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5-4-3-2-1 & 3-2-1 Summarising
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The goal of summarisation is to capture the essence of the text ...

The goal of summarisation is to capture the essence of the text clearly and concisely. The ability to summarise has significant benefits for comprehending and ultimately retaining and recalling information. Teaching students to effectively summarise helps them learn to synthesise information, a higher-order thinking skill which includes analysing information and identifying key concepts. 5-4-3-2-1 can be used when first introducing the skill of summarising. The idea is to give students a chance to pick out some key ideas, tap into their prior knowledge, focus on information they find interesting and then pose a question that can reveal where their understanding is still uncertain.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Learning Task
Provider:
National Behavior Support Services (NBSS)
5-4-3-2-1 Summarizing
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CESA #1 EL OER Project This resource has 6 different graphic organizers ...

CESA #1 EL OER Project

This resource has 6 different graphic organizers that can be used to support English learners across different grade levels and content area subjects. Once you chose the most appropriate organizer for your content area I would suggest to have an EL use the same organizer for all units. Graphic organizers are essential learning tools for English learners.
By: National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS)

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jelena Kapetanovic
5 Themes of Geography Picture Sort
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Remix and Share
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This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER ...

This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project to help EL students (primarily levels 1 & 2) access social studies curriculum and text related to the 5 themes of geography. It can be used to introduce/pre-teach the 5 themes of geography vocabulary and/or as an assessment tool. Students could answer unit questions by pointing to a picture or they could complete the sort to show understanding of the 5 different themes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Learning Task
Author:
Katie Kasper
7th grade poetry
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The 7th grade poetry unit gives an in depth approach to poetry ...

The 7th grade poetry unit gives an in depth approach to poetry involving the four strands within the core. I've included worksheets, rubrics, and answers keys where applicable. I have also used literature examples from the core.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
ABC Exercise for ELs
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CESA #1 EL OER Project ABC EXERCISE CARDS is a great resource ...

CESA #1 EL OER Project

ABC EXERCISE CARDS is a great resource for ELs and it can teach a new vocabulary ( such as verbs) in a fun and engaging way. This resource uses EL strategy : total physical response and the whole classroom could do this activity.

www.homeschoolshare.com

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jelena Kapetanovic
ABC Graffiti
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Remix and Share
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Students rotate through a circuit of ABC posters every 3-8 minutes, generating ...

Students rotate through a circuit of ABC posters every 3-8 minutes, generating words or phrases for each letter of the alphabet related to the topic provided.

This teaching strategy/activity can be used as an introduction to a lesson or as an evaluation/assessment.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lindsay Hawkins
Lindsay Williams
A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse
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Students learn to sing the song, "A-Hunting We Will Go" with the ...

Students learn to sing the song, "A-Hunting We Will Go" with the original verses and learn to sing several new verses that support rhyming concepts. They then brainstorm pairs of rhyming words to create their own verses for the song. As a follow up activity, students can create original verses using other simple rhyming songs as a framework.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
ASCD Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: Making Your Efforts Effective Through a Focus on Text Complexity Demands
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How do the Common Core English language arts standards differ from their ...

How do the Common Core English language arts standards differ from their predecessors? What do they emphasize? What are logical focus points for early implementation? The English and language arts standards depart radically from their predecessors with their insistence on text complexity and close reading skills.

This session, presented by David Liben from Student Achievement Partners, offered a look at various aspects of text complexity: how it is defined by the standards, as well as a range of measurement tools—including some newly developed and tested by the Race to the Text project—and how to use the tools for professional development. The focus on text complexity, close reading, and informational text has clear education implications as well. The presenter will examine some strategic focus areas for literacy instruction and explore ideas for bringing all constituencies to a fuller understanding of the Common Core standards and the features that make text complex.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Meredith and David Liben
Abe Lincoln's Crossroads
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Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition ...

Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005.
The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln's leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learning the actual outcome. At the end of the game, players discover how frequently they predicted Lincoln's actions. A Resources Page keyed to each chapter provides links to relevant Websites on Lincoln and the Civil War, permitting students to explore issues in more depth.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Reference Material
Provider:
Lincoln Financial Group
About Writing
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No Strings Attached
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs ...

This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Teaching Support Kit Resource
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This resource may be reproduced free of charge for use and study ...

This resource may be reproduced free of charge for use and study within schools but they may not be reproduced (either in whole or in part) and offered for commercial sale. (Copyright Random House Australia 2010)

This kit contains an introduction, notes on genre, structure and style, pre-reading, background notes, themes, motifs and symbols, character analysis, and activities for "Absolutely True Diary of a Pary-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Other
Author:
Mary Kuhl
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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No Strings Attached
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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Absolutely True Diary of ...

This collection uses primary sources to explore The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Literature
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Susan Ketcham
Accessing Complex Text Through Structured Conversations
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In this lesson students use a structured format (an adaptation of Think-Pair-Share) ...

In this lesson students use a structured format (an adaptation of Think-Pair-Share) to discuss and deconstruct complex text. The new core standards emphasize the importance of developing students' speaking and listening skills as well as helping them access complex text through reading, re-reading, re-thinking, and re-examining.The purpose of this lesson is to get the students to focus and stay on topic while they talk. As a result, students are required to think more extensively about a topic by repeatedly reading and discussing with others.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions
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Students form literature circles, read "Esperanza Rising" or "Becoming Naomi Leon" by ...

Students form literature circles, read "Esperanza Rising" or "Becoming Naomi Leon" by Pam MuĐoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Across the Wide Dark Sea
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A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ...

A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ocean and survive the first winter at Plymouth. Based on true events, "Across the Wide Dark Sea" poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean to find religious freedom in a new land.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Washoe District
Author:
Jean Van Leeuwen
Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs
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Many Kindergarten students come up with "action words" or verbs easily after ...

Many Kindergarten students come up with "action words" or verbs easily after demonstrating actions. Many of these emergent readers know more words thatn they use in daily writing/reading/sharing.
This lesson is easy to use in small groups and encourages them to broaden their vocabulary in a fun format, a personal Action ABC book. They can access and practice these new (and old) verbs easily and have unique collections they have designed!

Subject:
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Learning Task
Provider:
International Literacy Association
ReadWriteThink
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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This three-session lesson focuses on characterization. Students determine how a character's traits ...

This three-session lesson focuses on characterization. Students determine how a character's traits reveal particular character traits, using a list of adjectives as a guide. Then, they write descriptions of those characters. Characters from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone are used for modeling.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Provider:
International Literacy Association
National Council of Teachers of English