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Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teaching reading in the content areas presents its own set of challenges and requires its own set of skills. Learning how to preview a text, how to analyze headings and graphics, topics and subtopics, to recognize claims and evidence...
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"I Can" 6th Grade Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 6th Standards
Kids love checklists that allow them to see progress and understand goals. Use this great set of printable "I can" statements with your 6th graders as you move through the school year. It'll keep everyone on the same page, and helps...
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Summary of Fiction and Non-Fiction Text

For Students 3rd - 6th
Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST)? Yes! Here's a great strategy for teaching young readers how to summarize narrative text. In addition, the packet includes exercises that show kids how to summarize nonfiction text using the classic...
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Building Analysis Skills Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...
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EdTech Tuesdays: A Class Set of Chromebooks with Veronica Tadeo

For Teachers K - 12th
Middle school teacher Veronica Tadeo discusses successes she has had using Chromebooks, Kidblog, and other online software and online web pages to differentiate instruction for her English language learners.
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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
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The Man Who Planted Trees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Grow an understanding of short story with a well-sequenced plan built around an Academy Award-winning short film. Class members explore the elements of an effective short story, and practice writing their own. They also watch the short...
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If At First You Don't Succeed

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When faced with a challenge, how do your pupils respond? Starting with character analyses, learners participate in a lesson about appearances and perseverance. They watch a short film, talk about common English expressions, and write a...
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365 Grateful

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage gratitude with a short film. Pupils first explore what grateful means and come up with five things they are grateful for. After a discussion, they watch the short film twice and discuss the content after each viewing, focusing...
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Inseparable

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Built around a moving short film about second chances and tough choices, this lesson mixes grammar, prediction, and narrative writing. Pupils practice with adjectives and prefixes before moving on to the film. The resource directs you to...
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Mixtape

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A short film about music is the inspiration for a well-sequenced lesson that includes discussion, group work, and writing. After the whole class converses about music, small groups write narratives about a still from the film. Pupils...
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Missing U

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the relationship between U and I with a video and related activities. First, pupils have some fun with the alphabet and discuss text message language. Next they practice coming up with words that have the same sound a I and U....
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Theo’s Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your class to consider a beautiful short film about a boy named Theo who happens to be visually impaired. Over the course of the instructional activity, pupils work in pairs, discuss their ideas and the film as a class, view...
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Parallel Structure, Exercise 1

For Students 4th - 11th
Challenge your pupils' writing skills with this two-page activity. There are a total of twenty sentences which must be read in order to determine whether or not they contain errors in parallel structure. Note: This activity accompanies...
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Parallel Structure, Exercise 3

For Students 4th - 12th
As the third activity in a series about parallel structure, this activity continues to challenge students' writing skills. It includes twenty multiple choice questions; students must select the correct phrase to complete each sentence...
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Grammar Bytes - Parallel Structure

For Students 4th - 10th
The first exercise in a series of worksheets, this handout asks learners to read 10 sets of sentences and choose the one with no errors in structure. Tip: Find all of the worksheets on parallel structure throughout our website and create...
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Parallel Structure Practice

For Students 5th - 12th
Practice parallel structure with a multiple-choice exercise. Twenty questions challenge learners of all ages to correctly fill in blanks with phrases that are parallel in structure to what is already there. Tip: As noted, this worksheet...
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Breaking News: English Athlete's Hairstyles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Practice vocabulary and speaking skills in this ESL reading comprehension lesson. Middle and high schoolers participate in a number of before, during, and after reading activities based on an article entitled "Footballer Sent Off for...
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Analyzing the Internet for English Learners

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
English language learners explore the Internet! First, they discuss common Internet vocabulary such as homepage, results, images, etc. Then, they complete a scavenger hunt where they visit Google, Yahoo, and MSN webpages and explore...
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Structure Practice: The Passive Voice

For Students 3rd - 6th
Use this online interactive worksheet in an ELD class or for younger native speakers. They practice using simple past tense verbs in the passive voice. Many of the constructions are not straightforward, nor often used by early speakers,...
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Commas in Series and in Direct Address

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Commas can be all sorts of trouble! Introduce your emerging grammarians to the two simplest comma rules: items in a series and direct address. There are three exercises that hone specific skills, and then there is a cumulative exercise. 
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Context Clues

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Using context clues to determine a word's meaning is an important strategy to further reading comprehension. Challenge your class to answer the 11 multiple-choice questions in this PowerPoint. Note: This is a great resource for English...
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Graph Functions: English Learners

For Students 6th - 11th
In this ELL, graphing functions learning exercise, students solve 1 word problem where they write an equation, create a table of values, plot the points and a graph and draw a graph of the function. Step-by-step instructions and...
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Custom Flash Cards - Free Printables

For Students Pre-K - 6th
Learners can practice high frequency sight words, vocabulary words, spelling words, or math facts with materials made at this flash card printer site. Teachers can type in words or math equations that they want their charges to learn and...