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ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015

ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies , David E. Garcia
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 6:05 PM

Reading passages on Black History Month for all grades!  Thanks ReadWorks.org

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 6:07 PM

Fun reading comprehension activities on Black History month.

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Get Organized Around Assets ~ Educational Leadership

Get Organized Around Assets ~ Educational Leadership | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Larry Ferlazzo

 

"Before I became a high school English as a second language teacher 9 years ago, I spent 19 years as a community organizer, primarily in immigrant neighborhoods and with institutions focused on immigrants. Organizing is a process of helping people—many of whom might be reluctant to change—learn new skills and engage in the world in a way that improves their situation. Organizing means helping people use their assets—their experiences, traditions, and stories—to reimagine themselves and their dreams. It's about helping them tap into their intrinsic motivation and embark on a journey of action, discovery, and learning. I call the process that successful organizers use the organizing cycle. As a teacher, I've adapted this cycle to help English language learners become accomplished readers and learners.

 

"The organizing cycle includes five actions: Build strong relationships with students; access prior knowledge through stories; help students learn by doing; identify and mentor students' leadership potential; and promote the habit of reflection."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:24 PM

Ferlazzo takes his background as a community organizer and applies it to teaching language skills. He focuses on ELLs, but the strategies are applicable in virtually any setting. This article synthesizes so much excellent pedagogy.

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Read Quick Helps You Improve Your Reading Speed

Read Quick Helps You Improve Your Reading Speed | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Want to improve your own reading speed, but still be able to understand everything? This app can help you out with that.

Via Jon Samuelson, John Evans, Luciana Viter
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Into the Driver's Seat | 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.

Science content can often by full of jargon, research citations, and odd text features.

Social Studies content can be an interesting mix of itemized information, and traditional paragraphs/imagery..."


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Along with the visual that provides 12 reading strategies this post provides an additional 13 strategies and links to 4 additional resources. The strategies suggested go across curriculum areas


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:40 PM

Along with the visual that provides 12 reading strategies this post provides an additional 13 strategies and links to 4 additional resources. The strategies suggested go across curriculum areas.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:07 PM

Great one

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10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom

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Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...

Via Primary English, BookChook, Claudia M. Reder, Lynnette Van Dyke, Charles Fischer
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Primary English's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:08 PM

Ten easy ways to use word clouds to inspire reading and writing.

BookChook's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:16 PM

Useful reminders on word cloud versatility.