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Summarizing Text Practice Exercises | Education.com

Summarizing Text Practice Exercises | Education.com | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Get reading summary help and reviews then put what you learn into practice with practice problems. Use Education.com to study reading comprehension.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers - TeachThought

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers - TeachThought | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it

Apps for struggling readers


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Remaking the Grade, From A to D - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Remaking the Grade, From A to D - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Too many professors need some remediation in how they assign classroom grades, writes Douglas B. Reeves.
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This is a really interesting article- some of which is questionable, but nonetheless food for thought.  The way I feel, especially in a middle school, is that teaching should be about feedback and about teaching the skills (especially in reading, writing, math, etc) that students need to become informed, productive, and insightful individuals.  Teachers who are tired of trying to get students to do work, give zeros as punishment and hope they speak for themselves, when in reality, students who get zeros don't care, and dig themselves into holes so deep they don't see the point in trying to climb back out. If we make students do the work and give them the opportunity to improve, many will.  We have used the 0-100 system forever, and we still have people in the work force who don't care, don't do anything, and have a terrible attitude about school and learning in general.  If we give them a chance, I have a pretty good feeling this will change.  I speak as someone who has family in England and attended school in Switzerland where the grading and school systems and overall attitude about education is very different from here, and very different from each other.  We need to step back and take a look at how we are educating our youth and what options we are providing them with, and stop thinking that grades are the ultimate punishment. The students we should be worried about are not the students who will be scared by a 0- those students will be fine.  

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The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more

The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Mel Riddile, Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin
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Michael Stapleton's curator insight, February 18, 2013 11:44 AM

A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Katharina Kulle's comment, February 19, 2013 4:22 AM
Wow!
Jodi Lynn's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:13 PM

This is great for k-12 teachers!

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Lesson Plan: Paragraph Challenge: This guided reading lesson plan will motivate and excite.

Ratchet up the learning by having students challenge each other.
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Lesson Plan: Teaching Imagery to High School and Middle School Students

Lesson Plan: Teaching Imagery to High School and Middle School Students | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Lessons teaching imagery too often rely on laziness, calling upon writers to dilute meaning through the use of adjectives and adverbs. Teaching imagery should involve more creative figurative language and less boring adjectives and adverbs.
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Lindsay Doss's curator insight, February 6, 2014 8:26 PM

Good for teaching imagery

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Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing

Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
In today's post I'm sharing information I gave to my students about the differences between summarizing and synthesizing information in terms of reading strategies and research.
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CreatingCreativeClasses.Com

CreatingCreativeClasses.Com | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
This website is designed for teachers who want to integrate creative writing into their curriculum.
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Analyze Literature Critically Using the SIFT Method

Analyze Literature Critically Using the SIFT Method | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Learn about the SIFT Method of analyzing literature. Middle School English teachers have found this a valuable tool to help students analyze literature and poems. SIFT stands for Symbolism, Imagery, Figurative Language, Tone and Theme.
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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Patricia Sarles, Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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Writing: Citing Textual Evidence

Writing: Citing Textual Evidence | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Teaching students to use textual evidence is a key component of the Common Core. Learn how to teach students to cite textual evidence, engage in collaborative discussions and draw evidence from literary text in preparation for writing.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:14 PM

 Teach Channel video--about 6 min

David Timbs's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:46 PM

It's time to get into the text Sullivan County!  

Ali Lamb Brown's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:16 PM

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A warning to college profs from a high school teacher

A warning to college profs from a high school teacher | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
"Please do not blame those of us in public schools for how unprepared for higher education the students arriving at your institutions are.
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Interesting, but I do resent the idea that teachers are not able to still teach higher level thinking in addition to preparing students for testing- RISE to occasion.

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Summarizing Text Practice Exercises | Education.com

Summarizing Text Practice Exercises | Education.com | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Get reading summary help and reviews then put what you learn into practice with practice problems. Use Education.com to study reading comprehension.
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Examples of Imagery

When writing poetry it becomes increasingly necessary to seek out solid examples of imagery. The following examples of imagery can help you learn how to use this literary tool.
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Wesley Kinsey's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:15 AM

Great article for use in interactive notebook.

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Scaffold Mindful Silent Reading | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org

Help students internalize and routinize their reading comprehension monitoring with this sample lesson.
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Examples of Allusion

Allusion makes reference to something or someone else. You can find examples of allusions in literature and everyday conversation.
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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it

Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.


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Q-and-A: Teaching students to become better consumers, producers of information

Q-and-A: Teaching students to become better consumers, producers of information | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Ernest Morrell, director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College Columbia University, is a leading voice in literacy and Engl...
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Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers

Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers | Middle School Reading | Scoop.it
Find and share teacher resources for K-12 teachers and engage with the largest online community of educators in the world.
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