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English Teaching Forum Volume 53, Number 4 The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” indicates that a complex idea can be communicated by a single image. We might spend an hour reading an article about the devastating effects an oil spill has on wildlife ecology. But a photograph of an oil-drenched pelican gasping for air evokes in us an instant emotional response. While both the article and the photograph communicate the magnitude of the damage that oil spills can cause, the power of an image allows us to grasp this message within nanoseconds. Indeed, cognitive research has shown that the human brain processes images quicker than it processes words, and images are more likely than text to remain in our long-term memory (Levie and Lentz 1982). With the expansion of technology that allows people from all walks of life to create and share photographs with a few clicks, our world seems to value visual media more than ever before.

Free eBooks to read at home! Everyone deserves a rest when they're at home but it’s also important for children to keep up with their reading practice if they can. To help make reading fun at home, we're providing FREE eBook access for teachers, parents and children to a range of Bug Club eBooks! No sign-up, no login, no fuss. Reading Comprehension for Dyslexic Students - The Silent Snowman - Kathy Hutto Description: Dyslexic students struggle with reading. In my experience, the IEP usually involves modifying by verbally reading the material to the child. This can be time consuming for the teacher and embarrassing for the student. This resource includes a specialized font. The educational system in the United States: an overview Daniel Wright First, the youngest students, when they’re children, can go to school starting at about 4 years old, and that would be preschool. In most places those are not public, they’re not free, so one would have to pay to send their child to preschool. And then there’s kindergarten, and in most places, that is public and that is free, so families can send their children there. And then, everywhere, at 6 years old, 1st grade starts, and that’s public, there’s a public option. You can also of course send your child to private school.

Curriculum Guides Featured Curriculum: Understanding News Media The goal of Understanding News Media is to help young people think critically and act responsibly as they navigate communication media. The features and graphic organizers were created for middle school students but with modification could be used by younger or older students. The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you. I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find.

Free Word Games, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Language Quizzes Looking for mobile games? Create words on the letter wheels Mastermind variation with words Raki's Rad Resources: Educational Connect 4 Games I LOVE to play board games at home, but I also enjoying using them in my classroom. In addition to encouraging cooperation, turn taking and a variety of other social skills, I find I can often use the games to work on math and literacy skills. So, every Friday, I am going to post a Friday Game Night post, giving tips on how to use a particular board game in your classroom. **** It’s been WAY too long since I got to a Game Night post. I’m so sorry guys – between the move and Ramadan, I’ve been asleep too early most Friday nights to get these posts written.

Kids.Gov Teachers Resources Skip to main content Kids.gov A safe place to learn and play Next Teachers and Parents, get e-mails from Kids.gov Enter Your E-mail address: ESL English Listening & Adult Literacy - News - Audiobooks - Songs - Radio Dr... Laurie by Stephen King Part One (25 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) Part Two (28 min. at normal speed - Various speeds available) Laurie is a beautiful and heartwarming story. It is a story about hope and life in general. This story introduces us to Lloyd, a man who recently lost his wife.

100 books every child should read - Pt 1 "I'll 'ave that," is the catchphrase of the rogue who stars in this engaging and beautifully illustrated tale. When Bill accidentally burglarises a baby, it turns out to be a blessing in a stolen basket. "Runfrit, Boglaboll!" The Tiger Who Came To Tea, by Judith Kerr (HarperCollins, £5·99) Newsnight's Emily Maitlis has a theory that this book is an allegory about sex. Most children understand it as the story of a tiger that eats its hosts out of house and home.

Popular Multiplication & Division Printables, Grades 3, 4, & 5 Poptropica Teaching GuidesPoptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island. May Calendar of Events May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum.

Teachers for Global Awareness Details By Sharon Hill, The Windsor Star The cheery yellow background of the quilt block belies the jarring image of a man running away from his wife and children. The woman walks leaning on a tall stick, and in Uganda where disability can be seen as a curse, she is one to be abandoned. But she is not forsaken by Windsor’s Dane Macri.

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