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Professional Development The course, based on promising results produced by the professional development model delivered in the Verizon Innovate Learning Schools, includes five modules developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools and classrooms. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Johns Hopkins University will be offered to teachers completing the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy courses.

Phonics Free printable worksheets © Contributed by Leanne Guenther There are differences in opinion about whether using phonics is useful in teaching children to read. My personal opinion is that everyone learns differently -- try a variety of things with your kids until you find what works for them. Scholastic: Constitution Day Teacher Tips Teacher Tips This back-to-school season, you and your students have a chance to make history by participating in the nationwide Constitutional celebration on September 16 and 17. In addition to joining the exciting nationwide recitation of the Preamble, take this opportunity to explore the amazing document that created our system of government. Though created well over 200 years ago, the Constitution is a living document that continues to evolve and speak to us today about issues the original Framers could not have imagined.

ESL Reading Worksheets - Short Stories - Free Arbor Day - Marla and Tio plant a tree in the yard. Breakfast - Jack has high cholesterol and has to stop eating donuts. Bus Driver - Adan wants to retire next year when he turns sixty-two. Camping - Bears take over a campsite! Car Accident - Oh, no! A Learning Center for Young Astronomers The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC. StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A.

Storytelling Prompts for Kids - Tell Me A Story Time for the Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids. The theme for November is Fairy Tales, Fables and Fractured Fairy Tales. My daughters have actually been reading quite a few fairy tale chapter books lately. Learn to Read: Free Phonics worksheets, Phonics Games, Phonics Activities and Phonics Flashcards Phonics Flashcards Activities CVC Flashcards -with uppercase alphabets CVC Flashcards -with lowercase alphabets Long vowel (magic E) flashcards -with lowercase alphabets R Controlled words flashcards Lowercase LettersUppercase LettersAlphabet Train GameAlphabet Ordering Games Kids Phonics learning games: Phonics Games To link to this page, copy the following code to your site:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Teaching Ideas and Resources: Read the first paragraph where Christopher discovers the dead dog. Can you complete the story from that point? The book is a murder mystery novel. a Program of the National Park Service Featured this month: Civics in America Happy 2016! At the start of this election year, Teaching with Historic Places is highlighting its lessons about Civics in America. These lessons teach government topics and the histories of American citizens taking individual or collective action: from serving in elected office to engaging in philanthropic efforts; from volunteering in a citizens' militia to fighting for basic rights. Many of the featured lessons also feature service learning activities to engage students in their communities and government. NEW!

82 Free Phonics Flash Cards Download your phonics flash cards here. It may take a second New! Reading Comprehension: Worksheets, Free Tests, Strategies, Questions Reading comprehension section provides you with a practice list of free "comprehension worksheets" and tests that will help you improve your level of English comprehension. READING and COMPREHENSION In your goal to improve your reading and comprehension, please do check out our free comprehension reading worksheets, exercises and tests below. Reading for comprehension passages, skills questions, practice exercises & strategies for improving your English reading with comprehension.

Collection Connections - Literature and Poetry - Themed Resources Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction. American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 (Summary and Teaching Resources) The life histories, in combination with fictional novels, can engage students in the study of themes such as loss of innocence, consequences of failure, or corruption and its consequences. American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Summary Only) Search this collection using the terms "author", "poet" or "literature". American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 (Summary Only) This collection presents over 250 books documenting the travel in America. Authors include James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Zora Neale Hurston Plays (Summary Only)

Popplet and Pizza So how does a pizza and attacking multi-syllabic words go together you are wondering? You don't eat a whole pizza at once, in one bite and if you don't know a long word (multi-syllabic word) you don't try to read the whole thing at once. You break it down (slice it up like a pizza) and read it (eat it) bite by bite! It's gotta be in kid language so they get it! :) My groups in grades 1-3 need a lot of practice with breaking words into syllables to try to read them.

Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills:

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