Can You Trust Kurzgesagt Videos?

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Can you trust our videos? How do we research them nowadays? And what about our older videos?

The princess who rewrote history

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Anna Komnene, daughter of Byzantine emperor Alexios, spent the last decade of her life creating a 500-page history of her father’s reign called “The Alexiad.”

Reading Comprehension Strategies For ELL

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Comprehension is the goal of, but it can be the most difficult reading skill to master, especially for ELL's. Here are some tips to make sure your strategies areas effective as possible for the learners.

Astronauts Read Popular Kids Books From Space

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Take story time up a notch with your students and kids with this great experience of astronauts reading popular kids books from space.

12 Common Reasons Students Don't Read & What You Can Do About It

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Why don't students read more? There are many reasons, and it also depends on the individual student. Gathered here are some of the most common reasons students do not read and some ways to begin to address the issue.

Academic Reading 2 of 2 - English for Academic Purposes with Josh #50

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English classes streamed live on YouTube by Canadian and American teachers. During the class you can chat directly with the teacher and other students.

Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

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Internet- inspired trends may not seem important, but the way students seamlessly navigate emoji usage is similar to critical reading skills practiced in class. Emojis offer an engaging opportunity to transfer digital skills to a written context.

Online Resources For Students Not Literate In Their Home Language

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Students not literate in their home language can have challenges, including the fact that most online resources require some degree of literacy. Here are a few online resources that can be helpful.

Digital Literature Circles

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Digital Literature Circles Help Readers Create, Compose and Connect: highlights how to integrate technology into lessons to enhance discussion and reading not only in the class but beyond the school day as well.

Teaching Students the Skills of Expert Readers

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The most effective way for students to learn reading strategies is through explicit and direct instruction. It is important for teachers that model these strategies to the class to give students a clear understanding of they were given the task and to complete it properly.

13 Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions

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As teachers know well, finding and using textual evidence is challenging for students- choosing a solid piece of evidence or creating a clear interpretation can be overwhelming. These 13 teacher and expert-tested strategies will strengthen your students' ability to find and use evidence from any text.

National Geographic "Listen & Read" Resources

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National Geographic has several simple non-fiction "Listen & Read" stories, great for language learners to use in class or at home.

6 Fetching News Article Resources for ESL Students Online

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Are your students are taking interest in those popular stories popping up on their social media feeds? If so, give them the knowledge the yearn for with this collection of student focused news resources.

What Does the Next- Generation School Library Look Like?

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What do libraries need to be doing to bring people back through their doors? With so many alternative ways to find information, libraries are now adapting and adding non-traditional elements to expand their offerings.

Mr. Glue Stories- An Interactive and Recordable Story App

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Mr. Glue Stories is an entertaining new story app that allows you to create one-of-a-kind adventures, which can be personalized to include names, artwork and voice. When it is finished, the masterpiece can be saved and then shared with teachers, family and friends.

Timeline Creations: Sutori

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Create and explore with your students today. Sutori is a website that allows users to create timelines in visual ways. Teachers can post content, ask questions and elaborate on answers.

Once Upon a Device- Reading Activities

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Often, teachers have to use material that is older than the students, written in archaic language, and that take place in countries and imaginary worlds our learners have no experience with. Activities should help learners visualize and experience these worlds and have a better understanding of the mindset of the characters. Many apps inspire creativity and provide multimedia rich experiences and story creation.

8 Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read

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Reading is known to have obvious benefits, such as improving vocabulary and increasing the breadth of knowledge that one has. But recent studies have shown other benefits of reading.

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

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Paulo Freier encouraged a broader definition of literacy to include the ability to understand both "the word and the world". Literacy includes reading, writing, listening, speaking and analyzing a wide range of texts that include both print and non-print texts.

How to Use the Google Newspaper Archive

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A short YouTube video about the basics of using Google Newspaper Archive for classroom use. Search for local and regional content for your students, classes and lessons.

14 Weird Words That Literally Contradict themselves

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Contronyms are words which have two more or less opposite meanings. The word is a contronym; it can mean hit, as in hitting someone, or it can mean miss, as used in baseball.