Orca Book Publishers Orca Book Publishers get in touch © 2015 Orca Book Publishers. All Rights Reserved. 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading. RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading."
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The Hitchhiker: Reading Comprehension As Andrea turned off the motorway onto the road to Brockbourne, the small village in which she lived, it was four o'clock in the afternoon, but already the sun was falling behind the hills. At this time in December, it would be completely dark by five o'clock. Andrea shivered. The interior of the car was not cold, but the trees bending in the harsh wind and the patches of yesterday's snow still heaped in the fields made her feel chilly inside. It was another ten miles to the cottage where she lived with her husband Michael, and the dim light and wintry weather made her feel a little lonely. She would have liked to listen to the radio, but it had been stolen from her car when it was parked outside her office in London about two weeks ago, and she had not got around to replacing it yet.
London Short Fiction: The Fingernail Fairy Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Tracy Kuhn is one of the finalists in our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme and register visit the British Academy’s website. Alana pulled her coat around her and shivered. She really needed a new one; the long, faded velvet frock coat was starting to look shabby. They’d all admired it once, rubbing the plush, velvety fabric between their fingers as she’d twirled around. Complicity and the Brain: Dynamics in Attractor Space Dr. Peter Henningsen firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract: This paper outlines a research program that is intended to look for the emergence of consciousness in computers. We argue that a good place to look is the space of Self-Organizing Networks of Attractor Neural Networks (SONofANNs). In the main part of the paper, we then specialize our investigation to Self-Organizing Hopfield Networks (SOHNs), and construct a model that can give rise to emergent semantic networks and brainwave processing, two new concepts introduced here.
Why Preserve Books? The New Physical Archive of the Internet Archive by Brewster Kahle, June 2011 Press on this: NYtimes Books are being thrown away, or sometimes packed away, as digitized versions become more available. This is an important time to plan carefully for there is much at stake. Digital technologies are changing both how library materials are accessed and increasingly how library materials are preserved.
Enjoy Your English: Poison by Roald Dahl Read Dahl's short story then answer the questions. POISON by Roald Dahl It must have been around when I drove home. Coming up the drive I noticed Harry’s light was still on, so he was awake anyway. I parked the car and went up to the balcony and went across to the door of Harry's room, opened it quietly, and looked in. Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks so much!" Pick the Perfect Swimsuit for your Body Type – as told by Lauren Conrad! The lovely Lauren Conrad is getting ready for summer. On her website, she blogged about swimwear pick for every body type out there! Now you do not have to stress about searching for that perfect summer suit. Get ready to shop for your summer suit at Singer22 of course! Thank you, Lauren, for the easy-to-follow shopping tips! ATHLETIC OR BOY-SHAPED "Choose a suit with details at the bust such as ruffles, bows or side ties to add curves."
Electronics Gadgets Blog » How To Get Completely Free Ebooks We Review 7 Free Ebook Sites Not only do MP4 players like the CVSJ-1316-8GB make great e-book readers you can get books for them for free. It’s funny that the written word has flourished in this digital age, despite the ongoing plight of newspapers and radio stations. Sales for trade ebooks were worth $14 million for June in the US alone, 132% more than what sales were last year according to the Association of American Publishers. It appears authors are likely to have a long and healthy future, even though the world is heading more and more towards digital media. This is probably why Sony has jumped into the dedicated ebook reader pool with Amazon, releasing the Daily Edition English Short Stories – Simple and Illustrated Improve your English with English short stories. This is the fun way! Important Note Make sure you start with stories at your level, and go gradually up. Do not start with difficult stories that you can't really understand, OK?