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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help students learn their most effective study strategies. The collection includes specific study tools, reading strategies, review ideas, and notetaking methods that students and teachers can try as lessons in themselves or --even better-- as they go about the regular curriculum. Whether you want to use a graphic organizer, create your own electronic flash cards, or simply learn how to approach a test, there is a resource to help. Learning Support teachers and teachers of gifted will also want to share these alternate ways for students to organize and retain concepts, vocabulary, and more.

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Learn English Kids - British Council

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K to 6
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This ESL-focused site provides stories, activities, links, games, and plenty of opportunities for writing practice. Children can listen to the stories as they read them. Teachers can...more
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This ESL-focused site provides stories, activities, links, games, and plenty of opportunities for writing practice. Children can listen to the stories as they read them. Teachers can print flashcards for survival English vocabulary such as clothes, food, parts of the body, jobs etc.; accompanying activities provide reinforcement for vocabulary. Learn English Kids changes weekly, offering weekly activities, opinion polls, learning through songs, playground fun, and more. The read-aloud stories are a wonderful option for beginning readers and even non-readers. Both spelling and pronunciation are British.

Speech/language clinicians will join ESL and primary teachers in using the many activities on this site. It even has sorting activities such as fruits/vegetables (see "Food"). Although the interface is graphically appealing, by clicking on "Topics," users can find activities, songs, and games all organized by subject. There is also a large section for parents to help their child at home. Requires Flash plug in. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): flash cards (47), holidays (151)

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Make a shortcut to an activity each day on your classroom computer (RIGHT-clicking in the middle of the page will give the option to Create shortcut). This will give students an easy way to open today's activity, especially if you RENAME it with the student's name or place it in a certain corner of the desktop. Longer stories require the Real Player plug in. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page. In these stories, Students can double-click a word to find out its meaning!
 This resource requires Adobe Flash.

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43 Folders Cornell Notes - 43 Folders

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6 to 12
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Looking for a simple way to teach note-taking skills? This wiki web site provides a template and simple instructions for taking notes Cornell style. The template contains a ...more
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Looking for a simple way to teach note-taking skills? This wiki web site provides a template and simple instructions for taking notes Cornell style. The template contains a 4 section layout that includes a section for demographics such as name and topic, a section for simple, bullet-style notes, a section for review questions based on the notes and lastly, a section for a summary. Simple and easy - a tool every student can benefit from utilizing.

tag(s): note taking (38)

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Special Ed teachers will find this system quite helpful for their struggling students. Consider teaming up with content-area teachers to require it of ALL students! Teachers may want to use the template in their own graduate coursework, as well.

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Gliffy - Gliffy, Inc.

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K to 12
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Research verifies the power of graphic organizers in promoting strong thinking skills and comprehension for all ages. Gliffy is a FREE online tool for creating graphic organizers without...more
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Research verifies the power of graphic organizers in promoting strong thinking skills and comprehension for all ages. Gliffy is a FREE online tool for creating graphic organizers without purchasing ANY software. The free use is limited to 5 "maps," however, so you will have to delete old projects. Individuals or groups can create the organizers or the class can create them together, such as in a brainstorming session on a projector. You can export the graphic organizers to a blog or "publish" them on the web -- all for free.

tag(s): graphic organizers (42)

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Play with the tools and toolbars to create diagrams, access help and FAQ to collaborate, publish, or embed diagrams in your blog or other web page. Collaborators need individual email accounts to gain access.

Assign students to "map" out a chapter or story or assign groups to create study guides using this tool collaboratively. Create a whole-class concept map from a brainstorm to determine prior knowledge at the start of a unit. Then have students add to it throughout the unit. Your students are certain to enjoy this tool and be forced to THINK in the process. This would also be a great tool for group projects in YOUR grad classes!

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Flashcard Exchange - Tuolumne Technology Group,

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1 to 12
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Creating one's own flashcard sets, saving them, and accessing sets already available are only a few of the many options of this comprehensive site. Although there is a fee for ...more
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Creating one's own flashcard sets, saving them, and accessing sets already available are only a few of the many options of this comprehensive site. Although there is a fee for full membership, many options are free on the site. To print out flash cards, participants must join, but studying online is a free option.

tag(s): flash cards (47)

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Allow groups of students to create card sets for the class to study for tests (using your free account). With just one classroom computer, you can allow students to take turns practicing with the card set. Have a contest or rotate the chance to make the study cards for each quiz or test. This will build study skills for all. If you haev access to an interactive whiteboard, have students do a review session using your student-made or another premade card set on the board.
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The Amazing Flash Card Machine - Madhu Prem

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1 to 12
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Students or teachers can create their own flash card files. Registration is required but free and allows users to search a public access flash card set database of over 1,400,000 ...more
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Students or teachers can create their own flash card files. Registration is required but free and allows users to search a public access flash card set database of over 1,400,000 items organized by subjects.

tag(s): flash cards (47)

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Students will love using the computer to create and save flash cards! Show your students how to use the site on a projector the first time, then have them create their own flash card sets or sets for their classmates as part of review for unit tests. Use YOUR user account for student safety. Be sure to search for card already made, but remember that others COULD have errors. Always pre-check before letting students use someone else's set.

