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Total Participation Techniques

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner by Persida Himmele and William Himmelle, ASCD, 2011


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Total Participation Techniques - PĂ©rsida Himmele; William Himmele
Call Number: PROF. 371.1 HIM
ISBN: 9781416612940
Publication Date: 2011-07-15


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12 Power Words

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Help all students demonstrate active participation and cognitive engagement in whatever you're teaching by embedding Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) in your lessons. William and Persida Himmele, published by ASCD on July 16, 2014.

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  • Newsela
    Students can read the same newspaper article in the original and 4 additional reading levels. Includes Common Core aligned quizzes to assess comprehension. Free, but paid Pro version is available. No advertising.
  • News In Levels: World News for Students of English
    Designed for ESL/ELL students to learn English by reading news articles that reinforce a range of "most important words" vocabulary. Level 1 - 1,000 words, Level 2 - 2000, Level 3 - 3000 words. Free. Displays advertisements.
  • For the Teachers: Planning for Effective, Meaningful Instruction - Leveled Articles
    Leveled articles, instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, curriculum ladders, and lesson ideas. Free. Advertising slow to load.
  • Breaking News English
    All lessons are based on stories currently in the news, 7 levels from elementary to advanced. Included: downloadable activities, handouts, quizzes, audio files in mp3. Displays advertisements.
  • Text Compactor
    After text is placed on the page, the web app calculates the frequency of each word in the passage. Then, a score is calculated for each sentence based on the frequency count associated with the words it contains. The most important sentence is deemed to be the sentence with the highest frequency count.

    Designed to help struggling readers process complex text. Works best on non-fiction text. Short selection may not be accurate. Free. No advertisements.
  • Understand what you read
    Simplify any text or web page. Questionable language and inappropriate sites are blocked. Student accounts contain no personal information. Students can chart their progress. Easy direction sheets available. Free. No advertisements.
  • Embedded Reading
    A blog providing leveled readings in English and other languages. Not as visually appealing as other sites. Free. No advertisements.
  • CommonLIt
    Texts are arranged by theme, essential question, and reading level, aligned with the Common Core. Download readings with vocabulary footnotes, lesson plans, work sheets and more. Free. No advertisements.

    In partnership with NPR, Society for Science & the Public, and The Global Oneness Project.

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