- High level literacy skills with multilingual capacity a definite asset.
- The ability to use technology to develop 21st Century competencies in the context of core subjects.
- The capacity to communicate using a variety of media and technologies.
- The ability to access, analyze, integrate and manage large volumes of information.
- The capacity to effectively use social media to communicate and resolve challenges.
- The ability to critically interpret and evaluate ideas presented through a variety of media and technologies.
- Highly developed cooperative interpersonal capabilities.
Great mentor texts for teaching writing!
Convey the basic message, refine the message and control the message.
There is a lot of convincing information in here for students.
This could be valuable for editing and part of a writer's notebook.
Sun West 21st Century 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Grades 6 to 9 for:
character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, computer and digital technologies, and cultural and ethical citizenship.
Sun West 21st Century Skills 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Grades 10 to 12 for character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, computer and digital technologies, and cultural and ethical citizenship.
Sun West 21st Century Skills 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Kindergarten to Grade 5 for character, collaboration, creativity, communication, critical thinking , computer and digital technologies, and cultural and ethical citizenship.
Writing prompts for kids help students:
- Express themselves and their creativity
- Grasp lifelong literacy skills and concepts
- Tell their own stories and build self-confidence
- Develop a growth mindset when it comes to their writing skills
- Writing is like a muscle — it takes practice to build up skills. Luckily, we put together a list of over 200 writing prompts to help your students get started.
- Creative writing prompts
- Fun writing prompts
- Persuasive writing prompts
- Social emotional learning journal prompts
- Math writing prompts
The students were given one period each week for 5 weeks to explore their interests and plan, implement and produce a Genius Hour Presentation in a format of their choosing. They began with a few worksheets to identify their interest areas and various ideas in which they may present their information and also various formats both electronically and paper-based which they could use to showcase their learning. The students used books, ipads and computers to access information. Various showcases included working replicas of battery-operated cars and helicopters, working volcanoes, a hockey rink, baking, painting and posters. Students were so engaged that most students completed the majority of their projects outside of school on their own time.
Ask and You Shall Receive.
Getting good answers means asking good questions, and here's how.
Asking good questions is a cornerstone of learning and living. So much of our success in life depends on asking the right questions. But how do we actually do it?
In education, the benefits of asking good questions is immeasurable. It's simple if you have a process, like the one we give you in this poster entitled 5 Steps to Asking Good Questions.
This colourful and informative poster is printable as an 11x17 file, and is also perfect as a shareable infographic.
It features 5 categories for developing good questions, with exploratory points for each one. You and your students will love it!
A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ocean and survive the first winter at Plymouth. Based on true events, "Across the Wide Dark Sea" poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean to find religious freedom in a new land.
This selection is an informational narrative in the form of a play or Readers' Theater. The play is about a group of boys and girls who are summertime campers at the National Sea Base camp in the Florida Keys. Their adventure includes camping, snorkeling, and sailing aboard the ship. This is a new adventure for the characters in this story.
This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged.
- Environmental Science
- Material Type:
- Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- Provider Set:
- Pedagogy in Action
- Julie Roettger
- Date Added:
This nonfiction story is about a partnership between a policeman, Officer Mike, and his partner, a police dog named Aero. Information about daily routine (work and breaks), Aero's special talents and Officer Mike's training and care of Aero is included.
Akiak is the story of a dog that desires to win the Iditarod with her owner, Mick. Akiak is injured and is disqualified from finishing the race, but she follows Mich and the team of dogs to the finish line. This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary.
This informational text describes how paleontologists continue to investigate unanswered questions about dinosaurs.
The story is about a little boy who tries in vain to save, but unfortunately makes poor decisions and squanders his money.