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Writing Skills: The Paragraph

http://www.engvid.com The paragraph is the most important unit of a well-written essay. The paragraph has a specific structure and standards that make it eff...
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Six-Word Memoirs: The Teachers’ Guides | The Six-Word Memoir Blog

Six-Word Memoirs: The Teachers’ Guides | The Six-Word Memoir Blog | AdLit | Scoop.it
Since we launched the Six-Word Memoir project on this site in late 2006 and began publishing a series of books, we've been consistently blown away by how others
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Pamela Koefoed's curator insight, August 26, 2013 1:31 PM

Concise and powerful descriptions about who we are or a certain time in our lives...six word memoirs.

 

 

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E-book revolution: Breaking through in the digital age

E-book revolution: Breaking through in the digital age | AdLit | Scoop.it
Publishing a book has never been easier or cheaper thanks to the e-book.

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Increasing Effectiveness of In-Class Support


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:19 AM

Good basic info on collaborative teaching

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A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom

A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom | AdLit | Scoop.it

English with Mr. Borman - A place to reflect and share.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Mr. Borman surveyed 17 students in one of his classes and discovered that there were a few needs when it came to reading comprehension. He has put together "A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps" that can support the needs of his students in his UDL classroom.  For each app, he has outlined "What it does", "How students can use it" and the "UDL Principles".

 

Check out the Toolbox:

> iBooks

> Popplet

> SyncSpace

> Odyssey (by Homer)

> Toontastic

> Explain Everything

> Ulysses

> Subtext

> Prezi

 

Thank you Mr. Borman!

Jane Strunck's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:11 AM

Mr. Borman used Edmodo to survey his student's learning preferences and based on the results, identified apps that would support reading comprehension and promote UDL in his classroom.  Would love to know how students responded to the options.  Nice process, Mr. Borman!

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:46 PM

Useful suggestions for utilizing apps in the UDL classroom...

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Constructing a Bakhtinian/Freirean Dialogic Pedagogy for the College Composition Classroom | McAuley | Critical Education

Constructing a Bakhtinian/Freirean Dialogic Pedagogy for the College Composition Classroom (New issue of #CriticalEducation | Constructing a Bakhtinian/Freirean Dialogic Pedagogy | Sean McAuley | http://t.co/F5LQkKBaUv...

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Author's story collection full of magical talent - Technique

Author's story collection full of magical talent - Technique | AdLit | Scoop.it
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Author's story collection full of magical talent

 

[Karen] Russell’s stories are quirky in the best way. She twists standard tropes or archetypes and presents them in thought-provoking or hilarious situations (or both). To wit, the story “The Barn at the End of Our Term” depicts American presidents reincarnated as horses in the same barn. The story follows Rutherford B. Hayes, and the other equine Commander-in-Chiefs such as Dwight Eisenhower, as they attempt to figure out if they are in heaven, hell or even the U Part political satire. As the horses grant themselves such positions as “Spokehorse of the Western Territories,” the short story also manages to be a tale on handling death. Hayes tragically believes his wife is trapped in the body of a sheep on the farm in the same vein he is trapped as a horse. He trains the sheep to follow him with carrots, leading to funny and depressing moments of him realizing he is alone.


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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:13 PM

A look at "Swamplandia!" author Karen Russell’s short story collection "Vampires in the Lemon Grove"

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William Shakespeare and Others | Edited By Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen | Macmillan

William Shakespeare and Others | Edited By Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen | Macmillan | AdLit | Scoop.it
William Shakespeare and Others by Edited By Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. Among the plays staged... Bonus Publisher Materials: Author Biography

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Sharrock's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:04 AM

from the article: "Among the highlights are the whole text of Sir Thomas More, which includes the only scene from any play to survive in Shakespeare's own handwriting; the history play Edward III, including a superb seduction scene by Shakespeare; and the domestic murder tragedy Arden of Faversham, in which Shakespeare's hand has been detected by recent computer-assisted analysis."

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A Primary Grade Science Unit Using the Languag Arts/Literacy Common Core State Standards


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:06 AM

A lesson and additional resources for teaching primary students about healthy eating by Lesley Mandel Morrow, a Past President of IRA and current Professor of Literacy at Rutgers where sheis also Co-Director of the Rutgers Center for Literacy Development.

