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OER Course Published

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This OER Course is designed to introduce faculty and staff on OER basics, copyright information, and other key topics relating to OER.Please complete the online OER course individually or with a partner.  Since this is an online course, you can work at your own pace.  You will be responsible for all material covered within the course.  The course will take around 1 hour to complete.

Material Type: Module

Author: Maria Larish

Writing Activities

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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Writing Activities, a page of activities to address important writing skills and strategies.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Holt Laurence et al

Of Mice and Men

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Context in some pieces of literature make or break the book. Though Of Mice and Men seems easy to read, the basis for the world of broken workers in a the broken world of The Great Depression is alien to the students of today who text, watch TV and drive cars to their High School Class. There are still poor in America, extremely poor, yet the majority of kids today have so much more than what the majority had during the Great Depression. The students' job is to present the daily life of the Depression from a common person’s point of view.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Author: Kris Farrar

Language and Power in The HandmaidŐs Tale and the World

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Students work in small groups to examine Margaret AtwoodŐs use of and observations about language in The HandmaidŐs Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

FreeReading Intervention A

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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains, Intervention A, a 40-week scope and sequence of primarily phonological awareness and phonics activities that can support and supplement a typical kindergarten or first grade "core" or "basal" program.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Holt, Laurence, et. al.

Sounding Out Activities

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In Sounding Out activities, students take a regular word, such as sat, produce the letter-sound pattern "sssaaat," and blend to produce the word sat. This is a crucial development in learning to read, bringing together skills that students have spent many weeks working on and providing the first excitement of reading unaided. Being able to sound out regular words also provides students with a self-teaching capability: they can decode unaided words they do not yet recognize on sight.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Game, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Holt, Laurence, et. al.

CCGPS Algebra 1

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Full course of Algebra 1 is presented online by Georgia Virtual Learning. Audio, video, text, games and activities are included to engage ninth grade students in learning.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Reading

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

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This unit has been developed to guide students and instructors in a close reading of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The activities and actions described below follow a carefully developed set of steps that assist students in increasing their familiarity and understanding of Lincoln’s speech through a series of text dependent tasks and questions that ultimately develop college and career ready skills identified in the Common Core State Standards.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading