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6th Grade Speed Dating Genres

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We're speed dating this week. Several 6th grade teachers want their students to explore different fiction genres. I decided to make some personal ads (pictured above) for different genres or subgenres. I already had resources lists in Destiny for these genres, so it made it easy. We have eleven tables, which we'll load with books and an ad. Students will have to rotate through at least 4 tables. They'll be discussing genres in class, but I made an exit ticket so I can track which are the most popular (I still have one more book order to place.) If you're interested, here's a link to the ads, and a link to the exit ticket. The ads document has the titles listed separately at the end, to make it easier for my aides to cut them out! :)


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CLICK on the LINKS in the Scoopit & Make a Copy

in your Google Docs!

 

The exit ticket would also translate well to a Kahoot!

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Feel free to use or modify!

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Feel free to use or modify!

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The Common Core Has Not Killed Literature

The Common Core Has Not Killed Literature | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Jaume Escofet/Flickr By now almost every teacher in the country has experienced the Common Core State Standards. We’re teaching and assessing them; we’re advocating for them or pushing against them.
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Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb

Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How | MiddleWeb | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Educators are responding to the close reading mandate with strategies that help students better understand complex texts. Our resource roundup has the links.

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Loads of resources here to share with teachers!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:38 AM

Loads of resources here to share with teachers!

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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

As it happens, I value deep reading – and so, perhaps, do you. And so, quite obviously, do all the youngish people I see everyday on London transport reading 700-page printed books such as the Game of Thrones series, 50 Shades of Grey or the new Donna Tartt. Stuart Jeffries has written persuasively about the popularity of such doorstops, as well as complex modern TV series. This might be a culture not of attention deficit but of "a wealth of attention focused more readily on the things that warrant it".


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 15, 2014 4:06 AM

More on the debate about the changes in our reading habits.

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What are learning skills?

The 21st century learning skills are often called the 4 C’s: critical thinking, creative thinking, communicating, and collaborating. These skills help students learn, and so they are vital to success
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This is useful breakdown of the "4 C's". Maybe some might call this an "unpacking" of terms. It goes beyond my usual understanding of critical thinking skills. this resource might open up some valuable discussions and may lead to new understanding of the Common Core and ideas about "college and career readiness" in addition to the concept of being a "life long learner".

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Reading dystopias ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Reading dystopias ‹ Reader — WordPress.com | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Utopia: an imagined society or state of things in which everything is perfect or close to perfect.

Dystopia: an imagined society or state of things in which things are very far from perfect to a frightening extent.

An introduction to the genre of dystopian fiction through reading a classic dystopian novel.

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Digital Tools for Pairing Literary and Informational Texts and Close Reading Skills

Digital Tools for Pairing Literary and Informational Texts and Close Reading Skills | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Final Post in Series Looking at Apps and Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are faculty

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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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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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68 Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities

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68 Apps for students with learning disabilities -- and some software too! From our presentation at the LDAQ "Toolbox for Success" parent conference.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 23, 2013 5:55 PM

This inclusive list of apps from inov8 Educational Consulting includes apps that target areas of need for learners in elementary school, high school and college. These apps are broken out into 7 categories:

 

> Reading and writing support and remediation

> Language remediation

> Productivity

> Alternative literacy formats

> Numeracy

> Fine motor skills

> Executive functioning

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 26, 2013 7:12 PM

Some excellent choices in apps for learning disabilities.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, February 2, 2014 2:34 AM

and fin ally - to meet the needs of my learner demographic...