Complex Sentences Made Easy Lesson Plan

Writing and GrammarGrade 5- 8DOWNLOAD FREE WORKSHEET ObjectiveStudents learn about complex sentences. DirectionsA complex sentence is a sentence in which at least two ideas are combined into a single sentence. What’s so “complex” about that? For example, look at the following sentence: Because he forgot his wedding anniversary for the tenth straight year, Roger spent […]

Free Science Fair Project Display Boards

Chicago School Supply is currently hosting a FREE Raffle for science fair project display boards! No purchase necessary – simply visit ChicagoSchoolSupply.com and enter your name. Also be sure to enter to win a FREE tricycle, FREE copy paper, and a FREE bus ride!

New Report Cites Seven Strategies to Improve Effectiveness of Extended Learning Opportunities

A new report by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) highlights the positive impact high-quality Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) have on student success and offers state leaders a blueprint to ensure ELO effectiveness. Extended learning opportunities provide safe, structured learning environments for […]

Stimulus Money May Fund Summer School and Teacher Pay

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has some suggestions for how schools can spend their windfall from the economic stimulus law, including summer school and extra pay for teachers to coach struggling colleagues. The nation’s schools will get an unprecedented amount of money—about $100 billion, double the amount of education spending under President George W. Bush—over the […]

FREE Lesson Plan – Emergency!

Reading Comprehension and Writing ProcessGrade 5- 8DOWNLOAD FREE WORKSHEETS ObjectiveStudents practice writing historical reports such as are done by emergency medical technicians and police officers. DirectionsPreparation1. If possible, arrange for a visit by a police officer and/or emergency medical technician to speak to students about writing reports in their jobs. An alternative is to arrange […]

Swine Influenza virus A (A1N1) (swine flu)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified several cases of Swine Influenza virus A (A1N1) (swine flu) in multiple states including California, Kansas, New York, Ohio, and Texas. The Public Health Agency of Canada has also confirmed multiple cases in Canada. It may be linked to the 1600 suspected cases of […]

New Professional Development Programs for Teachers and Parents on Teaching Safari

Teaching Safari has added three new professional development programs for teachers. Clinical Supervision Model of Evaluation for TeachersHone your skills as an educator by thoroughly examining your classroom techniques. Parents Guide to Summer VacationProvide parents with an informative, hands-on training that will assist in research based ideas, activities, and resources that can be used during […]

Product Review: Two Plus Two is Not Five

Is Your Child Struggling to Memorize the Math Facts? Number lines, charts, fingers, and counters will delay memorization of the math facts. If you are looking for a way to help children learn math facts, but just don’t know where to start, read on. As an educator who taught children with learning disabilities, I have […]

$108.8 Million Stimulus Funds Available

For School Construction And Homeless Student Programs U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that $108.8 million in funding for targeted students and communities is now available to states under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Last week’s announcement follows the first $44 billion in education-related Recovery funds made available on April […]

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