Students are often more engaged in a text if they know something about the content or context. This is especially true when the text is delivered via audio, as with a speech or story. This strategy introduces students to printed quotes from a speech before they listen to the entire audio version, allowing them to build familiarity with the content first.
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In the 18 years I have been teaching there have been a few constants. The teacher controls the effectiveness of any lesson and no technology can engage students with depth of learning without the effectiveness of a teacher. In the few months that I have been blogging I have tried to make it a point,
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Shira 1 Camp to Lava Tower 11,499 to 14,442 feet Heath Zone to Moorland Today we stopped to take a close look at the skull and bones of an elephant that is thought to be killed around 1980. It is amazing that such a big animal made it so far up the mountain. We are at
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There’s a lot of talk about the planets these days (poor Pluto), but the main attraction of the solar system is keeping things in motion. In honor of Space Week, I thought I would share some resources and experiments that will brighten your students’ week! Weather Things: Sun, Air, Wind, and Atmosphere: The