All About Readability By Cheryl Stephens Why are we looking at readability tests? The use of readability tests in the plain language process is a controversial topic. Now that readability scores are easy to obtain by using computerized grammar and style checking software programs, there is new pressure to adopt them.
The Art of Learning Tips for Students Videos for Students Links for Students This page will develop into a collection of all sorts of things - tips, videos, links to great sites - all designed to help you study. At the moment I have made links to some great websites which will help you with studying all your school subjects, no matter where you are.
ReadStrong - Neurological Impress Method Neurological Impress Method (NIM) The Neurological Impress Method is a form of paired reading in which a student and tutor read the same text almost simultaneously. Sitting side-by-side, the tutor reads a text slightly faster and louder than the student while both follow the text with their fingers. Reading along with a more fluent reader is thought of as "an impress, an etching in of word memories on the natural process" (Heckelman, 1969). Biteslide is the engaging way to research, create, and present school projects The Common Core State Standards Initiative demands that students be able to read and understand more complex texts, write arguments and persuasive pieces with greater dexterity, and present their findings in short-term projects mirroring the tasks that will be asked of students in both college and career. Listening and public speaking skills, as well as the incorporation of media into presentations, are also important key points to take away from the Common Core State Standards Initiative for teachers to embrace and include in their lesson planning. Let’s accomplish all of this by incorporating Biteslide into a New York State 6th grade English Language Arts lesson within a larger unit on personal identity and personal choices with challenging texts from contemporary figures. The lessons will last for 7 Instructional days (not including student oral presentations).
11th Grade English Course: 11th Grade English Kristin Damo 260 Views 7 Favorites Readability Tests The main function of readability tests is to give you a quick assessment about the density of your writing. Readability tests cannot tell you how easily a reader can understand the information in the text. You can perform readability tests manually by counting and doing a mathematical calculation, or by using word-processing software.
Bloom's and ICT tools Many teachers use Bloom's Taxonomy and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in developing and structuring their teaching & learning experiences. Bloom's Digital taxonomy is an attempt to marry Bloom's revised taxonomy and the key verbs to digital approaches and tools. This is not a replacements to the verbs in the revised taxonomy, rather it suppliments and supports these by including recent developments, processes and tools. This page looks at some specific examples of tools and match them to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Many of these tools that are FOSS (Free or Open Source Software). These are in italics.
Performance Assessment Performance Assessment By Samuel J. Meisels, Ed.D. Most standardized tests are not designed to evaluate the individualized growth and development taking place in your classroom. But there are assessment tools that do! Many early childhood educators are uncomfortable with the idea of testing the young children they work with.
Place Value Charts, Number Grids, and more The links below list additional charts that have been developed to date including decimal/ fraction equivalency, percentage, number grids, and place value charts. Check out the Customizable Hundreds Number Chart. You can set the start number and the interval, change the number of rows, have negative numbers, decimals, and you can start the numbers from the bottom or the top. This is an example of a customizable math resource that lets you change the values to make the charts and tables just the way you need them. How I Teach English in the 45 Minute Timeframe One of the question I am asked the most is how do you teach English in 45 minutes? Not just reading, not just writing, but everything that English encompasses. And I can tell you; it is not easy, nor is it perfect, nor do I have everything figured out. The 45 minute block of time is the bane of my English existence. Yet as I have figured out it is within our biggest problems that we find our biggest inspiration, and that is very true for this situation.
Ultimate list of online content readability tests “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’” Can you read the above paragraph easily? Scaffolding Definition In education, scaffolding refers to a variety of instructional techniques used to move students progressively toward stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in the learning process. The term itself offers the relevant descriptive metaphor: teachers provide successive levels of temporary support that help students reach higher levels of comprehension and skill acquisition that they would not be able to achieve without assistance. Like physical scaffolding, the supportive strategies are incrementally removed when they are no longer needed, and the teacher gradually shifts more responsibility over the learning process to the student. Scaffolding is widely considered to be an essential element of effective teaching, and all teachers—to a greater or lesser extent—almost certainly use various forms of instructional scaffolding in their teaching.