SERP | Word Generation
Professional Development for Educators: Scholastic Professional
Resources for teachers from Scholastic
Building World Knowledge: Motivating Children to Read and Enjoy Informational Text | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets
“Exposing young children to informational text early on can help them to handle the literacy demands of fourth grade and beyond. Practical instructional techniques can be used to promote understanding and enjoyment of informational texts. The three techniques described here — Text Impression, Guiding Questions, and the Retelling Pyramid — can help children become familiar with the language and structure of non-fiction books.”
Addressing Summer Reading Setback Among Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students
In this longitudinal study, 852 students from high-poverty schools were given a supply of self-selected books on the last day of school for 3 years. Students in the treatment group performed significantly better on the state reading assessment than most students in the control group.
MacombKC2011.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2011 for Macomb County.
Operation: Kid Equip
NCHE – Products and Publications: Summary of the State of Research on the Relationship Between Homelessness and Academic Achievement Among School-Aged Children and Youth
NCHE – Online Training
Love from new families turns lives around for Michigan’s homeless students | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Excellent series of articles published in the Detroit Free Press in December, 2011 describing various situations of families in homeless situations and the impact on the children.
Campaign to End Childhood Homelessness
“The National Center on Family Homelessness launched the Campaign to End Child Homelessness in 2009 to ensure that not one child in America goes to sleep for one night without a home.
The Campaign is reaching out to state and local officials, policymakers, families, communities, advocates, service providers and the media to galvanize public and political will to end child homelessness in America. We believe it unacceptable for any child in the United States to be homeless.”
REMC MI Streamnet: Video On Demand
“This video provides a look at the new State of Michigan cut scores for the MEAP and MME tests. It explores how they’ve been applied, how they may impact schools and students, and the concepts of career and college readiness.”
Metro Net Online Lending Library
REMC MI Streamnet: The New Cut Scores
Dr. Bruce Fay, Wayne RESA Assessment consultant, discusses the changes to MEAP cut scores.
MDE – MiPHY
“The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. MiPHY results, along with other school-reported data, will help schools make data-driven decisions to improve programming funded under the Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools (SDFS) program of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 as well as other prevention and health promotion programming.”
Michigan Humanities Council | Celebrating Michigan’s Rich Cultural Heritage
“The Michigan Humanities Council’s mission is to connect people and communities by fostering and supporting quality cultural programs.”
3rd grade sites
SmartBoard sites for all core subject areas plus music. The site is titled 3rd Grade SmartBoard Sites, but it is likely that many of them are appropriate for other grade levels.
Deb’s Data Digest
Wealth of resources on data, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and more.
K-2 Writing Interactives – UEN
A collection of links gathered by the Utah Education Network.
Magic Writing Slate–Practice writing upper & lower case letters
Create Your Own Play–Select characters and write lines for them
Look Out Below–Make small words with letters from the big words
Flip Book–Create a book with your own words and pictures
Wordblenter–Make words by choosing a start and end sound
Literary Doodle–Draw a picture and then type a description
Poetry Splatter–Splatter words onto the screen to create poems
Story Maker–Create your own personalized story
Trampolini Game–Pull the rope until the word matches the picture
Web English Teacher
“At Web English Teacher educators can take advantage of online technology to share ideas and to benefit from the work of others. Beginning teachers can find guidance; experienced teachers can find inspiration. Think of it as the faculty library and faculty workroom on a global scale.”
TONS and TONS of lesson ideas for teaching writing–information about the writing workshop model of teaching, minilessons, and more.
MichiganAdolescentLiteracyCouncil – Michigan Adolescent Literacy Council Home
“The Michigan Adolescent Literacy Council, a special interest council under the Michigan Reading Association, is a professional organization for educators genuinely concerned with improving the teaching of literacy to adolescents. Our goal is to provide awareness of the unique needs of adolescent learners, professional development opportunities, and information on the best practices in the teaching of literacy for adolescents.”
Preparing for Change: A National Perspective on Common Core State Standards Implementation Planning
“This report presents results from a summer 2011 survey of state education agency (SEA) representatives. This study is intended to inform state policymakers, SEA staff, and other stakeholders interested in better understanding the progress states have made toward implementing common standards. This work should also be of particular use to those providing technical assistance or resources to states regarding CCSS implementation.”