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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Tech BFF: Common Core Achieve the Core

BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!

My online graduate students find the “close reading of text” one of the most daunting of the Common Core initiatives. I have begun a small series about Summarization and Close Reading of Text.

Achieve the Core has dynamic reading samples and exemplar texts for Grade 3 and Grades 6-12. Wonderful examples ready for your review and implementation.

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Picture Books Across the Curriculum and Curriculum Topic Connections

Picture Books Across the Curriculum Including Curriculum Topic Connections
(Feel free to copy and distribute)

Geography:
Chin-Lee, Cynthia.  A is for AmericasSpainsh culture,language
Louie, Ai-Ling.  Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Chinese culture, lanugage
Pricemen, Marjorie.  How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Mapping skills

Government/Economics
Cronin, Doreen.  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Labor union, negotiation tactics

Health
Ahlberg, Janet.  The Baby’s Catalogue. Family roles
Freymann,Saxton.  How are you Peeling? : Foods with moods. Emotions

Home Arts
Ahlberg, Janet.  The Baby’s Catalogue. Family roles
Pricemen, Marjorie.  How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Recipes, ingredients

Language Arts
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-.  Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut. Alliteration
Briggs, Raymond.  Snowman. Creative writing
Cronin, Doreen.  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Personification
Day, Alexandra.  Good Dog, Carl. Creative writing
Howe, James.  I Wish I Were a Butterfly. Theme
Innocenti, Roberto. Rose Blanche. Foreshadowing
Martin, Bill. The Ghost-eye Tree.  Tone
McKissack, Patricia.  Mirandy and Brother Wind. Personification, onomatopoeia
Minters, Frances.  Sleepless Beauty. Fractured fairy tale
Pilkey, Dave.  Kat Kong: Starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and Introducing Blueberry as the Monster. Pun, onomatopoeia
Polacco, Patricia.  Just Plain Fancy.  Pun, foreshadowing
Nickle, John. The Ant Bully. Theme
Ringgold, Faith.  The Invisible Princess.  Allusion
Rosenberg, Liz.  Monster Mama. Theme
Say, Allen.  Grandfather’s Journey. Simile,methaphor,foreshadowing
Schroeder, Alan.  Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella. Regional history
Scieszka, Jon.  The Stinky Cheese Man. Fractured fairy tale
Scieszka, Jon.  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Point of view
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.  A Child’s Garden of Verses. Poetry
Turkle, Brinton.  Deep in the Forest.  Point of View      

Math
Birch, David.  The King’s Chessboard. Number Patterns
Clement, Rod.  Counting on Frank. Metric measurement
Friedman, Aileen.  The King’s Commissioners. Place Value
Leedy, Loreen.  Fraction Action. Fractions
Mahy, Margaret.  17 Kings and 42 Elephants. Division
Schwartz, David M.  G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book. Math terms
Schwartz, David M.  If You Made a Million. Finance
Tompert, Ann.  Grandfather Tang’s Story. Geometry

 Music
Chocolate, Debbi.  The Piano Man.  Vaudeville music
London, Jonathan.  Hip Cat. Jazz
Moss, Lloyd.  Zin!zin!zin! : A Violin. Musical instruments
Winter, Jeanette.  Follow the Drinking Gourd. Underground Railroad

Psychology
Freymann,Saxton.  How are you Peeling? : Foods with Moods. Emotions
Liersch, Anne.  A House is not a Home. Relationships
Lionni, Leo, 1910-.  Swimmy.  Relationships, self-esteem
Porter-Gaylord, Laurel.  I Love My Daddy Because…  Family roles, relationships
Porter-Gaylord, Laurel.  I Love My Mommy Because…Family roles, relationships
Ross, Tom.  Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg. Relationships, self-esteem
Sendak, Maurice.  Where the Wild Things Are. Dreams

Science Earth Science
Baylor, Byrd.  Everybody Needs a Rock.  Geology
Kathryn Lasky.  Science Fair Bunnies.  Scientific method
Tresselt, Alvin R.  White Snow, Bright Snow.Weatherz

Environmental Sciences

Briggs, Raymond.  When the Wind Blows. Nuclear effects
Cherry, Lynne.  The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest. Conservation

Life Science
Cherry, Lynne.  The Armadillo from Amarillo.  Plant, animal life, regional animals
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-.  Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals. Zoology,taxonomy
Kathryn Lasky.  Science Fair Bunnies.  Scientific method
Lionni, Leo, 1910-.  Swimmy.  Mimicry
Ross, Tom.  Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg.  Camouflage
Schwartz, David M.  If You Hopped Like a Frog.  Animal physiology

Physical Science
Briggs, Raymond.  When the Wind Blows.  Nuclear effects
Kathryn Lasky.  Science Fair Bunnies.  Scientific method

Spanish
Chin-Lee, Cynthia.  A is for Americas.  Vocabulary,culture

Technology
Munsch, Robert N. Jonathan Cleaned Up His Room —Then He Heard a Noise. Computer error effects

US History
Eve Bunting.  The Wall. Vietnam Memorial
Innocenti, Roberto. Rose Blanche. World War II in Germany
Mochizuki, Ken.  Baseball Saved Us. Japanese internment camps
Polacco, Patricia.  Just Plain Fancy. Amish culture
Polacco, Patricia.  Pink and Say. Civil War
Say, Allen.  Grandfather’s Journey. Immigration
Seuss, Dr. The Butter Battle Book. War
Uchida, Yoshiko. The Bracelet .Japanese internment camps
Winter, Jeanette.  Follow the Drinking Gourd. Song about Underground Railroad, African-American history

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Do you have any advice for new Teachers?

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Every year, U.S. schools hire more than 200,000 new teachers for that first day of class. By the time summer rolls around, at least 22,000 have quit. Even those who make it beyond the trying first year aren’t likely to stay long: about 30 percent of new teachers flee the profession after just three years, and more than 45 percent leave after five years.
Source: http://www.edutopia.org/schools-out

 

My daughter will begin her first year teaching  7th grade in just two weeks. I do not want these statistics to apply to her.

A tenth of teachers who began teaching in 2007/2008  only lasted one year before they quit, according to a new study by the National Center for Education Statistics. Teachers who worked under the supervision of a mentor or who made salaries of more than $40,000 were less likely to drop out over the same period. Source

Do you have any advice for her and all of the other new teachers beginning their first year in a matter of weeks?
Please feel free to comment here and include advice/quotes/anecdotes/links/ideas/programs…anything is helpful!

An Additional Source of information on teacher retention

 

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