free activities to directly develop phonemic awareness skills in children and students for parents and teachers Activities to Directly Develop Phonemic Awareness Skills Free Activities for Teachers and Parents Phonemic Awareness: Phonemic awareness, the ability to hear, distinguish, recognize and manipulate sounds within words, is critical to reading success. Write On Plastic Pocket Charts Check out this cool idea a reader submitted. It’s simple, but genius! If you use a pocket chart to hold vocabulary words, you can diagram them right on the pocket! Use an overhead marker or a whiteboard marker to diagram words onto the clear front pocket of the chart! This way, you can leave it up for the week while you’re focusing on a specific principle, and you don’t have to write on the word strip. Have any other great ideas?
UK slang for international students By Sophie Cannon at Education UK, 27 January 2014 'Hiya mate, fancy a cuppa and a chin-wag?' 'I can't sorry pal, I'm skint. Gutted!' When you first arrive in the UK for your studies, you might be mystified by some of the words and phrases local people use. Don't worry, this is completely normal and you will soon be fine! Cursive Writing [Age Rating] [Introduction] [Printable Worksheets] Age Rating All children develop as individuals. Parents and caregivers should use the age ratings below as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and interests of their children into account. untitled "If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation, if you want to make a difference in the life of a child, become a teacher. Your country needs you." -- President Obama, 2011 State of the Union Address Sometimes the full breadth of the conversation around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is hard to take in all at once. For this reason, Teach.com has put together an infographic highlighting the beginnings of the STEM focus in America, the decline in STEM interest, and its recent resurgence as we strive for global competitive advantage through mastery of STEM research and education. Share this infographic with others to help us highlight the continued need for a serious focus on STEM teachers and STEM education. Share this infographic by embedding it on your site:
art journal prompts You don’t have to say a lot for it to be meaningful. Theodore Roosevelt's diary entry the day his wife died. Many who keep art journals find it easy to do the art and more difficult to put the words into them. We create beautiful backgrounds and images and then we fret that we will spoil them by writing on them. Non-Fiction Writing General Non-Fiction Ideas / Resources: Activity Clues - A fun writing task which requires children to think of clues related to particular activities. Write to Santa! - Send a letter to Santa at Christmas, and receive a reply too!
Postcards from Everywhere Do you consider yourself a postcard collector? If you think you’re serious about collecting postcards, think again! Introducing… Mary L. Martin, Postcard Collector to the Extreme! Teach them English This is the second in a new series of posts for the start of 2015 in which I’ll offer simple solutions to the most common problems for newly qualified language teachers. In my first post, I looked at how time will place a lot of constraints on you as a teacher and offered some advice on making the most of what time you do have. In today’s post, I’ll look at what’s in store for you as a newly qualified teacher in terms of professional development and what you can do to make the most of what will be available to you. English Language (ESL) Grammar Quizzes for Students Test yourself with our selection of 518 free English language quizzes covering grammar, usage and vocabulary for beginner, intermediate and advanced level English students. Simply answer all of the questions in the quiz and press submit to see your score and other statistics. Each ESL quiz is also available as a printable teacher handout. We also have a range of phrasal verb quizzes in our reference area.
Five Nice NASA Resources for Teachers and Students NASA's website full of excellent educational resources. I just did a quick look through my archives and over the last few year I've written about NASA-related topics more than sixty times. Here are five of the most popular NASA resources for teachers and students that I've covered over the years. NASA's Lunar Electric Rover Simulator is a free iOS app that lets you explore the moon. The app is really a game in which players perform tasks to support the activities of a lunar outpost. Players transport items from place to place and along the way encounter lunar challenges to overcome.
Reading from Scratch - Spelling Rules ENGLISH SPELLING RULES Short and Long Vowels 1. To spell a short vowel sound, only one letter is needed: at red it hot up 2. To spell a long sound you must add a second vowel.