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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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The practical steps described here could be adapted into a very useful language lesson for advanced language learners preparing to enter university.

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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The Domino Effect: Ideas

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Many students lose marks in writing because they don't develop ideas. They have good ideas, but don't write enough about each one. In the game of dominoes, you keep playing until you can't continue...
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This is a simple yet helpful guide to help students develop their ideas more fully. 

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Using a Hook

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WHAT IS A HOOK? A hook is a method that expert writers use to grab their reader’s attention much like a hook with bait attracts fish. ARE ALL HOOKS HELPFUL? No. Some hooks have been used so much th...
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This blog is succinct and helpful. I found the page on hooks to be helpful. This would make a nice resource for a basic writing class.

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Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature | Collections | Library of Congress

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature | Collections | Library of Congress | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress.

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943, when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry. It contains nearly two thousand recordings—of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory.

Most of these recordings are captured on magnetic tape reels, and only accessible at the Library itself. In digitizing the archive and presenting it online, the Library hopes to greatly broaden its use and value. The material featured on this online presentation represents a sample of this collection. The site will continue to provide additional items from this archive on a monthly basis over the next several years.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 21, 2015 10:35 PM

Treasures of literature from the LOC.  Just a click away.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 2015 10:37 AM

Just in time for your April Poetry activities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:07 PM

Treasures of literature from the LOC.  Just a click away.

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500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.
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Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles

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Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/what-you-should-know-about-copyright/

 


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:17 AM

Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles

Richard Samson's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:13 AM

Lots of relevanmt info. all in one place.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Michael Westwood's insight:

The practical steps described here could be adapted into a very useful language lesson for advanced language learners preparing to enter university.

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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57 Wonderful Student Blogs to Share with Your Class

57 Wonderful Student Blogs to Share with Your Class | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
While I was checking Edublog's Award's list of the best students blogs in 2013, I was really thrilled at the wonderful job these students have made. I thought to myself these kids must be very much...

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buket's curator insight, January 2, 2014 8:23 PM

Online journals or blogs are powerful tools in ESL class. They give students ownership of their learning and they can interact with a wide audience. students can work in teams and have a good chance of peer feedback.

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ESL/Literacy Resource - Download articles and audio recordings - The Official Westcoast ReaderThe Official Westcoast Reader | An Online Resource for Adult Learners of English

ESL/Literacy Resource - Download articles and audio recordings - The Official Westcoast ReaderThe Official Westcoast Reader | An Online Resource for Adult Learners of English | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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Try not to smile when an ESL student uses memes as writing prompts

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Trying to teach English? Why not let Grumpy Cat help.
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ESL writing activity about slow writing - ESLwriting.org

ESL writing activity about slow writing - ESLwriting.org | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
This English lessons teaches ESL student how to use slow writing to improve their composition skills.
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ESL writers to give public reading of their works - Richmond Review

ESL writers to give public reading of their works - Richmond Review | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
ESL writers to give public reading of their works Richmond Review Nancy Lee, Richmond's writer-in-residence for 2013, has been teaching ESL Writers' Workshops at the Richmond Public Library and now her students will have the chance to read their...
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ESL Writing Idea: Journal

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Your ESL students need more writing time. Do you agree? Journaling is a great way to help ESL students get more writing time in. Here are a few ideas to help you get it right...

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ESL Writing: Determine Essay Audience Using a Class Survey ...

ESL Writing: Determine Essay Audience Using a Class Survey ... | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
The concept of audience is crucial when writing an argumentative paper. Elena Shvidko shares an activity to help English language learners do just that.
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How to write a hook - YouTube

CHOOSE 720p: BETTER QUALITY PICTURE. Learn how to write a hook (attention-getting intro) for an essay. Video includes 5 kinds of hooks: inverted pyramid, fac...
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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Most people teaching today weren’t trained to instruct students about researching in a technologically advanced world. Many need a quick refresher course or tutoring packet on successful student research. The tips below are meant to help teachers and students get off to a good start as they embark on an inquiry adventure:

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Olivier Baggiano's curator insight, July 31, 2015 8:34 AM
Love the scaffolding and the idea sharing approach to searching info
Ruth Hall's curator insight, August 11, 2015 9:04 AM

It's not that Google isn't a useful entry point, it's more the thinking  that needs to happen to focus a search, to evaluate sources for credibility and bias/opinion, to compare information, synthesize and add one's own insights. 

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50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

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In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:15 PM

Great outline from the NY Times on how to use current events in the classroom.

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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:03 PM

There are some great resources listed in this post. 

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The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why you can't figure out when and where to stick a comma? It's probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark. But why do so many people use the semicolon incorrectly? Comparatively, it should be one of the easiest punctuation marks to master. And why doesn't anybody seem to use the en dash?

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 11, 2014 2:10 PM

I still need this!?!

niftyjock's curator insight, June 16, 2014 1:57 AM

Finally an infographic tool I can use!

Chad C. Rogers's curator insight, June 20, 2014 9:12 AM

Of note. 

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Scaffolding the Research Process

Presentation from Internet Librarian West on strategies for supporting students in the library research process; based on Carol Kuhlthau's model

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:57 PM

This is an important skill for students to learn. This slides how is a great step-by-step approach to teaching it.

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 13, 2014 1:11 PM

PPT on the internet and the research process: all the basics and more

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:06 PM

Presentation relating to the research process

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

"Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another.

 

Without getting too Platonic about it all, reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does.'


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Tom Perran's curator insight, December 29, 2013 8:43 AM

This looks like a great collection that teachers of all subjects can incorporate into their classroom activities to help their students become better readers.

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5 Ways to Improve Your English Writing (ESL)

5 Ways to Improve Your English Writing (ESL) | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Do you find writing in English difficult? Maybe you aren’t used to the Latin alphabet, or maybe you just have trouble expressing yourself in written English. Don’t worry. Even native speakers sometimes find writing difficult.

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How to write a basic paragraph

http://www.engvid.com/ A writing lesson for absolute beginners! Here are four very basic rules you must follow when writing simple paragraphs. Learn the basi...
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PET Practice - PET Exam Practice ESL English Reading Comprehension - BITS Interactive Exercises

PET Practice - PET Exam Practice ESL English Reading Comprehension - BITS Interactive Exercises | ESL Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Reading Comprehension and Test Preparation

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ESL Reading & Chat Groups @ Ultimo

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This week we will be reading about White Ribbon Day in Australia & Mt Sinabung volcano in Indonesia. Rm 109 Level 1, Library Reading - Tuesday 1.15pm; 2.40pm & 4.30pm       C...
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ESL Writing Activities

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Of the 4 language skills (writing, listening, speaking and reading), writing is the most difficult to learn. Writing is your own Native Language is difficult enough, without adding in the extra barrier of a foreign language.

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