Current Events and Literacy for Middle Schools TIME Edge is the premier digital news source developed specifically for middle school students. Build student literacy skills with close-reading assignments. Get ideas for tying history and science lessons to current events. Measure student comprehension with ready-to-use assessments. Tips on how to make a video news report Do you want to make a TV news report but have no idea where to start? Watch this video to see how a group of students, with help from the BBC's Sophie Long, go about it and read the advice below. How to make a video news report What's the story? Before starting any news report, the most important point to remember is: Keep it simple. Think about how can you tell the story in the most engaging way, without making it too complicated.
New Zealand says no to Jedis Mark Hamill, left, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from "Star Wars." (20th Century-Fox Film Corp. via AP) New Zealand's Jedi Society was established in April 2014. According to the society's Web site, it was established to help aid the "advancement of the Jedi," to promote "understanding and knowledge of the Force" and to "enable eternal vigilance of the Sith." Unfortunately, it's already hit a significant hurdle. New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs recently denied its request for tax-free status, as it is not a religion. According to the Australian Associated Press, the department's charity services board found that the society did not "promote a moral or spiritual improvement," one requirement needed for a group to claim charitable status on religious grounds.
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.
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Current Events Classroom About Current Events Classroom The Current Events Classroom is a collection of timely and relevant brief lesson plans that assist K-12 educators in teaching news topics and other issues of the day. Each lesson helps students analyze the topic through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens. Featured Lesson (Download PDF).
TV news report project You are hired as a TV anchorman/ anchorwoman by the BBC. Present a TV news report! Carte des compétences et connaissances à maîtriser pour cette séquence projet: Nazi banner unfurled for WWII film sparks anger in France (and selfies) “There was nothing around to explain what was going on. The scene was just surreal.” He added that tourists began taking selfies in front of the banner, which will be used in a film adaptation of French author Joseph Joffo’s memoir, A Bag of Marbles, about growing up during the Holocaust.
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? 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?
About this Collection - Country Studies Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. The series includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia.
E-waste, recycling, and sustainability - Geography (9,10) - ABC Splash - A TV monitor lies amongst electronic trash. Playing on it are images of recycling trash being picked up by truck and sorted and processed in plants.TANYA HA, REPORTERRight now, you are watching trashy television and I mean that in the nicest possible way. But the way we sort the stuff we want from the stuff we don't all boils down to some beautiful simple physics in action, starting with size and weight.Rubbish passes over a vibrating conveyer belt, some of it falling off.TANYA HAThis incline of vibrating, spinning rubber discs acts like a giant sieve. The lightweight paper and cardboard moves up, heavier, more compact bottles and cans move down.Tanya Ha lowers a textbook. She stands before a white board with algebraic expressions written over it.TANYA HAIf you were paying attention in high school physics you'll know that some metals and their alloys, like iron and steel, are innately magnetic.
Appeals court overturns approval of pesticide over concerns about declining honey bee numbers - 9/10/2015 10:33:13 PM The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately study the pesticide sulfoxaflor before approving its use in 2013 on a wide variety of crops, including citrus and cotton, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. Initial studies showed sulfoxaflor was highly toxic to honey bees, and the EPA was required to get further tests, Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder said. "In this case, given the precariousness of bee populations, leaving the EPA's registration of sulfoxaflor in place risks more potential environmental harm than vacating it," she wrote.
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