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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

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Behavior problems may be explained by serotonin and bacteria in the bowels.
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Departing the Text: Fun Science and Science Fiction For Fans of All Ages

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Departing the Text - Summer 2014 Reading: A-Z Graphic Novel Suggestions for Kids of all Ages

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Departing the Text: The Power of Words in Graphic Novels

Departing the Text: The Power of Words in Graphic Novels | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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We use words all the time, often overlooking their their power, their immediate and long term affects, and their significance. Ironically, while we don't always think of graphic novels as a resource for words and language, or a means of relaying the power of words, they actually are.

 I can't begin to tell you how many  second language learners or how many weak language learners have turned to graphic novels as a means of learning and grasping the nuances of language. And in hindsight (at least mine) it makes a lot of sense.  Here's why: Graphic novels tell their stories through the interaction of image, text, graphic and page design and use of fonts. With limited use of text, word choice must be succinct, and crystal clear.  Having students focus on word choices found in their favorite graphic novels and having them carefully write their own can be powerful language learning tools.  Furthermore, for the weak and second language learners, the pairing of text and image make it easier to understand and remember and incorporate stronger vocabulary, spelling and rules of grammar. Read more for teaching lessons, reading suggestions and an awesome graphic text of a Maya Angelou poem.
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Departing the Text: The Universe in Numbers

Departing the Text: The Universe in Numbers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Great links, photos, INTERACTIVE infographics, videos and information on the universe.  Great for fun and for classroom use. Check it out!

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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Tests have existed throughout the history of schooling. Today they're being used more than ever before — but not necessarily as designed.
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Departing the Text: Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss

Departing the Text: Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

This post includes a description of HOW kids deal with loss or trauma, what some SYMPTOMS are when it becomes stressful, and HOW parents and teachers can help their children deal with loss. Additional resource links and prose and graphic novel reading suggestions are also included..

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The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility — HBS Working Knowledge

The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility — HBS Working Knowledge | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Research by Christopher Marquis shows that a company's degree of social responsibility is affected by a surprising factor—the language it uses to communicate.
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Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics

Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Inspired by an outstanding production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream this past weekend (University of Chicago's Dean's Men Production), I thought I'd take post an interesting collection of facts, quotes and infographics related to Shakespeare and his works.

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: King | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: King | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

In this post, we take a closer look at King by Ho Che Anderson (Fantagraphics, 1993; reprint edition 2010). This highly acclaimed award-winning biography integrates interviews, narrative, sketches, illustrations, photographs and collages as it pieces together an honest look at the life, times, tragedies, and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr. For King, Anderson won the Harvey Awards for Best New Talent (1991); Best Graphic Album (1993); and Parents’ Choice Award (1995).

 

King was originally published in three volumes (1993-2002), went out of print in 2006, and was republished in a special edition in 2010. While very briefly introducing his father’s influence upon him, King focuses most of its attention on King’s adult path and his role in the civil rights movement... Aside from King’s own personal life, we also learn of his relationship with his colleagues and communities and with politicians such as the Kennedys and Lyndon B. Johnson. We learn not only about what he did, but how he navigated through politics and social change.

 

Please visit this post at cbldf.org for more details on the book, for lesson and discussion suggestions, and for awesome additional resources on King and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Departing the Text: With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics

Departing the Text: With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Outstanding resources to help explain and promote digital literacy, digital ethics, and safe Internet use.

 

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book One | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book One | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
In this post, we take a closer look at March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf, 2013). We highlight it here as it sensitively documents Americans’ struggle for equal rights and civil liberties, and because this award-winning graphic novel is an excellent book to read, learn, and discuss for Black History Month.


March: Book One begins the trilogy of Representative John Lewis’s graphic novel memoire, co-written with his aide Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. It is a critically acclaimed best-seller that received the 2013 Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award by the American Library Association and has been named one of the best books of 2013 by USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, ComicsAlliance, and others."

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Investigating ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’

Investigating ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’ | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Math is everywhere in “The Simpsons,” from references that flash across the screen in an eye blink to entire segments that explore deep mathematical concepts.
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Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.
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MR. LEMONCELLO AND THE NERDY NATION THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOK by Chris Grabenstein

MR. LEMONCELLO AND THE NERDY NATION THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOK by Chris Grabenstein | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Mr. Lemoncello has just finished his first year at school and – thanks to some extremely creative teachers, librarians, and media specialists – what a year he's had. Because incredible creativity a...
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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.
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Successful program that works because 1. It is rigorous and selective- requiring levels of reading and writing proficiency in its students; 2. It builds relationships and community; and 3. Its liberal arts program teaches offenders math, philosophy, social sciences and opens the world up to them in ways they'd never seen. 

 

Shouldn't we require these skills and expectations of our kids and students, too?

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...
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Departing the Text: Spies and their Gadgets

Departing the Text: Spies and their Gadgets | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Whether fact or fiction, reading and learning about spies and their gadgets is an outstanding way to introduce and look at history, science, technology, and literature.

 

This post has awesome links to museums, fiction and non-fiction books, and online resources that will make content-area lessons come alive. Take a look...

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Awesome post - worth a look and a link!

 

 

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The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Jessica Raeside
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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 19, 6:27 PM

Fantastic collection, thank you!

systerwoody's curator insight, February 20, 12:10 PM

To which I would also add #EndNote 

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Fun with Fonts and Typography: What you need to know when creating digital media posts.

Fun with Fonts and Typography: What you need to know when creating digital media posts. | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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With expanding use of social and digital media outlets, programs, and options, we need to better understand how the composition and designs of our posts, emails, websites, and means of communication are used and integrated by our audience as they construct and interpret our messages.  This is what visual literacy is all about.

 

I've already pointed out how Color Casts Powerful Messages and how vital The Power of Words is. I've also previously detailed how to teach and play with visual literacy skills Visual Literacy Fun and Games Boosting Critical Thinking and Attention.

In this post, I want to address the impact FONTS have on our perception, integration, and interpretation of messages.

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Hello, Meryl Jaffe, this article is very interesting, thank you!
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Latest News on Content Marketing - CMA - SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY

Latest News on Content Marketing - CMA - SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.
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Departing the Text: The Course of Comics/Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Departing the Text: The Course of Comics/Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Until recently, comics were confiscated, banned and frowned upon in schools. With advances in computer technology and graphics, a surge of outstanding works, and from a push from librarians and teachers, they are now being integrated in school and home libraries and classrooms.

Below is a closer look at the course comics and graphic novels have taken in and out of the classrooms But,  before we look at the course of comics, here are some resources explaining why graphic novels fit in most classrooms, along with suggested reading lists and teaching suggestions:

GREAT RESOURCES are included below...

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Departing the Text: Great Reads, Discussions and Lesson Suggestions for Black History Month

Departing the Text: Great Reads, Discussions and Lesson Suggestions for Black History Month | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Awesome resource for associated links, for recommended readings for kids of all ages, and for lesson and discussion suggestions!!

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