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Kimono Grades 6-8 Overview: Japanese culture blends an appreciation for nature with everyday life. An illustration of this merger, the kimono, bridges the gap between art and fashion. In this lesson, students increase their understanding of Japanese culture by studying the evolution of the kimono. In the first activity, students learn about the history and significance of kimonos through online or library research. 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.

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.

Time4English A German woman in Darmstadt found a wallet containing €1000. She refused to give it back to the owner unless she was given a €120 reward. She got the reward, but the pensioner who owned it tipped off the police and the woman was arrested. Police said: "It was a bit stupid. She could have just kept the wallet." American Forum - Fast-Food History Activity #1: Where Did Our Food Originate? Introduction Most foods were domesticated in prehistoric times by Stone Age peoples. This activity helps students gain an understanding of point of origin and domestication, as well as an understanding of the debt that we owe to our early ancestors. Objective To understand the concepts of point of origin and domestication.

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.

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.

The Sunday Times Corbyn hit by mutiny on airstrikesTim Shipman, Sean Rayment, Richard Kerbaj and James LyonsHALF of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet are prepared to vote with David Cameron for airstrikes on...Published: 20 September 20152015-09-20 00:01:00true Top footballers suspected of steroid abuse InsightTHE most extensive doping study in football history has exposed significant levels of potential...Published: 20 September 20152015-09-20 00:01:00true Police drop Cliff Richard caseJames GillespieONE of the three investigations into alleged sex abuse by Sir Cliff Richard has been dropped by...Published: 20 September 20152015-09-20 00:01:00true Welby gives home to refugee familyNicholas Hellen, Social Affairs EditorJUSTIN Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to provide sanctuary to a family of Syrian...Published: 20 September 20152015-09-20 00:01:00true South Africa 32 Japan 34: Last-gasp Japan humiliate SpringboksMark PalmerA SUNNY evening in Brighton and a match to warm the spirits.

Access the EEI Curriculum Access all 85 California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum units here! Please join our mailing list to obtain a password for the Teacher’s Editions and to get updates on EEI news and events. EEI is California’s groundbreaking, first-in-the nation K-12 environmental education curriculum. It’s California State Board of Education-approved, teaches select California science and history/social science standards and helps support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

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

printable crosswords with images or text hints, crossword puzzles to print for kids Tools for Educators offers , and programs for preschool, kindergarten teachers, elementary school and language teachers to make crossword puzzles for lessons, lesson plans or K-6 printable word puzzles for classes The 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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