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The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading for Your Title 1 and ELL Students ... Lexia Learning
Oral language is a predictor of future academic success. Learn how researchers suggest approaching oral language instruction, particularly in ELL and Title I populations where socioeconomic status and home experiences result in a growing academic gap. Read more
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Visual Notetaking in the Classroom...Wendi Pillars, Ed Week...9-23-13
Taking notes in class can be more than words, National Board Certified Teacher Wendi Pillars writes in this blog post. Pillars leads her students in exercises in which they draw their notes -- also known as sketchnoting or taking visual notes -- and has found that it helps to improve learning and comprehension. To help other teachers introduce the practice, she suggests stopping at certain literary passages and asking students to visualize the scene, let students draw imperfectly and allow those who struggle to copy teachers' sketches.
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Four Ways to Think Like a Scientist with Science Notebooks ... Jane Fung, Teaching Channel, 9-25-13
Elementary-school teacher Jane Fung writes in this blog post about her love of notebooks and how blank paper and a folder can help students start thinking like scientists. Students, she writes, can use their science notebooks to create reference sheets and record their scientific discoveries. Fung writes that she uses students' notebooks to check for students' understanding and evidence of students' growth over time.
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How to Reach Reluctant Learners ... Education Week Teacher ... May 27, 2014
10 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Students
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher, shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students.
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