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Quick vocab maker - Resources - SML - 7 views

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    This cool excel spreadsheet lets you put in vocabulary and quick fits the spreadsheet so you can print them out and share them easily (for those still using paper this is a great download.)
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Reading Standards for Informational Text (Grades 3-5) - 11 views

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    As you work to integrate Common Core standards into your classroom, it may help to look at sample lessons. In this set, you can see lessons, presentations, and assessments working with informational text (grades 3-5). Remember that you can search the site by grade level and common core standard and that other subject areas besides Common Core are included on the site.
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In the News - Snow White Premiere - Resources - TES - 1 views

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    Snow white just premiered in London so there will be a lot of interest. (Charlize Theron and Kristin Stewart are in the adaptation.) If you're wanting to talk about Snow White, here are some lesson plans and information for that purpose.
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The Middle School Mouth: Interactive Notebooks - Yet Again - 9 views

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    A middle school teacher known only as "Seldy" shares his interactive language arts notebook in this blog post. The notebook is truly something special but even more astounding, he acknowledges that many of the pages he found on Pinterest. Pinterest is ideal for teachers and makes it super easy to share. (I have a Pinterest for beginners post for those who want an invite.) if you teach upper elementary into high school language arts, take time to peruse this notebook. Nice work!
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Forms of Poetry: Haiku - Resources - TES - 1 views

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    A nice downloadable resource to teach students about Haiku. (via TES)
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World Poetry Day - TES English - Resources - TES - 4 views

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    Get ready to read poetry! World Poetry day is March 21. Here are a lot of lesson plans and ideas for that day including some digital e-poetry booklets that you could download as well as mp3's and videos that you can use as well as lesson plans.
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inside a painting - Resources - TES - 8 views

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    How should students analyze a painting? This middle/ high school project gives a writing structure for analyzing painting in this cross disciplinary unit.
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Lesson Plans - ReadWriteThink - 3 views

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    Language arts teachers of all ages will love the free lesson plans on this website. They are standards based and organized by grade level.
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Christmas Jeopardy for Literature or Culture Class - 5 views

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    This Powerpoint based jeopardy game includes The Night Before Christmas and other Christmas classics as well as a piece on Christmas films. You can download the powerpoint and customize it to your current lessons and play it near the end of the term. A fun way to finish and summarize. Remember, keep teaching!
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The Internet Classics Archive: 441 searchable works of classical literature - 11 views

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    MIT Has 441 works of classical literature available online that allow you to create powerful text queries.Also included are "reader's choice" websites related to the texts.
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Shelfster - The Best Research Tool for Writers - 11 views

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    Shelfster is in beta and is a tool for writers to collect resources. It is interesting because of how it moves between desktop, mobile, and web. Research is evolving and students should be empowered with social bookmarking and research aggregation tools like this one.
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College Prep: Famous Authors Take The SAT! - 0 views

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    Two well known authors subject themselves to the SAT essay and are graded.This would be an interesting case study for students from many perspectives: 1) for understanding the assessment and 2) for keeping perspective. ;-)
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Y5 NF unit based on Night at the Museum - Resources - TES - 3 views

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    I love seeing lessons like this. Using the "night at the Museum" on the wii, the purpose is to teach non fiction, persuasion, advertising. I think that teachers could create more interesting resources like this. If you try this, please let me know. Looks really neat.
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Teaching Reading: Report and REcommendations, National Inquirty into the Teaching of Li... - 6 views

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    This December 2005 report talks about best practices in teaching literacy. For those of you who like to review best practices from around the world, this came in from the International Dyslexia Association in their Summer 2011 Perspectives on Language and Literacy "Global Perspectives" column.
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The Writing Teacher - Tips, Techniques, and Advice on Teaching Writing - 2 views

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    New blog by teachers about writing.
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