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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.

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BookChook's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:41 PM

Excellent current affairs articles for ESL or struggling readers. 

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12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"Here are a dozen strategies to motivate reluctant readers, and none of them involves stickers, certificates, or pizza. External rewards may work in the short term, but if you really want students to love reading you have to look for other options. Since this is just a quick overview, you’ll notice that some strategies contain links to additional sources that you can explore later"


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Online Etymology Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Terry Harding's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:58 PM

This etymological dictionary will help anyone who is interested in understanding the English language. Mastering language is critical to good leadership and effective influence.

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Cursive writing at risk of being erased from schools - Times Tribune of Corbin

Cursive writing at risk of being erased from schools - Times Tribune of Corbin | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Cursive writing at risk of being erased from schools Times Tribune of Corbin That research suggests the practice and process of handwriting may improve students' cognitive and motor skills development, enhance their literacy and help them retain...

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7 Awesome Early Chapter Booklists You Should Not Miss!

7 Awesome Early Chapter Booklists You Should Not Miss! | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
7 Awesome Early Chapter Booklists You Should Not Miss! Can Children's Picture Books Be Effective Parenting Tools? The Children's Bookshelf and Springtime Books · The Children's BookShelf with Books for St Patrick's Day ...

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Gregory Harris's curator insight, March 23, 2013 11:28 AM

Interesting lists and links to other lists. It gave me ideas to add search tags to books in my school library, e.g., boys chapter books.

Barbara Ann Mojica's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:28 AM

Not to be missed books....

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Getting Boys Into Reading: Ideas, Books & Resources

Getting Boys Into Reading: Ideas, Books & Resources | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"Before sharing a list of specific hints, here is what I see as four fundamental building blocks to get boys reading..."


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, April 4, 2013 10:21 PM

Trevor shares his insight and tips on helping boys to become readers.

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Week's Top Articles for Parents on Learning and Education

Week's Top Articles for Parents on Learning and Education | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

This week find four articles, covering a range of viewpoints, on the issue of privacy and large student databases. The SXSWedu Conference in Austin last week proved the topic is hot, and relevant to parents. Get informed. ● Enjoy articles this week by well-respected writers and researchers like Mimi Ito, Vaughan Bell and Alison Gopnik. ● Learn more about praising kids, overconfidence, attention, and why human young require such an investment of time and patience. ● Statements from PCM Top Influencers Bill Gates, Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond and Randi Weingartenmade noisier news this week.


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Get Dads Reading

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"Booktrust has launched a new campaign to encourage dads in Britain to read more with their children.

 

Research shows that in most families it's mums who do the majority of reading with children, but we want dads to have the chance to enjoy time reading with their children too."


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:28 AM

A good thing to set emphasis on! Parents example plays a big role in childrens reading!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:42 PM

Dads, get your books out :) 

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Pre-K Worksheets Alphabet Tracing | Pre K Worksheets Org

Pre-K Worksheets Alphabet Tracing | Pre K Worksheets Org | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Pre-K Alphabet Tracing Worksheets in PDF. Learn to Trace Alphabet Letters with our Free A to Z Printable Pre-K Tracing Worksheets

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 30, 2013 11:42 AM
Very useful material,thank you for sharing :)
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Never Stop Learning - Life Long Learning

Watch how education can change the world.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 2013 10:30 AM

Check out this video and also these resources:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=L2L

 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:23 AM

A great way to spend 3 minutes and 45 seconds!  Fantastic video!

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Bridging the Book Gap: Because Income Shouldn't Determine Access

Bridging the Book Gap: Because Income Shouldn't Determine Access | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Bridging the Book Gap: Because Income Shouldn't Determine Access

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BookChook's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:37 AM

Practical idea for making a difference in the homes of kids without books. 

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Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:24 PM

Requires registration but it's a free site.

Malachy Scullion's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:16 PM

One of the most interesting kid's reading sites I've seen for some time.

Malachy Scullion's comment, February 16, 2013 9:36 PM
If you liked this, please also try www.starfall.com
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The First Bookless Public Library: Texas to Have BiblioTech - ABC News

The First Bookless Public Library: Texas to Have BiblioTech - ABC News | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
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The First Bookless Public Library: Texas to Have BiblioTech
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A book-less library.

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How to teach … phonics

How to teach … phonics | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
This week the Guardian Teacher Network explores the enormous range of resources on phonics (How to teach … phonics http://t.co/plHdLCpfkw via @guardian)...

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Writing Prompt Worksheets

Writing Prompt Worksheets | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Free, Printable writing prompt worksheets for your use at home or in classrooms. You may print copies as needed to distribute to students. Writing prompts are sorted by grade.

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Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
How do you teach your child emotional intelligence? Here are some ideas to get your started!

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mamasmiles's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:30 PM

Five simple things you can do to help your child develp emotional intelligence.

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How Do We Define "High Quality Preschool?

How Do We Define "High Quality Preschool? | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

by Larry Cuban, School Reform and Classroom Practice

 

...the content and direction of preschools will be influenced by the ideological fervor of those wanting 'boot camp' instruction to prepare for school and those wanting more 'curiosity and play' rather than a brain on a stick. Thus, conflicts over what constitutes “high quality” preschools will continue even as access for toddlers expands. No panacea here.


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52 Character Building Thoughts for Children by Leah Davies, M.Ed.

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The following quotes may be used in a variety of ways by both teachers and counselors. One idea is for a thought to be posted, read, and discussed at the beginning of each week. It could then be read daily with the students. At the end of the week ask them what they learned or how the thought applied to their lives or activities during the week. Have the children give written or oral examples, or have them draw a picture to illustrate their ideas.

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CCBC Bibliographies & Booklists

CCBC Bibliographies & Booklists | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Such amazing booklists for kids & Teens by theme at http://t.co/1QgpeKLVfr by Cooperative Children's Book Centre

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Gregory Harris's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:36 PM

Lots and lots of lists, e.g., 50 books on Grief, 50 books on Peace and Social Justice. Lots of categories too.

http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/bibBio.asp

When you click on a book title, you get to a cover shot and a concise overview of the contents.

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10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Homeschooling has been around for most of recorded history, but hybrid homeschooling is a fairly new phenomenon. For hybrid homeschoolers, education takes on multiple dimensions, combining elements of both homeschooling and traditional schooling to take advantage of the best aspects of both. That means many hybrid homeschooling families study at home, with tutors, take classes with certified teachers, and even pursue outside educational activities to complete their curriculum. It’s a fun and enriching approach to education that is picking up steam, and we’ve noted several telling trends that say a lot about where hybrid homeschooling is today, and where it’s going.


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Susan Critelli's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:35 AM

It’s estimated that there are between 1.7 and 2.1 million children homeschooled in the U.S. today, and that number is in an upward swing, with a growth rate of 7 to 15% each year, particularly over the last two decades. Much of this may be thanks to the proliferation of hybrid homeschooling, allowing families many more options when it comes to customized home education as they bring in a combination of private tutoring, educational programs, group classes, and even online courses.

 

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

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Communicating Ideas


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Natalie Sing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:25 AM

Choose to create a poster, newspaper or comic strip. Great instruction and lots of fun.

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The Best of TED for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best of TED for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:45 AM

The best of TED for teachers. 

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Reclaiming Your Teacher Mojo

Reclaiming Your Teacher Mojo | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Teacher and policy advocate Megan Allen offers tips for teachers on how to balance their time and rediscover their passion for teaching.
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