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Helping Your Child Series - US Department of Education

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K to 8
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Encourage parents to become involved with their children's education using these helpful, downloadable booklets on helping your child with science, history, math, reading, homework,...more
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Encourage parents to become involved with their children's education using these helpful, downloadable booklets on helping your child with science, history, math, reading, homework, early adolescence, preschool, general success in school, and being a responsible citizen. Some are geared for elementary only and others extend through middle school. Most are also available in Spanish version. Download as a pdf (Acrobat file) or Word document. You can order copies, but it may be easier and faster to simply print your own. Remember that you need Acrobat Reader to open pdf files. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): adolescence (11), homework (45)

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Hand these booklets out at back to school night, open house, or conferences. Encourage parents to become involved supportively.
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Test Prep Review - TestPrepReview.com

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9 to 12
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Though a visually cluttered site, this one offers some great ways to practice for all sorts of standardized testing, from PSAT to SAT and more. Let's hope that practice makes ...more
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Though a visually cluttered site, this one offers some great ways to practice for all sorts of standardized testing, from PSAT to SAT and more. Let's hope that practice makes perfect!

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Share this link on your teacher web page for high school students to access from home as they prepare for PSATs and SATs.

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Reading Strategies: Scaffolding Students' Interactions with Texts - Greece (NY) Central School District

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6 to 12
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Find resources for teaching and modeling MANY reading strategies in your classroom, including handouts for graphic organizers and vocabulary development, all from this school-district...more
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Find resources for teaching and modeling MANY reading strategies in your classroom, including handouts for graphic organizers and vocabulary development, all from this school-district site. Each strategy is explained and classified as before, during, or after reading and then linked to further information. This is a one-stop shop for teachers in every content area, as well as those reinforcing study skills for learning support students and helping students prepare for standardized testing. Each strategy includes suggestions for how to differentiate instruction, as well.

tag(s): graphic organizers (42), reading strategies (49)

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Give students links from your teacher web page directly to the graphic organizer they must complete for homework. Then there is no excuse such as having the dog eat it! Files are all Acrobat files, and Acrobat Reader is a free download.
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Arithmetic Four - Shodor Educational Foundation

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4 to 6
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Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with this collection of interactive quizzes. Choose your settings (difficulty level and time limit), then select from whole...more
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Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with this collection of interactive quizzes. Choose your settings (difficulty level and time limit), then select from whole number or integer activities. Play independently or with a partner.

tag(s): addition (239), division (168), multiplication (222), subtraction (198), test prep (96), vision (85)

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Homework High - Channel 4

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5 to 11
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Students - ages 11 to 16 - can solicit the help of a virtual librarian on this British site that offers an "Ask Jeeves" style of homework assistance. A teacher-monitored ...more
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Students - ages 11 to 16 - can solicit the help of a virtual librarian on this British site that offers an "Ask Jeeves" style of homework assistance. A teacher-monitored live advice session is offered during evening hours (U.K. time - roughly 2pm-5pm Eastern time).

tag(s): homework (45)

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While this site does not have all of the answers, and the search method can be a bit awkward (correct spelling is a must!), it is still useful as a resource to point students in the right direction when they need more information about a topic. Bookmark this site on your classroom computer or suggest that parents make it available to their children as an at-home reference.

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SAT Preparation

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10 to 12
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Help students prepare for the vocabulary section of the SAT with this interactive practice test. More than 3,000 multiple choice items, organized into 21 groups, are included along...more
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Help students prepare for the vocabulary section of the SAT with this interactive practice test. More than 3,000 multiple choice items, organized into 21 groups, are included along with a database browser that enables students to display and print the questions and correct answers. Requires FLASH.

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Math Flash Card - Apples4theTeacher.com

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1 to 6
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Students can practice mental math involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using numbers from 0 to 100 with this interactive flashcard activity. Enter a name (this...more
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Students can practice mental math involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using numbers from 0 to 100 with this interactive flashcard activity. Enter a name (this shows in a pop-up window, so turn off your pop-up blocker), choose a math function and difficulty level, then start the game. Students can play independently or against a classmate - the site keeps track of accuracy and speed!

tag(s): addition (239), division (168), flash cards (47), multiplication (222), subtraction (198), vision (85)

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Use this site as a learning station to help students review before a final assessment. Have students complete the flashcards individually, allowing them to select the topics and level of difficulty. Be sure to post this on your teacher wiki or webpage, allowing students to review both in and out of the classroom.

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Graphic Organizers - Houghton Mifflin Company

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2 to 8
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This time-saving collection of dozens of graphic organizers includes timelines, Venn diagrams, sequence charts, persuasion maps, and much more. Each is available as a ready-to-print...more
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This time-saving collection of dozens of graphic organizers includes timelines, Venn diagrams, sequence charts, persuasion maps, and much more. Each is available as a ready-to-print PDF file. (You need Acrobat Reader- Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page). Available in Spanish.

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SAT Preparation Center - The College Board

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7 to 12
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For students approaching that ever-important College Board test, this site is an invaluable resource. Features include a "question of the day," a series of practice questions that address...more
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For students approaching that ever-important College Board test, this site is an invaluable resource. Features include a "question of the day," a series of practice questions that address math, critical reading, and writing skills, a review of the dreaded essay question, and a full-length practice test that can be downloaded and printed after completing free registration.

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Helping Your Child with Homework - U.S. Department of Education

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1 to 6
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This checklist from the Department of Education clearly organizes and outlines what parents can do to make school and homework a priority in their students' lives. Pass along the site...more
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This checklist from the Department of Education clearly organizes and outlines what parents can do to make school and homework a priority in their students' lives. Pass along the site to parents, who will undoubtedly appreciate the easy methods recommended on this list.

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This site offers tips for parents from the Department of Education.

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Help Your Child Improve in Test Taking - U.S. Department of Education

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1 to 8
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This site from the department of Education offers tips and ideas to make test-taking easier for young learners. ...more
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This site from the department of Education offers tips and ideas to make test-taking easier for young learners.

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Pass this site along to parents via wiki or webpage, allowing them to help their students practice test-taking skills before an assessment.

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