NPR – Three Minute Fiction

For Round 11, guest judge Karen Russell asked you to send us original short fiction in which a character finds something he or she has no intention of returning. We are no longer accepting submissions, but stay tuned! In the coming weeks, we’ll be reading excerpts from your stories on the air and posting some of our favorites right here.”

http://www.npr.org/series/105660765/three-minute-fiction

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Great Resources for all Educators

Great Resources for teaching from TeachThought:

If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters?

In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing.Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. And, vocabulary plays an important role in the Common Core State Standards.

I’ve posted previously about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and developed a popular Infographic featuring the “Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction.” Since a broad vocabulary program includes both direct and indirect word learning strategies, the following online tools can be easily integrated to support word learning.

http://www.teachthought.com/featured/21-literacy-resources-for-the-digital-teacher/

LIteracy Resources

21 Literacy Resources for the Digital Teacher:

If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters?

In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing.Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. And, vocabulary plays an important role in the Common Core State Standards.

I’ve posted previously about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and developed a popular Infographic featuring the “Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction.” Since a broad vocabulary program includes both direct and indirect word learning strategies, the following online tools can be easily integrated to support word learning.

http://www.teachthought.com/featured/21-literacy-resources-for-the-digital-teacher/