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Poetry Resources

Sep 01, 2015

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Engage Students with the Art of Poetry

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begins September 2, expands on the Academy’s existing Poem-a-Day, an online syndicated series featuring previously unpublished poems, which has been running since 2006.

Tween Tribune Smithsonian

Sep 01, 2015

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Foster Daily News-Reading Habits

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

Sep 01, 2015

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Start a Literacy Movement

International Literacy Day is about focusing attention on worldwide literacy needs. For this International Literacy Day, the International Literacy Association (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.

Vocabulary Academic Word Finder

Sep 01, 2015

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Find High-Value Vocabulary Words

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. 

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Sep 01, 2015

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