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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers
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This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools that can be used by all teachers. The tools are categorized into search engines, math and science, games, templates and lesson plans, and more.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
John Costilla
Date Added:
10/17/2014
5 Tips to Write A Case Study Paper
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Case studies are mostly used in academic and business contexts. For students, writing a case study can be a difficult task especially if they have no clue on where to start. Case studies are written to elaborate an already existing issue that had been researched on further.

Subject:
Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Linda Grandes
Date Added:
12/28/2018
5th Grade Reading and Writing - Tall Tale
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This lesson uses tall tale read alouds to reinforce the common elements, or text structure, of tall tales. As the text is read aloud, students examine the elements of the book that are characteristic of tall tales. Then using what they've learned, they write and perform tall tales of their own.

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Performing Arts
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Beth Einspahr
Date Added:
07/24/2020
7th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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7th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion.
Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Jessica Leonard
Date Added:
04/16/2019
88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Composition & Rhetoric
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PLEASE NOTE: Some K-12 sites block access to Google Docs where this file resides. If you are unable to access it, it is also available at https://human.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Literature_and_Literacy/Book%3A_88_Open_Essays_-_A_Reader_for_Students_of_Composition_and_Rhetoric_(Wangler_and_Ulrich)

This book is a free and open resource for composition instructors and students, full of essays that could supplement OER rhetoric and writing texts that lack readings. All of the essays in this reader are versatile rhetorically and thematically. It is arranged alphabetically by author name. Each essay has a series of hashtags that apply to the essay in some way. You can search for essays thematically for topics like education, the environment, politics, or health. You can also search for essays based on composition concepts like analysis, synthesis, and research. You can search for essays that are based on shared values, essays that rely heavily on ethos, logos, or pathos, essays that are very kairos-dependent, and essays that are scholarly.

This collection was created in Google Docs so that it is easily adapted and edited.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Sarah Wangler
Tina Ulrich
Date Added:
08/19/2019
8th Grade Historical Literacy Unit Plans
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8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion.
Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Chelsea Kienitz
Date Added:
04/16/2019
ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (2012 Edition)
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This resource gives detailed proficiency guidelines for second language learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. The guidelines give detailed descriptions of language use regarding each level, applicable to all languages.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
ADHD: Current Research and Teaching Strategies for Reading and Writing
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This article provides an overview of current research about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as strategies to help students with ADHD with reading and writing.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Robert Payo
Date Added:
12/01/2009
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The purpose of this open course aims to help students to effectively and efficiently learn writing line graph. There will be more open courses shared soon with you.

The videos in this course are provided by British Council and IELTS-Simon.com; slides by Shuyuan Wang; images by the providers under the license of creative commons.

Please feel free to download them.

Hope you have a enjoyable learning journey!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Shuyuan Wang
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Academic IELTS writing Task 1 course (Line graph)
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This is a place for Chinese students who are studying or will study IELTS for further study in countries which require to take IELTS as language assessment except UK, to better learn academic IELTS writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Shuyuan Wang
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Academic Writing
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This course explains the various styles of research writing, its content and citation

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Archana Srinath
Date Added:
09/12/2020
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Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
07/16/2017
Acquired or Inherited?  These are my genes!
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In this project, each student will be assigned to a group of three to four students. Each group will be given random character description cards. These characters will be treated as the first generation in a fictitious town. The cards will include specific genetic traits, skills, jobs, as well as reference if the character suffers from type 2 diabetes. Students will need to use the character cards to author and illustrate a short story about the fictitious town which follows at least three generations of the families in the cards. Students must also include pedigrees for a minimum of three traits as well as diabetes as evidence of inheritance.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pam Oliveira
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Adaptation of Empoword by Shane Abrams
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Adaptation of Empoword by Shane Abrams. Link to original text: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/20/

