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Vocabulary expanders for English

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Vocabulary expanders for English


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Jacob Broadhead's curator insight, November 7, 5:17 PM

Great idea for expanding vocabulary and in this case adjectives. Shows relationships in an organized way.

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MathWordWall.pdf

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Creating word art is one of the vocabulary strategies suggested by Suzy Pepper-Rollins in Math in the Fast Lane.  Here are some great examples of word art that visually represent what that word means.

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.
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Reading Assignments the #UDL Way: Creating Meaning and Interaction

Reading Assignments the #UDL Way: Creating Meaning and Interaction | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:38 AM

Matt Bergman shares some excellent tools, strategies and steps in creating meaning and interaction in reading assignments. Discover how you can universally design your reading lessons this year. Here are a few highlights of those steps:

 

> Step 1: Have a central location to place all of your supports in one easy-to-find place. LiveBinders is a great way of helping keep everything organized and together!

> Step 2: Provide multiple ways of reading the assignment (aka Multiple Means of Representation). Give students the option of using paper, PDF's, and audio copies of text. Audacity and AudioBoo are great for producing audio!

> Step 3: Provide vocabulary supports! Use Quizlet to pre-teach vocabulary and provide a way for students to review terms when they are confused or need to study. Provide vocabulary supports for words students don't know like using Visuwords or Shahi.

> Step 4: Engage Students Differently to Find Meaning: use Read-Write-Think's Venn Diagram Maker

> Step 5: Show What You Know: use Padlet as a way for students to answer the essential question of the lesson.

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Close Reading and the Common Core

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The evolving perspectives on "close reading" and its place within the common core have started to yield a wide variety of different perspectives and  a set of excellent resources.  The set of resou...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:03 PM

Lots of links to some great teacher/thinkers who are implementing (and thinking about) the common core.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:16 PM

Several articles and viewpoints to learn about close reading

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Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it
A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools.

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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:44 PM

english language learners...

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:18 PM

Aids cocab development

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:58 PM

looks like fun... maybe I can create some of my own topics in this?

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Close Reading and the Common Core

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The evolving perspectives on "close reading" and its place within the common core have started to yield a wide variety of different perspectives and  a set of excellent resources.  The set of resou...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:03 PM

Lots of links to some great teacher/thinkers who are implementing (and thinking about) the common core.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:16 PM

Several articles and viewpoints to learn about close reading

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Introducing Our Weekly Common Core Aligned Reading and Writing ...

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We're collaborating with two New Jersey teachers and their freshman classes to bring you three quick, engaging tasks each week that match the demands of the Common Core Standards with the content of that week's New ...


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Teaching Reading Today: Guided Reading in a Common Core ...

Guided reading in the age of the Common Core continues to require small group instruction, ongoing assessment, use of text gradients, fluency probes, and an understanding of the reading process. ...


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Helping Students Navigate Nonfiction Text (Article).pdf


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Academic Vocabulary: 3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Shift

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The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in the teaching of Academic Vocabulary.


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Teaching Students to use Anchor Standard #1: Textual Evidence in the Common Core Classroom

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The prototype assessments developed by PARCC have an entire category of questions devoted to students providing textual evidence.

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lymari's curator insight, February 17, 2013 11:51 AM

add your insight...

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Elementary Common Core - LiveBinder

Elementary #CCSS #commoncore ELA & Math standards Scope & Sequence Curriculum Starters


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The Resource Teacher Role In UDL Classrooms

The Resource Teacher Role In UDL Classrooms | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 18, 2:00 PM

Dr. Jennifer Katz received the 2014 Exceptionality Education International (EEI) Book Prize Award for her book Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning on May 27th.

 

Resource Teachers is the follow-up book to her highly acclaimed Teaching to Diversity: The Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning, which has been recognized for its practical strategies for ensuring that all students can:

 

> Engage with course content;

> Demonstrate their knowledge;

> Develop a sense of belonging in increasingly diverse classrooms.

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it
The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in
the teaching of Academic Vocabulary....

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Matt Weld's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:48 PM

3 Web 2.0 tools to help with Tier 2 and 3 words.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:17 PM

Academice vocabulary MUST be taught!  Kevin Feldman said he feels students should be taught academic language/vocab much like a ELL student should be taught english vocab.  This is especially important for students with IEPs!  

