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Venn Diagram, 2 Circles: Graphic Organizer

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between two objects.

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Video Interviews with Top Children's Book Authors and Illustrators

These short interviews with over 130 children’s book authors and illustrators are a great resource for classroom author studies.

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Visual Literacy as a Pathway to Character Understanding

This article emphasizes how the element of character is critical to literary meaning-making, and in picturebooks images provide information important to understanding characters. Presents tips on teaching young students how to write by starting with simple sketches.

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Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Web Tools for Shift 6 - Academic Vocabulary of the the Common Core

Discover digital tools that can help with vocabulary development.

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Weekend News! A Weekly Writing Activity

In this lesson, students use personal events to practice authentic writing each week by writing about a "newsworthy" event from their weekend.

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Welcome to INFOhio! Kiosk Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation covers INFOhio's web page and password, beginning reader resources, and the ISearch research tool. The presentation is designed to run by itself at a computer station during parent events such as open house. Delete any slides that do not apply to your school and click Slide Show > From Beginning. Last updated August 2017.

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What are Informational Texts?

This chart provides a description of the different features of informational text.

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What Does Close Reading Look Like in Third Grade?

Based on “Baseball Saved Us” by Ken Mohizuki, the author offers some ways to model close reading to third graders.

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What Is INFOhio? Presentation for Parents

This PowerPoint presentation has content for parents and can be used during PTA meetings or other parent nights. Information is relevant for parents of elementary through high school students. Slides contain notes to help the presenter. Last updated August 2017.

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What Students Can Do When the Reading Gets Rough

The article from Educational Leadership discusses techniques for students to improve reading comprehension and close-reading skills including self-monitoring in students, student engagement, student reading assessment, and note-taking. 

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What's the Big Deal About Text Complexity?

ELA standards place a heavy emphasis on text complexity.   Read more about how complex text is measured and how to address issues involving text.

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What's the Difference? Beginning Writers Compare E-mail with Letter Writing

In this lesson, students use a Venn diagram to compare an e-mail with a traditional letter, identify the style and intended audience for sample letters and e-mails about forgotten homework, and write both an e-mail and a letter about the same topic.

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What's the Secret to Successful Close Reading? Strategic Preparation and Follow Up

The article from Reading Today focuses on the three keys to close reading:  the queries that students search as part of their reading;  the discussions that students must have with one another other as they read and re-read a certain text;  and the post-reading tasks. 

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Wild About Authors and Illustrators

In this lesson, students learn about the roles of authors and illustrators through games and book-writing.

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Women’s History Month (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest Board on Women’s History Month includes links to articles, websites, lesson plans, and books to celebrate women and their roles in history.

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World Book Academic Edition

Research tools, primary sources, e-books, biographies, sounds, videos, images, and timelines. Build and share pathfinders.  Create your own account to track and share your research. Hear text read aloud. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

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World Book Academic Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Academic.

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World Book Advanced

Start your school project here. Research tools, primary sources, e-books, biographies, sounds, videos, current events, images, maps, and timelines. Create your own account to track and share your research. Hear text read aloud. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

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World Book Advanced Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Advanced.

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World Book Advanced Video Tutorial for Students (INFOhio on YouTube)

Teach students the basics of using World Book Advanced by showing them this 5 minute video tutorial.

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World Book Advanced Video Tutorial for Teachers (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using World Book Advanced with this 7 minute video tutorial.

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World Book and Google Integration

This document describes how to save, store, and share World Book Online content through your personal Google account with Google Drive and Google Classroom. Updated January 2018.

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World Book Decouverte Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Encyclopedia Decouverte.

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World Book Hallazgos Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Encyclopedia Hallazgos.

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World Book Kids

Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more.  Includes videos, images, maps, games.  Hear text read aloud.

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World Book Kids Online Training Guide

Includes in-depth descriptions with illustrations of all components.

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World Book Kids Online Tutorial

Includes video tutorials of World Book Kids components.

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World Book Kids Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Kids.

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World Book Kids Video Tutorial (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using World Book Kids with this 6 minute video tutorial.

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World Book Read Aloud Workaround for Chrome Users
World Book developers are working to fix the read-aloud issues caused by the recent update from Google Chrome. Until then, users experiencing the issue can follow instructions in this document to work around this issue.
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World Book Student

Start your school project here. Research tools, biographies, videos, current events, images, maps, and timelines. Create your own account to track and share your research. Hear text read aloud. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

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World Book Students Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Students.

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World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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World Book Timelines Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for World Book Timelines.

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World Book Timelines Video Tutorial (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using World Book Timelines with this 5 minute video tutorial.

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World Book Webquests

This one page flyer lists the World Book webquests to use to help students explore a topic, or add to your lesson plans, or help students practice research skills.

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World Language Resources (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on world language resources includes translations from INFOhio resources, learning a new language, and how to translate documents.

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Writing a Research Paper

In this video students learn strategies for organizing informaiton and structuring personal schecules to complete assignments. Includes a link to a teacher guide. 

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Writing from Sources

The writing standards require students to present careful analysis, well-defended claims and clear information.

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Writing from Sources (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on Writing from sources includes information that helps show students how to draw evidence from a text or texts to support analysis and research.

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Writing from Sources Shift Kit

The collection of resources gives background, research, and resources to use for writing from sources.  

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Writing to Inform and Make Arguments

This short video from the Hunt institute includes information about the required mastery of three kinds of writing, analytical writing, and ways to render complex information clearly.

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You Want Me to Read What?!

This article from Educational Leadership looks at the Common Core State Standards informational/explanatory writing and student achievement in reading.

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Your Weekend Playlist for Professional Growth: Feelings—Teach With INFOhio Blog Post

This Teach With INFOhio blog post is part of the series "Your Weekend Playlist for Professional Growth." Spend some time reflecting on your own capacity for empathy and increasing your own emotional intelligence.

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