Phonics and Learning to Read I have created a whole learn to read curriculum. (see McGuffey Readers on the Robinson page–These are what I used to teach my kids to read. I describe how I did it on the preschool page. And here is another mom’s description of how she taught her kids to read. This is her Squidoo page and she includes several worksheets there. Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.
Readability and reading ages of school science text-books. Measuring the reading age of books and other reading matter. This article outlines the subject of readability, and its relevance to school books. The 4 main sections of the article are: 1. The effect of interest and motivation. 2. Legibility, including type, layout and reading conditions. 3. Sentence structure, including readability formulae. 4.
The Mystery of Malta's Long-Headed Skulls by Vittorio Di Cesare and Adriano Forgione (HERA magazine, Rome, Italy) In the megalithic temple of Hal Saflienti, in Malta, men with extraordinary cranial volume were buried. These skulls seem to belong to a strange human stock and if properly analyzed, could create an ideal link between the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian cultures and a race of sacerdotal men identified with the snake. We are back from a visit in Malta among the suite of Maurizia Giusti, alias Syusy Blady and the crew of her Italian national TV show, "Tourists by Chance". Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts 1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (show more) Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).
Welcome to the Don Potter.net Wide Interest Web Site Nationwide Educational Reform Campaign Sponsored by Donald L. Potter Don teaching Blend Phonics Unit 14 with cursive Purpose Statement Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input.Decide on a workflow solution and stick to it. I use Edmodo to set assignments and annotate responses.
Making Sense of Literacy Books and their Reading Levels One of the major challenges in creating and publishing literacy resources is attaching a reading level to them. Adult students that are learning to read better probably wouldn’t like to see a “Grade 3” sticker on the front of the book. Literacy practitioners and instructors can assist their students more effectively if they provide motivational material at the correct reading level – not too hard and not too easy. In order to realistically meet the instructional needs of readers at any level, we, as a publisher need to provide the instructors with this information. This is where the challenge begins.
The origins of King Arthur Was the original Arthur Roman or Welsh? The popular literary King Arthur is thought by some historians to originate with a real but little-known figure called Riothamus who existed in post-Roman Britain in the 5th century AD, and who may also have been called Arturius. Other academics dispute this theory and believe Arthur may have early Welsh origins in the poem 'Y Gododdin' which commemorates British warriors who died in a battle at Catraeth during the 5th or 6th centuries when the native Britons fought against Germanic Saxon invaders. The Welsh King Arthur There is also an early Welsh poem - 'Historia Brittonum' - from around 800, which records that "at that time the Saxons increased in numbers and grew in Britain.