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November Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

November Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


November Blog | App of The Month | What's Happening |
New- Online Practice | New- Printables | New- Answer Keys |
Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips |
Other Areas of Interest | Common Core |
SAT and ACT Test Preparation

November brings Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and much more.

November Blog: Essay Writing Exercises for Elementary Students

Essay Writing Exercises for Elementary Students

This month's blog is Essay Writing Exercises for Elementary Students .

Very often, children find it challenging to write essays. And this is quite logical because it is difficult to express their thoughts on paper adequately. That's why school teachers should teach children how to write papers from elementary school. But why is it so important? First, it allows an opportunity to expand the vocabulary, causes a desire to read, and contributes to forming a creative personality.

Guest Blogger Cynthia Young is an academic writer with a wondrous love for literature and travel.



App of the Month

Every month we are going to feature a different, and hopefully FREE, iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android educational application. Visit our ever-changing app page.

The App of the Month for November is BOOKR Class Learn English by Arduino LLC ( iOS and Android ).


Welcome to BOOKR Class, an award-winning library of curated animated books and interactive games for young English learners from 4 to 14 years old.

Why use BOOKR Class?

  • better reading, writing, listening, and communicative skills through the narrated literary classics, modern stories, and songs

  • develop 21st-century skills: the stories introduce new cultures, raise awareness and develop creativity, critical thinking, and social-emotional skills.

  • helps to practice English spelling, grammar, and pronunciation through educational games, exercises, and quizzes

  • provides a safe, ad-free environment with thoroughly researched content by educators, children's literature experts, and psychologists

We recommend downloading the app if you are

  • parent: your children can have a guilt-free fun time reading and playing with the app while learning English

  • English teacher: we offer a practical and easy-to-use tool for in-class, after-school, and distance learning solutions for K8 English classes and language schools.

How does BOOKR Class enhance stories to improve language skills?

  • our illustrations make the characters come alive, thus laying the foundations for contextual, organic learning

  • animation and zooming catch the eye of the reader and develop comprehension skills without drawing too much attention away from the linguistic features

  • narration by professional voice-over artists facilitates the improvement of oral language comprehension skills and pronunciation

  • text highlighting helps the reader follow along at the same pace as the narrator

  • with educational games that are fun to play, created by teachers with a light-hearted layout and encouraging feedback to motivate learners

Is there more to come?

Yes, BOOKR Class is an ever-growing library. As a result, we regularly add new English books and games to each of the six proficiency levels.

Can we read the books offline?

The application requires a stable internet connection to sign in to BOOKR Class and start downloading books. However, as long as the subscription is valid, the downloaded stories are also available offline.

Read, play and learn English with BOOKR Class!


BOOKR Class Learn English is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 6.0 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the November events that you can celebrate or make note of this month:

  1. National Aviation Month

    Celebrate aviation this month in your classroom! Learn about the history of aviation, famous firsts in aviation, and visit the Aviation History Online Museum. Check out lesson plans and resource guides from the National Museum of the US Air Force and some fun airplane crafts!

  2. Native American Heritage Month

    Celebrate the significant contributions Native Americans have made to the United States this month! Find lesson plans, classroom activities, and other teacher resources from the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, and the National Education Association.

  3. Child Safety and Protection Month

    It's always important to keep the safety of children in mind! Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. Learn about food safety with lesson plans, activites, and other resources. I4C also has resources and activities on our safety page for Kindergartners, fire safety page, internet safety page, and personal safety page.

  4. National Author's Day (11/1)

    Celebrate and learn about children's authors. Your students can be authors today too! Learn about author's purpose with worksheets and interactive websites. Find story writing resources and check out our elementary writing resources. We also have Essay Writing: Narrative, Persuasive, and Expository lessons, interactives, and prompts.

  5. Daylight Savings Fall Back (11/6)

    Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour today? Learn about why we set our clocks back and other interesting facts about Daylight Savings Time.

  6. Election Day (11/8)

    We want to recognize the value of being able to vote in the U.S. Here are some great sites that explain the election process - including how someone gets elected to become the president, what it means to register to vote, and the campaigning process. Visit our I4C site to get information on past presidents, explore presidential libraries, and even view historic campaign commercials.

  7. Young Readers Day (11/8)

    Promote the importance of reading! I4C has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources, information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and reading assessment practice.

  8. Veterans Day (11/11)

    Honor our veterans today! Learn about Veterans Day, find Veterans Day themed activities and projects, and send a thank you letter to our troops on I4C's Veterans Day page.


  9. Gettysburg Address (11/19)

    Read President Lincoln's speech, test your knowledge on the Gettysburg Address, learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg, and find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here.


  10. Thanksgiving (11/24)

    What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Find fun crafts, the history of the holiday, and Thanksgiving themed activities on I4C's Thanksgiving page.


New- ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Eighth Grade Common Core Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice quizzes tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays.


Check out our Online Practice Quizzes. More grades and subjects coming soon.

New Online Practice Quizzes Made Available in August

We have released many new online quizzes during the last months supporting the Common Core Standards.

