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Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12

"Before" strategies activate students' prior knowledge and set a purpose for reading. "During" strategies help students make connections, monitor their understanding, generate questions, and stay focused. "After" strategies provide students an opportunity to summarize, question, reflect, discuss, and respond to text. Teachers should help students to understand why a strategy is useful, how it is used, and when it is appropriate. The most frequently researched strategies can be applied across content areas; other content-area specific strategies are emerging, and we will include them here in the future. Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class. October 26, 2014 A few days ago, I shared with you here in EdTech and Mlearning a great source of graphic organizers where teachers can access and download printables to use in their class.

Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class

Today, I am sharing with you these excellent free Timeline graphic organizers and sequence charts to help you teach your kids sequencing and organizing ideas and events chronologically. It's Your Turn to Sequence Sequencing skills are practiced in this cooperative activity. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing. Eyewitness. We Give Books. Find Your Next Book - Authors, Reviews, Recommendations, Lists. Book Recommendations (USA) Reading Interest Inventories choice page.

The Lexile® Framework for Reading. WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers. A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales : Free Streaming : Internet Archive. <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!

A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales : Free Streaming : Internet Archive

--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Please see your browser settings for this feature. </div> A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Professor Jess B. This audio is part of the collection: Other Minds Audio ArchiveIt also belongs to collections: stream_only; Music, Arts & Culture. Wondrously Infinite Global Library. 40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities. Helpful Tools.

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

Leveled Books Database - Resources for Leveling Books. The Solution to Reading Comprehension. Read it! Loved it! Boys. The Dreaming - Aboriginal Nations Australia. The Story Museum - 1001 stories from around the world. Leveled Books Database - Resources for Leveling Books. Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ... Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation. On 14 October 2013 Neil Gaiman gave our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre, London.

Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation

The following us a full transcript of the lecture. It's important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of member's interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I'm going to tell you that libraries are important. And I am biased, obviously and enormously: I'm an author, often an author of fiction. So I'm biased as a writer. But I am much, much more biased as a reader. Websites that Help Make Reading Fun. Understand what you read.

38 Perfect Books To Read Aloud With Kids. Interactive Literacy. Classroom Strategies. Classroom Strategies Download a Graphic Organizer Word Doc (107 KB)PDF (89 KB) Background The Frayer Model is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer for vocabulary building.

Classroom Strategies

This technique requires students to (1) define the target vocabulary words or concepts, and (2) apply this information by generating examples and non-examples. Benefits This instructional strategy promotes critical thinking and helps students to identify and understand unfamiliar vocabulary. TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE STUDENTS BLOG ABOUT THEIR READING EXPERIENCES by Russ Anderson.

About a year and a half ago, a few of my colleagues and I had our students begin blogging about their independent reading.

TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE STUDENTS BLOG ABOUT THEIR READING EXPERIENCES by Russ Anderson

Some students finished four posts a year. Some students finished ten. Some more. Below are my top ten takeaways from our students’ blogging experience. 1. Students rarely write for an audience other than the teacher or themselves (social media excluded). 2. Eight Steps to Successful Classroom Readers Theater. Contributed by Dana Truby Readers Theater is a great way to enrich your students’ reading practice and bring joy to reading class at the same time!

Eight Steps to Successful Classroom Readers Theater

Performing plays engages students and helps gets them excited about reading and theater. At the same time, it builds valuable skills, increasing comprehension and fluency. Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books. I have often observed how keen some parents and teachers can be to move their children's reading on from picture books to chapter books.

Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books

Many parents move their children on from picture books very quickly, encouraging their children to read chapter books almost as soon as they become proficient and fluent in reading. In an age when many parents are sold on the idea that 'Your Baby Can Read' from 6-12 months, there is an urge to move them quickly on to novels. 3 Great Strategies to Help you Read Faster. Reading is an essential skill on par with other literacy skills.It is a way of expanding one's learning repertoire.

3 Great Strategies to Help you Read Faster

Some think that with the advance of digital technology and its encroachment into every aspect of our life, reading will be backgrounded in favor of watching or viewing ( visual stimulus ).On the face of it it looks like this is the case, people tend to favor watching a video tutorial rather than reading a textual one or reading a guide. The human eyes are very much attracted to visual animations and the mind is easily rejoiced in them because the decoding process is way easier on the brain when it comes to a video . To be more specific, let us have a look at what happens when we read.

‎www.textivate.com. Literacy Resources For Librarians. National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) - October 2012. Books R4 Teens. Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12. Read With Me eBooks. 103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading. Wide reading program middle years. English: Classic Films. English: Wide Reading Sites.

English: Literature Reading List. Ancient Homer Aeschylus Sophocles Euripides Aristophanes Medieval Chaucer Dante Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries Christopher Marlowe William Shakespeare Ben Jonson John Webster Jonathan Swift Oliver Goldsmith Daniel Defoe Henry Fielding Tobias Smollett Laurence Sterne Richard Sheridan Michel de Montaigne Moliere Voltaire Johann von Goethe Nineteenth Century Victor Hugo Honore de Balzac Stendhal Gustav Flaubert Guy de Maupassant Emile Zola Henrik Ibsen August Strindberg Jane Austen Charlotte Bronte Emily Bronte Samuel Butler Wilkie Collins Charles Dickens George Eliot Thomas Hardy Rudyard Kipling Thomas Love Peacock William Thackeray Oscar Wilde Nikolai Gogol Ivan Turgenev Fyodor Dostoevsky Leo Tolstoy Anton Chekhov Nathaniel Hawthorne Herman Melville Edgar Allan Poe Stephen Crane Henry James Mark Twain Frank Norris Twentieth Century Samuel Beckett Arnold Bennett Joyce Cary Joseph Conrad Arthur Conan Doyle Ford Madox Ford E.

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition. Authorama - Public Domain Books. Lory's Page: One Minute Readings.