A teaching resource for adult ESL: NPS - Better choices, Better health Taking medicines can help improve your health. However, there are potential risks involved in using all medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, traditional and herbal medicines. These risks can be higher for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, particularly those with low English language proficiency and literacy levels. NPS MedicineWise works with the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and other organisations to create resources that provide information for CALD communities on the quality use of medicines. Read translated information in the languages below for tips on how to use medicines safely and reduce the risk of experiencing problems with your medicines. Resources developed in partnership with the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and other partners. Medicines resources for organisations working with CALD communities Queries or questions?
Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games Best Short Stories for Middle Schoolers, As Chosen by Teachers It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading. The thought of tackling a thick novel can be overwhelming, especially toward the end of the school year when attention spans and patience for reading are often running short. Short stories are always a great choice. If you’re searching for more short stories, check out these recommendations compiled by the Seattle Public Library, the ShortStoryGuide, and Barnes and Noble. Plus, we love these anthologies: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, and Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet by Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi and others. Don’t miss our list of favorite middle school poems, too.
Academic Support Programs | Textbook Reading Strategies Before You Read Preview. Getting the big picture enhances retention of details. You learn best from general to specific. • Read chapter objectives, headings and subheadings. • Look over charts and pictures in the chapter • Read the bold and italicized words to become familiar with the chapter vocabulary. • Read chapter summaries and questions at the end of the chapter. Question. While You Read Reflect. • Visualize the material. • Read aloud especially if it is complicated. • Answer the questions you created. Highlight. • Circle key terms and write short definitions in the margin or on note cards. • Write Q's in the margins for possible test questions. • Draw diagrams, pictures, tables, or maps that translate text into visual terms. • Use the backside of your lecture notes to take corresponding reading notes. • Write summaries of the main ideas at the bottom of your notes. After You Read Recite. Review. Review again. When Reading Is Tough • Read it again. • Read it aloud. • Stand up. • Mark it.
Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia For Teachers | Wonder Treacher-Collins Syndrome In Wonder, Auggie refers to his condition as Mandibulofacial Dysostosis, which is also known as Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS). This is an inherited developmental disorder with a prevalence estimated to range between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 70,000 of live births. TCS is a condition in which the cheek-bones and jawbones are underdeveloped. There are many children born every year with different types of craniofacial differences. My Face: National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction myFace, formerly the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, was founded to address the all-too-visible plight of those with facial deformity by assuring them access to the comprehensive and highly personalized team care at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS) at NYU Langone Medical Center. myface.orgmyfacewonderproject.org CCA Kids: Children's Craniofacial Association ccakids.comCCA Kids Choose Kind Challenge Changing Faces changingfaces.org Beyond Differences Jaz Gray
Reading Strategies | Saint Mary's College Learning Outcomes Students will learn what factors hinder reading efficiency and intervention techniques to improveStudents will learn techniques to improve their reading speed and comprehensionStudent will learn to view reading as an active processStudent will learn to use his/her textbook as an essential toolStudent will understand different active learning methods and choose the best one to fit the course (e.g. SQ3R) Knowing what you need to get out of your reading will help you choose the appropriate learning strategy and set your reading speed. There are many factors that contribute to slow reading speed. Concentration Are you unable to concentrate for a specific block of time that allows you to complete a task (e.g. reading a full text chapter)? If you answered yes to one or all of the above questions then concentration may be an issue for you. Break up your reading into small sections - the text naturally does this for you by introducing each topic by heading. Where do you study?
English - Language Arts Worksheets 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Read the article, poems, and stories, and answer the reading comprehension questions. Passages written for students at a first grade reading level. 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Read the stories, poems, and articles. Then answer the reading comprehension questions. 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Read the poems, stories, and articles. 4th Grade Reading Comprehension Read the article, poems, and stories, and answer the reading comprehension questions. 5th Grade Reading Comprehension Read the article, poems, and stories, and answer the reading comprehension questions. Adjective Worksheets Teach students about adjectives that describe nouns. Adverb Worksheets Explore adverbs, words that describe action verbs. Alphabet Worksheets Teach students to recognize, read, and write letters of the alphabet. Alphabetical Order Word sorts, cut-and-glue activities, and worksheets for teaching alphabetical order. Analogies Build vocabulary skills with these analogy worksheets. Idioms
KWL table A KWL table, or KWL chart, is a graphical organizer designed to help in learning. The letters KWL are an acronym, for what students, in the course of a lesson, already know, want to know, and ultimately learn. A KWL table is typically divided into three columns titled Know, Want and Learned. The table comes in various forms as some have modified it to include or exclude information. It may be useful in research projects and to organize information to help study for tests. Classroom Introduction The KWL chart was created by Donna Ogle in 1986. A KWL chart can be used for all subjects in a whole group or small group atmosphere. Here is what the KWL chart can look like: A KWL chart can be used to drive instruction in the classroom. Purpose for using KWLT charts A teacher has many reasons for using KWLT charts in the classroom. Study Tool A KWL chart can be used as a study tool. Specific Learners Adaptations Hill KLEW Mooney See also
Adele's ESL Corner - Your free online English language website Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won’t commit to. “I give it a few seconds — not even minutes — and then I’m moving again,” says Handscombe, a 35-year-old graduate student in creative writing at American University. But it’s not just online anymore. She finds herself behaving the same way with a novel. “It’s like your eyes are passing over the words but you’re not taking in what they say,” she confessed. To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe’s experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. “I worry that the superficial way we read during the day is affecting us when we have to read with more in-depth processing,” said Maryanne Wolf, a Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and the author of “Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.”