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Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

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Deborah B. Ford, Director of Library Outreach @ JLG's LiveBinders Shelf Author of binders: Deborah B. Ford, Director of Library Outreach @ JLG Email this Shelf Post to Twitter or Facebook Embed this Shelf Free Printable Bookmarks for Children We've got free printable bookmarks here for kids of all ages - great for teachers to hand out in class, parents to slip into a party bag, grandparents to use to encourage kids to read. There is nothing like an appropriate bookmark to prompt a child to turn the pages! We are constantly adding more bookmarks and have tried to include some for most of our themes and holidays, and to provide something for boys and girls of all ages. Please explore our printable bookmarks below! ..or Explore All Bookmarks

The Golden Gate Bridge Over 1200 meters long, the Golden Gate Bridge crosses the waters of the Golden Gate Strait, between San Francisco and Marin County. It is much more than just a way to get across the water, however. The architecture, size, and history of the bridge make it one of the most famous landmarks in the world. 10 million people visit the bridge every year and a famous travel guide book claims that it is the most photographed bridge in the world. An engineering student first proposed the bridge in 1916. Another engineer named Joseph Strauss came up with a potential design for the bridge, which he believed would cost $17 million. The bridge proposal was controversial.

How to Get Your Mind to Read In one experiment, third graders — some identified by a reading test as good readers, some as poor — were asked to read a passage about soccer. The poor readers who knew a lot about soccer were three times as likely to make accurate inferences about the passage as the good readers who didn’t know much about the game. That implies that students who score well on reading tests are those with broad knowledge; they usually know at least a little about the topics of the passages on the test. One experiment tested 11th graders’ general knowledge with questions from science (“pneumonia affects which part of the body?”) The English Blog BACKGROUNDAs governments in West Africa struggle to contain the Ebola epidemic, World Health Organization officials are warning that the suspension of flights and imposition of travel restrictions raise fears of shortages and could undermine the capacity to respond. While advising countries to perform exit screening at airports, seaports and major border crossings, the WHO is recommending against any ban on international travel or trade. But several international airlines have announced bans. Kenya Airways suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia, effective Tuesday. British Airways, which stopped flights to the two nations earlier this month, will continue the suspension until Aug. 31 “due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries,” spokeswoman Caroline Titmuss said. Meanwhile, the health ministry in Kenya, the travel hub of East Africa, announced over the weekend that it was closing its borders to travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) About the Teens' Top Ten I TTT Nominees I Previous Winners I Promoting the TTT I About YA Galley YALSA has launched the Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

915 FREE Speaking Worksheets Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge. It’s very difficult for your students to do if they don’t practice on a regular basis. Luckily, you need to look no further because BusyTeacher.org has the tools to help your students practice their speaking - and want to do it, too! Let’s face it, students aren’t always jumping for joy at the opportunity to speak a language they aren’t 100 percent comfortable with. Students can be hesitant to speak for a wide variety of reasons - fear of mistakes, peer pressure, or lack of self-confidence are some of the main factors.

Inferences Worksheets ELA Standards: Literacy View SourceCommon Core Lesson and Unit PlansUnderstanding Common Core State Standards Telling the Time This is a mini-game to learn and practice telling the time in English. Students can interact with a clock to change the time and there is also a mini-game which involves matching a time phrase to a clock. The first screen shows an analog clock displaying a time - initially 9 o'clock - and a pane below showing the matching time phrase.

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