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5 ways To Practice Oral Communication in World Languages

Oral communication skills have always been an important component in instruction of World Languages.  With the increase of standardized assessments in language courses across the nation, spoken communication is even more critical.  Students need to...
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3 Ways To Get Early Grades Students To Love Poetry

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, we hope we’ve provided you with valuable ideas to help you integrate poetry and mobile writing into your instruction. This is the perfect month to introduce and solidify a love for reading and writing poetry!...
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Partnered Cinquain Poetry

Subject:  Language Arts Grades:  6-8 Overview Students will use a visual prompt or text prompt to brainstorm elements of narrative writing for a partner.  They will then take brainstorming ideas from their partner to write a narrative cinquain. Background...
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Write an Earth Day Journal

Subject:  Language Arts, Science Grades:  3-8 Overview Students will create a daily log of their activities that help preserve the environment and planet. Background There is no day better than Earth Day, April 22nd, to start developing habits of Eco-awareness...
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Five Earth Day Writing Activities

With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd, classrooms across the country are abuzz with preparation and activity in learning about environmental awareness.  This is an opportune time to get students interested in saving the environment as well as collectively...
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