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Understand what you read

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More reading. Smarter teaching. Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways. Just paste in difficult English (or enter a web page URL) and click the yellow button. You'll see an easier version, for fast understanding now. You'll learn what the hard words and phrases mean with our Smart Highlighting.

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Resources for Teachers Step 1: Choose a Skill Each lesson can be used multiple times with the same students. Choose different reading material each time. This gives the students a chance to become comfortable with the format and the expectations so they can focus on the skill. Community Club Home Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club What happens when the fire alarm rings? Early readers will follow along with images and audio as a firefighter races to work.

Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution Reader Erika Chapman tipped me off to an excellent site called Literably. It allows students to read a text and have it automatically assessed for accuracy and words-per-minute speed. Plus, and this is what was most surprising to me, it also provides a fairly accurate indentification of student errors — in other words, what word they said instead of the word in the text. You’re able to provide the student or parent a link to the recording. And it’s free. It’s extraordinarily easy to use.

25 Sure-Fire Strategies for Handling Difficult Students Effective teachers discipline with encouragement and kind words much more often than rebukes or reprimands. The goal is to help students feel good about themselves and their behavior in the classroom. Inevitably, though, misbehavior happens. When it does, keep the collected wisdom of experienced teachers in mind:

10 Free Reading Tests for Students in Grades 5 Through 9 Introduction As noted above, I am offering 10 free reading tests on this page. All of them are short--students can complete them in about 15 minutes or so. Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Printables: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Holida... abcteach features over 1,000 multi-page reading comprehension activities. These include biographies, history lessons, and introductions to important concepts in social studies, science, holidays, and more. Fictional stories are also available, providing students with fun and imaginative scenarios to explore. These stories serve as great backdrops for questions about problem solving, emotions, moral and ethical dilemmas, and vocabulary interpretation. Use the subcategories below to find reading activities written for your students’ comprehension level. Readings about popular topics are written for multiple grade levels.

Why some kids can’t spell and why spelling tests won’t help A couple of years ago, early one morning, I received an SMS advising “resadents to stay indoors because of a nearby insadent”. I was shocked by the spelling, as much as the message. Surely, I thought, if it was a real message then the spelling would be correct. Spelling matters. How to Find a Throughline in Your Demo Presentation Finding a throughline is useful in all professional presentations, and especially helpful when running a demo. Crafting a great performance can be a bit like navigating a long trip the old school way- with a road map. The moment-to-moment map an actor creates in regards to a character is often referred to as the "throughline", and it takes a lot of work and planning on the part of the actor to develop. Recently we shared a great article by Annie Murphy Paul for creativitypost.com entitled "How To Use Your Memory The Way Actors Do." In the article, Ms.

ESL Grammar Worksheets A colorful ESL grammar exercises worksheet for kids to study and learn question words. Read the short grammar information about the question words what, who, when, where, how, why, which, whose and do the exercise. Useful for teaching and learning question words in English. Echo Questions Multiple Choice ESL Exercise Worksheet TEXT DETECTIVES- FIND THE TEXT EVIDENCE FREEBIE SAMPLER! The ORIGINAL Text Detectives for Color-Coded Comprehension and Text Evidence! :) This bundle includes 5 sample passages to let you try my best-selling Text Detectives packs before you buy! Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the text-based evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code system.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets Reading Comprehension Worksheets Focused Reading Passage Worksheets All the passages are aligned to curriculum standards to make them very easier to use. You can find much longer passages at the bottom of this page. These practice readers all include a question sections. They are on fun and light topics for kids. Schools need advice on how to help students with reading difficulties As students prepare to go back to school, it’s estimated that between 10% to 16% of those aged from five to 16 years will have reading difficulties such as dyslexia and inadequate comprehension skills. All teaching makes particular assumptions about how students tend to learn. For these students, regular literacy teaching will be insufficient. They need alternative teaching pathways.

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