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The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
Having the “same” text written for different levels of English comprehension can be a life-saver for a multi-level class of English Language Learners or for a teacher with a mainstream class that includes some students that are facing other challenges. They can be an important tool for differentiation. But where do you get these different versions other than creating them yourself? Here are a few sources, and I hope that readers will suggest more: Newsela provides several “levels” of the same newspaper articles, along with accompanying online quizzes, that students can read and take. News In Levels offers similar resources, but without the ability to track student progress online. For The Teachers has similar leveled articles available for download. Breaking News English Text Compactor lets you paste text into it and then automatically shares different versions with fewer words. Rewordify is like a super-sophisticated Text Compactor on steroids. And it’s all available for free! Related Related:  Reading ResourcesReading

The Lottery The classic short story about conformity and tradition in America. The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock; in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 2th. but in this village, where there were only about three hundred people, the whole lottery took less than two hours, so it could begin at ten o'clock in the morning and still be through in time to allow the villagers to get home for noon dinner. The children assembled first, of course. Soon the men began to gather. surveying their own children, speaking of planting and rain, tractors and taxes. The lottery was conducted--as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program--by Mr. Mr. Just as Mr. Mrs. 'Well, now.' Mr. 'Me. 'Right.' Mr.

Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Connection - interactive ( "The lessons are divided into three categories: Vocabulary in context, including commonly confused and misused words, Reading for Understanding, which helps students master specific reading skills, and Reading Strategy, for developing the ability to make inferences. Each of the lesson categories is available in two levels: intermediate and advanced. As students work through the lessons they receive constructive feedback and at the end of the lesson a detailed report is generated..." (Education World)

Digital Storytelling June 24, 2014 Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process. Tonia used the concept of process writing (popularized by Donal Murray) to design this digital storytelling process visual. This process is made up of 7 stages namely :prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising, publishing, and sharing.

More Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing More Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing Introduction The free graphic organizers that I offer on this page come from the collection of 50 More WRITERizers, the successor of 50 WRITERizers, which has generated loads of interest over the last couple of years—thanks to you and our colleagues. I truly believe that this newer collection breaks completely new ground. I just simply haven’t seen anything ANYWHERE that is anything like what you are about to see here. These graphic organizers feature… 4 structured sets of numbered, sequential pages.tagged information that students reference and transfer to related organizers.a series of manipulatives used to construct 7 individual, common-core-based, writing projects. Whether or not they are truly ground-breaking makes no difference to me. What WILL make a difference is how they will impact your kids. Quick Links for THIS Pagefree graphic organizers You may use the following quick links to go directly to what interests you on this page.

The Lady, or the Tiger? (Frank R. Stockton) Text & MP3 File Download MP3 Now, the VOA Special English program, AMERICAN STORIES. We present the short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton. Long ago, in the very olden time, there lived a powerful king. One of the king's ideas was a public arena as an agent of poetic justice. All the people would gather in this building. If the accused man opened one door, out came a hungry tiger, the fiercest in the land. Iron bells rang sadly. But, if the accused opened the other door, there came forth from it a woman, chosen especially for the person. Another door opened under the king, and a clergyman, singers, dancers and musicians joined the man and the lady. This was the king's method of carrying out justice. Sometimes the fierce animal came out of one door. This method was a popular one. The king had a beautiful daughter who was like him in many ways. One day, the king discovered the relationship between his daughter and the young man.

Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare in quarto Early performances Romeo and Juliet had certainly been performed by 1597, when the first quarto was published. There are no surviving records for any performances before the Restoration in 1660, but it is likely that Romeo and Juliet was first acted by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men at the Theatre and then at the Curtain. It has been suggested that Richard Burbage may have played Romeo, with the boy actor Robert Goffe as Juliet. Publication in quarto and folio Romeo and Juliet appeared in seven editions before 1642. First quarto, 1597. The first ‘bad’ quarto was probably printed between late 1596 and March 1597, by the printers John Danter and Edward Allde. British Library copies of Romeo and Juliet contains detailed bibliographic descriptions of all the quarto copies of the play. Shakespeare’s sources Shakespeare may have known the story of Romeo and Juliet in several versions for some years before he wrote his play. Story of the play (Prologue) The Chorus tells, briefly, the story of the play.

7 Great Grammar Sites for Teacher... June , 2014 Today I am sharing with you a list of some useful websites you can use with your students to help them better improve their grammar knowledge and polish their writing skill. From grammar lessons and teaching materials to free downloadable worksheets and presentations, this collection of websites will provide you with the content you need for teaching grammar. 1- Grammar Bytes Grammar Bytes is a great website that is packed full of teaching materials teachers can use to teach grammar.Grammar Bytes provides a glossary of common terms, fun interactive activities and exercises for students to test their grammar knowledge,instructional presentations and tons of tips on teaching grammar. 2- Road to Grammar Road to Grammar is a free website that provides a wide vareity of resources for teaching grammar. 3- Grammar Gold Grammar Gold provides grammar practice for grades 1 to 5.You can click on any of the grades to access the grammar lessons it features. 4- Grammar Snack

Menchenbingo | Johannapannans rike. Det är ett enkelt sätt att få eleverna att prata lätt på tyska. Går att öva in olika grammatiska strukturer också. Ta modala hjälpverb t.ex. Här är ett exempel. Det man börjar med är naturligtvis att gå igenom hur modala hjälpverb fungerar i tyskan. Skriv efter det upp ett exempel på tavlan. ”gut schwimmen kann” Förklara hur man ställer frågor och se om någon vet hur frågan skulle vara här. ”Kannst du gut schwimmen?” Gå igenom hur man svarar jakande och nekande. ”Ja, ich kann gut schwimmen” ”Nein, ich kann nicht gut schwimmen”. Påminn om att det BARA är tyska som gäller. De ska sedan gå runt och hitta olika personer som passar i rutorna. När alla är klara sätter man sig ner och så kan man gå igenom vem som kan/får/måste göra vad. ”Mario kann schnell laufen. Här får man in hur det heter om det är flera som kan/måste/får göra sakerna. Låt sedan eleverna en och en eller två och två skriva ett antal meningar om klassen.