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Home The research dissemination efforts of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) ended on March 31, 2007, with the end of the federal funding. The research publications, Focus on Basics, training and teaching resources, and other materials continue to be available for download from this Web site. These materials are no longer available in print. We hope that NCSALL's efforts improved practices and informed teaching in the educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma, as well as increased the research base on adult learning and literacy. World Education was the dissemination partner for NSCALL, 1996 -2007. World Education continues to host this site so that the valuable resources developed during this time are still accessible.

Foundation Online Learning 3 Ways to Map Stories Creating mapped stories is one of my favorite activities to help history students see the significance of location in historical events. Most of the time I have students include dated placemarks on the mapped stories that they build. Here are three free tools that students can use to map stories. The Google Earth Tour Builder allows students to create Google Earth tours in their web browsers. Odyssey.js is an open source map creation tool from CartoDB. StoryMap JS is a nice tool for creating mapped stories. Here are this week’s most popular posts on FreeTech4Teachers.com: 1. Summer PD Opportunities With Me. Would you like to have me visit your school?

Writing Excuses 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. They are known as padding or filler words and generally add little to your writing. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Adding modifiers, qualifiers, and unnecessary adverbs and adjectives, weakens your writing. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the padding word ‘very’. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. If you enjoyed this, you will love: Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson

Literacy-in-CTE | NRCCTE Demands on students’ literacy skills are becoming increasingly intense and rigorous, especially in highly technical CTE courses and in today’s labor market. Students must possess the requisite literacy skills for career and academic success, yet barely one-third of high school graduates are considered proficient in reading. CTE teachers can facilitate the learning processes by scaffolding instruction with literacy strategies. In developing the Literacy-in-CTE curriculum integration model, which was based on the successful Math-in-CTE curriculum integration study and professional development model, NRCCTE researchers at Cornell University experimentally tested two approaches to integrating literacy skills in CTE. During Literacy-in-CTE professional development sessions, CTE teachers learn to integrate effective models of reading interventions in the context of their CTE courses.

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Full text of "The poetry of Emily Dickinson : teacher's guide" TEACHER'S GUIDE THE POETRY OF '•4F --INSTITUTED , ,. ".*.». Museum^ Library • .•?* services' Emily Dickinson NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS y m READ THE POETRY OF Emily Dickinson TEACHER'S GUIDE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS A great nation deserves great art. vi. MuseumandLibrary AS MIDWEST The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts — both new and established — bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

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