Daily Diigo Links 03/27/2009

  • tags: mainidea, languagearts, practice, lessonstudy

    • (1)College and university sports teams have nicknames. (2)Most
      are common, such as the Bears, Lions, and Tigers. (3)However, some are unusual. (4)For
      instance, the University of California at Irvine is nicknamed “Anteaters.”
      (5)The University of Washburn’s sports teams are called the “Ichabods.”
      (6)Richland College sports teams are called “Thunderducks.” (7)And perhaps the
      strangest of all belongs to the University of California at Santa Cruz. (8)Their nickname
      is the “Banana Slugs.”

      Explanation

      What is the main idea of the paragraph? No one sentence expresses it. When this
      happens, you must consider the topic of the paragraph and then look at the details to try
      to piece together the “missing topic sentence.”

      This paragraph starts talking about college nicknames. But it does not focus on common
      nicknames. The signal word “however” at the beginning of Sentence 3 tells you
      that the paragraph is changing directions, and will focus on “Unusual college
      nicknames.” This is the topic of the paragraph.

      Sentences 4 – 8 are detail sentences that provide the following examples:

      1. The University of California at Irvine is nicknamed “Anteaters.”

      2. The University of Washburn’s sports teams are called the “Ichabods.”

      3. Richland College sports teams are called “Thunderducks.”

      4. The University of California at Santa Cruz team nickname is the “Banana
      Slugs.”

  • This is a great resource for differentiation of content. This online text reads very easily, yet doesn’t skimp on content. The links alongside the main reading passages offer students the ability to drill down into specific areas of interest.

    tags: ushistory, online, textbook, supplement, socialstudies, history

  • study guide for Checking for Understanding. Some useful examples of how to quickly check for understanding in a classroom situation.

    tags: ascd, studygroups, lessonstudy, assessment, fisher, frey

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