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  • Adventist Resource
    Elementary English Language Arts Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 language arts classes in North American Adventist schools: Reading...

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    Transformational Teaching - Adventist Worldview Curriculum Frameworks Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Explore "the foundational worldview from which an Adventist teacher delivers the Australian National Curriculum." These curriculum frameworks focus on the "principles, values and threads that undergird and guide what we consider to be real,...

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    A Brief Ethnography on Philippine English Tertiary
    "The Philippines is a nation with a rich culture and heritage that reflects the indigenous diversity of the islands. Its present identity and unique features are not whimsical. They are mainly the result of a combination of events throughout its history....

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    An Analysis of the Book of Esther as Literature Tertiary-Lifelong
    In this article with subtitle, "A Methodology for Using the Book of Esther In Secondary or College English or Bible Classes As an Introduction to the Stylistic and Thematic Concerns of Secular Literature", McClarty explores how the book of Esther...

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    College Composition Revisited: The Right Type of Write Hype Grade 11-Tertiary
    The art of writing has deteriorated and teachers need a stronger grounding in language and literature. Teachers are not interested in teaching writing courses and many are ill-equipped to do so. Guidelines for writing and writing instruction are discussed....

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    Curriculum Frameworks for Adventist Secondary Schools in SPD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Essential curriculum development tools for Christian secondary schools, these downloadable frameworks outline the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and show teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian...

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    English - NAD Secondary Textbook List Grade 9-Grade 12
    The current NAD secondary textbook list recommended for English/Language Arts.

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    English Language - An Analysis of Its Application in Pedagogical Practice Tertiary
    This paper presents a brief discussion about the effectiveness of the teaching of English language subjects and the training of foreign language teachers in language teachers in higher education courses. Through bibliographic and quantitative research, the...

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    Faith and Learning - The Approaches of Three Influential Adventist English Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    Davis looks at the work of three Adventist English teachers (J. Paul Stauffer, Ottilie Stafford, and John O. Waller) and how these teachers "integrated faith and learning" before the phrase even existed. This paper was presented at the 24th Institute...

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    Fiction and Film - Thoughts on Teaching Potentially Controversial Narratives Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Consider why fiction is an important part of a student’s educational experience. Gain tips on selecting fictional materials including how to address any possible concerns.

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    Help! They Don't All Speak English Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session focused on "how to integrate English Language Learners into your content area classes." See the presentation file for ideas.

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    Highschool Textbook Supplements SSD Grade 5-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values. These are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

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    Improving the Writing Skills of English Learners - An Impact on Student Learning Analysis Grade 5-Grade 12
    "In this action research project, English learners’ (ELs) progress is monitored with a variety of formal and informal evaluation methods through the Impact on Student Learning Analysis (ISLA). The purpose of this ISLA is to: a) determine the effect...

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    In Defense of Poetry Grade 9-Tertiary
    Ronald Osborn submits that to create a "dichotomy" between practical and poetic uses of language "is both false and dangerous." Osborn contends that all language is poetic - analogical, allusive, pictorial, and much more. To reduce language...

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    Literature: Bringing Pleasure and Value to Young Readers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This JAE article argues that students in elementary school can understand and learn from literature as well as older students. In good literature, the story is basic; it promotes ethical sensitivity; it inspires imitation; and it communicates values. There...

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    Multigenre Research Papers in the High School English Classroom Grade 9-Grade 12
    Resources from this 2018 NAD convention workshop will help you "integrate researching and communicating via multiple genres in order to deepen students' critical thinking, writing and researching skills."

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    My Journey to Truth Grade 11-Lifelong
    Edmond Cao tells the story of how he went from being a Buddhist to becoming an Adventist and the impact of two men and two Bibles.

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    NAD K-12 Textbook Lists Grade 9-Grade 12
    Access the current textbook recommendations for Adventist elementary and secondary schools operating in the North American Division. Note that some unions have supplements for their schools.

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    Pathways Daily Lesson Guides Vocabulary Lists Grade 5-Grade 8
    Note: The theme books are from the original list, not Pathways 2.0. There is some overlap. Pathways Daily Lesson Guides vocabulary lists have been put into alphabetical order by page number as they appear in the book. Words that do not appear in...

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    Phrases and Clauses Grade 6 New!!
    This Unit Plan integrates the Bible with a Language Arts lesson on phrases and clauses. It also provides opportunities for learning across other content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based, and best of all, fun for everyone.

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    Poetry Unit Grade 5-Grade 6
    A quarter-long poetry unit in which students' end product is a poetry booklet. The unit will guide students through the world of poetry by having them write 14 poems (including a week of reading and writing spiritual poetry), each focusing on a unique poetry...

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    Promoting More English Language Teaching and Learning in Adventist Organizations Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This paper discusses the role of English in today’s Adventist world. It proposes some paths to meet the English teaching and learning needs to better equip the Adventist people for the mission and for their lives in the 21st century. These include...

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    Readers Theatre in the Classroom - Using Puppets and Scripts to Improve Reading Fluency Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Inspired by the requests of teachers in East Malaysia, the author examined research on language growth associated with puppets and scripts. She then made several trips back to Borneo, conducting her own interesting research on the topic.

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    Reading Comprehension Strategies to Improve Writing Skills in the High School English Class Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Whether students pursue employment as blue-collar or white-collar workers, employers expect them to be able to read, write, and comprehend numerous types of communication."

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    Recapturing a Sense of Community Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special higher education issue deals with the loss of community of English scholars resulting from specialization. Specialization has walled teachers in from the academic community in general, and from one another within departments....

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    Teaching English as a Second Language: A Challenge and a Privilege Tertiary-Lifelong
    Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to college level students goes beyond the academic training and expertise. This article shares that effective ESL teachers have learned to motivate and inspire, encourage frustrated students, minister to students...

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    Teaching English as a Second Language: Dilemmas and Solutions Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist education is ill-prepared to meet the challenge of multilingualism. In 1980, more than 10% of Americans (23 million persons) speak a language other than English at home. Teachers in mainstream classrooms can help students with limited English proficiency....

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    Technology and the Secondary Curriculum Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special technology and education issue examines how secondary teachers can help students become technologically literate by integrating technology into the subjects currently being taught. Suggestions for integrating technology into...

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    The Impact of English as a Global Language on Filipino Language Practices Tertiary
    "A country’s national language is a national treasure that should be preserved and passed on from generation to generation. In some multilingual contexts, as in the Philippines, the national language is evolving, being mixed with English (Francisco,...

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    The Liberated Imagination Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A book worth reading - thinking Christianly about the arts.

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    Too Much Salt and Pepper - Literature Unit Grade 5-Grade 6
    Eight worksheets with fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer, and essay questions. A final project with a choice of two options ends the unit. An answer key is also included on the last page. Students usually spend two days on each worksheet, and the worksheet...

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    What's New? Twenty Tips for Using the Newspaper in Your Classroom Grade 5-Grade 10
    Is there a readily available, inexpensive resource teachers can use to perk up daily lessons? Elaine Hardt presents twenty practical, easy to use activities that show how teachers can use the newspaper in their classroom, integrating subjects such as reading,...

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    Why Study Literature? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ideas for how English teachers can respond to the question, Why study literature? Theories about the teaching of literature should be reviewed; students must be provided with opportunities to read and respond in both speech and writing to a variety...