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Whole Brain Teaching: 4th Grade: The Crazy Professor Reading Game

Interactive Formative Assessment

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Education Technology

The relationship between reading and writing

For many years reading and writing were (and sometimes still are) taught separately. Though the two have almost always been taught by the same person …

Teaching

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Literature Circles: Student-Driven Instruction

What did we just read?<p>I am so bored!<p>Why are we reading this?<p>What's the point?<p>Sound familiar? These were some of the responses to reading that I …

Teaching

Classroom Library Organization Made Easy | Classroom Organizer from Booksource

Booksource Classroom Organizer is a free web-based program that helps you organize and inventory your classroom library, find the right leveled …

Education Technology

The 40 Book Challenge Revisited

Years ago, at a professional development workshop, Ellin Keene poked fun at the creator of the overwrought and overused “Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, …

Actively Learn

Texts for ELA, Science, and Social Studies with scaffolds and higher-order questions<p>Find what you teach and great texts to pair with it. Or add …

Background Knowledge: The Glue That Makes Learning Stick

Figure 2.1. National Anti-Suffrage Association Headquarters<p><i>Source:</i> Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division LC-USZ62-25338 DLC<p>Importance …

Teaching

Use Text Sets to Spark Unstoppable Learning

Thematic text sets that tap into the social worlds and narrative driven lives of adolescents can spark "unstoppable learning," say literacy educators …

Reading Allowed: Ten Compelling Middle School Read-Alouds by Maggie Bokelman

In today’s teach-to-the-test climate, some administrators discourage or even prohibit classroom read-alouds, especially for secondary students. I …

Books

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Facts About Round Robin Reading<p>In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in …

Teaching

Overview of Literature Circles

The Literature Circles Resource Center web site is based on the premise that there is <b>no one way to do literature circles</b>. Literature circles look …

Poetry Tournament

Concept<br>The idea is to create a basketball tournament-pairing chart using poetry and determine a final winner by reading the poems. <b>Choosing the poems</b> …

Poetry

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Show Not Tell<p>Let's take a moment to think of ourselves when we learn: Do we understand something and apply it better when we are shown a finished …

Selecting “Just Right” Books for Independent Reading

A Practical Guide to Selecting “Just Right” Books for Independent Reading<p><b>Students choose books for independent reading for many different reasons: “I</b> …

Pedagogy

Wire Side Chat: ‘Book Whisperer’ Inspires Kids to Read

The Book Whisperer:<br>Inspiring Kids to Read<p><b>Teacher Donalyn Miller earned the nickname The Book Whisperer" because of her almost mystical success</b> …

Teaching

critical reading strategies : quick help : student writing support : center for writing : university of minnesota

center for writing | student writing support | writing process | critical reading strategies<p>Critical reading strategies<p>Reading effectively requires …

Pedagogy

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Pedagogy

College Talk: Improving Students' Vocabulary

5<p><b>Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.</b><p>a. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., …

3rd Grade Literature Circles (HD)

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See-Wonder-Think

• How does the See-Wonder-Think sequence help to build analysis skills?<br>• Why is it helpful to do each step of this thinking routine in isolation?<br>• How do …

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There are two ways to find a resource:<p>Select a folder category in the left hand pane. Resources in the folder will display in this pane.<br>• Enter a key …

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