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Reading Round the Clock - Reading for a Purpose

This video introduces caregivers to the many ways they can help children with reading skills, whether reading for fun or to find information.

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Reading Round the Clock - Reading on the Go

This video introduces caregivers to the many ways they can help children with reading skills while on the go, such as spotting all the places where you see letters and words in a city block, at a store, or on the road.

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Reading Round the Clock - Reading on the Screen

This video introduces caregivers to the many ways that they can help children with reading skills while using handheld devices, watching television, or in front of a computer.

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Reading Round the Clock Poster

This color 11x17 poster highlights and gives directions on how to find the Reading 'Round the Clock series of flyers and videos which helps parents engage their children with simple, fun, and practical reading activities to help them prepare their children for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

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Reading Round the Clock Users Guide

This color 11x17 poster highlights and gives directions on how to find the Reading 'Round the Clock series of flyers and videos which helps parents engage their children with simple, fun, and practical reading activities to help them prepare their children for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

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ReadWorks: Kindergarten Content

This website includes free content, such as videos and reading passages, for educators to use with kindergarteners. Educators must create a free ReadWorks account to access the content.

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Ready Research Path_Poster

Step-by-step guide to research and using sources for the writing process.

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Rebooting Online Reading Skills to Improve College and Career Readiness

Rebooting Online Reading Skills to Improve College and Career Readiness is a presentation that ICoaches or DBICoaches can use in professional development sessions to demonstrate how Ohio's educators can use digital content from INFOhio in classroom reading instruction to prepare students to be college and future ready. Find a script and works cited in the notes. This presentation was delivered at the 2018 Ohio Educational Technology Conference. Last updated February 2018.

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Research 4 Success

Need research help?  Try Research 4 Success.

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Research and Inquiry (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on research and inquiry includes tools, resources and lesson plans for teaching research and inquiry.

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Research in Reading

A study about how a kindergartner's writing complexity improves with participation in a guided writing situation.

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Research Made Easy with ISearch Video

Learn more about INFOhio's ISearch in this short video tutorial provided by EBSCO.

 

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Research Matters

This flyer about student research and INFOhio can also be a poster. Customize the second page with your school username and password and display as posters in classrooms and school libraries.

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Researching Beyond Google: Leading Students to Multiple Perspectives from Reliable Online Sources

Researching Beyond Google: Leading Students to Multiple Perspectives from Reliable Online Sources is a presentation that ICoaches or DBICoaches can use in professional development sessions to demonstrate how Ohio's social studies teachers can use tools and digital content from INFOhio that align with C3 inquiry framework and the Ohio Government in Action Curriculum. Find a script and works cited in the notes. This presentation was delivered at the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education 2017 Law & Citizenship Conference. Last updated September 2017.

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Road to Readiness

This 2 page flyer maps out the INFOhio resources to help students in Prek - 12 successfully navigate the path to college and career readiness. The flyer can be printed or use the live links on the PDF version. For even more information about the Road to College and Career Readiness, go to INFOhio's Road to Readiness LibGuide.

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Rolling Out Blended Learning

This article from District Administrator offers suggestions on how to roll out a successful blended learning platform in a school in the U.S.

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Sanborn Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

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Science Fair Project Ideas (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on science fair projects includes links to help students get started on a project, ideas of research questions, and complete projects.

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Science Online (Facts On File)

Science, math, and technology information articles, images, diagrams, videos, current events, experiments, biographies, and more. Hear text read aloud.

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Science Online Search Box

Use this HTML code to create a search box widget for Science Online.

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Science Online Video Tutorial for Students (INFOhio on YouTube)

Teach students the basics of using Science Online by showing them this 6 minute video tutorial.

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Science Online Video Tutorial for Teachers (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using Science Online with this 7 minute video tutorial.

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Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

Easy access to science and math information.  Contains science experiments and full-text science encyclopedias, magazines, and journals.

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Seizing the Moment with Illustrator Mini-Studies

An article about the importance of studying not just the authors, but also the illustrators of books and their art styles.

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Selecting Academic Vocabulary Words Worth Learning

Learn more about a tool to identify high-utilityacademic words from instructional texts.

