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All About Adolescent Literacy

All About Adolescent Literacy
Featured Strategy: Inferential Reading Teaching students to "read inferentially" helps them read more strategically. Inferential reading helps students make connections between their personal experiences and their comprehension of a text. Rather than stopping students during reading to comment on specific points, this strategy focuses on their thinking and how new information reshapes prior knowledge.See strategy » Integrating Knowledge and Ideas Across Multiple Sources of Information In this lesson, 11th grade history teacher Joanna Heppeler sets the stage for an ambitious multi-day unit examining four key documents from President Lincoln: his first inaugural address, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address and the second inaugural address.

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Literature Lesson Plans Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu: General Lesson Plan Sites | Book Reports | Fables, Folk and Fairy Tales | Genres | Literature Circles, Book Talks and Storytelling | Poetry | Nonfiction | Plans for Special Subjects | Elementary Level | Secondary Level | Children's Books and Technology | Miscellaneous General Literature and Lesson Plan Sites 25 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for Middle School Students From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Not all educational apps are created equal. Some are more fun than others. Some are more pedagogically sound than others.

Connecting Word Meanings Through Semantic Mapping Semantic maps (or graphic organizers) are maps or webs of words. The purpose of creating a map is to visually display the meaning-based connections between a word or phrase and a set of related words or concepts. Semantic maps help students, especially struggling students and those with disabilities, to identify, understand, and recall the meaning of words they read in the text. Learning to create these maps aligns with three of the ELA Common Core State Standards: Teaching students to use semantic maps You can provide your students with direct instruction on how to use semantic maps.

IQ - Interactive Quizzes Reading/Language Arts Grade 2 Reading & Language Arts: Grade 3 Reading & Language Arts: Grade 4 Reading & Language Arts: Grade 5 Reading & Language Arts: Region 10 Literature and the Internet New Literacies of the Internet Facilitators from The University of Connecticut:Jill Castek, Julie Coiro, Laurie Henry and Melissa McMullan Children's Literature Ideas | Comprehension and Critical Thinking Portions of this presentation were adapted from Coiro, J. (2003). Rethinking comprehension strategies to better prepare students for critically evaluating content on the Internet. Algebra 2 Online! This course contains both content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new, more abstract concepts in algebra. Students will gain proficiency in solving linear equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations. New concepts include solving quadratic equations and inequalities, exploring conics, investigating polynomials, and applying and using matrices to organize and interpret data. Students will also investigate exponential and logarithmic functions.

LSI The Life Space Interview (LSI)&Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) The Life Space Interview (LSI) was developed by Fritz Redl, a pioneer in psychoeducational interventions. A recent variation on the LSI is the "Life Space Crisis Intervention", developed by Nicholas Long, a student of Bill Morse, who was a student of Fritz Redl. Everything described in this section has since been incorporated into the more updated/modern " LSCI". Below, you will find a link to a web site that describes the LSCI and how to implement it. The older Life Space Interview is a classroom counseling approach used to manage behavior and change behavior patterns of students.

Curriculet Curriculet frees up my time outside of the classroom - no more collecting reading questions, trying to spot-check them, giving points for writing something down, whether or not they actually did the reading or understood it. - Jessica Rice, English Teacher at Summit Preparatory High School With Curriculet, I can not only change our reading instruction on a classroom level by flipping the instruction, but also influence reading instruction on a departmental level by encouraging the department to expand the curriculum: we can read MORE in less time with Curriculet. - Kate Baker, English teacher at Southern Regional high School I cannot WAIT to share this with my colleagues. This is going to revolutionize the way I can teach info texts, short stories, and excerpts from novels! - Morgan Toal, English teacher at Lakewood middle school

Literature Learning Ladders Literature Circles involve a small group of students exploring a piece of literature in depth. Although you'll find lots of books and articles on the Literature Circles, there are many ways to implement the strategies across grade levels and subject areas. Think of literature circles as one element of a balanced literacy program rather than "the solution." In most cases, the application of literature circles evolves over time as students and teachers become more experienced readers.

Grades 6-8 Build a Portable Sundial Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Mary Lord Students in grades 6 to 8 investigate the accuracy of sundials and the discrepancy that lies between “real time” and “clock time.” They track the position of the sun during the course of a relatively short period of time as they make a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. 4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios I still have every single project I ever completed in preschool. My dad collected them and kept each one in a grocery bag that he tucked away in the back of his closet. Looking through his collection now, there's nothing incredibly prodigious about the work that I created as a four-year-old boy. I see doodles, collages, coloring pages and awkward attempts at writing my own name.

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