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The Lexile® Framework for Reading There is no direct correspondence between a specific Lexile measure and a specific grade level. Within any classroom or grade, there will be a range of readers and a range of reading materials. For example, in a fifth-grade classroom there will be some readers who are ahead of the typical reader (about 250L above) and some readers who are behind the typical reader (about 250L below). To say that some books are "just right" for fifth graders assumes that all fifth graders are reading at the same level. The Lexile® Framework for Reading is intended to match readers with texts at whatever level the reader is reading. MetaMetrics® has studied the ranges of Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures at specific grades in an effort to describe the typical Lexile measures of texts and the typical Lexile measures of students of a given grade level.

Learn Irregular Verbs with Engames and Fluency MC I have already published 10 posts on teaching irregular verbs. You can see the list of the posts down here: But I still cannot say that my students know the verbs. That was why I joined forces with Fluency MC, and this time we would like to teach the irregular verbs together. To achieve this, we have prepared a song, an infographic, a game and an online quiz. We believe that if you go through all the activities, you will know the 20 irregular verbs we would like to teach in this post.

Fantastic Comprehensive List of Assessment Tools for Teachers About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

Report Cards As part of the state accountability system, reflected in Wisconsin’s approved ESEA Flexibility Request, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has produced report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. These Report Cards provide data on multiple indicators for four Priority Areas: Student Achievement – performance on the WKCE and WAA-SwD in reading and mathematics Student Growth – improvement over time on the WKCE in reading and mathematics Closing Gaps – progress of student subgroups in closing gaps in reading and mathematics performance and/or graduation rates On-track and Postsecondary Readiness – performance on key indicators of readiness for graduation and postsecondary pursuits, whether college or career Districts and schools receive a score from 0-100 for each Priority Area. Scores are included on each Report Card. The longer (18-page) Report Card Detail includes the data factored into the scores.

20 Websites To Free EBooks We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books. More Ebooks! More Ebooks! Looking for more eBooks? How to manage your time effectively when dealing with the IELTS Reading section IELTS is a graded test. This is the main reason why the time to complete the reading tasks seems limited, a lot of times, at least to some students who aim to achieve a score between 5 and 6/6.5. Effective time management is of primary importance, therefore, in this particular exam. So, how can we help learners develop the right techniques?

36 fun classroom activities for Present Simple and Continuous By: Alex Case |Audience: Teachers|Category: Teaching English I have recently published 56 communicative activities to teach Present Simple and 35 for practising Present Continuous, often combined with things like frequency expressions and pronunciation to make lessons on these rather basic tenses more useful. However, the most useful thing you can do with Present Simple and Present Continuous is teach and practise them together, contrasting their meanings and uses. I therefore recommend moving fairly quickly on from any lessons on those tenses on their own to combining them in the ways explained below.

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Sites With High-Quality Informational Text Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. One of the most exciting shifts in the Common Core State Standards is the increased use of content-rich, informational text. Let’s think about this. As professionals, how often do we read texts that are outside of our comfort zone? Communication Approaches That Strengthen Working Relationships In the July 2013 issue of Leader’s Edge, I suggested that business performance could be explained using the following formula: Talent + Energy + Time = Results Consequently, communication approaches that ruin working relationships waste the time, energy, and talent in an organization.

Audio for ESL/EFL: Listen and Read Along (Flash/MP3) YouTube Videos Science and Technology This is 4 minutes long and use the Teleprompter Player.'Caine’s Arcade' Video Brings Fame to Creative Boy Words & Their Stories These are 5 minutes long and use the Teleprompter Player. Words Their Way: Word Study in Action Developmental Model NEW! Words Their Way: Word Study in Action Developmental Model. Following the 5 stages of spelling development, this classroom-ready package features all materials needed to assist teachers to instruct in phonics, vocabulary, and spelling. NCII Certified Free Teaching Resources 250,281 results sort by: Rating 8 High-Quality OER Collections Resource Spotlight 8 High-Quality OER Collections Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help. 1.

What is Your Deepest Communication Value? Welcome to our blog, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” With each post, we’ll present some of the most recent neuroscientific and neuropsychological findings on how the brain processes language and how we can use this knowledge to improve the way we speak and listen to others. We used to believe that there were only a few language centers in the brain, but we now know that virtually every part of the brain – indeed, even individual neurons – have a mind of their own and their own unique way of communicating to all the other parts of the brain. The same holds true for humans: each one us develops a unique style of communication.

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