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Accessing and Evaluating High-Quality and Equitable Resources
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With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers ...

With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers from the Sheboygan Area School District set out to develop a process that would enable us to determine if the materials being used or materials we plan to use in the future are considered to be high-quality resources and will lead to equitable instruction.

The resources supplied were developed as a result of research and investigation into the work of EdReport.org, Achievethecore.org and various other resources that support the work of equity.

The process that we outline is intended to help teams evaluate resources that support major shifts in the Common Core State Standards specific to writing instruction. The tools linked in the process are adaptable to various grade levels and subject areas providing the team has unpacked the subject/grade level standards and share a common understanding of the skills and expectations in those standards.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Other
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Author:
Megan Neitzke
Mary Dust
Amy Renzelmann
Jim Renzelmann
Jane Doll
Julia Leeson
Jennifer Zalewski
Tina Thone
Tamara Damrow
Andrea Daun
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08/02/2019
Advanced Japanese II, Spring 2005
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Continuation of 21F.505. Further development of reading, writing, and oral communication skills. ...

Continuation of 21F.505. Further development of reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Extension of advanced grammar and further enhancement of advanced vocabulary. Variety of cultural elements studied through readings, video, and discussion. Lab work required. This course covers Lessons 27 through 30 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue expanding grammar and vocabulary by further developing four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The goal is to acquire the ability to use Japanese appropriately with increasing spontaneity emphasized, and to be prepared to become an independent learner to the point where you are capable of handling authentic Japanese by yourself, without fear or hesitation.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nagaya, Yoshimi
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS), Spring 2007
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Advanced subject focusing on techniques, format, and prose style used in academic ...

Advanced subject focusing on techniques, format, and prose style used in academic and professional life. Emphasis on writing as required in fields such as economics, political science, and architecture. Short assignments include: business letters, memos, and proposals that lead toward a written term project. Methods designed to deal with the special problems of those whose first language is not English. Successful completion satisfies Phase II of the Writing Requirement. This workshop is designed to help you write clearly, accurately and effectively in both an academic and a professional environment. In class, we analyze various forms of writing and address problems common to advanced speakers of English. We will often read one another's work.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story
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Through a close reading of "Amelia Bedelia", students reread the material to ...

Through a close reading of "Amelia Bedelia", students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
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By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware ...

By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and ŇproperÓ language use are intertwined.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists
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Students explore and analyze the techniques that political (or editorial) cartoonists use ...

Students explore and analyze the techniques that political (or editorial) cartoonists use and draw conclusions about why the cartoonists choose those techniques to communicate their messages.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Arabic Grammar: Paradigms, Literature, Exercises and Glossary (PDF)
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This textbook is designed for beginning students in Arabic and focuses on ...

This textbook is designed for beginning students in Arabic and focuses on formal grammar. It tackles grammar from a classical standpoint and relies on highly technical terminology. The textbook includes exercises based on passages from classic Arabic literature as well as brief anecdotes. Two glossaries are appended at the end of the text. The filesize is 16 MB.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
Williams & Norgate
Author:
Albert Socin
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Arabic Grammar of the Written Language (PDF)
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First published in 1910, this book focuses exclusively on the grammar of ...

First published in 1910, this book focuses exclusively on the grammar of Modern Standard Arabic as it is used in written Arabic. It contains an introduction that explains the Arabic alphabet and pronunciation and 49 lessons that describe the foundational grammatical elements of MSA, including articles, gender, and the noun and verb systems. The text includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic vocabulary sections as well as a supplement with extract from the Qur'an, classical literature, media, and correspondence. The filesize of the PDF is 32 MB.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Julius Groos
Author:
Ernst Harder
Griffithes Wheeler Thatcher
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Arabic Keyboard
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Arabic Keyboard is a virtual keyboard created with the main aim to ...

Arabic Keyboard is a virtual keyboard created with the main aim to help people type in Arabic from any device. This is one of the easiest ways to type, as you don’t need to download the language pack, font pack or any software on your system.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Author:
Ahmed Shareef
Arabic Keyboard
Date Added:
03/08/2018
Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2006
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A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping ...

A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abbanat, Cherie
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth
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What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students ...

What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
A "Brief, Urgent Message": Theme in Slaughterhouse-Five
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As a culminating activity for "Slaughterhouse-Five", students make a compilation album (a ...

