posted on January 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) provides services in the following counties: Monroe, Mahaska, Keokuk, Wapello, Jefferson, Lucas, Davis, Van Buren, and Appanoose. For more information about IHCC’s Adult Literacy classes call 641-683-5181 or log onto the website at www.indianhills.edu
Adult Basic Education (ABE) IHCC offers classes for adults who are interested in basic skill improvement which includes job-related...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM
FRONTLINE is an in depth public affairs documentary series covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. The series never shies away from controversial issues or complex stories. Access full documentaries, background information, and interactive features on a number of current event subjects, all of which affect your students in some way. From Martin Smith’s on-the-ground reporting in Obama’s War to Michael...
posted on August 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM
How do you get a group of students - who don't like a whole lot about school - excited about English class? This question led Karen Kayser-Kemp, from New Hampton High School, to design a new project for her 10th grade Foundations of English class. "Basically I had students who hated English or had difficulty in it," said Ms. Kayser-Kemp. To combat a growing apathy among her students, she ended up designing a lesson encompassing something...
posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Shakespeare’s ability to summarize the range of human emotions in eloquent verse is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for his lasting popularity. If you struggle to find words to express how you feel about a given topic, it seems Shakespeare is there to speak for you. No other author in Western literature has been quoted more, and his stories and ideas have provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fueling creativity and the...
posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM
Indian Hills Community College provides services in the following counties: Monroe, Mahaska, Keokuk, Wapello, Jefferson, Lucas, Davis, Van Buren, and Appanoose. For more information about IHCC’s Adult Literacy classes call 641-683-5181 or log onto the website at www.indianhills.edu
Adult Basic Education (ABE) IHCC offers classes for adults who are interested in basic skill improvement including job-related and life coping skills,...
posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM
As an English teacher, it's easy to repeat yourself year after year. You may teach The Great Gatsby, because the novel is an integral piece of American literature that helps your students explore the ideas of the "American Dream" in ways that other pieces of literature cannot. When is it time to reinvigorate your curriculum with new resources, however? When should you exchange that same mimeographed handout from 30 years ago with other...
posted on September 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM
Developed to accompany the Martha Speaks television series, the Reading Buddies program is a cross-age, innovative way for kindergarten and upper-level elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of reading books.
It works by bringing younger and older students together to watch a Martha Speaks episode, read a related book, and complete an activity. Each session helps...
posted on September 9, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Whether it is for a personal or career-oriented reason, Iowa Western’s Adult Literacy program can help. Iowa Western serves a seven county area, which includes the cities of Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Harlan, Missouri Valley, Shenandoah and Clarinda. Available services include GED preparation and testing, online GED instruction, basic skills instruction, college transition classes and English language instruction for students with limited...
posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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posted on August 19, 2010 at 11:24 AM
PBS KIDS Island offers free reading games and activities for preschoolers, along with resources and literacy activities for parents and teachers. Geared toward emerging readers ages 2-5, the research-based site guides children through eight different literacy-building levels, including rhyming, letter identification, alliteration, phonics, letter sequencing, phonemic awareness, and reading/vocabulary. Take an island tour today!
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