All resources in NC ML Teacher Network #Together4MLs

At Home Word Walls for Distance Learning

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I used the idea of the Virtual Word Wall from the Ready, Set, Coteach team. This blank template is just a Google Slide with a table.  You can customize the numbers of rows or column, as well as anything else when you make your own copy.  I like consistency for the user experience, in this case, first grade English Learners.  So the colors stay the same and the format is the same each week.While mine focus on supporting our new adoption of HMH Into Reading, a virtual word wall can work in any content area, at any age level.  It could also be in a World Language setting. 

Material Type: Presentation, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Vocabulary

Author: Tori Mazur

Heart Word animations

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This website has free animation videos that help kids visualize which parts of high frequency words can be decoded/encoded and which parts need to be learned "by heart'. I have used this resource to teach first graders how to map sounds they hear to letters they know and then to write the grapheme they need that doesn't follow our typical pattern. We can watch the video, read the word and write one in a 10 minute sequence.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Really Great Reading

3rd grade Science Human Body Systems

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A 3rd-grade lesson plan that covers: Newcomer Writing using the 8 phases of explicit instruction for writing by Calderon and Slakk (2018): 1) Pre-teach the most important vocabulary; 2) Use a Mentor text for reading before writing; 3) Present the text structure to use; 4) Model it (Model each phase of the writing process); 5) Memorize it (Ensure that students memorize the language and steps of the strategy); 6) Support it (Scaffold according to student need); 7) Ample use of student interaction (Collaborate and cooperative writing strategies with other students); and 8) Differentiated assessment

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Xatli Stox, DANIEL SCHMIDT

Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales

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In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Video Series: Supporting Multilingual Learners

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The NC Multilingual Learner Teacher Network 21-23 Leadership Team recorded a series of video clips to inspire and empower all educators. In these videos, viewers will learn teaching strategies to support multilingual learners (MLs). The Network Leaders shared their own experiences and insights. Viewers also have the opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded educators who share their passion for ML education and language development.

Material Type: Activity/Lab