Comprehension Strategies
Using the nonfiction book, Wilma Unlimited, this teacher models the following reading comprehensions strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms: Get the Gist,  Read Recover Retell, Story Star, The Hand, character traits, and revisiting the text. (7:23)
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Reading Mini-lesson: Asking Questions
A teacher recorded video showing a reading comprehension mini lesson on asking two types of questions, thick and thin.  "Thick questions" are questions you have to think about, while "thin questions" are questions you look back in the passage to answer.  Video includes a cute graphic organizer to use when using this technique. (9:38)
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Wall St. roars as Irene toll whimpers
Aug. 29 - Stocks rallied as damage forecasts from Hurricane Irene were smaller than expected and a tie-up between two Greek banks met with investor approval on both sides of the Atlantic. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Lesson 316: The expression “Tô nem aí”.
Despising or disregarding might be considered impolite, but in the right situation they may be powerful tools to get understood, or even used as a joke. The purpose of this lesson is to show you...

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Contos, 7: Um apólogo, de Machado de Assis
Nesta lição você vai ouvir um conto de um dos (se não o maior) maiores nomes da literatura brasileira. Se você é um usuário premium você vai aprender vocabulário, gramática e curiosidades nos...

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Tourism Series, Lesson 7: Essential Services (free pdf guide, get…
Knowing how to handle basic services in your trip to Brazil is imperative. So in this lesson you will learn useful vocabulary, expressions and phrases about basic services such as: the bank,...

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Lesson 328: The pronunciation of lh
The “lh” sound stands as one of the most tricky for foreigners to learn in Portuguese. In this lesson we’ll describe how this sound is produced and we’ll give you many examples of words that contain...

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Stop Fighting: Movie Clip From Nanny McPhee Returns
Nanny McPhee introduces herself to the unruly children and forces them to stop fighting.  Themes of authority, parenting, and obedience are addressed through this clip. This clip could be used to show the importance of having rules. ( 2:02)
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Dia de São João
Nesta lição você vai aprender sobre o dia de São João e as festas juninas, festas típicas do Brasil. Se você é um membro premium você tem acesso à gramática, vocabulário, exercícios e mais.

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Habilidades de conversação (intermediário) – 1: Colocando os…
Às vezes as pessoas nos entendem tão mal que precisamos “colocar os pingos nos is”. A expressão “colocar os pingos nos is” significa explicar alguma coisa que estava confusa, descomplicar algum mal...

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O dia Mundial do Trabalho
Esta lição traz um texto sobre o dia Mundial do Trabalho. É uma lição avançada. Nesta lição você irá ver vocabulário novo, assim como explicações gramaticais e questões de interpretação textual....

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Conversa Livre: Chá da tia Elaine e outras coisas.
André, Elaine e Lorena conversam sobre o chá de gengibre e outras coisas relacionadas a uma alimentação “natureba” (o mais natural possível). A transcrição e os arquivos extras serão...

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Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education
The academic program at Minnesota's School for Environmental Studies -- and its architecture -- was designed to promote project learning. When Mark LaCroix and his classmates at Minnesota'sSchool of Environmental Studies (SES) discovered patches of buckthorn crowding out native species at a local park, they didn't just write up their findings as a science report to be read by the teacher and then handed back. They compiled data in a form familiar to government agencies and submitted a
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Lesson 278 – Governo do Brasil.
Na lição de hoje falarei um pouco do Governo brasileiro.

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Lição 320: O Governo atual do Brasil
Nesta lição você vai conhecer um pouco sobre o Governo do Brasil.

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Ryan Wiggins - 2011 Cascades Distinguished Student Award Recipient
In 2011, 13 OSU Cascades students were honored with a Distinguished Student Award. Ryan Wiggins talks about his OSU Cascades experience.
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Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
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Brewing up a storm
 In this podcast, beer is king as Professor Katherine Smart talks about her research and its immense commercial applications.

From enhancing the efficiency of the brewing process to further work on biofuels Professor Smart shares her experience and opinion on the relationship between science and industry.

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Jobs picture still alarming
Sept 8 - Summary of business headlines: Jobless claims rise; Trade deficit narrows; Mortgage rates drop to record lows; Apple battles Samsung in Japan. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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