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News and Information for Teacher Leaders

News and Information for Teacher Leaders

Education Week American Education News Site of Record Teacher Resources Tiered Math & Science Assessments Geoffrey Smith, the middle level principal at Jakarta (Indonesia) International School, is a long-time subscriber who enjoys our resources and wants to give something back. Did he ever! This website developed by JIS teacher Dave Suarez shares a tiered approach to teaching "extremely diverse" student groups. Suarez hopes other MS teachers will contribute their own ideas. Study: Understanding concepts is important to children's learning Students learn more when taught general math theories that help them understand formulas and procedures or when allowed to compare ways of solving problems, according to Vanderbilt University research. National Institutes of Health (NIH): Office of Science Education ...a large collection of lesson plans and resources specifically intended for teachers in grades K-12 Conferencing with Parents Avoid teacher burnout

Professional Development ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Teacher Resources by Grade Home › Professional Development Grades K – 12 | Meeting & Event 2017 NCTE Annual Convention Teaching Our Students Today, Tomorrow, Forever: Recapturing Our Voices, Our Agency, Our Mission Grades K – 8 | Strategy Guide Tracking and Supporting Student Learning with Kidwatching In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Grades 6 – 12 | Online Professional Development Using Formative Reading Assessment to Enhance Content Area Learning Go to Strategy Guides Grades 3 – 12 | Strategy Guide Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy Glogster, a Web 2.0 tool, supports development of students’ multimodal literacy skills. Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Classroom Resources Home › Classroom Resources Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive Venn Diagram This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App Word Mover Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text. Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive Trading Card Creator This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. Go to Lesson Plans Grades 2 – 5 | Lesson Plan Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters Imagine if vocabulary could come alive with the click of a button! Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan E-pals Around the World Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan Grades 8 – 12 | Lesson Plan

Educators The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Actual Size by Steve Jenkins Ain't Gonna Rain No More written by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Carrow Airborn by Kenneth Oppel Antsy Does Time by Neal Shüsterman Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar written and illustrated by Clare Jarrett The Arrival by Shaun Tan The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel Cinderella stories by various authors Clementine by Sara Pennypacker The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni The Dog Who Cried Wolf written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza Don't Laugh, Joe! Dragon: Hound of Honor by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Watson Hamilton Flush by Carl Hiaasen From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. The Giver by Lois Lowry Good Masters! Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Junie B. No, David! Say What?

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