As a culminating activity for "Slaughterhouse-Five", students make a compilation album (a CD with 6-8 tracks) that reflects their analysis, understanding, and reaction to the ideas in the novel "Slaughterhouse-Five".

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction
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Students work as a class to explore a character in a book ...

Students work as a class to explore a character in a book they have read by identifying traits and finding textual references to support their choices.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Business Communication for Success
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This book is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report ...

This book is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report Writing courses.Basics of Written Business Communication presents basic business communication concepts, vocabulary, models, and exercises in a clear, practical, and engaging way. The author provides a set of core chapters intended to provide a highly focused introduction to the field. Then, he provides an optional series of modules that provide instructors with complete flexibility to emphasize additional topics of their choice.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry
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Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost's "Choose Something ...

Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost's "Choose Something Like a Star" to construct a more sophisticated understanding of speaker, subject, and tone.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein's "Sick"
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Students select what they believe to be the most important word in ...

Students select what they believe to be the most important word in a text that they have read and justify their choice using examples from the text.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
A Close Reading of the First Four Presidents:  Washington through Madison
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Students will read an article online about the first four presidents. The ...

Students will read an article online about the first four presidents. The online article provides scaffolds for vocabulary and reading. Students can use the online quiz to check for understanding. Students will then perform a close reading of the article following six text dependent questions. The lesson describes the activities along with the language to use for each of the questions.

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Information and Technology Literacy
U.S. History
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Rachel Quill
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Common Core Curriculum Grade 1 ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to ...

The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read-alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Different Lands, Similar Stories; Fables and Stories; The Human Body; Early World Civilizations; Early American Civilizations; Astronomy; Animals & Habitats; Fairy Tales; and History of the Earth.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Common Core Curriculum Grade 2 ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The Listening and Learning Strand consists of a series of read_alouds organized ...

The Listening and Learning Strand consists of a series of read_alouds organized by topics (called domains), many of which are informational in nature. The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read_alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Fighting for a Cause; Fairy Tales and Tall Tales; Cycles in Nature; Insects; Ancient Greek Civilizations; Greek Myths; Charlotte's Web; and Immigration.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Common Core Curriculum Grade 2 ELA: Skills Strand
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The Skills Strand teaches the mechanics of reading_Ŕstudents are taught systematic and ...

The Skills Strand teaches the mechanics of reading_Ŕstudents are taught systematic and explicit phonics instruction as their primary tool for decoding written English. By the end of grade 2, students have learned all of the sound_spelling correspondences in the English language and are able to decode written material they encounter. In addition to phonics, students also are taught spelling, grammar, and writing during the Skills Strand. A downloadable story "Jump!" with illustrations is provided for instruction.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Common Core Curriculum Grade 3  (Module 1): Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn - My Librarian Is a Camel: Bringing Books to Children around the World
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This module uses literature and informational text such as "My Librarian Is ...

This module uses literature and informational text such as "My Librarian Is a Camel" to introduce students to the power of literacy and how people around the world access books. This module is intentionally designed to encourage students to embrace a love of literacy and reading. There are 3 units in this module. Unit 1 explores the question ĺづWhy do people seek the power of reading?ĺăĺ In unit 2 students explore their own ĺづpowers of readingĺăĺ that help them access text. And unit 3 explores how geography impacts readersĺăĚă access to books.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Common Core Curriculum Grade 4 Module 1 Overview: Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn - Native Americans in New York
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This module ensures that students read, write, listen and speak to learn ...

This module ensures that students read, write, listen and speak to learn the history and contributions of Native Americans in New York State, particularly the Iroquois Confederacy. It focuses on reading and listening to primary and secondary sources to gather specific details and determine central ideas, and to reinforce reading fluency and paragraph writing. Students will read literature to develop an understanding of setting, characterization and theme, and informational writing.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Common Core Curriculum: Kindergarten ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to ...

The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read_alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Nursery Rhymes and Fables; Five Senses; Stories; Plants; Farms; Kings and Queens; Seasons and Weather; Colonial Towns; and Taking Care of the Earth.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Fine Arts
Ecology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Common Core Curriculum: Kindergarten & Grade 1 ELA: Skills Strand
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The Skills Strand teaches the mechanics of reading. Students are taught systematic ...

The Skills Strand teaches the mechanics of reading. Students are taught systematic and explicit phonics instruction as their primary tool for decoding written English. By the end of grade 2, students have learned all of the sound spelling correspondences in the English language and are able to decode written material they encounter. In addition to phonics, students also are taught spelling, grammar, and writing during the Skills Strand. A downloadable story "Kits Hats" with illustrations is provided for instruction.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Comparing a Literary Work to Its Film Interpretation
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Students will really get into the swing of things as they analyze ...

