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2009

2008

Your Take

by knann
Problem-solving/decision-making tool for students/teachers. Free until June 2009, but only $299 for site license. This is a great web-based tool for helping students analyze complex issues. Most appropriate for middle and high school

VIRTUAL LIBRARY OF INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS

by knann
Welcome to the Virtual Library of Conceptual Units. The Virtual Libray includes conceptual teaching units for middle and high school English/Language Arts classes. These units have been designed by preservice and practicing teachers at The University of Georgia. The units follow principles of curriculum and instruction developed by George Hillocks, Jr., (see, e.g., Dynamics of English Instruction, Grades 7-12, by Hillocks, McCabe, and McCampbell; Random House, 1971). The process for designing these units is described in Peter Smagorinsky's Teaching English through Principled Practice (Merrill/Prentice-Hall, 2002) and Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units (Heinemann, 2008; an online Instructor's Guide is available for this book as well).The units are designed to cover 4-6 weeks (assuming daily class periods of 45-55 minutes). Each is organized around a concept such as a theme (e.g., Coming of Age), genre (e.g., satire), strategy (e.g., understanding irony), literary period (e.g., Victorian Age), movement (e.g., Transcendantalism), region (e.g., Authors of Georgia), or author (e.g., the works of Emily Dickinson).

Hypertextopia

by knann (via)
Hypertextopia is a space where you can read and write stories for the internet. On the surface, it looks like a mind-map, but it embeds a word-processor, and allows you to publish your stories like a blog. It's designed to facilitate the writing of axial hypertexts by making a distinction between the fragments (essential elements) and the shards (minor, but enriching elements) of a story. You write in Hypertextopia by dragging the fragment arrow (the large one) or the shard arrow (the small one) and dropping them onto other fragments and shards, or onto empty space.

Wordle: using word clouds in a lesson

by knann
Nice example of how to use wordle in the classroom as a pre-reading strategy.

2007

LoudLit.org

by knann (via)
LoudLit.org is committed to delivering public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances. We pair together great literature and accompanying audio. Putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word. Read and listen via your web browser or on your mp3 player.

Poetry Outloud

by knann
Hear British poets read 21 of their own poems, including, incredibly, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 1890 reading of "The Charge of the Light Brigade," as recorded by agents of Thomas Alva Edison on one of the inventor's wax cylinders. Other poets include notables such as Ogden Nash, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Stevie Smith. Each poem is briefly introduced with information about the poet and the background of the poem. And the British speech patterns will be eye-opening for your students. Real Audio required

Using Apostrophes Tutorial

by knann
Interactive tutorial for use of possessive and contracted apostrophes

CyberEnglish9

by knann (via)
Freshman English class online. Students maintain a journal, publish all assignments online, and contribute to a classroom wiki.

DailyLit: Read books by email and RSS.

by knann
Read the classics in your RSS reader. Get he installments (chapters) daily, on weekdays only, or on M-W-F.

GoogleLit Trips

by knann (via)
A Different Way to Read Great Literature! This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more!

AP English Wiki

by knann (via)
Example of a wiki used for AP English

MapMyWord Graphic Dictionary & Thesaurus - The Free Vocabulary Builder Tool

by knann (via)
MapMyWord is an interactive graphic dictionary and thesaurus, which dynamically draws color-coded representation of words, relationships (16 types), and meanings in radial clickable graphs. The g, s, t superscripts denote words suitable for GRE, SAT, and TOEFL levels, respectively. Special editable features include Pronunciation, Wordlist Difficulty Setting, Next Word Randomization, Spelling Suggestions, Sample Usage mini-Messages, and Clickable Nodes and Words. Where can I use MapMyWord?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: A Maine Historical Society Web Site

by knann
This website examines Longfellow's life and work, his homes and his family. It includes a searchable database of his poems, lesson plans for teachers, a filmography, and more. Rediscover why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was America's most beloved nineteenth-century poet.

2006

Number2.com :: Free Online Test Prep

by knann
SAT, ACT, GRE, VOCAB Number2.com's online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more...

JakesOnline!-Photostory 3 Tutorials

by knann
Photostory 3 is a free download from Microsoft that can be used in digital storytelling projects with excellent results. Photostory requires Microsoft XP and Windows Media Player 10. Includes a tutorial handout as well as screencasts for each step of the digital storytelling process with Photostory 3.

ReadWriteThink

by knann & 1 other
Search for lesson plans by grade cluster, literacy strand, and literacy engagement. Lessons include student worksheets, online interactive tools, and links to web resources.

6 = 1 Traits of Writing Resources

by knann (via)
Book titles by writing trait: voice, ideas, organization,word choice, sentency fluency, conventions, presentation.

Tools for Reading, Writing, & Thinking

by knann & 1 other
A great collection of graphic organizers for middle and high school students

InterActive Six Trait Writing Process

by knann
This web site provides an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and improving student writing based on the Six Traits Writing model. The links below provide an overview of the model along with the scoring rubrics for each trait. Exercises provided here will give students and teachers a chance to read sample writings, rate them, and compare their ratings with ratings made by English teachers. This will provide a valuable opportunity for both students and teachers to improve their understanding of the Six Traits and, in the end, improve their own writing.

SEDL - Building Reading Proficiency at the Secondary Level: A Guide to Resources

by knann
An excellent guide to resoures for improving reading proficiency from grades 6-12. Visit http://www.sedl.org/pubs/reading16/12.html or click the link entitles Strategies for specific info for teaching

6 1 Trait® Writing Prompts PDF

by knann (via)
Thirty-three page pdf guide of various writing prompts organized by grade clusters to help students on state writing assesments.

All America Reads

by knann
All America Reads (AAR) is an ongoing nationwide project starting with the novel, Wish You Well by David Baldacci. It is designed to encourage reading and discussion. The project selects a novel and provides numerous lesson plans and resources for educators and students. It provides reading strategies and resources for reluctant and struggling readers to interpret the text

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