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Annotation: Reading Video Lesson

Eight ways to annotate texts using reading comprehension strategies.
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Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Civil Rights Historical Investigation | Facing History and Ourselves

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Civil Rights Historical Investigation | Facing History and Ourselves | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
@CherylTeaches @middlegradesela: Writing Prompts/Strategies: A Supplement to Civil Rights Historical Investigations
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DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids! Add your comments, read reviews of cool websites, and more!

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The Story Home™ Children's Audio Stories | FREE Podcast Stories for Kids and Family, Original and Classic Fairy Tales

The Story Home™ Children's Audio Stories | FREE Podcast Stories for Kids and Family, Original and Classic Fairy Tales | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
FREE Audio Stories, Podcasts for Children. Original Stories, Classic Fairy Tales for Kids. Listen online or buy our App for iPhone and iPad!

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stories to read online with audio

stories to read online with audio | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

Online stories with pages to turn.


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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Interesting idea - this could be useful in EFL teaching or just for people who are reading in English as a second language and need a bit of help.

 

I tried it on the Adobe Connect website to see if it would demystify some of the 'Marketese' though, and it didn't help much! A sentence such as 'Powering mission-critical web conferencing solutions, end-to-end, on virtually any device' is full of everyday words which are being used in an unnecessarily obscure way. Which is why I'm in favour of simply writing in plain English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_english).

 

On that subject, I recently discovered the absolutely wonderful Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), which does just that.

 

ytchquelia cargill's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:37 PM

This website is made for children that have a hard time understanding a word or sentence in the English language. By breaking down a word or difficult sentence into word that the child will be able to know.

 

Info: Rewordify.com

Mikev Techpage's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:49 PM

Structure

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Common Core & Ed Tech: The Literacy Shed - Visual Resources for Writing Lessons

Common Core & Ed Tech: The Literacy Shed - Visual Resources for Writing Lessons | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Classroom educational technology for common core (RT @ccedtech: The Literacy Shed - Visual Resources for Writing! Powerful resource!

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How Movies Can Connect Students to Writing and the Common Core - Education Week News

How Movies Can Connect Students to Writing and the Common Core - Education Week News | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Education Week News How Movies Can Connect Students to Writing and the Common Core Education Week News As the focus on high-stakes testing increases, I worry that my students are only being prepared to think and write in one way: the way the tests...
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Writing prompt sticks for Common Core Writing and a freebie!

Writing prompt sticks for Common Core Writing and a freebie! | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Writing prompt sticks for Common Core Writing and a freebie! The Common Core writing standards require students to be able to write opinion (persuasive), informational, and narrative writing. Although I loved writing as a ...

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:39 PM

Give this article a close reading.  Primary grade teachers, keep going--there's an excellent Frog and Toad example!

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Close Reading

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Critical Thinking Questions for Close Reading

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Where Does Voice Live in the CCSS for Writing?

Where Does Voice Live in the CCSS for Writing? | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Throughout the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge, hosted by twowritingteachers.wordpress.com. All participants aim to write a post every day for the month of March.

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Piktochart: Infographic and Graphic Design for Non-Designers

Piktochart: Infographic and Graphic Design for Non-Designers | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce simple and high quality graphics. Create free infographics here.

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Jane M. Saunders's curator insight, March 21, 2014 1:11 AM

So doing this with students.

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Hemingway Writing App

RT @KathyScott1: PARCC/SBAC Practice tool:Check out Hemingway, a new app to make your writing bold and clear. http://t.co/6C8Yo8YMSK via @…


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The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Teacher and Educator Should Know about

The Top 50 Education  Blogs Every Teacher and Educator Should Know about | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
I have seen several lists featuring 'top education blogs' but I never dared cite them here because their authors do not have the recommended authority in the field for them to compile and rank...
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:06 PM

Not only do I appreciate the blog roll, if you are a blogger, you can register for your blog to be rated among these top-notch resources.

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News | TIME For Kids

News | TIME For Kids | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Andre, a green sea turtle who was badly injured last year, is back at sea.

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Online Storytime by Barnes & Noble - Barnes & Noble

Online Storytime by Barnes & Noble - Barnes & Noble | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Popular Stories - Out Loud!...

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Fakebook

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Tara Mitchell's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:55 AM

Create character "fakebook" page for main character in reading or as a character development page for planning. 

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Historical Fiction: Adding Detail

Historical Fiction: Adding Detail | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
We know writers of historical fiction pay attention to period detail, but how do they weave that detail into the story? What scaffolds can we provide to support the kids' writing as they work to weave together history and story?

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20 Online Resources for Free E-Books - Lifehack

20 Online Resources for Free E-Books - Lifehack | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
If you're a voracious bibliophile looking for new material and you have an e-reader, check out these links where you can download free e-books.

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Common Core & Writing – Let's Write

Common Core & Writing – Let's Write | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Deeper Learning for All: Common Core and Writing...

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Common Core Standards Writing

Common Core Standards Writing | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
The Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy require students to engage in disciplinary specific writing tasks.

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David Timbs's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:31 PM

Very useful frameworks for approaching Common Core writing tasks.  

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Close Reading @Web English Teacher

Strategies, activities, and lesson plans for teaching the skill of close reading

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional ...

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional ... | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
In part one of this series, I shared how I use freely available video in my reading and literacy methods course to help my preservice teachers understand close reading instruction at a level that could not be attained through ...
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Comics | Make your own comic strips and cartoon characters | Bitstrips

Comics | Make your own comic strips and cartoon characters | Bitstrips | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Bitstrips is your online funny pages. Turn yourself & your friends into cartoon characters, and create & share your own awesome comic strips!

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