The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust (Note: You might also want to see The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide) International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on January 27th. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The United States officially commemorates the Holocaust during Days of Remembrance, which is held each April, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. I thought I’d quickly put together a “The Best…” list of sites I’ve used with my students to help them learn about the Holocaust. You might also find The Best Web Resources On Darfur useful, as well as The Best Resources For Learning About The Warsaw Uprising. and The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide. Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust (and are accessible to English Language Learners): Glencoe has a multimedia presentation on the Holocaust. How Stuff Works has an excellent collection of short and accessible online videos about the Holocaust.
Literature Circle Models After experimenting for many years, I discovered an approach that's easy, fun, and effective. I refer to it as Classroom Book Clubs because it's a more relaxed method of doing Literature Circles that doesn't involve roles. You can view a narrated slidecast to this model by scrolling down to the Classroom Book Clubs section. On this page you can also learn about different types of Literature Circles. I've had some success with all the models below, but all models haven't been successful with all groups of students. Read through the various descriptions and find something that feels right to you. Ways to Structure Literature Circles Classroom Book Clubs - My favorite method at the moment is a flexible approach to Literature Circles that does not require the use of extensive handouts and assignment booklets. Classroom Book Clubs I love this model because it's a very flexible and fun approach. Mini Literature Circles (Using Leveled Readers) Literature Circles with Roles
My March Top Ten List: Nonfiction Reading Resources Last month I shared my favorite resources for teaching fiction reading, and this month I'm focusing on nonfiction. Last month I shared my favorite resources for teaching fiction reading, and this month I'm focusing on nonfiction. Students (and teachers) often choose to read fiction texts in the classroom, but it is crucial that we expose our students to nonfiction texts as often as possible. Nonfiction texts allow children to experience the wonder of the world. READ ON to check out resources for teaching nonfiction reading concepts, including posters, links to great Web sites and articles, printables, an exciting new way to make current events interactive, and much more! 1. Before I can teach students to gather information, determine importance, or find supporting details, I must first show them the tools that they will be using. Download a PDF slide show of all 23 of my Nonfiction Text Features posters. 2. 3. 4. 5. Teachers can access both current and previous editions at any time. 6.
GUYS READ DORF (DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency) - Online Activities 4 DIBELS OverviewDORF is comprised of two components: Oral Reading and Passage Retell. The oral reading component assesses the student's ability to read connected text fluently and with accuracy. The passage retell component assesses the student's comprehension, determined by both the number of words used and a quality of response rubric. DORF is administered MOY Grade 1 through EOY Grade 6. Wacky Web Tales Game similar to Mad Libs where students select a short story from over 50 titles, fill in 5-10 blanks with specific parts of speech, and then read the story with their words in it. Comic Strip Capers Choose from several interactive comic strips to read and select key words to direct the course of the story. Topsy Turvy Tale Add a name and select a character in a story that combines reading and animation. Reading Comprehension Select and read a short story and answer comprehension questions. Interactive Reading Comprehension Read a story and answer a variety of questions.
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Community Club Home Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club What happens when the fire alarm rings? Librarian Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library. Mayor What's it like to be a mayor? Pediatrician Listen and read along as a pediatrician describes how she takes care of children in this interactive book for early learners. Pizza Maker Dough, sauce, and cheese combine to make a delicious pizza pie in this fun early-learner read-aloud about being a pizza maker. Police Officer A police officer's most important duty is keeping people safe, as early readers will learn through the words, images, and audio in this interactive book. Utility Worker Follow along with images and sounds as a utility worker climbs down into manholes and up high on electric poles in this exciting read-aloud book. Veterinarian Discover, through the words, images, and audio of this engaging read-aloud, how a veterinarian cares for animals large and small. Animals
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