A Seed Discussion is a two-part strategy used to teach students how to engage in discussions about assigned readings. In the first part, students read selected text and identify "seeds" or key concepts of a passage which may need additional explanation. In the second part, students work in small groups to present their "seeds" to one another. Each "seed" should be thoroughly discussed before moving on to the next.
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Newsela is an online service designed to build reading comprehension using nonfiction that's always relevant – the daily news. Each story is tailored to be understandable yet challenging to students at different reading levels.
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This month, the Library of Congress and the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, formally announced the “Reading Without Walls” challenge:
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A Blog by Karin Chenoweth
People who haven't hung around schools much might be puzzled by the essential argument that I am making in my new book, Schools That Succeed, which is that schools should be organized in ways to ensure that all students learn a great deal. They might think: "They're schools! What else would they be organized around?"
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The vowel and all that follows it in a monosyllabic (one-syllable) word. For example, the rime of bag is -ag; and the rime of swim is -im.
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