Try them out, and then use them with your students as:

  • Bell Ringers,
  • In Class Assignments,
  • Homework or
  • Extra Credit.

Here is a list of the newest quizzes by grade.

New- COMMON CORE MATHEMATICS PRINTABLES AT I4C


Internet4Classrooms offers Printables, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice worksheets tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays.


Check out our Common Core Printables. More grades and subjects coming soon.


New Printables Worksheets Made Available in August

We have released thousands of new printables worksheets during the last months supporting the Common Core Standards.

Try them out, and then use them with your students as:

  • Bell Ringers,
  • In Class Assignments,
  • Homework or
  • Extra Credit.

Here is a list of the newest worksheet sets by grade.


    New- Answer Keys


      New Worksheet Answer Keys Made Available in August

      We have released thousands of new answer keys for our printables worksheets during the last months supporting the Common Core Standards.

      Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here: https://i4c.xyz/n89msyv.

      Here is a list of the newest answer key sets by grade.


      TEACHER RESOURCES


      1. Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check outI4C's History page for lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources to supplement your lessons!

      2. November is Child Safety and Protection Month! Teach your students about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.

      3. This Veterans Day, have your students write letters to troops! Find more information on our Veterans Day resource page.

      4. Gobble Gobble! Find Thanksgiving resources to use in your classroom on I4C's Thanksgiving page!

      5. Help your students with their critical thinking skills! Read about critical thinking in education and find out about the issues surrounding it. Teach critical thinking to English language learners with these helpful activities. Math teachers, help your students' critical thinking skills by analyzing charts and graphs. Use worksheets to analyze bar graphs. Get parents to help too! Share these tips with parents to enhance your students' critical thinking skills.

      6. SAT and ACT season is underway! Make sure your students are prepared for the college entrance exams with I4C's free SAT and ACT Test preparation!

      7. Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps.

      8. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section. This home page contains all the topics you need to use during the school year.

      9. Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.

      PARENT RESOURCES


      1. Homework is increasingly done on computers these days. Have your kids practice their Mouse skills at home with these creative online practice games and quizzes.

      2. Help your kids get over their test-taking nerves with these Assessment Test practice quizzes and methods.

      3. Need quick access to subject help by grade? This is the place to go when you are searching for school topics.

      4. Are you looking for ways to reinforce good behavior? Are you finding the attitude is growing with age? Check out our discipline help and discipline techniques page.

      5. November is Child Safety and Protection Month! Teach your kids about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.

      6. Check out our Thanksgiving page for crafts, activities, and other great Thanksgiving resources! Visit our Holiday page to find resources for celebrations that are coming up, like Hanukkah and Christmas.

      7. Enhance your child's critical thinking skills! The Duke TIP program has tips for parents wanting to develop the critical thinking skills of their child.

      8. Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps for you and your child.

      9. You can always visit our Parent Resources page to get grade level practice sites, find online sources, and information pertaining to homework, special needs, reading help, and more.

      10. Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.


      TECHNOLOGY TIPS


      1. Ultimate Guide: BOOKR Class Desktop App To Teach English Online:
        We can all agree that going online with school is a great challenge both for students and teachers. We lose our usual daily routine, we need to sit in front of the screen for hours and we need to come up with ideas that make students feel comfortable and motivated despite all the difficulties the change causes. To make the transition and to teach English online easier, the blog presents 10 tips to guide you through the process based on the experience of BOOKR teachers.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. Save Time Supporting Student Readers with BOOKR Class:
        How can you make reading a habit for children? Giving students access to engaging stories and carving out time for students to dive into text is one way. There is a great platform for student readers that helps teachers save time and give students access to engaging reading material. In this blog post, Dr. Monica Burns shares a few strategies for student readers and introduces you to BOOKR Class.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. 7 Great Technology Books to Help Improve Your English:
        This blog post puts together a list of the best technology and futuristic novels for English learners. Reading novels is one of the most fun and effective ways of improving your English language skills. It can expand your vocabulary and expose you to different sentence structures, as well as give you the chance enjoy some wonderful stories.

        You can find out more: HERE.



      We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.



      OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST


      1. Resources for Educators - In this section you can find classroom resources for Exceptional Children, Smartboards, Character Education, Web 2.0 Resources and other topics.
      2. Resources for Parents - Parents can find resources
        on assisting their children with homework, time management, Internet Safety, subject area resources, grade level resources and more.


      Common Core State Standards at I4C


      Our Common Core State Standards are full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take control of their own learning by clicking on the page with the standard number, and choosing their own resource to practice that skill.


      Check out our Common Core Math High School Algebra Standards, Common Core Math Standards, and Common Core ELA Standards.


      SAT and ACT Test Preparation

      Free Online Practice Resources for ACT Tests and SAT Tests. I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Join our SAT and ACT Test Preparation program and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words or over 1000 math problems. Parents and Mentors can log in to monitor your scores - including seeing which vocabulary words that were missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.


      Sign Up Here for ACT Test & SAT Test Preparation.



 

 

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