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SNN - Student News Net Thank you for visiting SNN. For 10 years, the same team of professionals has been producing SNN with a sharp focus on original, interesting content as both a mediator and motivator for learning. SNN has spent years studying the challenge of providing meaningful integration of technology in the classroom, conducting educational research, and working closely with teachers. The Times in Plain English Something About Which We All Agree: Clutter is the Enemy Teenager's bedroom with clothes, books, and CDs thrown around. There is something about piles of clothing and other household goods.

Kelly Gallagher – Resources Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world. It is not enough to simply teach my students to recognize theme in a given novel; if my students are to become literate, they must broaden their reading experiences into real-world text.

New Zealand says no to Jedis Mark Hamill, left, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from "Star Wars." (20th Century-Fox Film Corp. via AP) New Zealand's Jedi Society was established in April 2014. According to the society's Web site, it was established to help aid the "advancement of the Jedi," to promote "understanding and knowledge of the Force" and to "enable eternal vigilance of the Sith." Unfortunately, it's already hit a significant hurdle. The Connected Classroom - News Kids need the news presented to them in a manner that they can understand with the background that they may not have learned yet. Here are some sites that gives the kids the news that they need to know. CNN Student News CNN has a site devoted to kids news. ESL News New ZealandGrammy Awards » ESL News New Zealand You probably already know that Lorde won two Grammy awards yesterday. She had been nominated for four awards and won two. She won the Best Pop Solo Performance. She and her co-song-writer Joel Little, won the Song of the Year for the song Royals.

Literacy for Life Overview Student success must extend beyond the classroom. As a teacher, I search for lessons that bridge the school world and the world outside of school. The alarming news of students' lack of reading for pleasure prompts teachers of all levels to help students relate reading to their lives and fall in love with literacy. Using newspapers and magazines in the classroom entices students to build a lifelong reading habit. First Fleet: 04/02/2014, Behind the News Recently we celebrated Australia day on the 26th of January. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to 1788, to meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet. Kid 1: “My name is John Hudson and I'm nine years old.

Nazi banner unfurled for WWII film sparks anger in France (and selfies) “There was nothing around to explain what was going on. The scene was just surreal.” He added that tourists began taking selfies in front of the banner, which will be used in a film adaptation of French author Joseph Joffo’s memoir, A Bag of Marbles, about growing up during the Holocaust. A Nazi flag is draped over the side of a building for the filming of French director Christian Dugay's "Le sac de billes" in Nice, southeast France Photo: AFP/Getty The Palais de la Prefecture defended its decision to allow the banner to be hung from its building, insisting it had informed the local community about the plans.

Lively Lessons: Global News In this week’s Lively Lesson we highlight Global Stories and Global Wrap, revealing new ways to incorporate current events into the classroom. Both series can be used in a variety of ways and can be applied to numerous subjects areas. The programs are updated on a weekly basis, with new episodes available on My DE every Wednesday afternoon. First, let’s talk about where to find Global Stories and Global Wrap on the site. After logging in to Discovery Education, you will be taken to your My DE page.

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