Are we really grouping pupils for success?
This National Strategies (NS) document is presented as a set of guidance for school leaders to accompany the research findings from the DfES study, Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England (RR796).
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Literacy Primary
Literacy Primary I am looking for information concerning the holistic teaching of key stage two primary English, maybe with an emphasis on the use of whole texts as opposed to extracts. Also any seminal articles on the research that has fed into the new Primary Literacy Strategy. I have used the Blackwell Synergy to source some articles and have found many concerning the old NLS but am having difficulties finding more up to date sources.
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Learning Through Play - Mathematical Development
This resource is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme which reports on one example from a 2004 project involving over 40 schools in Wales that piloted a play based curriculum for 3 – 7 year olds. The programme gives examples of the practices in mathematics of one school’s work with a Nursery and Foundation Stage unit.
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3 Years On: Reconstruction and Resettlement in Aceh after the Tsunami
This film presents the views and experiences of representatives from NGO’s working in Aceh on tsunami reconstruction in 2007. This film presents the views and experiences of representatives from NGOs working in Aceh on tsunami reconstruction in 2007. By this stage the majority of reconstruction and resettlement of residents of Aceh has taken place or was close to completion. The interviews offer reflections on the completion of this process and problems that still need to be overcome.
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Section 21  Sprechübungen, Hörabschnitt 7
This unit is taken from Lebensumstände, a language course that concentrates on German as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into German society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. This unit focuses on German family, particularly on the role of parents.
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Global Language: An Interview with Heidi Byrnes
German professor Heidi Byrnes discusses the ways in which learning global languages is relative to international communication; especially as it relates to diplomacy, economics, world trade, and the military.
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Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's Poems
This unit looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ‘Lieder’ (the German for ‘songs’). Once they became widely known, Schubert's Lieder influenced generations of songwriters up to the present day.This unit then discusses a selection of Schubert's settings of Goethe's poems, and recordings of all of them are provided. You can find the poems, in German with parallel translations into English and
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Acknowledgements
This unit looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ‘Lieder’ (the German for ‘songs’). Once they became widely known, Schubert's Lieder influenced generations of songwriters up to the present day.This unit then discusses a selection of Schubert's settings of Goethe's poems, and recordings of all of them are provided. You can find the poems, in German with parallel translations into English and
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Introduction

Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary plays. You will learn about dialogue, stage directions, blank verse, dramatic structure and conventions and aspects of performance.

It's not necessary for you to have previously read any of the plays mentioned in the unit before embarking on it, but to get the most from it you may like to obtain texts of the following:

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Section 13 Sprechübungen, Hörabschnitt 4
This unit is taken from Lebensumstände, a language course that concentrates on German as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into German society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. This unit focuses on German family, particularly on the role of parents.
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CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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Human Habitations
This very short (half-minute) video shows and names various forms of human-made habitations.
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Linear Inequalities
If we want to solve for or describe a region in a coordinate plane, we can use linear inequalities. Linear inequalities give us a set of solutions as opposed to just one solution. This video clip explains how to solve linear inequalities using similar methods as in solving multi-step equations, except that there are extra rules when using multiplication and division. We graph linear inequalities by shading regions of number lines or coordinate planes. (6:20)
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A Video of Molecules
This video shows how various molecules look. For example, water consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

The others are: glucose, sucrose, amylose, stearic acid, oleic, glycerol, trigglyceride, phospholipid, alenine, serine, leucine, phenyaleine, hexapeptide, peroxide, dioxiribose, thymine, atp, dna, amylpectin and cellulose.

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Using the Normal and Quotation styles in the University's thesis template in MS Word 2011 (for Apple
Using the Normal and Quotation styles in the University's thesis template in MS Word 2011 (for Apple computers) - Jonathan Lightfoot Keywords:thesis , styles , Normal , Quotation , template
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Olympics, Ancient - Honors for the Athletes
So highly regarded were winning athletes, in the ancient Olympic games, that their names were used in the Greek calendar.  People referenced events by the year that a particular champion prevailed in his sport.

What other honors were bestowed upon winning athletes in the ancient games?  Take a look at the very beginning of this clip from Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece.

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TechEd Countdown Show - The One about the Bag and Restaurants

It's lucky episode 13 of the TechEd Countdown show and we are just 7 weeks away from TechEd North America in Houston May 12-15th. This weeks show kicks off with another visit to the forums where Joey and Rick discuss the question asking "When should I arrive and depart Houston?"  

Next up Joey has absconded with the sample of the TechEd 2014 attendee b
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LangSource
LangSource is a searchable, annotated bibliographic database of language and culture resources. LangSource can be used by both teachers and learners at all levels in a variety of languages. Currently, the LangSource catalogue offers resources in Arabic, Chinese, German, Hausa, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Quechua, Spanish, Tamil, and Yoruba.
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Mandarin stage 1 semester B
This module is aimed at beginners in Mandarin Chinese in semester B (after 11 weeks of study) and allows the student to practice listening and reading skills, as well as practice in grammar. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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Four Degrees Of Freedom
Letting go is hard to do. Remember back to when, after months of trying, you let go of the handlebars of your bicycle and sailed down the street, effortless and assured. It was a freedom born of mastery, balance and technique. You had let go, but were in control. Technique extends to other devices as well and we are here to discuss architectural computation. Here too, as we will see, mastery is shown by letting go. These papers explore new degrees of freedom in design computation. Each is on a s
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