, Passepartout, and the wager struck at the Reform Club in London. Could Fogg actually circumnavigate to the globe in just 80 days? About the Contributor... Piers Casimir-Mrowczynski Computer Science Teacher

short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. Best Multicultural Books of 2014 Each year, a select diverse committee of experts from the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) identifies the best in multicultural books. The mission of the CSMCL is to provide children, teachers, parents, educators, students, and librarians access to multicultural children’s books with high literary and artistic standards. CSMCL presents the Best Multicultural Children’s Books of 2014. Enjoy! This year’s list was compiled by Dr. Claudette Shackelford McLinn, Dr.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Printables: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Holidays page 1 abcteach features over 1,000 multi-page reading comprehension activities. These include biographies, history lessons, and introductions to important concepts in social studies, science, holidays, and more. Fictional stories are also available, providing students with fun and imaginative scenarios to explore. These stories serve as great backdrops for questions about problem solving, emotions, moral and ethical dilemmas, and vocabulary interpretation. Use the subcategories below to find reading activities written for your students’ comprehension level. Readings about popular topics are written for multiple grade levels.

CCBC Booklists Compiled by Kathleen T. Horning, Carling Febry, Merri T. LIndgren and Megan Schliesman At the CCBC, we define "multicultural" literature as books by and about people of color and First/Native Nations individuals: African and African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific and Asian Pacific Americans, and Latinos. This listing introduces 50 essential books and a range of authors and illustrators for children.

The website provides children's books from more than 40 countries and in 55 languages. It has an easy interface and allows students to search for books by age, country, language, length, or genre. The diverse collection of books allows students to gain more knowledge about other cultures and traditions while enhancing their reading skills. Teaching tips: • Talk about the different cultures and places the students read about • Ask students if they were to share a book on their website, which one would it be and why? • Discuss with the students what are the various ways people can promote tolerance and acceptance by jinan84 Oct 26

The International Children's Digital Library provides online access to many children's books from all over the world. It is a great resource for multicultural literature. by kl03645 Sep 11

The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a digital library of outstanding children's books from all over the world. It was created as a research project funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Microsoft Research. The aim of this digital library is to identify materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live. The features of this digital library allow children to browse books by themselves, and provide an Internet-safe environment for young researchers. Teaching tips: 1. ESL teachers can find eBooks of their students’ native languages. 2. The texts can be enlarged, so teachers can point at a certain vocabulary item. 3. Reading teachers can include students’ cultural elements through the variety of worldwide eBooks that this site has. by gabrielapearltrees Oct 25

This website offers a range of authentic stories for children and teenagers. These stories might be suitable to build fluency for language learners as the vocabulary and language is simpler. by tangchannam Aug 23

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