English Through Stories Episode 8: Tracing the Plates Audio Index:Story: 1:34Explanations: 7:20 “Be careful! She may have broken bones,” the ambulance driver yelled. I arrived at the accident scene just a few minutes after the police. “Wait just one second,” I said to the police officer closing the back door of the ambulance. “Okay, go ahead,” she said, “but hurry up.” “Thanks.” Anne opened her eyes slowly. “I heard about the accident on my police scanner. “A...a car...red car...going very fast...hit me. “A red car, Anne?” “No...didn’t see...but...I got the license plate...3XZW...4...5..1” she said, running out of breath. “Anne, that’s wonderful! “Thanks, Dr. “Okay, buddy, you’ll have to go now,” the policewoman yelled. I jumped out of the ambulance and it drove away. “Hello, police department?... “Cho? It was now 7:45 p.m. and I still needed to talk to one of the ex-employees of Pardo Computers who worked at a club near the airport. When I got to the club, I walked inside. “Hey!” “I’m looking for Lenny MacKay.
Professional Resources That Help With the Lesson Planning Process Preparing lesson plans can be overwhelming. I can remember during my first years of teaching when my entire weekend would be centered on my weekly lesson plans. Imagine curling up with teaching guides or making a date with grading papers. And let me not forget my favorite — the ultimate best — writing my lesson plans by hand. Doesn’t that sound exciting? This process can become extremely time consuming without the right resources. My professional library is full of books and I have my favorites. Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis Reading and Language Arts Worksheets – Don’t Grow Dendrites by Marcia L. Strategies That Work My principal, Eileen Brett, first introduced me to this book. Reading and Language Arts Worksheets – Don’t Grow Dendrites In November of 2013, I attended the New Jersey Education Association teacher's convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Revisiting The Reading Workshop In my opinion, this is a must have for every literacy classroom.
Informationstjuvar aktiverar förförståelse Läsrelaterade aktiviteter har jag skrivit om vid ett flertal gånger förut och i det här inlägget tänkte jag fokusera lite extra på en rätt rolig "före-läsning"-aktivitet som går ut på att man aktiverar elevernas förförståelse för att de lättare ska förstå textens innehåll. Aktiviteten bidrar också till att eleverna utvecklar strategier för att dra nytta av olika slags ledtrådar i en text för att öka förståelsen. Aktiviteten kallas informationstjuvar på svenska men namnet är betydligt mycket mer intressant på engelska: T.H.I.E.V.E.S. eftersom det är en akronym för följande: TitleHeadingsIntroductionEvery first sentence in a paragraphVisuals and vocabularyEnd-of-chapter questionsSummary Suzanne Liff Manz som har hittat på THIEVES, har formulerat ett antal frågor under varje rubrik som man sedan använder tillsammans med eleverna. Title Vad har texten/kapitlet för rubrik? Headings Vad ger underrubriken mig för ledtrådar om textens innehåll? Introduction Finns det en inledningstext? Summary
ABC Short Stories » Home In 2008, the ABC Radio Short Story project is not running. The 2007 ABC Radio Short Story Project winners have been announced. You can listen to the winning stories and read about the authors below. From a doctor who works in remote communities and writes in her spare time to an established children's book author and a reformed political speechwriter - the interviews with this year's winners paint a fascinating picture of the diverse lives of writers in regional Australia. You can also read stories by all the 2007 finalists, by the two young writers who were selected this year for special mention and by previous winners. This year we received 1800 entries, significantly more than last year, and the standard of entries was, according to our judges, also appreciably higher. Congratulations to the 2007 winners and finalists and thank you to all who entered. print friendly version of this page | Email this page
Feeling Stressed? Easy-to-Use Stress-Busting Tips This posting is for all teachers, no matter when your school year ends. Whether you have packed your last book, handed out report cards, and said your final goodbyes, or are in the throes of winding down, packing up your classroom, and feeling overwhelmed, this post is for you. Every year comes with its own set of highs and lows. Recently I've been reflecting on this school year. I am sure that most of you are going through the same process of looking back as well. One thing that I know for sure is that this year is that I was truly tested with the increasing demands of our profession. During my reflection of this school year, I thought about what tools or strategies I called upon to get me through those TOUGH days. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. Last, but certainly not least, the number one stress-buster is . . . 1. These work for me. Do you have any stressbusters that work for you?
The Official Website of Robert Munsch Making Inferences Making inferences is a skill by which students are often evaluated on state reading tests. Additionally, according to Bloom's Taxonomy, analyzing implications is a higher order reading skill than comprehending text. Therefore, good readers make inferences. To make an inference, a reader or listener takes information provided by the writer or speaker, combines it with background knowledge and prior information relevant to the situation, and extracts an unstated or implied idea from the communication. Inferences are related to implications; in fact, they are the same thing. The area between what is clearly stated and what is understood is much contended. So, did Kevin make the team? Review Making inferences is more difficult than understanding and locating information in a text, but it is something that good readers do.
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