One-Pagers: The Simplest Way to Success – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog Spark Creativity. One-pagers are becoming increasingly popular as a way to help students process what they’ve read, in one powerful activity. Like sketchnotes, they combine visuals with text to make ideas come alive in students’ minds and memories. But it’s easy for students to struggle with one-pagers if they’re not naturally inclined toward art and have not previously been encouraged to represent their ideas this way. They may feel they are being graded…

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An Easier Way to Simplify Text and Teach Vocabulary – Rewordify – Education Article

Rewordify Rewordify.com is not only the best text simplification tool I’ve seen, but it’s also a great way to teach vocabulary. Plus it’s totally free. The site has several step-by-step guides and tutorials that I have linked to throughout this post. Simplify Difficult Text Rewordify.com is the easiest way to simplify difficult text. Just copy and paste text (or a website’s address) into their site and have difficult words simplified into easy-to-understand definitions; they even appear in the correct part…

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10 Great 1st Week of School Books – Education Article

During the 1st week of school, I use a large amount of books to teach rules, behaviors, social interactions, and content. To keep me organized, I have set aside a box of 1st week of school books so that I can easily access them. Here are some of my favorites! I have provided a list of 1st week of school books and an activity for each. 1. First Day Jitters A book that reflects the fears and concerns of students…

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