This adaptation slims down the original by cutting student texts, activities, assignments, and the metacognitive section. Intended for use as a reader.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Erin Ergenbright
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Adding Emotions to Your Story
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One way to make stories even better is to show emotions, and not just tell them. In this lesson, students will use actions, gestures, and facial expressions to act out emotions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
DPI Writing Strategies
Date Added:
02/04/2003
Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julie Roettger
Date Added:
10/04/2011
American Politics Group Data Projects
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SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Analytical and Argumentative Writing Syllabus
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WR122 continues the focus of WR 121 on academic writing as a means of inquiry with added emphasis on persuasion and argument supported by external research; it also uses critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate original positions. The course emphasizes development of writing and critical thinking through logical reasoning, rhetorical control, independent research, and information literacy.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Porter Raper
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions
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Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course
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Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Steven Greenlaw
Date Added:
08/28/2012
The Anatomy of a Rate Law
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This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Barry Bickmore
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future
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In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao B. Inoue theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements. To explain how and why antiracist work in the writing classroom is vital to literacy learning, Inoue incorporates ideas about the white racial habitus that informs dominant discourses in the academy and other contexts. Inoue helps teachers understand the unintended racism that often occurs when teachers do not have explicit antiracist agendas in their assessments. Drawing on his own teaching and classroom inquiry, Inoue offers a heuristic for developing and critiquing writing assessment ecologies that explores seven elements of any writing assessment ecology: power, parts, purposes, people, processes, products, and places.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Asao B. Inoue
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Arabic for Beginners (Youtube Channel)
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Master the Arabic Letters is a video series consisting of eight videos that introduce viewers to the names, shapes, and sounds of the Arabic letters. The videos also explain how to join up the letters in writing and make sure that differences in pronunciation are carefully demonstrated.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Sibaway Institute for Arabic and Quranic Studies
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arctic and Antarctic Birds: Unit Outlines
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This article assembles free resources from the Arctic and Antarctic Birds issue of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine into a unit outline based on the 5E learning cycle framework. Outlines are provided for Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Terry Shiverdecker
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Watermelon Nights - A Reading by Greg Sarris
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Serving in his fourth elected term as Chairman (Chief) of the Federated Coast Miwok Tribe, novelist Greg Sarris is the author of Watermelon Nights. In 1996, he wrote and executive produced with Robert Redford the award-winning HBO miniseries Grand Avenue, based on his collection of short stories. (23 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
10/24/2005
Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets
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This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Devashree Gupta
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Assignment Sequence
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WR 121 Critical Thinking and Writing Assignment Sequence

Course Overview

This is a first year college composition course, focusing on critical thinking and writing. I designed the content and writing prompts as a progression of examining knowledge and each assignment seeks to expand ways of thinking and by extension, ways of writing.

WR 121 College Composition

Offers broad preparation for both academic writing and professional communication. Includes composing for a variety of rhetorical situations, writing for both oneself, and for external audiences. Provides self-guided learning opportunities alongside more structured opportunities for practice with support as needed.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Sally Badawi
Date Added:
01/22/2021
The Aurora: Inspiration for Art and Poetry Integration
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This article lists seven art techniques and four poetry types that can be used to depict and describe the aurora.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Authoring Open Textbooks
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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Karen Lauritsen
Linda Frederiksen
Melissa Falldin
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Autobiografía
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This lesson is meant to play with the genre of autobiography. It introduces two types of autobiography (reflective and factual) and asks the students to compare and contrast them. Students prepare to write their own autobiography, in the style they prefer. This is a modification of a lesson plan originally created for an intermediate-level Spanish course by Frances Matos Schulz, Jun Takahira, Yoko Hama, Camille Braun, Olga Salazar Pozos, and myself. 

Subject:
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Lauren Truman
Date Added:
10/26/2019
Bad Ideas About Writing
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Bad Ideas About Writing counters major myths about writing instruction. Inspired by the provocative science- and social-science-focused book This Idea Must Die and written for a general audience, the collection offers opinionated, research-based statements intended to spark debate and to offer a better way of teaching writing. Contributors, as scholars of rhetoric and composition, provide a snapshot of and antidotes to major myths in writing instruction. This collection is published in whole by the Digital Publishing Institute at WVU Libraries and in part by Inside Higher Ed.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
West Virginia University
Provider Set:
Open Access Textbooks
Author:
Cheryl E. Ball
Drew M. Loewe
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Basic Writing/Public Affairs Writing
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Public affairs writing is the term used for publications written with the need of expressing opinions, ideas or concerns to a targeted audience. It is also used simply as a source of informing. Some common forms of public affairs writing include letters to the newspaper editor, letters to the government official, or e-mails and blogs. The content is written with the goal to inform or persuade the audience.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Basics of Writing a Cover Letter
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Middle and High School educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2019-2020 school year.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rachael Haverstick
Jessica Huber
Date Added:
09/22/2020