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Word Processing-based Activities for a Language Class

<b>Most of these activities can be carried out on very old computers.</b><p><b>Editing</b><br>Provide text (possibly with students' own errors); students work in groups …

Oxford University Press

Maths Literacy Teacher's Network

Hi all. Is there an Afrikaans mind the gap available? Does anyone have one?<p>in the roadshow for Gr12 last week it was mentioned that we need to do …

Education

Simple Practices to Nurture the Motivation to Read

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. In Nurturing the Motivation to Read, we examined the current …

Student Interactives

Organizing & Summarizing See All<p>These tools help students with the critical steps that come between research and writing.<p>Grades <b>K – 12</b> | Student …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

When Older Students Can't Read

By: Louisa Moats<p>Since 1996, state and federal reading initiatives have focused on the problem of reading failure at kindergarten and the primary …

Pedagogy

Key Literacy Component: Decoding | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Archer, A., M. Gleason, and V. Vachon, Decoding and fluency: Foundation skills …

Teaching

An Exploration of Text Sets: Supporting All Readers

OVERVIEW<p>In this lesson, students create text sets and use them to practice three strategies for reading for information. Students select a topic they …

Teaching

Phonics Rules

The vowels are "a,e,i,o, and u"; also sometimes "y" & "w". This also includes the diphthongs "oi,oy,ou,ow,au,aw, oo" and many others.<br>The consonants …

Linguistics

Alphabetic Principle: Concepts and Research

Concepts and Research<p>What is the Alphabetic Principle?<p>The alphabetic principle is composed of two parts:<p>Alphabetic Understanding: Words are composed …

Phonemic Awareness: Instruction

Recycle instructional and practice examples used for blending. Blending and segmenting are sides of the same coin. The only difference is whether …

Phonemic Awareness: Instruction

When children are first learning to blend, use examples with continuous sounds, because the sounds can be stretched and held.<p>Example: "Listen, my …

Phonemic Awareness: Instruction

Show children how to do all the steps in the task before asking children to do the task.<p>Example: (Put down 2 pictures that begin with different …

Teaching

Effective Decoding Instruction

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Reading teachers must have expert ability to count phonemes because they must help children connect letters to phonemes in phonics and spelling work. …

Phonological Instruction for Older Students

Ask students to recognize whether words have been pronounced correctly.<p>Ask students to watch you as you pronounce new words or new names.<p>Ask students …

BISD Instructional Leadership / Professional Learning Communities

<b>Professional Learning Communities</b><p>Resources and Videos<p>- video<p><b>Solution Tree Videos:</b><p><b>Let's Talk About PLC: Getting Started</b><br>Learn from the experts with …

Education Technology

Phonemic Awareness: Concepts and Research

Concepts and Research<p>Phonemic Awareness (PA) is:<p>the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words and the understanding that spoken words …

Phonemic Awareness: Instruction

• Progress from easier phonemic awareness activities to more difficult (rhyming, sound matching to blending, segmentation, and manipulation).<br>• Focus on …

Phonemic Awareness: Instruction

Critical Features of Phonemic Awareness Instruction<p>Phonemic Awareness is a critical component of reading instruction but not an entire reading …

"ABC Alphabet Songs Collection Vol. 1" - Learn the Alphabet, Phonics Songs, Nursery Rhymes, Beavers

Language Learning

ABC Songs for Children - ABC Song - Learn ABC - ABC Nursery Rhymes - Baby Songs - Phonics

ABC

Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to Read launch apps for children

Phonics are now a standard part of early-years education in British schools, with millions of children learning to read through letter sounds. Inevitably, there are apps for that too.<p>Two have been released this week based on familiar phonics brands in the UK: Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to …

Balancing Description and Avoiding Infodump

Ahhhhh, the dreaded <b>infodump.</b> <i></i>It’s so easy for <i>any</i> writer to accidentally do, and it’s also so easy for any reader to lose patience with. 😉<p>But there <i>are</i> …

What Creates a Story’s Theme?

Many stories that stick with us over time resonate with some aspect of our life, belief, or worldview. Often, the theme of the story creates that …

How to Craft Characters: Desperate Needs

This is the second post in this series (find the first post on voice and opening lines here).<p>To recap, here are the components I consider most …

6 Simple Ways to Write a Physical Description

This week I’m digging into Santa’s sack of reader emails. This one’s from Cady, who wants to know about describing the hero:<p>When should I insert my …