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Sharing Informational Text with Young Children

An article about how to best foster understanding of texts before, during, and after reading.

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Shift 5: Writing from Sources

This discussion includes the need to increase emphasis from student narrative writing based on opinion and personal experience to evidence-based argument.

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Sites/URLs included in the INFOhio’s Tech Skills for Online Testing PearlTree

This tech tip sheet lists the web-based resources and URLs, excluding INFOhio resources, that are included on the INFOhio Tech Skills for Online Testing PearlTree.

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Six Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master

Infographic that uses the acronym LISTEN (Lead, Ideas, Summarize, Talk, End, Notes) for teaching students how to take effective notes.

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Six Steps to Better Vocabulary Instruction

This article focuses on steps to vocabulary development: providing a description of the new term, restating it in their own words, and constructing a picture or symbolic representation of the term. 

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Skim No More! How to Use eBooks in the Classroom to Foster Close Reading

Just as schools are aggressively moving to 1:1 and digital texts to save money and engage students, studies are showing that print text—not electronic text—helps students comprehend more of what they read and retain it for longer. But just as quickly, teachers are devising new strategies to encourage the same kind of close, rich interactions with digital text the Common Core requires.

By the end of this webinar, you'll know:

  • The best practices to enhance student comprehension of digital text from Ohio teachers and school librarians who are using them successfully in the classroom.
  • The best and easiest ways to find eBooks to support student learning.
  • How to access the free eBooks INFOhio offers, from BookFlix’s visually engaging elementary titles, to the downloadable PDFs available through Science Reference Center and Literary Reference Center, to the Gutenberg Collection titles searchable and easily accessed through ISearch.
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So You're Parenting a First Grader

This flyer from the series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee whether reading on the go, for a purpose, or on a screen. Activities and school expecations for first grade students are featured. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Kindergartener

This flyer from the series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee whether reading on the go, for a purpose, or on a screen. Activities and school expecations for first grade students are featured. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Preschooler

This flyer from the series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee whether reading on the go, for a purpose, or on a screen. Activities and school expecations for first grade students are featured. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Second Grader

This flyer from the series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee whether reading on the go, for a purpose, or on a screen. Activities and school expecations for first grade students are featured. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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So You're Parenting a Third Grader

This flyer from the series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee whether reading on the go, for a purpose, or on a screen. Activities and school expecations for first grade students are featured. Haga clic aqui para la versión en Español.

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Social and Emotional Learning (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board includes research and background information on Social and Emotional Learning.

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Social and Emotional Learning: Activities, Lessons, and Resources (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board includes lessons, activities, and classroom resources for Social and Emotional Learning.

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Social Emotional Learning Happens in Your Library—Teach With INFOhio Blog Post

In this Teach With INFOhio blog post, learn how school libraries support social-emotional learning for students of all ages.

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Sorting Lesson

The activities in this lesson focus on sorting and ordering things so they can be retrieved later. 

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Starting Out Practices to Use in K-3

The article from Educational Leadership presents information on reading education in kindergarten through third grade (K-3) classrooms in the U.S.

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STEM/STEAM resources (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on STEM/STEAM includes links to projects, descriptions of STEM and STEAM, articles and more.

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Stop the Summer Slide with INFOhio —Teach With INFOhio Blog Post

In this Teach With INFOhio blog post, learn how you can stop the summer slide and help your students have a healthy, fun, and productive summer.

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Storia Fact Sheet

This document from Scholastic and INFOhio provides information about Storia's features. Updated January 2018.

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Storia Teacher Resources and User Guide

This document includes detailed information on using Storia and Scholastic Digital Manager.

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Storia Tutorial (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn details of Storia with this 21 minute video tutorial recorded by Scholastic on September 25, 2017.

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Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection

This collection of 160 titles was selected to support Ohio's Learning Standards for 4th grade. To get started, teachers who work with fourth grade students need to request an access code and add their class as explained in Getting Started with Storia and Scholastic Digital Manager.

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Story Maps

This web site describes story maps, when and how to use them and provides links to sample story maps.

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Strategies for Close Reading and Critical Reflection

This wiki includes strategies for close reading, steps to follow, specific tips for different types of materials and links to more information.  A sample document showing close reading techniques is included.

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