Tari Mackanos

Media Specialist

(216) 642-5865 Ext. 1304

tmackanos@independence.k12.oh.us

MacTurnitin

AquilanoTurnitin

BydashTurnitin

FrateTurnitin

McClainTurnitin




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Wagner Language Arts Classes
Use Poetry Pathfinder!



Here it is Bydash 7th Grade Classes!
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Now that I have your attention......


IT's Baaaaack....

Chances to win prizes before OAA Testing starts.....
Stop in during recess to play "Scatter" on Quizlet
(see link below) for a chance to win tickets for a chance
to win a candy prize!
Prizes will be awarded during each recess period on the following dates:
Practice Week: April 14, 15, 16, 17,
Candy Winning Dates: 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30

OAA Test Prep Fun





DIRECTIONS for turning in an iPride Google document to your teacher.






*Have pictures for your projects?
*Don't want to ruin the original pictures?




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The Plain Dealer e-Edition
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NONFICTION: Current Events


Free Printable Flash Card Maker


16 Homework Helper Resources


Need a book?
Take a look..

Meet the Authors:
Cinda Williams Chima

Need to know
a
GENRE DEFINITION?

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IMS Library

ONLINE Catalog usage REMINDER:









8th Grade Biography Ideas
*See Miss Mac and she will SHARE a document with you using your iPride Google Account!

Find a Book
Search either by lexile value, range or grade...
and then by interest category!

Lexile Chart

The Common Core Standards advocate a "staircase" of increasing text complexity, beginning in grade 2, so that students can develop their reading skills and apply them to more difficult texts. At the lowest grade in each band, students focus on reading texts within that text complexity band. In the subsequent grade or grades within a band, students must "stretch" to read a certain proportion of texts from the next higher text complexity band. This pattern repeats itself throughout the grades so that students can both build on earlier literacy gains and challenge themselves with texts at a higher complexity level. Lexile measures and the Lexile ranges above help to determine what text is appropriate for each grade band and what should be considered "stretch" text.

Explanation of Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile Bands ("Stretch")

PARCC Passage Length
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Cuyahoga County Public Library

CCPL has a new page...if you are looking for something that you used to use and can't find it...see Miss Mac....We can look together!

QUICK LINK TO CCPL CATALOG

New.....
This is really cool....

CCPL Book News





Tags to Look For:

*Audio Reviews
*Youth Buzz

CCPL TeenSpace
CCPL Read These
CCPL Kidspace
Great Book Choices

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Westlake Porter Library


Westlake Porter Teen Space

Westlake Porter Kidspace

Children's Books Blog

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Book Reviews:

Grades 5 & 6

Historical Fiction

KidsRead

ALSC

Grades 6 - 8

TeenReads

YALSA

Funny Books for Teens

ALL Grade Levels:

DAWCL

Novelist

Series and Sequel

Common Sense Books


The Literate Mother

Sweet on Books

Library of Congress


Lit2GoBeta

Need a place to list your BOOK CHOICES?


Create Your Reading Wish List....
Searching by Genre:

Good List for High Lexiles





Site 1
Site 2
Site 3
WWI
WWII
Remembering the Holocaust



....and the Winners are....


READING INCENTIVE

Use the following links to help you find A
Award winning books...

The Buckeye Children's Book Award

Newbery Medal & Honor Books

Margaret A. Edwards Award
(Keep in mind, you get the authors names,
then you will have to search by author for their books.)

Norman A. Sugarman Award
Children's Biographies Awards

8th Graders only:

The Michael L. Printz Award





Need
Info?



Go! Ask! Act! Achieve!

INFOhio Research Tools

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Maps of the World
and info too!

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IHS Resources
See Miss Mac UN and PW may be different.

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Ebsco

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Biography Reference Bank

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World Book Kids

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World Book Students

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World Book Advanced

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LIterary Reference Center

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Science Reference Center

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(formerly A.D.A.M.)
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INFORMATION ABOUT IT!

Getting STARTED...

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CITING SOURCES:
NoodleToolsExpress

OWL



Common Errors in English Usage



Brainy Quotes

RESEARCH HELP...
Avoid Plagarism








Dictionary.com

Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Rhyming Dictionary



Dewey Browse



Art Cyclopedia






Digital Videos
Images


Arkive.org


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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs

Free Play Music

Pics4Learning
Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.

*You can also open aWord Document…Insert>Picture>Clipart (Cannot go offline)(Take a picture of it to get it to your desktop, then drag or upload it to your Google Drive)
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Current Events**
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EBSCOhost Kids Search




EBSCOhost Middle School Search





Cleveland Plain Dealer


Time For Kids

The Headline Spot for Kids

*See Pathfinder for additional resources*

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Daily Specials


What day is today??


neoK12











Try this!

