Nonfiction Text Structures/Nonfiction Teaching/Mentor Texts Teaching NONFICTION Text Structures This page will suggest ways to teach nonfiction reading comprehension and expository writing through teaching nonfiction text structures. Please refer to the Reasons for the Strategies page to learn more about teaching nonfiction text features. Tips From the Top#.UFNWR1A5bug.mailto Margo Gottlieb offers tips for teachers and school leaders on how to integrate the Common Core standards and English Language Learners “Minority babies are now majority in United States” proclaims the headline of the Washington Post, May 16, 2012. Just think, in five years, this transformative group of Hispanic, Asian, and African-American children will be entering Kindergarten.
Five-Minute Film Festival: Parent-Teacher Partnerships I recently put together a landing page here on Edutopia with all of our resources for parents, so my eye was caught by a fantastic blog post this week by Mark Phillips, "Beyond Back-to-School Night: Parents and Teachers as Allies." Mark gives actionable tips for both parents and teachers about how best to work together -- a topic which I know is of perpetual interest to everyone involved in education. It's all too easy for parents and teachers to be portrayed as being in opposition.
Microsoft Excel Games and Templates Bingo Card Generator That's right just input all your words or numbers into the cells and hit print. Then click the shuffle button and hit print again. Each time you hit the shuffle button MS Excel creates a two unique bingo cards that you can print out and use. Be sure to read the instructions. Turkey Feathers- Multisensory Monday - Think Ready Read Hi everyone, Welcome to Multisensory Monday and Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the upcoming holiday, today’s activity is a cute way to combine dictation with a classic turkey coloring page. I suggest teaching ur with this activity because the Phonics First keyword for ur is turkey (Layer 3 Lesson 27). As with most of my multisensory activities, however, you can use the same idea with any lesson or any dictation words your students are working on.
Harvard Education Letter Volume 28, Number 4July/August 2012 By ROBERT ROTHMAN Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice, continued Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice In a recent survey, William Schmidt, a University Distinguished Professor of education at Michigan State University, found some good news and bad news for supporters of the Common Core State Standards. The good news was that the vast majority of teachers have read the Standards and nearly all like them.
American Association of Teachers For the past decade, AATF has been vigorously promoting the use of technology to enhance the teaching of French language and culture. In Fall 1990, the "Telematics Commission" was established by the AATF Executive Council with the primary mission of providing AATF members with information and training for use of Minitel services in teaching French. In cooperation with the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères and its network of Linguistic Attachés in the United States, the Telematics Commission has organized numerous workshops for training in Minitel and Internet technologies.
Reflections on Leadership and Learning I have written about questions before (related to curiosity and tough concepts). Today I am reflecting on how we as teachers, coaches, and leaders (my favorite roles, along with learners!) use questioning as a strategy to facilitate learning. Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Nationalistic Travel Brochures For the past few weeks, I have been reflecting upon my past lessons and adapting them to the Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies. It has been a great exercise and has allowed me to reexamine the purpose of my activities (and made enhancements for next year). It has also led me to to find some amazing Common Core resources – like this Scoop.it!