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Inspiring Middle School Literacy

These 40 blended student lessons are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in middle school. Students delve into science, math, socia...
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How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success

How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Parents who insulate their children from disappointment may rob them of the chance to develop self-esteem -- and a good bedside manner.
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wwwatanabe: Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 29, 10:00 AM

Tracy Watanabe shares lots of great tools here!

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The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Infographic and Slides

The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Infographic and Slides | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
I am facilitating an in-service on Growth Mindsets for Educators.  I created an infographic, Thinglink, and Slide Presentation of resources that I am sharing below: Thinglink that contains links to...

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, July 27, 5:38 PM

Comprehensive and ready-to-use  presentation for Growth Mindsets aimed at educators. Gratefully received.

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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to schoo
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EduNut: Infographic: Anatomy of the PBL Process

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Popular Books for Teens

Popular Books for Teens | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Popular books for teens. Click for a list of all books.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, April 20, 10:06 PM

The most popular books teens are currently requesting in my classroom. Which are your students favorites? (Links to books in article.)

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PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core

PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that's Transforming my Students into Speakers, not just Talkers | Teaching the Core | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

Before I start lathering at the mouth about PVLEGS, let me just state plainly that this acronym for effective speaking was developed by Erik Palmer.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, April 16, 5:09 PM
My message: yes! Everyone should be supporting speaking & listening. Our culture has a slowly dying sense of civility. Improved communication practices would go far to turn this slow death around. Unfortunately, though I love technology, it does little to advance meaningful face-to-face discourse. Modeling responsible dialogue and providing opportunities for constructive discussion, debate, and consensus-making is an imperative placed upon teachers, parents, business, and yes, government.
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What Americans like best about their favorite teachers - The Washington Post

What Americans like best about their favorite teachers - The Washington Post | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
It may surprise you.
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7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students

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Five Rules to Help End Student Boredom & Increase Engagement | MiddleWeb

Five Rules to Help End Student Boredom & Increase Engagement | MiddleWeb | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
It's time to end classroom boredom, says educator Barbara Blackburn, who offers 5 rules for student engagement with examples from her own teaching & consulting.
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Reading Aloud Closely with Upper Elementary Students | MiddleWeb

Reading Aloud Closely with Upper Elementary Students | MiddleWeb | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

As Mary Tarashuk reads the novel Red Kayak aloud, she tries out several graphic organizers that help 4th grade students probe the dramatic story's deeper themes


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, March 17, 9:23 PM
I've been pushing teachers to use speaking vans listening skills in providing students the opportunities to practice deep application of the reading standards. Obviously, writing is a good way to demonstrate deep, rich analytic reading. But speaking is equally as valid though tougher to evaluate....words are lost in the billowing air. But...they can act as rehearsals for later writing.
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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention

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If we hope to construct enduring understanding in our students, it's critical that, now more than ever, we know their strengths and interests. By incorporating students' strengths and weakness into a
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We Are Teachers

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11 tips for teaching close reading in the classroom
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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 27, 9:07 AM
5 Teaching Practices That Destroy Digital Literacy

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15 Habits to Cultivate in Your Students
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 4:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 6:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

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Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class

What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
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Make with Me

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Make with Me "Make with Me" events are broadcast here, live, every Tuesday at 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT with a related chat. See the Calendar for details. Jump here to see the Make with Me Event archiv...
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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Student Voices: What Teachers Really Do Archives - Education Week Teacher

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Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter

Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it

"David Liben, who was involved in the creation of the Common Core and is now Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners, provides this simple explanation of evidence under the new standards: “It means asking children two questions:

‘What is your evidence?''How did you figure that out?’


The point is to ask students to answer not just based on their thoughts or opinions, but on evidence in the text.”


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Does writing improve thinking? | Common Core St...

Does writing improve thinking? | Common Core St... | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
"writing may help students develop their critical-thinking skills, but writing does not necessarily teach critical thinking" "The best way to help students learn critical thinking may be to actually teach it."
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Arranging Classroom Furniture: An Unobtrusive Glimpse into How Teachers Teach

Arranging Classroom Furniture: An Unobtrusive Glimpse into How Teachers Teach | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
How teachers arrange the furniture in classrooms gives a peek into how teachers teach. Look at these photos taken last year of elementary and secondary classrooms that have different furniture arra...
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'Grit' Is Not a Substitute for School Support of Teachers

'Grit' Is Not a Substitute for School Support of Teachers | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
Cindi Rigsbee says she returned to teaching after almost giving it up, but not because she lacked grit.
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Reading Passages on Historical Subjects

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You’ll love this free resource for teaching reading comprehension. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Corkboard Connections: Teaching Informational Text with Magazines

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Close Readers Make Big Money

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Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards

Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards | ELA in the Modern Era | Scoop.it
If you are having trouble understanding the Common Core Standards, and how to begin teaching with it, check this presentation out. Sarah Brown Wessling explains the Common Core Standards in a way that makes it more approachable for teachers to transfer to the classroom.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, March 15, 7:03 PM

Great explanation by former Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling.