nancie atwell « The Reading Zone I have had a lot of questions over the last few days asking about how I run my reading workshop. For some reason, there aren’t a lot of resources out there about using reading workshop in grades 6-8. However, I have read a lot of professional resources, observed in various workshop classrooms, and modified a lot of activities originally for the primary grades. Today, I will take some time to recommend the professional resources that I have found to be the most important for my knowledge and planning. Books: 1. 2.The Reading Zone: HOW TO HELP KIDS BECOME SKILLED, PASSIONATE, HABITUAL, CRITICAL READERS by Nancie Atwell- In her newest book, Atwell focuses on the power of independent reading. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Websites: Beth Newingham’s Teacher Resources: Mrs. ReadWriteThink: Great lessons for literacy! These are the resources I turn to most frequently while planning my reading workshop.
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The Fischbowl 7 Inspiring TED Talks on the 21st Century Curriculum 1- Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover A high-school math teacher, Dan Meyer says the experience of teaching within the set curriculum is like “[selling] a product to a market that doesn’t want it, but is forced by law to buy it.” His students don’t learn how to retain information, but instead, how to decode a textbook. 2- Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together At TED2002, astronaut and designer Mae Jemison points out a false dichotomy: that the arts and sciences are mutually exclusive. 3- Liz Coleman’s call to reinvent liberal arts education The president of Bennington College, Liz Coleman posits at TED2009 that modern liberal arts education pushes students towards a single discipline with an exclusive viewpoint with an aversion to social values. 4- Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course 5- Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School 6- Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers – make it fun 7- Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge
eTools for Language Teachers Learning and Laptops The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. Sharing and Collaborating The Internet was invented to foster communication. Google Docs First of all, you never have to hit “save” in Google Docs. Google Forms Whether you want to send a quiz to your students or organize a field trip, Google forms can help you distribute and gather information. WordPress Create a class website or blog on this free, easy-to-use site. EduBlogs Set up blogs here for yourself or your students, and you can control the safety settings. WikiSpaces This is a great place for group or classroom projects because multiple users can edit documents. Classroom Innovation Khan Academy This site has helped revolutionize education. EdX MIT Opencourseware TED-Ed Edmodo Evernote DropBox