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OverDrive: ebooks, audiobooks, and videos for libraries and schools

OverDrive: ebooks, audiobooks, and videos for libraries and schools
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Gale Cengage: Library Research K-12 Classroom in Context (CLiC) Transform your resources into interactive classroom content with digital curriculum tools. Start exploring Gale In Context Deliver the most-studied topics to middle and high school students with engaging online resources. Learn more Instructional Practice Guide: Academic Word Finder What is academic vocabulary? Academic vocabulary (also known as Tier 2 vocabulary) words appear in many different contexts and are subtle or precise ways to say relatively simple things, for example “relative” or “accumulate”. The Common Core emphasizes regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary because academic vocabulary helps students access and understand increasing levels of complex texts across all content areas. Why is academic vocabulary so important? Academic vocabulary words are often vital to comprehension, reappear in many texts, and frequently are part of a word family or semantic network.

School Furniture for Today's Classroom - Smith System Classroom Furniture’s Active Role in Learning Environments. The classroom has evolved from a static physical space into a dynamic learning environment. What made this evolution possible is the combination of a better understanding of the way students learn and the ability to apply that understanding through more effective teaching methods. Naturally, as the teaching methods changed, so have the teacher’s tools, including the classroom furniture. Even advanced desks don’t move themselves. Mobility is a crucial feature for furniture in a collaborative learning classroom. Navigating Text Complexity Understanding text complexity is essential to implementing the Common Core State Standards in ELA & Literacy. But what makes a text complex and how will it help prepare my students for college and career? What tools can I use to select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my classroom? How can analyzing the qualitative characteristics of a text inform my instruction of a text? These have been our guiding questions in developing this text complexity resource for teachers.

Book Systems Library Automation Software Your School Library is at the center of academic development in your community. Whether serving students, teachers, or parents, your mission is clear: provide fast and easy access to your complete archive of books, videos, and digital media in a cost effective manner. Atriuum, Book Systems’ 100% Web-based library management system, offers you, your students, faculty and staff a comprehensive, reliable, and easy-to-use system providing instant access from any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day. Atriuum streamlines many of your most time-consuming management tasks and empowers students and teachers to manage their own accounts within the circulation rules you set.

5 Key Strategies For ELL Instruction English Language Learners (ELLs) face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in which it is presented. Teachers have traditionally treated language learning as a process of imparting words and structures or rules to students, separate from the process of teaching content knowledge. This approach has left ELLs especially unprepared to work with the complex texts and the academic types of language that are required to engage in content area practices, such as solving word problems in Mathematics, or deconstructing an author’s reasoning and evidence in English Language Arts. ELLs need to be given frequent, extended opportunities to speak about content material and work through complex texts in English with small groups of classmates. Working closely with Denver Public Schools teachers Ms.

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Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners If you're like most teachers, your classes have increasingly become more linguistically diverse. If you're looking for ways to meet the needs of students who struggle with or are just learning English, I am here to help! For the last eight years, I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with many students who are English language learners. It's been an exceptionally challenging and rewarding experience and I am thrilled to be able to share with you some of the best practices that I've used in my classroom. My background includes three years solely focused on English Language Development (ELD). I have also taught the CLAD (Cross-Language and Academic Development) course at California State University, Fullerton and worked with veteran teachers to help them integrate ELD and SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English) strategies.

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