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"Young people easily can get mired in the flotsam and jetsam of the Internet. At Awesome Stories, educators and students discover new nonfiction worlds at a safe, accurate website. The stories will lead students on a quest for answers. Teachers will appreciate the lesson plans and activities. The site is aligned with Common Core State Standards. Simply put, Awesome Stories is an Internet gem."

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French Words and Phrases 1. Basic Phrases / les expressions de base Notice that French has informal and formal ways of saying things. This is because there is more than one meaning to "you" in French (as well as in many other languages.) The informal you is used when talking to close friends, relatives, animals or children. The formal you is used when talking to someone you just met, do not know well, or someone for whom you would like to show respect (a professor, for example.)

Shakespeare for Children Introducing the Bard to Young Learners When should students first be exposed to the world famous works of William Shakespeare? Should it be during high school or college years? Isn't it true that Shakespeare is inaccessible for most modern readers and certainly for all children? No, not at all. The nuances of language may be out of the reach of elementary students, but the stories of Shakespeare's plays are well within their grasp.

Randy Glasbergen - Today's Cartoon Education Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen. My Education Cartoons are available at budget-friendly rates for magazines, newspapers, books, presentations, newsletters, websites, social media, greeting cards, advertising, calendars, textbooks, any kind of print or electronic media. To use a cartoon from my website, please contact me for authorization and a rate quote. (Click any image below to enlarge gallery) The cartoons on this site are copyrighted by Randy Glasbergen and may not be used for any purpose without permission. Education cartoons by Randy Glasbergen.

America: A Narrative History, 8e: W. W. Norton StudySpace US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: To download: Windows users: right-click, "save link as"; Mac users: ctrl+click, "save as".

Birth of a Musical - West Side Story: Birth of a Classic The Broadway musical is a commercial art form that often aspires to, and occasionally attains, high art. It is also a collaborative medium, in which the librettist, composer, lyricist, director, and choreographer determine together the details of plot and action, the style and tone of the production, and how music, movement, and language will be used to best convey the story they wish to tell. The collaboration also involves dozens of people who play key roles, including the designers of the set, lighting, and costumes, the orchestrators and musicians, and ultimately the performers who must embody not only the characters they play, but also must be able to sing and dance—in the case of West Side Story—this most demanding music and choreography.

Effective Language Learning French Introduction | French Level 1 | French Level 2 | French Level 3 | French Grammar In addition, French uses several accents which are worth understanding. These are: à, è, ù, (grave accents) and é (acute accent). Glencoe Study Guides Glencoe Literature offers a collection of hardcover books that allows you to extend the study of literature to your choice of full-length novels and plays. Each Glencoe Literature Library book consists of a complete novel or play accompanied by several related readings, such as short stories, poems, essays, or informational articles. To order one or more Glencoe Literature Library book, please contact our customer service department at, or by calling 1-800-334-7344 (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST). Click on a Glencoe Literature Library title below for a brief description of the novel or play, a list of its related readings, and a link to its individual study guide.

REL Northwest Serving Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington Connections Between Teacher Perceptions of School Effectiveness and Student Outcomes in Idaho’s Low-Achieving SchoolsAre teacher perceptions of school effectiveness reflected in student outcomes? Find out what we learned in our new report. REL Northwest is part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program funded by the U.S. Five Ways to Visually Explore Wikipedia Wikipedia is one of the first places that students often go to get some background information on a topic they're researching. Besides just going to and entering a search, there are some other ways to explore the content of Wikipedia. Here are five ways that students can visually explore Wikipedia's content. Wiki Mind Map is a resource for visually exploring Wikipedia. Wiki Mind Map is essentially a search engine for Wikipedia articles that uses the Google Wonder Wheel concept. Enter a search term into Wiki Mind Map and it will generate a web of links to Wikipedia articles about your chosen search term.

Teaching writing is wrong… Teaching and using writing to explore, to expand, and to explain is what we do; how to use writing is what we teach. With this in mind, “writing is best understood as a complex intellectual activity that requires students to stretch their minds, sharpen their analytical capabilities, and make valid and accurate distinctions” (National Commission on Writing in America’s Schools and Colleges, 2003, p.13). Thus, I no longer say I teach writing; I teach with writing. As both a student and a teacher, I have lived through numerous trends and theories of writing instruction. As a high school student in the early seventies, I methodically wrote the assigned five-paragraph essays about literature; then in college, used the same basic format to approach the longer papers assigned.

The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted Reading Worksheets Second Grade Reading Comprehension Test Collection – Vowel Sounds: Use the information in the story to answer the 5 comprehension questions. Answer Key Is Included. A companion to the consonant sounds collection, this one focuses on vowel sounds. Each one takes a long or short vowel sound, or one of the other sounds a vowel can make, and showcases the types of simple words that make that sound.

This website offers the following tools for all Members and the Public: STORY NEWSLETTERS - read about new Awesome Stories, Story Briefs and media coming your way TEACHABLE MOMENTS - explore teaching strategies shared by our Awesome Teacher Leaders and other experts RUBRIC REFERENCE - selected rubrics from PARCC, SBAC, RubiStar rubrics and creation tools If you are willing to actually pay money for more in-depth access, if offers the following optional tools for Silver Individual Members, and Gold Classroom Members: AWESOME SEARCH TM - laser-sharp search by CCSS or statestandard, subject, grade, media type, story origin and key word AWESOME RADIO - share dramatic narrations of key story chapters, dramatizations of literary classics and radio plays VISUAL VOCABULARY - bring challenging words to life with images LEARNING TASKS - story-based learning tasks deepen understanding GOLD QUICKGUIDE - 8 page PDF guide to using GOLD Classroom Capabilities GOLD OVERVIEW - scrolling infographic look at what Awesome Stories GOLD does and how it works SUMMER READING OVERVIEW scrolling infographic look at Awesome Stories Summer Reading FREE programs Set up your classes Create assignments Use our Awesome Stories Learning Tasks for All Stories Use our Awesome Stories Learning Tasks for Specific Stories Create your own custom Learning Tasks View, add, edit your Bookmarked Learning Tasks and Story pages Make assignments to classes or to individual students Grade student work View reports on individual students, classes, or all students by drsinasoul May 27

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