Review of INTO THE BOOK online program

Wisconsin Media Lab, with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction created INTO THE BOOK, a free online program designed for the elementary classroom. This research-based resource is aligned to the common core standards. It is available with both English and Spanish texts! When students first start the program, they will be asked their first name and […]

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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Marzano and many researchers discuss the importance of vocabulary instruction. Vocabulary is one of the key indicators of student success and direct vocabulary instruction gives you a great “bang for your buck.” A study of Greek and Latin roots with prefixes and suffixes allows readers to unlock many more words than isolated vocabulary lists. These […]

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Older Students or Adult Students

Looking for real life reading skills which will be engaging for your older learners? CDLP (California Distance Learning Project) online has just the answer. When you first log into the program  there are a series of pictures representing the various categories:  working, law and government, family, school, health and safety, housing, money, science and technology, […]

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Summarization–Online Resources

When you tell kids to summarize, what do you get? My kids often would tell everything they had read or else they would write practically nothing. Teaching kids to summarize is not easy and requires lots of modeling. While looking for online sources, I stumbled upon Summarize This.¬†This easy to use website has you copy […]

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