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Professional Learning Opportunities
Argument & Debate
Personal Choice Reading
Collaborative Lesson Form
How To: Evaluating Passages & Creating Assessments
CCSS Measuring Text Complexity
How to create text dependent questions
Checkilist for evaluating passages & aligned assessments
Text with Aligned assessment
Text & text sets with question sets.
Filter article/passage searches by: disciple, grade level, informational or literary, paired text, article-a-day sets and leveled reads.
Articles with aligned questions/prompts/activites from the New York Times Learning Network
Leveled text with aligned questions.
Leveled Text Sets
US History: Gilder Lehman Articles
Hundreds of texts & text sets with aligned questions. Sort by themes, genres, devices, standards and lexile ranges.
Student Opinion, Picture Prompts & Current Event Cobversations.
Leveled text plus critical thinking questions for student commenting.
Articles of the Week with querstions.
Dave Stuart's Articles of the Week with questions and writing prompts.
Article of the week and archives
Annotated research papers, text sets (collections), and aligned questions.
Multimedia Text Sets
Multimedia news stories that provide the facts with rich context from diverse viewpoints.
An eclectic weekly selection of the best new essays, talks, podcasts, and more.
Primary & secondary source text sets from the Library of Congress
Authentic storytelling in multiple media formats
Multimedia text sets.
Most also include transcripts.
Searchable NPR podcasts with assessments. Create class code for students to listen.
This American Life Archive Search
"..the stories of everyday people, who get to take the microphone and interview each other about their lives."
"..weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries."
"The economy, explained, with stories and surprises."
Engaging listeners from all walks of life in a discussion of the core beliefs that guide their daily lives. (Archives 2005-09)
Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions."
"..reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships."
Bringing "historical perspective to the events happening around us today."
NYC teenagers create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.
Radio Rookies Resources for Educators
"..the effects of technology on our lives, in a quest for the smart choices that will help you think and live better."
Real life scary stories
Musicians share how their songs were made
Candid conversations about race and identity from KQED.
Real stories of life online and the future of the web
Special Interest Text Sources
Text sets by topic areas.
AP Lit & Lang Mentor Texts
excerpts from an eclectic range of noteworthy nonfiction books on a daily basis
Music news stories
Articles about technology's intersection with culture, business, science and design.
Fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, reviews.
Articles about invention.
Brief commentary on one line from a book, song, television show and more.
Teaching Close Reading & compelling writing with the New Sentences column.
Current Popular Magazines
The following magazines are available in digital form with your Pequannock Township Public Library card, through their subscription to RB Digital.
3 articles per week available via the website.
Articles also freely available digitally on website linked here.
4 articles per week available via the website.
Special Interest Video Sources
National Film Board of Canada
Includes lesson plans.
Including Lesson Plan & Discussion Question. From the NYTimes.
Great selection of free streaming movies.
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Free Use Media