Dr. Angela C Gordon's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:46 AM

Tools to help w/ the strong-push toward literacy in the CCSS

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UDL Studio: Deepening response to literature

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UDL Studio, a free digital tool (funded largely by the Carnegie foundation) has recently been released by CAST. UDL studio is underpinned by the principles of Universal Design for Learning . UDL St...

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:42 PM

Here are some insights from the author of this article:

 

"UDL Studio offers templates to scaffold you or your students as you create content using multimodal elements, such as text, image¸ video, audio, and animation. You can explore the project library to view previous projects created by UDL studio users.

 

We really like the tips and resources page which asks you to reflect carefully on how the use of the digital tool enhances children’s understanding of text; enriches the reading experience; and represents information in an engaging manner. The plethora of free digital tools include:

 

>> Recording and editing software

>> Video search engines and editing software

>> Sources for images

>> Animation tools"

 

 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:56 PM

Thank you for sharing, these are excellent resources.

Joe Marlin 's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:28 PM

A review of the program UDL Studio -" which enables anyone to create media-rich resources, to actively engage and motivate students, and to respond flexibly to the needs of each learner; thereby ensuring quality and equality in access to learning for all."

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it
The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in
the teaching of Academic Vocabulary....

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Matt Weld's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:48 PM

3 Web 2.0 tools to help with Tier 2 and 3 words.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:17 PM

Academice vocabulary MUST be taught!  Kevin Feldman said he feels students should be taught academic language/vocab much like a ELL student should be taught english vocab.  This is especially important for students with IEPs!  

Dr. Angela C Gordon's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:46 AM

Tools to help w/ the strong-push toward literacy in the CCSS

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it
Here, Dave Stuart and Erica Beaton share their approach to close reading (R.CCR.1) and a non-freaked out approach to the Common Core State Standards.

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A Close Reading & Common Core Strategy

Dr. Angela C Gordon's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:42 AM

A Close Reading & Common Core Strategy

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Text Complexity: "The place to begin with is the student’s reading level.”

Text Complexity: "The place to begin with is the student’s reading level.” | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it

In the past I myself embraced what Fountas and Pinnel called “a balanced literacy approach.”  Under this model classroom reading would be made up of the following components:

independent reading (at the student’s independent reading level)guided reading of a whole-group text (at median instructional reading level for class)teacher read aloud (slightly above median instructional level). 

 

The common core call for increased text complexity seems to fit well with the “guided reading” portion of the block.


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River Hill High School's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:14 PM

A nice article that applies to any discipline, not just English!

Lenore Dufton-Johnstone's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:22 PM

This is the model for my classroom reading program.

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text

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"Many people still hold to the belief that nonfiction writing is “just the facts,” often synonymous with formulaic, dull writing. Nothing could be further from the truth! For years, authors of all genres have honed their writing by reading literary nonfiction by the likes of David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and so many others."


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, April 12, 2013 8:27 AM
Just did a booktalk for 8th grade with non-fiction titles that coincided with a fiction - they literally flew off the shelves. This is why libraries & librarians are SO important in Common Core.
Matt Weld's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:30 PM

Great article that talks about how authors of nonfiction use the same skills in their craft that we are asking of students.  Links at the end to other good, related articles, too.

Gail Donahue's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:11 AM

This could be excellent background reading for content area teachers when trying to implement writing across the curriculum.

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Nonfiction Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (Pt. 1) | MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Nonfiction Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (Pt. 1) | MiddleWeb SmartBrief | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"An increased focus on nonfiction is among the changes accompanying the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. Some say that middle-grade students who can read and understand complex nonfiction texts will be better able to meet these standards and will be better prepared to meet the demands of college and careers.

"In Part I of this MiddleWeb SmartBrief special report, we examine the role nonfiction is playing in the transition to the common core as well as some of the reasoning behind the changes. "


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 26, 2013 10:55 AM

Briefly described links to a number of excellent resources.

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Thinking Maps: Balancing Literary and Informational Text in the Common Core Standards

Thinking Maps: Balancing Literary and Informational Text in the Common Core Standards | Coastal GLRS Literacy Resources | Scoop.it

Common Core State Standards require us to see the forest and the trees.

 

Brace Map: Thinking Maps, a research-based instructional tool, can help us do just that. Thinking Maps are a series of eight graphic organizers designed to visually represent thought processes. One of these, the Brace Map, shows part-to-whole relationships and can be a powerful construct for seeing both the big picture and finer details.


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Simplifying Text Complexity

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Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.

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