The Academy of American Poets hopes to give teachers in all content areas multiple opportunities to integrate poetry into their instruction with Teach This Poem, a new, free weekly email that features a poem along with instructional resources and ideas for activities related to the selection. The new initiative, which begins September 2, expands on the Academy’s existing Poem-a-Day, an online syndicated series featuring previously unpublished poems, which has been running since 2006.
TweenTribune, a news site from the Smithsonian Institution, provides daily news articles for students. The articles are selected by professional journalists working in collaboration with teachers and students. As a Smithsonian resource, the website has a plethora of science- and history-focused articles.
International Literacy Day is about focusing attention on worldwide literacy needs. For this International Literacy Day, the International LiteracyAssociation (ILA), formerly the International Reading Association, has compiled a kit of creative classroom ideas and student activities centered on the collective action theme The Power of the People: Start a Literacy Movement.
The Academic Word Finder is a tool from Student Achievement Partners that utilizes the three-tier vocabulary system described in Isabel Beck’s book Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, by identifying Tier 2 words. These are high-frequency words that appear across several content areas.
Sep 01, 2015
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