Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Annotating Text

n this activity, annotate an excerpt from Solomon Northup's <em>Twelve Years a Slave</em> and then provide a written response about the passage.

Close Reading

In this activity, read a short text several times with a different purpose for each reading, making annotations that reflect important ideas, questions, confusions, key vocabulary, and overall understandings.

Experiencing Discipline-Specific Texts

This activity features a short text related to the topic of economics in each of the four disciplines&mdash;science, mathematics, English, and history&mdash;with questions to assess learning about each text. The goal is to experience the different text types and specialized literacy practices required to make sense of the ideas presented, which students must do each school day.

Grades 6-8 Spelling Bee

Read and listen to stories with some words missing. Fill in the missing words, see how many words you spelled correctly and get corrections for the ones you missed.

Interactive Strategy Workbook

Read two poems and reflect on the numerous teaching strategies featured in "Teaching Multicultural Literature." Choose strategies to explore, and consider how you might adapt them for these poems and your students. Then compile and print your notes.

Learning About Language Through Cognates

This activity highlights examples of conceptually related Spanish and English cognates that share Latin root words, which can be used to help students develop their vocabulary.

Respond to Student Writing: Cell Phones

Use an interactive rubric to evaluate areas of strengths and weaknesses in a student's essay on cell phone use in schools. Then compare your responses to another teacher's.

Respond to Student Writing: Skates 280

Use an interactive rubric to evaluate areas of strengths and weaknesses in a student's essay on an experience at a skating party. Then compare your responses to another teacher's.

Respond to Student Writing: The Watch Glass

Use an interactive rubric to evaluate areas of strengths and weaknesses in a student's poem comparing school to a watch glass. Then compare your responses to another teacher's.

Spelling Bee

Contestants in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen to separate sentences and then spell the words from each sentence.

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