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Edward B. Shallow Library: Resources for Teachers

Welcome to the Teacher Resource Page!

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On this page you will find Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Vocabulary Resources.

Thank you Dr. Hernandez for recommending many of the resources on this page! 

Reading Resources

Register for a free account and to access thousands of articles on a variety of topics as well as lessons.

Click here to browse the Featured Content Library.

Click here for ELA and literacy lessons.

Click  here for an assortment of videos for use with literature lessons.  Videos include teaching materials.

Click here for a list of 500 writing prompts for personal and narrative writing.

Literacy@Work Videos & Lesson Plans

Each episode of our Literacy@Work web series is paired with a unique lesson plan that digs deeper into the topics explored by our guest hosts. 

Speaking and Listening Resources

VoiceThread

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VoiceThread Features:  

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Free account:

This account is available for anyone who is at least 13 years old and has a valid email address. It allows you to create up to 5 VoiceThreads, comment by microphone and text, and share your VoiceThreads via a share link. Click here to register.

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At teacher request, Netflix created a YouTube channel for some of their more popular documentaries.  Each title also has educational resources available.

Click here for a complete list. 

***Be sure to check the ratings before assigning.  

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Current events, ELA, Social Studies, and Science podcasts

Click here to sign up for a 90 day free premium trial.

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Click here for video/audio read alouds with lesson plans and activity ideas.  Watch the five minute video below for an introduction.  

 

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Create social graphics, videos and web pages.

Click here to sign up for a free account and review pricing options.

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Flipgrid is a free, simple way to foster short video-based discussions on classroom topics. Educators, learners, and families can use Flipgrid at school or at home to stay connected and share their continued learning experiences.

Click here to sign up for a free account.

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Create speaking assignments and assessments for your students.

Click here to sign up for a free account and learn about paid accounts.

 

Free account details: 1 account, 20 students, 10 assignments

 

Writing Resources

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A platform for students to publish their writing electronically.

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Click here to sign up for a free account.

 

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Create infographics, presentation and flyers

Click here to sign up for a free account.

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A platform for beginners, non-designers and professionals to create animation and live action videos.

Click here to sign up for a free account and learn about pricing options

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Create and share engaging activities, resources, and assignments directly with students, give students the tools to creatively demonstrate their learning, and connect with your entire school community through your virtual classroom.

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Click here to sign up for a free account.

Flipgrid is a free, simple way to foster short video-based discussions on classroom topics. Educators, learners, and families can use Flipgrid at school or at home to stay connected and share their continued learning experiences.

Click here to sign up for a free account.


 

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A group writing tool

 

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Click here to sign up for a free account.

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Interactive writing and grammar

Choose activities.  Decide if you want your students to proofread passages,combine sentences or complete a diagnostic.  A selection of ten minute activities can be used as lesson building blocks.

Click here to preview materials

Vocabulary Resources

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Important words in a body of text are enlarged via visual representation

(similar to Wordles)

Read more here.

Click here to access the site.

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Free learning tools and flash cards

Click here to sign up for a free teacher account.

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Click here for access to a number of free resources available during remote learning.

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Vocabulary learning games

(multiple languages)

Click here to access site.

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Watch a 90 second video and sign up for a free account here