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French Words with New Meanings in English

French Words with New Meanings in English | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Norman Conquest, and to the long dominance of France in European culture and politics, almost half the words and phrases in the English lexicon (including that of its American variety) are derived from French. The list below consists of words used in American English that acquired one or more senses distinct from that or those of the French words from which they are descended. After each term, the American English meaning(s) is/are listed, followed in parentheses by the French meaning(s).

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This list is useful for informing English Language Learners as well as advanced learners that even though we may be bilingual, don't assume that the English use of the French term carries the same meaning as the French. This also might be true of Spanish and other languages.Can lead to discussions about the necessity of defining terms (online or in a dictionary), but may be useful beyond English classes. For example, in the sciences, it is often true that everyday English terms are used differently in reports and articles about scientific studies, which is the case with words like creativity, imagination. anxiety, and other terms. 
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Five Brilliant Ideas for Teaching Poetry

Five Brilliant Ideas for Teaching Poetry | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Poetry can be one of the trickiest areas of the curriculum to teach well. How can pupils come to understand a poem without being spoon-fed? How can they engage in personal response when the languag...

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for ELA teachers

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:41 AM

Lovely ideas for teaching poetry.  Hope to have a chance to use these.

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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards.  Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:40 PM

Common core ideas

 

Duke No Limit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

wow very interesting

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:39 PM

Very important way of communication!

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Do I need to add more?

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:02 PM

Και "storyjumper" επίσης.

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:45 AM

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

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Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“Image by Fred Palumbo, made available by the Library of Congress. Put THIS in your pocket. The Library of Congress is celebrating National Poetry Month by launching its new Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.”


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Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter

Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"David Liben, who was involved in the creation of the Common Core and is now Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners, provides this simple explanation of evidence under the new standards: “It means asking children two questions:

‘What is your evidence?''How did you figure that out?’

 

The point is to ask students to answer not just based on their thoughts or opinions, but on evidence in the text.”


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Seven Deadly Tricks, Seven Ways to Storytelling

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Attention, engagement, communication! these are 21st century goals to make an experience valuable.

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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:23 PM

This is well laid out.  Each story type is described and includes 2 supporting slides:  1) story outline and an example.

Sonja Blignaut's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:25 AM

Great presentation on Booker's 7 Basic Plots

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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

 

Wonderful resource!  


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Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Not the same old PPT that we used to use.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 20, 2014 3:24 AM

Je suis de plus en plus convaincu qu'il faut raconter des histoires, même à des 'grands'.

Winnie Bob's curator insight, May 14, 2016 10:18 PM
Love this. Would be great for the narrative for assessment.