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The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher

The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher
Part I: Introduction--What inspired my argumentative response? For decades, too many high-school teachers have been instilling persuasive writing skills by teaching students the five-paragraph essay. You know it: Introduction with three reasons Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3 A summary of all three reasons It's bad writing. The five-paragraph essay is rudimentary, unengaging, and useless. If I were using five paragraphs to convince you, based on the argument above, you wouldn't need to read any farther. Aristotle became one of the godfathers of rhetoric by creating structures for persuasive writing and speaking that--if taught to young people today--would transform writing instruction and facilitate the implementation of the Common Core, proving that students--when guided appropriately--can succeed with critical thinking in the 21st century. Part 2: Background--What preceded my argument and / or what needs to be clarified? Part 3: Confirmation--What supports my argument? I know. Related:  Library

The School Library Media Specialist: Library Media Program: Introduction Whether you're planning a Reading Month promotion, designing a new layout for your nonfiction book collection, or developing a technology plan for your entire school district, the problem solving process is the same. Of course the length of the process and complexity of the solution will vary depending on the project, but the data that you collect and the stages you go through will be similar. When is planning important? Program planning is not a "one shot" activity done at the beginning of the year or when applying for a grant. Example - as you design your materials collection, you'll need to identify the strong and weak areas of your collection, establish program goals, make selection decisions, acquire materials, and evaluate the collection. Example - as you develop a volunteer program, you must identify where you need help, recruit potential volunteers, match people with tasks, provide training, and examine the results. What are the steps in planning? Connect to Mission. Analyze Needs.

Argumentative Thesis Statement Examples Before going into the argumentative thesis statement examples, we shall first find out what a thesis statement is. If you have been assigned with the task of writing a thesis paper, then its statement holds a significant position in the entire content. Thesis statement is an abstract, where you explain your subject in short. A dissertation containing a well written statement is appreciated much more by reviewers, than those without a statement. In this article, the argumentative thesis statement examples will be put forth that will help you to understand how to write a statement for a debatable topic. Examples of Argumentative Thesis Statements Understanding what is a thesis statement, will foster your ability to write any kind of statements. Example 1 Topic: Animal Testing Although, a subject of substantial ethical concern, I support my views for the topic animal testing. Example 2 Example 3

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School libraries help students learn edWeb: A professional online community for educators bulletin boards Welcome to My Classroom - My Very Own Treasure Box :) It is finally ready for the 2011-2012 school year! This is our literacy centers wall - there is a combination of teacher created & students created centers. View of our door from the inside :) Literary Genres Posters close to our library My favorite part of the room!!!!!! Our S.T.A.R Society Board - Inspired by & adapted from Mrs. Our Boggle Board! Focus Wall! Word Wall (I think I'm changing this one into a scrabble board word wall) Our computer station! View of the back of the room! Here is what I ended up doing with that BB - Book Awards! (inpired by Beth Newinghem) View from the classroom door. Taaaada!!!!! (now if I could just get it to work....) Now, how's that for organization of teacher's supplies?!? Clip Chart Classroom Library & Teacher's desk! My Book Hospital!!!! My Mrs. What a great way to teach & model for kids how to plan their reading , and show them that I read too! I actually painted the inside of the frame with chalkboard paint. Cultural Diversity at Work FEBRUARY: African American History Month In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history. MARCH: National Women's History Month National Women's History Month was established by presidential proclamation in order to draw attention to and improve the focus on women in historical studies. MAY: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Older Americans Month The roots of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month can be traced back to 1976, when Jeanie Jew, president of the Organization of Chinese American Women, contacted government officials in response to the lack of Asian Pacific representation in the U.S. bicentennial celebrations that same year. Older Americans Month got its start in 1963 as a result of a meeting between President John F. Jewish American Heritage Month was proclaimed by President George W. JUNE: Gay and Lesbian Pride Month SEPTEMBER: National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

Daniel Willingham - Daniel Willingham: Science and Education Blog ​Coverage from NPR made it sound like Hart & Risley had been debunked, with the headline “Let’s stop talking about the 30 million word gap.”But the Sperry report doesn’t really upend Hart & Risley.First, Sperry et al. claim that the Hart & Risley finding has never been replicated. I am not sure what Sperry et al. mean by “replicate,” because the conceptual idea that socioeconomic status and volume of caregiver→child speech has been replicated. (The following list is not offered as complete—I stopped looking after I found five.)Gilkerson et al (2017)Hoff (2003)Hoff-Ginsberg (1998)Huttenlocher et al (2010)Rowe (2008)None of these is an exact replication---they have variations in methods, population, and analyses. What is the role of a scientist in these difficult application issues? For better or worse, I have come to what seems the obvious resolution: give people the fullest information you can and let them decide.

White Ravens Each year the language specialists (Lektoren) at the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, select newly published books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy. This list of books is compiled into the annual White Ravens Catalogue, which is introduced each year at the Bologna (Italy) Children's Book Fair. The White Ravens Online Catalogue, which includes all titles from 1993 through 2007, was created by ICDL researchers in collaboration with the IYL and is available on the ICDL web site with the permission of the International Youth Library. The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design. The titles are drawn from the books that the IYL receives as review or donation copies from publishers and organizations around the world. 3557 booksfrom 84 countriesin 60 languages

Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a Tag Team Tech column on It has been reprinted and reproduced numerous times and in many places. We are making it available here to ensure that all of our readers have seen it. Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010 A couple of summers back a young school librarian, fresh out of library school, asked a very honest question at one of our state retreats: We’re all doing different stuff. Well into the 21st century, it is clear that the concept of modern teacher librarian practice is not clear. What I know for sure is that if the Joyce who graduated from library school in 1976 (and again with a school specialty in 1988), heck, if the Joyce from the 2007/2008 school year, were to visit my library today, she would be stunned by the differences in my/our practice. And in my humble opinion some aspects of emerging practice are nonnegotiable. Reading Information Landscape 1. 2. 1.

Not So Distant Future | technology, libraries, and schools Sustainable Teaching | Use the Impossible to Fail Quiz to Give Students Instant Remediation Does your gut (and your assessment) tell you some students didn’t get it the first time you taught it? Would you like to give students remediation exclusively for concepts they don’t understand? Isn’t it impossible to deliver precise remediation to each student in your classroom? The solution to these challenges is the Impossible to Fail Quiz. The quiz is impossible to fail because it directs students to a review video when they incorrectly answer a question. Start by opening Google Drive and creating a new Google Form: Follow the pattern of adding a page break and a question for as many questions as you want. Now it is time to add the magic of the Impossible to Fail Quiz: videos! Now return to your multiple choice questions. This is what students will see after they correctly answer the final question: Take care of one last detail on each of the video pages and you have an Impossible to Fail Quiz ready to go! With that your Impossible to Fail Quiz is ready to go. Like this: Like Loading...

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