Many Scholastic news articles are perfect to use because they are short, and for the most part have a structure that is similar to how I want my students to write.
It is incredibly depressing. I bought his book after listening to a very insightful interview at Slate with Jacob Weisberg.
Snyder outlines the tactics Vladimir Putin has used to gain control of Russia through destabilization and othering, and then export chaos around the world. Snyder postulates a dichotomy between nations and groups.
Those that think progress is inevitable like the EU proponents and US liberals and those that feel we are running in circles for eternity Russia and US conservatives.
I am now reading the historical view of the Ukraine, the Crimea, and Russia and how Putin was able to start a war and take parts of the Ukraine.
Especially depressing is looking at how all this starts to destabilize Europe, especially because they are not responding.
But as soon as Paul Manafort got Yakunovych into power, Russia tried to strong-arm then bribe, then worked to depose him. The people resisted, and continue to resist with a war that hobbles on.
If we look at the actions of Trump through this lens, it becomes clear that the main goal of Putin is extended, whether there is any collusion or not. More when I finish the book.
Posted on Short URLs: Here is the message: Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. I have hundreds of shortened URLs. They are good for making easy links for students. And I have a year to continue, and the links will continue after that, so not such a big deal.
All my students have phones, and using QR codes makes things even easier for them. Here are some alternatives Thanks, Richard. I have discovered tiny.
It looks a bit iffy, but Web of Trust says they are moderately safe. The neat thing is that they incorporate QR codes right into the process, making it perfect for me. The add-ons for a pro account looks like they may be monitoring traffic a little too closely.
Will keep you updated, but this is the direction I am looking for now. Kind of reminds me of the problems with RSS readers, but that is for another post. Posted on Media Literacy Debate My brain hurts. This is where I am now.
She has raised issues that I had not considered and am still working on integrating into my framework. The reason this is so important is that I teach English in Tokyo and use a lot of tech doing so.
I have added a series of activities self-evaluation, introspection on motivation, communication, and learning, along with goal setting and planning to give students both more freedom and more autonomy, and make sure they have the tools to handle it.
Then I let them loose well, with a semi-curated set of content to explore and work with the results of those first few activities. I am not so sure I can do that, now.
I really need to rethink how I approach my use of online materials. I have moved away from teaching English directly as a subject, and promote self-learning of English by using it as a thinking tool.This set of graphic organizers and sentence frames help to scaffold opinion writing in the intermediate elementary grades.
What’s in this packet? Writing Map for Opinion Writing- -Outline your topic, main point of view, counter view, and three supporting opinions/reasons/points for your argument. These Graphic Organizers are helpful for writing paragraphs and essays for narrative, informative, and opinion writing.
They are based on brainstorming 3 topics, ideas or details or as I ca Subjects. SuperSites for Elementary Students; SuperSites for Secondary Students; Wixie; Audio; Cybersafety Webquest for Middle School; G Suite (Google Apps) Interactive Technology Tools; Editable Graphic Organizers from Holt (select, type, print) Interactive Graphic Map @ Read Write and Think Interactive Timeline Builder.
K-W-L Creator. In persuasive / opinion writing the writer presents his or her opinion and tries to convince the reader to agree. Here are a variety of resources to help students write effective persuasive essays.
For and Against graphic organizer This worksheet prompts students to create a list of arguments for and arguments against their selected issue. Graphic Organizers They help students organize their thoughts and ideas for answering questions, function as a pre-writing tool for essays, and provide a visual display of information.
They can be an easy way to differentiate instruction for a variety of learning styles as well. Graphic Organizers for Opinion Writing.
I am happy to share a few tips along with the graphic organizers I created to help get my students writing opinion pieces that showed me that my students, while not quite there yet, were fully capable of making it to the top of that mountain.