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Reading: Adventure in the Pits Place Name Generator - Generate Fantasy City, Country and Town Names! Jump down to the Generator If you have come here looking for a fictional place name, you have probably tried to come up with one and you know just how hard it is. To create a good interesting place name you will need time and a lot of investment, you probably do not want to spend hours just on a place name, you have a book to write or a game to make/play. This generator will hopefully help you on your way to finding the perfect place name for your book, game or what ever you are playing/working on. There have been millions of place names created throughout history for cities, countries and towns, some stand the test of time and others get changed or forgotten, by using this place name generator you should be able to find a suitable name which will be interesting and memorable. Elfville Place Names Generated: Favorite Names: Click on the names you like the best. Elfville Copy your names before you leave.

Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you’ve downloaded an organizer, type in your comments and print it out. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom. Help with PDF Files Generating, Identifying, and Organizing Details Determining Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions Order and Sequence Comparison-Contrast and Cause and Effect Process and Cycle Diagrams Evaluating and Making Decisions Persuasive and Supporting a Position Vocabulary Miscellaneous Organizers Graphic Organizer Teaching Notes

'The Present' By Jacob Frey Is A Touching Animated Short That'll Tug At Your Heartstrings MARCH 2, 2016 — By Sara Heddleston Sara Heddleston Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack." “The Present” is a short animated movie that is based on a comic strip by Fabio Coala. It starts with a boy being handed a box. By the end, you will be choked up. video-player-present "The Present" ran at over 180 film festivals and won more than 50 awards...and it's easy to see why. Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:

CAFE™ Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. We developed the CAFE Menu to help students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers. CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and the system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, and targeting whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs and fine tuning one on one conferring. To get started: Click on the Interactive CAFE Menu link above and voila, The CAFE Menu will appear Next, Click on the column titles Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary, (also, Behavior is located at the bottom) to learn about those goals.

Writing Ideas: Adventure in the Pits KateMonk This is a collection of names from around the world which was initially intended to help provide character names for live role-players. It includes short historical backgrounds, male and female first names or personal names, and surnames or family names, from many countries and periods. The author is not an expert in onomastics or history so would like to apologise if any mistakes have been made. All names included are from genuine sources to the best of her knowledge, but this is not an academic study and should not be relied upon by re-enactment societies which require specific dates and instances of occurrence for the names they use. New webmaster's note: This onomastikon was compiled by Kate Monk and hosted by Sal Robertson at gaminggeeks.org. Since as of early July 2005 that site is not available, I have retrieved the content from web.archive.org, amended the HTML slightly, and offer it here.

Jo Knowles - Live Your Life: A Theme and a Challenge for 2013 Every year, in addition to writing a list of goals and dreams, I also pick a "theme" to help guide me in reaching them. This year's theme came as a gift from Maurice Sendak. A few weeks ago, I came across this very sad interview with Sendak and Terry Gross, illustrated by Christoph Niemann. I won't lie. It depressed me. I have a confession. For years, whenever people gushed about his books to me, I would secretly think, Yes they're lovely, but he's not a very nice man. I am ashamed of those secret thoughts. Later, I would see and hear Sendak in other interviews, and my opinion softened. Sometimes I think we forget people can do that. With this in mind, when I heard this latest and maybe last interview, I was a little devastated by the sadness that emanates in his voice. How sad to only find this out so late in life. I think that's where the sorrow in this interview comes from. A desperate plea to anyone who would listen: Don't wait until you are aging to fall in love with the world. Sing.

Small Folk Small Folk Small Folk Question time! Who do you think they are? What do they look like? Why do you think they like ‘staying out of the limelight’? Why do they choose to live underground? How many of them do you think live in this house? What is it like inside? Do you think there are other houses like this? Perfect picture! Imagine who/what might live inside this house. Are there other houses like this? Story starter! They had lived there for as long as he could remember. They were strange folk in a way, small and strange. Can you write a story about them? Sentence challenge! SPAG challenge A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between one thing and another. It may tell you where a thing is in relation to something else. It may tell you when something is in relation to another event. g. Can you find any prepositions in your writing? Sick sentences! These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. There was a door.

Mrs Mavrakis' Year 10 English Book Club

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