Brain Pop














Just

for

FUN!



New*

Cool President's Games (Maybe?)

President Fun

The 5th Graders will get back to you on these!!!

Wordle


Tagxedo

Puzzlemaker


Spelling City


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National Geographic for Kids

African Wildlife


Funny Fill In

*Check these out...just added!
World Book Online Games
Can you find and do the
"Pig Puzzle"?

Go Grammar

Grammar Gorillas

Funbrain

Cool Games


Cool Math Games...Math related!

Vocabulary Fun...for real!

Cool Animal Games



KIdz Page Holidays

Math Playground

Snowflakes


Safer Online Choices Games





Cornerstone
Miss Aquilano's Class

Make Beliefs Comix

Mr. Scott's Health Classes:







5th

Aleks

Canada
(Mr. Durny Class)

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Animal Research Project
U.S.A. Games

Oh, Canada!

Viking Quest


Safer Online Choices Games
Christmas Around the World Resources



Explore the USA
The Constellations

Myth Web


Mr. Durny's Blog

Use for STATE Collage:

Pictures for Durny

World Book Kids

Microsoft Online





6th

Aleks

How to Create a Family Tree
Link to a variety of resources to try!

ChristyTurnitin

Timeline Maker

*Can use for Mrs. Koussa

Free Rice
6th Grade Math Book

Math is Fun!

First in Math

Aleks

The First Thanksgiving

(Will be used for research)

Plymouth Webquest






7th

Aleks

Miss Mac's Blog
(Summer Reading)

Timeline Maker

Can use for Mrs. Frate**

Student Publishing



Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

A Christmas Carol


Earthweek
Examples of Saluting Heroes

7th Grade Jeopardy Reading

Dr. Fierer1
Mrs. Bydash's Blog

MRS. Frate's Blog

Mrs. Grendel's Blog





8th


Aleks

Estudiantes....

Usan este para tu proyecto......



NOODLETOOLS

CIA World Factbook

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Travel the World Through Books


CIA World Factbook












Teachers


Go! INFOhio:

Scholastic

Booktalk Lounge
Kids Connect Tools

Kathy Schrock's Guide

Teaching Gems

Dewey Browse

Museum Pathfinder Resources
Technology Resources:

Framework for 21st Century Learning

Technology Summarized (Concept Maps)

INFOhio Learning Commons

PBS Technology Integration

Edutopia
Internet Safety Resources

Bullying Resources

Printing Instructions

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

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INFOhio PW Needed at Home


?Content Area Reading Strategies (CARS)

20 CARStrategies (Nonfiction Texts)

21st Century Skills
90+ Videos for Tech. and Media Literacy

...Alec Couros has collected "interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy.

World Book Online Reference Center
*Westlake Public Library Card Needed
Primary Sources
*Teaching With Documents

Academic Content Standards

Common Core Standards Language Arts

Common Core Standards

Confused About the Common Core
(Videos of Lessons)
Text Complexity

Resources:



*INFOhio's Discovery Portal
Educator's Guide
Common Core Resources

Webinar: by Marcia Barnhart
Text Complexity: The Common Core State Standards - New Process for Determination


INFOhio Webinar
The Common Core Literacy Standards
History/Social Studies/Science

Kylene Beers Blog


The Lexile Framework for Reading

New to Lexiles...find out more about them.

*Using Lexile Measures

*Common Core

*Lexile Tools

*Lexile Training

Common Core Appendix B Text Exemplars

Find a Book
Search either by lexile value, range or grade...
and then by interest category!

Children's Book Centerl

Get a Lexile Text Measure

AR Book Finder

Perma-Bound

Kansas Book Connect

ATOS Readability Formula

Articles:



7 Actions: Text Complexitiy
It's Complicated: Text Complexity
Text Complexity Tips


Lesson Plan Example:


Close Reading of a Text:
Letter from Birmingham Jail, MLK, Jr.
Star Assessment Additional Information

Renaissance Place

STAR Reading

STAR Math

The Renaissance Training Center

E-Learning

Videos

TeacherTube

KidsKNowIt

SqoolTube
North Coast Council (formerly LNOCA)
To access Service Desk, navigate to: http://www.lnoca.org and from the Support menu, select Service Desk. Or,
go directly to: https://helpdesk.usd.oecn.k12.oh.us/CAISD/PDMWEB.EXE

To login**, use the following username and password:
Username: Your Sirsi Workflows username (not case-sensitive)
Password: Your email address, followed by the number 1 (case-sensitive; enter in lower-case)