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On this page, you will find excellent resources for teachers. If you have any web sites that you have found valuable, please share them with Mrs. Angstadt so that they can be added to this page for use by all!
Button These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
Button Provided by the Florida Department of Education. It contains a searchable database for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
Button Exploring Florida Welcome to Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources for Students and Teachers. This website contains thousands of educational resources for use in your classroom. Including over 70 readings, "FCAT-like" questions, teacher notes, reading strategies, and activity sheets for Florida history.
Button Read Naturally - Strategies for Teaching Comprehension Questions Here are five common types of comprehension questions: main idea, literal, vocabulary, inferential & short answer. Here are some teaching strategies for these types of questions.
Button e-Themes eThemes is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classrooms.
Button "Just Read Now"
(Active Strategies for Reading)
"Just Read Now" is a project of the Beacon Learning Center, an online resource center offering curriculum resources based on Florida's Sunshine State Standards. This link takes you to "Active Strategies" for reading.
Button "Before, During and After" This sites models a strategy designed to stimulate use of a student's prior knowledge. This model contains Reading Strategies to use with students, before, during and after reading
Button Read Works What and How to Teach Reading - Includes lesson plans with list of supporting resources. Included reading passages with vocabulary support.
Button ReadingQuest
(Comprehension and Reading in the Content Areas)
Compiled here is a general list of links to resources about content reading and comprehension strategies. They are divided into two main groups: sites that address foundational issues, and sites that give support to particular strategy use. Also included is a link to the free quiz-making site, Ed Tech Tools, from the University of Hawaii.
Button LD Online

The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD. Including information on accommodations, Dyslexia, and response to intervention.

Button "Just Read Now"
(Reading in the Sciences)
The teaching of science and reading have similar goals—to pursue meaning and understanding. Both disciplines share the aspiration of making sense of information. Scientists engage in procedures of investigation to gain knowledge of natural phenomena. Readers interact with text to gain knowledge and make connections to the content. (Lessons included.)
Button Instructional Reading Strategy "QAR" Question/Answer Relationship. QAR is a reading strategy in which students categorize comprehension questions according to where they got the information they needed to answer each question. Students are asked to indicate whether the information they used to answer questions about the text was textually explicit information (information that was directly stated in the text), textually implicit information (information that was implied in the text), or information entirely from the student’s own background knowledge.
Button Dictionary-Thesaurus.com
(vocabulary by categories)
Find Words Fast with WordWeb Pro. This site contains "Handy Word Lists" organized by 'parts of speech' and subject matter.
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Wiktonairy
1000 English Basic Words

a collaborative project to produce a free, multilingual dictionary in every language, with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations. This link takes you to an area of Wiktonairy that contains 1000 English Basic words.
Button ReadWriteThink Classroom resources for interactive writing and reading.
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