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Great site for reading:CommonLit

Great site for reading:

In the next video you can learn about CommonLit: how to make an account, sync student accounts, search the library, assign a text, and grade. BONUS: get a quick view of student features like Guided Reading Mode and the toolbar.

Everything you need to know about CommonLit in less than 10 minutes

Webinar: Getting Started with CommonLit Digital

Here there is a great site for reading to help your students: CommonLit that is a completely free literacy resource design for 3rd – 12th grade classrooms.  The resource is accessible on any internet-enabled device , questions, and tools for helping students improve their ELA skills.  Overall, CommonLit offers a wealth of possibilities for the classroom. 

It offers a growing collection of literacy resources include nonfiction documents, historical texts, poems, news articles,   and all of them  have some assessment tools and are aligned to CCSS.

This website is very helpful for educators looking to select texts for lesson plans. The site allows you to choose appropriate texts for your students. So that, you can choose:  a theme, discussion question, and grade level-band. CommonLit also includes text-dependent and discussion questions, vocabulary definitions, paired texts, and teacher guides.

The library  contains over 1100 readings, and it is continuosly expanding.  You can filter your search by grade level, theme, genre, related books, device (e.g. hyperbole, irony, etc.), and standard.  Additionally, each reading is characterized by type (e.g. alliteration, assonance etc.)

As a teacher,if you sign in you can have your own dashboard where you can see all the assignments your student’s progress (organized by class),  and you can also add a new assignment to send out to your students.

In addition, you can download the pdf and your students can read at the same time they can listen to the audio.

One more interesting thing is the dictionary . Just only you or your student select the word from the text with the mouse. Then, click the button with the open book icon to look the word up.

With CommonLit the students can also highlight, and translate features.  All of these are great for helping students with different needs.

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Jack Prelutsky

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Teach english through poems too. Why not? Poems are always a great source of teaching vocabulary, entonation, rythm, grammar and many more.

Jack Prelutsky is an American writer of children’s poetry. He lives in Seattle, Washington 

Here some of his poems that you can hear

Here I leave this  nice and great  Jack Prelutsky’ poem that I recommend you. In this poem you can listen to the writer  with great extra  sounds that I am sure yor children will love.

You can also download the poem

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I have made my own worksheet using this poem to teach the comparatives

Here there is another  Jack Prelutsky’s great poem 

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From: Jack Prelutsky poem

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FromPoetry writing with Jack Prelutsky

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Can I have a word? -Poems for your class that you can hear and download

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Has been developped by barbican education. Giving new ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in the classroom. Great newly commissioned poetry from the UK’s leading poets, visual stimuli to fire children’s imagination and suggested activities for teachers to try!

YOU CAN HEAR AND DOWNLOAD THE POEMS AND YOU HAVE SOME MORE RESOURCES!

 

HAVE A LOOK BELOW!

(Personally, I recommend you not to miss the ones related with human body)

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Once you are in the page, if you click on changing voicies you will find 6 poems. And, of course , the pdf that you can download (I leave here a copy in case you want to have a look previously)

Click here for worksheet

 
The poems are:
 
1.- I Am My Balloon, read by Meshack Asare
2.- The Recruit, read by Valerie Bloom
3.- Auntie Marcy’s Season of Magpies, read by Jack Mapanje
4.-They Tried To Look Up Freedom, read by Beverley Naidoo
5.– Hope, read by Olusola Oyeleye
6.-Passive Ressistance in the School, read by Shereen Pandit
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Once you are in the page, if you click on “elementes” you will find 4 poems. And, of course , the pdf that you can download (I leave here a copy in case you want to have a look previously)

Click here for worksheet

 
The poems are:
 
1.- Air , read by Margot Henderson
2.-Bush Fire, read by Jackie Kay
3.– Flicker Licker The Fiery Flame, read by Olusola Oyeleye
4.-Air,read by Michael Rosen
 
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Once you are in the page, if you click on “elementes” you will find 6 poems. And, of course, the pdf that you can download (I leave here a copy in case you want to have a look previously)

Click here for worksheet

 
The poems are:
 
1.- My Nose, read by Valerie Bloom
2.-Haath Milao Let’s Shake On It, read by Debjani Chatterjee
3.– Inside Outside,read by Margot Henderson
4.-Hear, Here, Hear, Here I Amread by Jared Louche
5.-Mothers Nature, read by Rogwer Robinson
6.- Me and You, read by Michael Rosen
 
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Once you are in the page, if you click on “elementes” you will find 7 poems. And, of course, the pdf that you can download (I leave here a copy in case you want to have a look previously)

Click here for worksheet

 
The poems are:
 
1.- Calypso’s song, read by Malika Booker
2.-A letter From Nobody, read by Margot Henderson
3.– Homer Sweet Homer, read by Jared Louche
4.-The Siren’s Call, read by John Mole
5.-From Son To Mother, read by Michael Rosen
6.- Special Delivery, read by Eva Salzman
7.- A Letter With Love, read by Jacob Sam La Rose
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