these links to find additional information on various teaching topics.
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English Language Learning
Using Online Resources
Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Reading Association (IRA)
Art Education Association (NAEA)
for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Library Association (ALA)
of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Middle School Association (NMSA)
Child Left Behind (U.S. Department of Education)
Family Education Network
(from Pearson Education) has a wide variety of educational content,
resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and students.
Write Think site for literacy lessons, standards, and other
resources in reading and language arts instruction. (From the International
Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English)
"Inferential Reading Strategies" describes how teachers can help students make inferences while reading.
Devoted to reading
strategies, this site features topics
on making predictions, visualizing, summarizing, and more. (Dade-Monroe
Teacher Education Center)
Institute for Literacy (NIFL) provides information on helping
students to become more fluent readers and discusses the newest
research on the topic.
Review a range
of strategies for teaching fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, phonemic
awareness, and phonics in the document "An
Overview of Teaching Strategies for Scientifically Based Reading
Research." (North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Title 1 Office) (PDF format)
Skills Online has a concise definition of skimming and click
on the topics for two skim-reading techniques.
out the National Council of Teachers of English for tips
from teachers on developing writing skills.
The NCTE site
also offers "So
You Want to Be a Better Writer?," a downloadable page with
tips and tools for writing, which you can print out and give to
students. (PDF format)
(and Division) page for a concise definition of classification
and tips for writing a classification essay. (San Antonio College)
your students the basics of writing a
division/classification essay. (University Writing Skills page,
University of Bremen)
The Critical Thinking website has a series of articles on inferences in reading and writing.
this site from Worcester State College for characteristics
and tips for summarizing.
for tips on teaching poetry, poetry theatre, contests, and more.
Poetry Classroom for a poetry map of America, a poetry timeline,
and access to the teacher resource center.
more about the Cognitive
Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) at this site from
George Washington University.
case study by Ana Uhl Chamot, one of the creators of CALLA and
an author of Shining Star, showing how the approach can be implemented
in schools. (PDF format)
to Cooperate" gives a teacher's perspective to cooperative
learning. (PDF format)
cooperative learning by creating a
online version of Harvard Education Letter offers this overview
of cooperative learning models, including links for more information.
how to use groups to enhance collaborative learning at the Small
Group Learning Page from the National Institute for Science Education.
grouping strategies at this article from Education World.
how cooperative grouping can enhance
classroom learning (article from Eisenhower National Clearinghouse).
ENC Online site (Eisenhower National Clearinghouse) features articles
by teachers, including "Blending Disciplines" and
"Interdisciplinary Team Teaching."
Strategies Database and read about the background, purpose and
advantages of questioning strategies. Click on the links at the
bottom of the page for specific examples.
these suggestions for effective
questioning in the classroom. (Nondestructive Testing Resource
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign site offers these techniques
for effective classroom questioning.
English Language Learning
resource area in Longman.com provides ESL activities, teaching
tips, lesson plans, free downloads, and other useful items.
ESL offers lessons, resources, and tips for teachers.
to the world of ESL at TESOL
archive from the National Council of Teachers of English offers
teaching ideas for ESL.
your teaching style to the learning styles of your students. Visit
Network for insights from educators.
site features tips on "Understanding
Different Learning Styles." (NDT Resource Center)
out the Project
TechLink site for topics on teaching students to use self-monitoring
website from Positive
Approaches to Challenging Behavior has a tip sheet with ideas
on fostering self-monitoring in the classroom. (PDF format)
into multiple intelligences; explore Howard
Gardner's theory from explanation to implementation. From Thirteen
Ed Online (PBS).
the theory of multiple intelligences. Click on the images for
brief descriptions and ideas for lesson plans.
site (from Pearson Education) offers concise definitions of
eight multiple intelligences.
Skills page from California Polytechnic State University evaluates
five note taking systems, including the Outline, Mapping, and Sentence
page from Study
Skills Topic Pages focuses on taking notes in the classroom.
tips from teachers on classroom
management from Teachers Network.
Tips.com site provides tips from teachers on how to encourage
Using Online Resources
site offers guidelines for teaching
students how to use the Internet. (Teaching and Learning Center,
South Seattle Community College)
your students "netiquette" with these printable
tips. (Boston Public Library)
Pearson Longman site offers concise tips on using
video to enhance classroom learning.