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Ghost Stories, Scary Stories, Spooky Tales, Supernatural Stories & Events from American Folklore.

Ghost Stories, Scary Stories, Spooky Tales, Supernatural Stories & Events from American Folklore.

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The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Here's 13 of my favorites.1. The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty Case Files of Detective Nose It was a long and almost unbearable drive out into the desert as the hot sun beat down on Detective Nose’s face. As luck would have it, his air conditioning had broken down only two days earlier and despite having all the windows open, the heat was simply excruciating. As the inspector sipped on some of the water that he brought for the trip, the thought that he may have somehow missed his destination was beginning to penetrate his mind. Just as he was about to turn around and head back, a small sign appeared that read “Ross Expeditions Here”. With a silent sigh of relief, he turned his car towards the small cabin that could be seen in the distance. As Nose reached the front door, Jason Ross introduced himself and motioned for the detective to come inside.

Stories Summary Watch and listen as the CBeebies presenters tell a story. Often retelling traditional stories and fairytales, the presenters read aloud from a picture book. Children can sit back and listen as well as follow the pictures on screen. Enjoying being read to, talking about books, reading stories and becoming familiar with them creates enthusiasm and interest that is likely to stay with children. It will then make them want to recreate the pleasure and fun for themselves. Fairy Tales, in General – WebEnglish.se Related Topics: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella Background This theme is different from the others in WebEnglish.se, as it mostly presents various fairy tale related materials to choose from and not a set of directly usable materials in order. There is both material on fairy tales in general and some of individual fairy tales that WebEnglish.se wishes to endorseWhat is a Fairlytale This page includes a list of characteristics of the genre (yr 6-7) Warm-up

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Today we present the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. True! Nervous -- very, very nervous I had been and am! Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mark Pennington’s students often read on their laptops. Pennington, who’s a reading specialist in Elk Grove near Sacramento, Calif., sees a need to teach kids how to read digitally and stay engaged, and thinks that digital reading will eventually catch up to what kids can do reading print. When asked if his seventh-graders are more engaged when reading from digital readers or in print, he said it depends — motivation and environment play a big role. “Most of the digital reading that students ‘practice’ is at home on Instagram, chat lines, Facebook and texting,” he said. “Since students are choosing to read and respond in these mediums, and since students have considerable prior knowledge and expertise in the subject matter, their engagement/comprehension is high.”

The Seven Best Simple Novels for EFL Students - Kieran Donaghy In my previous article I looked at the many benefits of extensive reading which include gains in reading and writing competence, oral and aural skills, vocabulary growth, and increases in self-esteem and empathy. It is also highly motivating for students to discover that they can read in English and that they enjoy it. For this reason it is essential that the books are interesting to students and at a level appropriate to their reading ability. Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools By Troy Hicks As we have known for decades, and as advocated for by the International Reading Association, our adolescent readers are more likely to engage with text when they feel connected to the topic, have a choice in the reading materials, and are able to discuss what they have read in both formal and informal settings. Unfortunately, even with the proliferation of social media and new technologies in our classrooms, many of the students who I have met with over the past school year have still felt a disconnect between the reading they do in school and the reading they do for their own enjoyment. While there are still many active, avid readers, survey data that I have collected with Dr.

Books Read The Biggest and Brightest Light For Ages: 4-7 Read now More info TOPICS Online Magazine TOPICS Online Magazine Issue 25 1: School Bullying 2: Language Issues 3: What It Means to Struggle 4. Ice Cream: A Favorite Summer Food StoryBuilder Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? StoryBuilder can teach students about the basic steps for good storytelling as well as how to reply to questions in narrative form. Since the app doesn't provide feedback, practice may be most effective one-on-one with teachers tracking progress, at least until a student gets the gist of the exercise. You may want to share stories on StoryBuilder via email with a student's speech therapist and parents to demonstrate specific issues or evaluate and note progress. Read MoreRead Less What's It Like?

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