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JRR Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy ...

JRR Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy ... | AdLit | Scoop.it

On March 8, 1939, J. R. R. Tolkien, celebrated as one of the greatest fantasy writers in history, gave a lecture titled “Fairy Stories,” eventually adapted into an essay retitled “On Fairy-Stories” and included in the appendix to Tales from the Perilous Realm (public library). At the crux of his argument, which explores the nature of fantasy and the cultural role of fairy tales, is the same profound conviction that there is no such thing as writing “for children.”


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New Science of Adolescence

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By Aimee Bartis - Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence, a game changer in understanding the developing brain of millennials.

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Bridge : Third graders must have solid reading foundation to succeed later

Bridge : Third graders must have solid reading foundation to succeed later | AdLit | Scoop.it
We’re having a vigorous debate in Michigan about how to address the fact that nearly one-third of our elementary school students are not proficient ...(read more on Bridge.)
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Amazing set of resources on making the Common Core ELA transition

Amazing set of resources on making the Common Core ELA transition | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:04 AM

Love the vignettes, the roundtable discussions, and what they look like in action!

Mary Clark's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:21 PM

Watch teachers discuss strategies for CCSS ELA implementation.

Emily DiGiulio's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:41 AM

Common Core resource with video examples and discussions.

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INFOGRAPHIC: This Is Why Grammar Matters

INFOGRAPHIC: This Is Why Grammar Matters | AdLit | Scoop.it
BREAKING: words matter....

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 14, 1:21 PM

It's not really breaking news, but it is important news. This could be an infographic worth sharing with high school and college students, too.

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20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom | BL Webcast

20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom | BL Webcast | AdLit | Scoop.it

Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion with Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor at Temple University. In this high energy and interactive presentation, a wide range of apps and online activities will be shared that many teachers are using (or could use) in the classroom. 


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Literary Classics 2014 Youth Book Awards

Literary Classics Youth book awards announced today


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Overview of the CCSS for 6th-12th Grade ELA and Content Area Teachers in Secondary Literacy Partnership

Series 2, Webinar 1: September 12, 2014. Presenters: Becky Sullivan and Christine Anderson, Sacramento County Office of Education (California). Event-related…
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Tips for helping students find success with blogs and improve writing | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Tips for helping students find success with blogs and improve writing | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | AdLit | Scoop.it
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Should we tailor difficulty of a school text to child’s comfort level or make them sweat?

Should we tailor difficulty of a school text to child’s comfort level or make them sweat? | AdLit | Scoop.it

This example of leveling—adjusting the difficulty of text to suit the ability of the reader—comes courtesy of Newsela, an online reading program for students in grade three through high school that offers stories about current events “written to multiple levels of complexity.” Although Newsela went live less than 18 months ago, the notion of leveling students’ reading material goes back more than six decades. Today, technology is changing the nature of this long-established pedagogical practice. At the same time, proponents of the Common Core are raising new questions about the educational value of leveling, seconding the standards’ emphasis on having all students grapple with the same “complex texts.”


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, October 16, 12:19 PM

My thoughts: the Common Core does not promote having students read frustrating text all of the time. Indeed, the standards are about stretching our students' capacities but not at the risk of losing all motivation and curiosity to overbearing challenge. Balance is key to growing background knowledge, deepening reading comprehension (which depends on background knowledge), and strengthening reading persistence. Balance, please.

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6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with a list of learning methods together with their definitions. Knowing about these methods and employing them in your classroom will definitely make a difference in your teaching practics.


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Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy ~ NY Times

Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy ~ NY Times | AdLit | Scoop.it

by Rory O'Connor

 

How One School Teaches It

"Using an approach acquired from the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, and after training at the center’s summer institutes, the principal and staff at Intermediate School 303, a New York City public middle school in Coney Island, Brooklyn, implemented a program to encourage students to become smarter readers and analysts.

"In its curriculum, the school stresses concepts like the need to evaluate information and sources. Each week the sixth, seventh and eighth graders at I.S. 303 study the concepts and learn how to apply them to current stories in the news.

"Sometimes they use free educational media materials like these, created and distributed for classroom use by Stony Brook and often featuring journalists and reporting from The New York Times.

"The lessons are then shared more broadly throughout E.L.A., Social Studies and other courses — as well as at home with parents, siblings and friends."


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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 20, 6:55 AM

Analogies can help make the learning more personal for students, giving them a way to remember new information by linking it with what they already know.

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Literary Analysis: Using Elements of Literature

Literary Analysis: Using Elements of Literature | AdLit | Scoop.it

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R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 17, 10:47 AM

Nice elements of literature reference page. 

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Speaking of the Common Core ... Give Students Time to Talk

A teacher offers six suggestions for giving students purposeful practice in oral communication, a focus of the common standards.
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The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers (Just waiting for your traits based approach!)

The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers (Just waiting for your traits based approach!) | AdLit | Scoop.it
Word clouds are fun ways to get students thinking creatively about any topic. The problem is that it’s sometimes difficult to find the one that best meets your needs. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the dirty work out of it and compiled The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Educational Tools for Teachers! Utilize these free educational technology tools to get your students’ minds immersed in any new topic.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 13, 10:57 AM

Brainstorm, revise, word choice, organize... all in a playful environment.   Engagement with the writing process is a sweet thing.

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The Evolution of Guided Reading - Irene Fountais and Gay Su Pinnell Live Twitter Chat

The Evolution of Guided Reading - Irene Fountais and Gay Su Pinnell Live Twitter Chat | AdLit | Scoop.it
Thurs. (10/16) at 8pm we're continuing the conversation on Guided Reading. Join us for a live chat #FPGuidedReading pic.twitter.com/gyOClTI4tr

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Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of the Holocaust Lesson Plan | English Language Arts and Literacy | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of the Holocaust Lesson Plan | English Language Arts and Literacy | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | AdLit | Scoop.it
Digital classroom resources for Grades .

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Six Word Memoirs Can Say a Lot | MiddleWeb

Six Word Memoirs Can Say a Lot | MiddleWeb | AdLit | Scoop.it
Kevin Hodgson assumed his students would enjoy writing Six Word Memoirs, particularly within a comic site. What he didn’t expect was the level of enthusiasm!
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Useful Resources for teachers of English

Useful Resources for teachers of English | AdLit | Scoop.it
An interesting collection of websites where teachers of English share their resources
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Things Bloggers Should Know Before Using Google Adwords

Things Bloggers Should Know Before Using Google Adwords | AdLit | Scoop.it
This is a guest contribution from Jignesh Gohel. Google Adwords has been the most popular tool for online advertising. It is ...

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Socratic Questioning

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Socratic questioning seeks to get the other person to answer their own questions by making them think and drawing out the answer from them.
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