Family Literacy Day | ABC Life Literacy Canada Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. Check out these 15-minute activites to get started! New poster, activity sheet and bookmark are now available! Hear from Robert Munsch, Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day: Disponible en français
Info For First Time Visitors The Student Blogging Challenge runs twice yearly. A new Challenge starts March and September, each year. It is made up of a series of 10 weekly tasks all designed to improve blogging and commenting skills while connecting students with a global audience.The Challenge is open to both class blogs and to individual student bloggers from all over the world and of all ages – blogs don’t need to be hosted by Edublogs to participate!*Participants can complete as many of the tasks as they like and in any order.If you are an educator, you can also register to mentor a small group of students.Registration forms are published mid February and Mid August ready for the challenges in March and September. The Student Blogging Challenge is coordinated by Sue Wyatt, Sue Waters and Ronnie Burt. Here is where you can read more about the Student Blogging Challenge: Receive the latest News from the Student Challenge Blog Email notificationSubscribe in a Reader Email Notification Subscribe in a Reader 1.
English Language Arts The English Language Arts area of study is designed to build a strong foundation in all areas of English language arts and to prepare students to meet the standards for a 21st century, literate individual. The English Language Arts curriculum includes the areas of reading (both informational texts and literature), writing, speaking and listening, and language. The courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and designed to cover the equivalent of a year-long, traditional school curriculum. The main goals of the Common Core State Standards are to establish the knowledge and skills necessary for college and career readiness among high school graduates, and to work toward developing these skill sets at each grade level.
Creative Personalized Learning Combining voice, choice, and Common Core Personalized learning begins with the learner and means the student drives their learning. To transform a classroom into a personalized learning environment means including student voice and student choice. Student voice is difficult to hear in a traditional classroom where the teacher provides direct instruction and curriculum that is either provided for the teacher, adapted by the teacher, or designed by the teacher. Student choice means students choose how they learn something and, possibly, what they learn. Giving students voice and choice motivates them so they are engaged in learning and want to explore the topics in your classroom! In a traditional classroom, in order to meet the Common Core Reading Literature standard for Key Ideas and Details, third graders may read or listen to the same text and are usually asked to respond the same way as everyone else in the class. ELA-RL.3.1. Developing Personal Learner Profiles For example: Advertisement
The Adventures of Library Girl Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History IV. Issues in Oral History Research Once a project is under way, we need to assess and ensure the accuracy of the data gathered. We have to face the question: how accurate is this oral history? Kidsreads | Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage - Interviewing Guide-Introduction Introduction Precious Legacies: Documenting Family Folklore and Community Traditions We hope that the Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide inspires you to turn to members of your own family and community as key sources of history, culture, and tradition. But where does one start? In every community — in families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools — there are people who have knowledge and skills to share — ways of knowing and doing that often come from years of experience and have been preserved and passed down across generations. Through documenting their memories and stories, the past comes to life in the present, filled with vivid images of people, places, and events. Bearers of Tradition: next > "Out of shared telling and remembering grow identity, connection, and pride, binding people to a place and to one another." - Tom Rankin, Folklorist "Once a young man asked me, 'What was it like in your day?'
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