Students will really get into the swing of things as they analyze the text and film versions of Edgar Allan Poe's story, "The Pit and the Pendulum."

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Continental Drift: What's the Big Idea?
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the ...

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the theory that explains the position of Earth's continents was established and later modified, and gain important insights into how science and the scientific community operate.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies
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Students compare and analyze novels and the movies adapted from them. They ...

Students compare and analyze novels and the movies adapted from them. They design new DVD covers and a related insert for the movies, reflecting their response to the movie version.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading
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What if students could see the relevance of their school curriculum to ...

What if students could see the relevance of their school curriculum to real-world, interesting, STEM-related careers? Let's help them create a great future!

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Critical Reading: Two Stories, Two Authors, Same Plot?
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Students make predictions about the stories and analyze story elements, compare and ...

Students make predictions about the stories and analyze story elements, compare and contrast the different stories, distinguish between fact and opinion, and draw conclusions supported by evidence from their readings.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography
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Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students ...

Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make text-self-world connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Egyptian Arabic Primer (PDF / eBook)
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This primer provides a basic introduction to Egyptian colloquial Arabic, beginning with ...

This primer provides a basic introduction to Egyptian colloquial Arabic, beginning with the alphabet, demonstrating both pronunciation and the writing system. From there the text moves on to discussing the parts of speech as well as some of the dialect's basic grammar. The book then progresses to common phrases and ends with a vocabulary section that relies on transliteration.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Felix Marschner
Author:
W. A. Betts
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Egyptian Self-Taught Arabic (PDF)
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This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the ...

This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the colloquial Egyptian Arabic spoken in Cairo. The 80-page text focuses mostly on vocabulary and contains 28 different word lists. There is also a brief section on grammar, one on the Arabic alphabet and how it is pronounced in Egypt, and a collection of sample dialogues. Although the book covers the alphabet, most sections rely on transliteration into Latin characters. The filesize of the PDF is 5 MB.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E. Marlborough & Co.
Author:
Carl A. Thimm
Reginald A. Marriott
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Energy Transfer in a Roller Coaster
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine energy forms ...

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine energy forms in moving objects and discover how changes from one form to another move cars through a roller coaster ride.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/28/2011
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students, Fall 2002
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Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of ...

Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Successful completion satisfies Phase I of the Writing Requirement. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Fact Fragment Frenzy
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Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for finding ...

Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for finding facts in nonfiction text, then invites students to find facts in five sample passages.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
The Facts About Concussions
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students explore brain injuries ...

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students explore brain injuries called concussions: what they are, how they occur, the challenges in diagnosing them, and ways to protect yourself from them.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/05/2011
Florida's Everglades: The River of Grass
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the ...

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the unique environment of southern Florida's Everglades and gain insights into the interrelatedness of living things, nonliving things, and climate.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Forces of Gravity and Air Resistance
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the ...

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the forces of gravity and air resistance affect the motion of falling objects.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/19/2011
Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook ...

Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook with comprehensive coverage of legal and regulatory issues for your introductory Legal Environment or Business Law course.

The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach.

The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with which they are already familiar with their clear, concise and readable style.

Business Law and the Legal Environment provides students with context and essential concepts across a broad range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal savvy necessary for business people to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials — and to their own lawyers.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Don Mayer
Date Added:
10/10/2017
German I, Fall 2008
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" This course gives an introduction to German language and culture. The ...

" This course gives an introduction to German language and culture. The focus is on acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. A self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with the textbook/workbook. The first semester covers the development of effective basic communication skills."

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Weise, Peter
Date Added:
01/01/2008
German III, Spring 2004
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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop ...

This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, DĚ_rrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jaeger, Dagmar
Date Added:
01/01/2004
German II, Spring 2005
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Expansion of basic communication skills and further development of linguistic competency. Review ...

Expansion of basic communication skills and further development of linguistic competency. Review and completion of basic grammar, building of vocabulary, and practice in writing short essays. Reading of short literary texts. Exposure to history and culture of German-speaking countries through audio, video, and Web materials. In this course students are exposed to history and culture of German-speaking countries through audio, video, and Web materials. It focuses on the expansion of basic communication skills and further development of linguistic competency, and includes the review and completion of basic grammar, building of vocabulary, and practice in writing short essays. Students will also read short literary texts.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Crocker, Ellen
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Grade 6 McDougal Littell Unit by Unit Overview
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This instructional planning guide has been designed to assist grade 6 teachers ...

