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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

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Taft College: Online Writing Lab

This online writing lab includes essay samples as well as information about different kinds of essays.

Talking About Wordless Picture Books

Talking About Wordless Picture Books: A Tutor Strategy Supporting English Language Learners is designed to support tutors who are working with low-intermediate English language learner (ELL) parents in family literacy programs. Developed by NCFL with funding from UPS, the strategy provides detailed instructional activities to help ELL parents build and practice English conversational skills.

Target: Field Trip Grants

Target offered 5,000 fieldtrip grants of $800 or less this year. Teachers can apply through this website.

Teach English, Teach About the Environment

This ESL curriculum guide from the Environmental Protection Agency includes lesson plans, vocabulary lists, and activities. Designed for adults but appropriate for grades 4-12.

Teach-nology.com: Using Parts of a Book (worksheets)

These activities focus on the parts of a book such as the Table of Contents and Index.

Teacher Guide: Esperanza Rising

This site was created by Gail Dessler, and includes information and activities related to the situation of migrant workers during the Great Depression.

Teacher Vision: Popular Drama & Literature Resources

This website has "Popular Drama and Literature Resources," including links to Readers' Theater scripts. Although a membership is required to access most of the resources, the site is worth looking at, just to get ideas for the different kinds of scripts that can be used in Readers' Theater. The site also offers a free seven-day membership.

Teacher Vision: Readers' Theater

Here you'll find an article by Sam Sebesta describing Readers' Theater and its benefits, as well as a listing of recommended reading.

Teacher's Guide: Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave, a novel written in free verse by Katherine Applegate, tells the story of Kek, an eleven-year-old boy from the Sudan who arrives as a refugee to Minnesota in the middle of winter. The Teacher's Guide for includes discussion questions, activities on idioms and language, and web resources about the war in Sudan. Highly recommended for ELL educators and students. Appropriate for grades 4-12.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL is a professional organization with a goal of ensuring quality education for English language learners.

Teachers.Net

Teachers.Net web site provides teacher networking, columns by educators such as Alfie Kohn and Harry Wong, lesson plans, live meetings with experts, and job information.

TeacherVision: Earth Day Teacher Resources

Lessons, printables, and references available to teach about the environment. Topics include global warming, recycling, and pollution. (Free Trial available.)

TeacherVision: Graphic Organizers

This page has over 50 different types of graphic organizers that will provide you with an ample amount of choices in several subject areas.

TeacherVision: Language Arts Graphic Organizers

These graphic organizers can be used to prepare for a five-paragraph essay, organize sentences in a paragraph, map concepts and events, compare topics with a Venn Diagram, organize notes for a presentation, create a double-entry journal, and much more.

TeacherVision: Poetry Resources for Teachers

A variety of printables, lesson plans, activities, and references for you to use in your cross-curricular study of the art of poetry.

TeacherVision: The Advantages of Rubrics

This site briefly describes the appropriate use of rubrics as well as offering ideas on how to present rubrics at lower grade levels (K-3).

TeacherVision: Word Problem Resources for Teachers

TeacherVision offers lessons, printables, and quizzes to support math word problem instruction for grades K-12.

Teaching Adolescent English Learners Using Non-fiction Text

This article from the Journal of Education and Human Development highlights an instructional practice designed to give ELL students more access to content by using specific strategies with non-fiction text.

Teaching Channel

Teaching Cannel is a video showcase of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. Teaching Channel works to revolutionize how teachers learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve education.

Teaching Diverse Learners

Teaching Diverse Learners is a resource dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This site provides access to information — publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field — that promotes high achievement for ELLs.

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