I was so moved by Malala’s story and seeing her on television that I just had to put something down on paper. With job openings being rare (and often requiring advanced degrees for even general labor jobs) and many people being available to fill them, employers will understandably be choosier than during better times. Applications from homeless people will go to the bottom of the application pile for numerous reasons.
Another invaluable resource here is the Between the Lions Curriculum Guide It shows teachers and homeschooling parents how they can incorporate the games and interactives into their reading lessons. And it provides an excellent background on the basic building blocks of reading skills using phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension.
I use this as one of a number of activities when I teach the continents (I have classroom helpers who make this possible). I just have one jigsaw puzzle and students work on it in groups of 4. I time them to see which group can finish the fastest. Of course, if you have lots of money at your disposal it would be great to buy multiple copies so all the students could work on theirs at the … Read more