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'Stay, Illusion!': Re-reading Hamlet | KQED

'Stay, Illusion!': Re-reading Hamlet | KQED | AdLit | Scoop.it
In their re-reading of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' philosophy professor Simon Critchley and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster examine the play alongside writers and philosophers such as Lacan, Freud and Melville.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:03 PM

An interesting radio interview by one of my favorite NPR hosts, broadcast yesterday. It's almost an hour long, but takes a look at Hamlet through the perspective of Karasney's guests Dr. Jamieson Webster a psychoanalyst and Dr. Simon Critchley a philosophy professor.

 

Quite worth considering by any literary reading educator and potentially of value for more academic students. 

 

The premise is that by looking at Hamlet through the filters of both physchoanalysis and philosophy we can see why the play endures as a relevant exploration of the human condition.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

"Google Lit Trips" is the fictious business name for GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit.

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How and why to use whom in a sentence - The Oatmeal

How and why to use whom in a sentence - The Oatmeal | AdLit | Scoop.it

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English Companion Ning

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A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends.
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English Writing Skills 1: Sentence Punctuation and Contractions

English Writing Skills 1 (intermediate/ advanced) Topics: Sentence Punctuation (using capital letters, periods, question marks, exclamation opints) Contracti...
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Boy Kicked Out Of Reading Competition Because He Reads Too Much

Boy Kicked Out Of Reading Competition Because He Reads Too Much | AdLit | Scoop.it
Nine-year-old Tyler Weaver of Hudson Falls, NY loves to read. In fact, over one summer vacation, Tyler read 63 books.

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | AdLit | Scoop.it
15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension
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Good Read: Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Good Read: Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | AdLit | Scoop.it
Latest report summarized by Annie Murphy Paul on best ways to study: "Spread out your study sessions, rather than engaging in one marathon. Cramming informat

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RTI (Literacy) in MS and HS: Dr Kevin Feldman

RTI (Literacy) in MS and HS:  Dr Kevin Feldman | AdLit | Scoop.it
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:54 AM

The ppt. Dr. Kevin Feldman used in his presentation at Oakland Schools on 4/22/13.  Literacy in MS and HS using RTI.  

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Teaching English online: opportunities and pitfalls

Teaching English online: opportunities and pitfalls | AdLit | Scoop.it
A guide to the opportunities, resources and pitfalls that online English teachers should know about

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Juan Fernández's curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:53 AM

A great article for any language teacher starting to work online. Good advice, good suggestions and some excellent links.

EnglishWizards's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:45 AM

Excellent article, with some invaluable information and links. Thanks! 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 17, 1:24 AM

Great stuff here.

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Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core

Washoe educators moved through a third offering of the inservice course, Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core. The 15-hour class touches on a number of important features of the CCSS that enab...
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Fidus Writer | an editor for academics

Fidus Writer | an editor for academics | AdLit | Scoop.it

description by Internet Scout Project

 

"The Fidus Writer is an application that academics will be most excited to learn about. This version functions as an online collaborative editor made specifically for academics who need to use citations and formulas. The program is focused on the content rather than the layout, which means users can publish it later in a variety of formats. The site also contains an FAQ and information about updates. This version is compatible with all operating systems running Google Chrome."


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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life | AdLit | Scoop.it
And all you have to do is read them!
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, August 22, 2013 11:28 AM

A very diverse list!  Interesting...

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Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost

Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost | AdLit | Scoop.it
We've all heard this, haven't we? Boys and books don’t go together. We heard it in library school, we might see it among our patrons, and maybe even experience it at home with the boys in our lives

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Marita Thomson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:44 PM

Some outside the square ideas for what works with boys, but none of these ideas need be exclusive to them. I like the emphasis on relationship building for long term success. Settng up activities which don't start with books but can easily include them is an excellent soft sell option. Recognising that many kids want to do things rather than talk about them opens up interesting options.

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RESEARCH METHODS: UNDERSTANDING: Epistemology

INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGEtakes forms such as belief, faith, intuition, etc. It is based on feelings rather than hard, cold "facts."

AUTHORITATIVE KNOWLEDGEis based on information received from people, books, a supreme being, etc. Its strength depends on the strength of these sources.

LOGICAL KNOWLEDGEis arrived at by reasoning from "point A" (which is generally accepted) to "point B" (the new knowledge).

EMPIRICAL KNOWLEDGE is based on demonstrable, objective facts (which are determined through observation and/or experimentation).

Research often makes use of all four of these

 

Research often uses all four of these knowledge types!

 

Read on.


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Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, August 20, 2013 12:59 PM
Alliance article on the need for Deeper Learning