This instructional planning guide has been designed to assist grade 6 teachers in planning and preparing to teach grade-level standards using the 6th grade McDougal Littell Literature resources. The outline identifies how each text aligns with standards and provides teachers with suggested components to teach, differentiate, and assess based on the EdReports rubrics.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Unit of Study
Author:
Deborah Kuether
Doreen Nehmer
Jaimie Tezak
Martha Silva-Krieger
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Grammar of a Less Familiar Language, Spring 2003
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Detailed examination of the grammar of a language whose structure is significantly ...

Detailed examination of the grammar of a language whose structure is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. A native speaker of the language assists when possible. From the course home page Course Description This course is designed to allow participants to engage in the exploration of the grammatical structure of a language that is unknown to them (and typically to the instructors as well). In some ways it simulates traditional field methods research. In terms of format, we work in both group and individual meetings with the consultant. Each student identifies some grammatical construction (e.g. wh questions, agreement, palatalization, interrogative intonation) to focus their research: they elicit and share data and write a report on the material gathered that is to be turned in at the end of the term. Ideally, we can put together a volume of grammatical sketches. The first three to four weeks of the term, our group meetings will explore the basic phonology, morphology and surface syntax for a first pass overview of the language, looking for interesting areas to be explored in more detail later. During this period individual sessions can review material from the general session as well as explore new areas. At roughly the fifth meeting, individual students (typically two to three per session) guide the group elicitations to explore their research topic.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kenstowicz, Michael J.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
High-Intermediate Academic Communication, Spring 2004
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The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary ...

The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary building strategies to refine oral and written expression. Speaking and writing assignments are designed to expand communicative competence. Assignments are based on models and materials drawn from contemporary media (newspapers and magazines, television, web). The models, materials, topics and assignments vary from semester to semester.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yoo, Isaiah WonHo
Date Added:
01/01/2004
The History Behind Song Lyrics
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Students research the items listed in the song ŕWe Didn't Start the ...

Students research the items listed in the song ŕWe Didn't Start the FireĚŇ by Billy Joel, noting their historical relevance, and then document their findings using an online chart.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
I AM Reading Bookstudy
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Early Literacy Specialists and Educators may use this power point individually or ...

Early Literacy Specialists and Educators may use this power point individually or with staff for development of literacy practices K -2. This tool was designed by the Early Literacy Wisconsin State Reading Association Leadership team. This tool has been used with with teams wishing to deepen their early literacy understanding by reading, discussing the book. The use of the power point will enable educators to strengthen individual and team practices. This tool enables educators to dynamically dig into I am Reading by Kathy Collins and Matt Glover generating close reading and conversation of educators.

Subject:
Early Learning
Educational Technology
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Learning Task
Other
Reading
Reference Material
Self Assessment
Author:
Marietta Luckman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat"
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Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat" is used as a primer ...

Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat" is used as a primer to teach students how to analyze a literary work using plot, theme, characterization, and psychoanalytical criticism.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Language  and Power in The HandmaidŐs Tale and the World
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Students work in small groups to examine Margaret AtwoodŐs use of and ...

Students work in small groups to examine Margaret AtwoodŐs use of and observations about language in The HandmaidŐs Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion
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In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect ...

In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, Spring 2011
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This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four ...

This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheatley, Julian K.
Date Added:
01/01/2010
LetŐs Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace
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Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. ...

Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Literacy in Science: Word Clouds
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8th Grade Science teacher Peter Hill from King Middle School in Maine ...

8th Grade Science teacher Peter Hill from King Middle School in Maine shares a quick strategy tool and strategy he refers to as "word cloud". The "word cloud" is generated by a computer program that takes words from an article and generates a "cloud" with different sizes of words with the size emphasizing the frequency of the word. Mr. Hill uses this as a quick pre-reading activity to increase curiosity and engagement and to have students anticipate what the article or essay is about and what the main idea is. Teachers might also consider a twist to this idea and have student groups create their own word cloud after reading a selected text.11

Subject:
Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
11/01/2011
Modeling Academic Writing Through Scholarly Article Presentations
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Students prepare an already published scholarly article for presentation, with an emphasis ...

Students prepare an already published scholarly article for presentation, with an emphasis on identification of the author's thesis and argument structure.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017