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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.

Cool examples of teachers using OneNote in education - OneNote and Education I wanted to use this entry as an opportunity to point out examples of some cool things being done with OneNote and education. These examples come from both people I've been emailing with or just blogs I've seen. Each example shows a creative use of OneNote by a teacher using OneNote in a more advanced way than just "note-taking". How have you using OneNote education? Feel free to send me a mail and share or leave a comment. Efficiency and Collaboration with OneNote This is a great entry describing three different education uses for Onenote: The Digital Plan Book - I've seen many teachers use OneNote as a digital planning book. Perhaps the most ambitious ways we have used OneNote is to create a notebook that will be used to document the English curriculum in our building. OneNote and the Count of Monte Cristo Kelli Etheredge, a teacher at St. I do not have a textbook in my class (World Literature) and so students either read paperbacks or I provide them with copies of excerpts from works.

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

Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library Keywords (optional) Enter keywords (e.g., K.OA.3, informational text, arguments, quadratic equations, etc.) Grade (select at least one) Subject (select one) NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools in implementing the Citywide Instructional Expectations. Educators may choose to adopt these resources in their entirety or adapt the materials to best address students’ diverse needs. Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard. The components of the Common Core-aligned tasks with instructional supports include: Unit overview and task description Teacher-annotated student work representing a range of performance levels Rubrics used to assess student work Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles Other instructional support materials NEW!

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.

Data Shows Information Literacy Has Far To Go For all the time this profession has put into promoting the information literacy concept, I was surprised that data from the National Center for Educational Statistic’s report Academic Libraries 2006 showed an underwhelming lack of penetration into or acceptance by academic institutions. Table 13 has data for the percentage of academic institutions reporting information literacy activities. There are five indicators of information literacy activity. They are: 1. defined information literacy or information literate student 2. incorporated information literacy into institution’s mission 3. incorporated information literacy into institution’s strategic plan 4. has institution-wide committee to implement strategic plan for information literacy 5. strategic plan formally recognizes the library’s role in information literacy instruction First, here at the corresponding percentages for each of those five items:

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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