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#.VAeQjtGI70M This is a guest post from Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on this blog. Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, a common challenge exists: finding non-fiction content at reading level. This is an especially pressing concern for teachers incorporating the CCSS Standards into their curricula. Given that varied reading levels may exist within a single class, it can seem virtually impossible to have all students access the same content in a way that allows them to comprehend the material. A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery I was in high school in the mid '90s when I first read George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984. It lifted the veil of my childhood innocence, opening my eyes to the injustices of the adult world. Once I finished the chilling, final sentence of the novel, there was no going back to my naive self.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE - The Learning Network Blog Photo Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions: Extreme Photo of the Week Photograph by Mike Schirf “I love the skiing down the best, but I don't love the skinning up,” says 11-year-old Lilliana Libecki, seen here with her dad, Mike, on their recent sailing-skiing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in front of Paradise Bay and a colony of Gentoo penguins. It was Lilliana’s very first expedition with her dad, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Expeditions Council grantee, and veteran of 50-some remote expeditions.

Immigrant earnings ‘a failure’ - Göteborg Daily Refugees and other immigrant groups are finding it hard to establish themselves in the labour market, even after 10 years in Sweden, suggests a report from daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The newspaper followed the progress of nearly 15,500 immigrants of working age who received permanent residency in 2004 and are still registered in Sweden. After ten years, those who came here as refugees earned a median wage of only 11,100 kronor per month - less than half the figure for the entire population. Around three out of ten receive welfare benefits from the municipality.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Printables: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Holidays page 1 abcteach features over 1,000 multi-page reading comprehension activities. These include biographies, history lessons, and introductions to important concepts in social studies, science, holidays, and more. Fictional stories are also available, providing students with fun and imaginative scenarios to explore. These stories serve as great backdrops for questions about problem solving, emotions, moral and ethical dilemmas, and vocabulary interpretation. Use the subcategories below to find reading activities written for your students’ comprehension level.

Teaching Literary Analysis Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills. Bloom's Taxonomy illustrates that analysis should come at the fourth level, right after comprehension and application. What this means is that students must be able to understand and describe the text before they are able to analyze its elements. Teaching literary analysis is often a daunting and overwhelming task. After all, it is essentially guiding students slowly through the process of critical thinking and understanding literature. Behind the News Welcome Book Animation The last day for submitting your artwork has now passed but we wanted to show you one submission that Ava and Bethany animated! While it can't be included in the book we have uploaded here as we though it was pretty clever!Watch ABC ME is here! Watch whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are. But first download the app on your tablet, customise your profile, explore and add shows you love to your very own profile.

Best Free Children's eBooks Online Introduction This is a listing of 234 sites that legally offer free ebooks for children to read. There is a separate listing of audio books for children at Best Free Audio Books Online For Children. (72 sites) This page is geared towards younger children. I recently added a page of site listings for Featured Lessons Jump to a Section Close Reading Model Lessons Sign up to receive updates from us. Featured Lessons Download All Date Added: 09/16/13

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