Use this page as a starting point to finding and sharing both resources and assignments linked to your needs as an English teacher.

Two models for how to create topic and subtopic pages might look like this:

#1 Informational links


Basic information
Easiest site to read, or most general link to basic information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)
Next easiest link to basic information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)
Next easiest link to basic information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)

Intermediate knowledge
Easiest site to read, or most general link to the next level of information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)
Next easiest link to the next level of information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)
Next easiest link to the next level of information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)

Developing an advanced understanding
Easiest site to read, or most general link to advanced information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)
Next easiest link to advanced information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)
Next easiest link to advanced information (source, include country, .edu, .org or .com to help users judge sites)

(When is enough enough? Why so many links? You will have enough links on a page when you have meaningful information in all three categories of links. Please remember the needs of all students. More is better. Let the user of your page take what they need. Plan your page so that there are still links when a storm cuts a connection or a site is down for whatever internal reasons. If, for example, a page gets too many links on fossils, then create a page focused on your regional needs. Fossils general could become Burgess Shale fossils, or Vancouver Island fossils. Its all just 1s and 0s. We have the space to duplicate things to suit our needs.)

Tasks, assignments, and lesson plans


Building a base
Basic task number 1: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)
Basic task number 2: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)
Basic task number 3: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)

Applying Understanding
Application of knowledge task number 1: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)
Application of knowledge task number 2: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)
Application of knowledge task number 3: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)

Critical Thinking
Critical thinking task number 1: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)
Critical thinking task number 2: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)
Critical thinking task number 3: document type - .doc, .pdf, .ppt (source)

(Open source documents. Ethics. These pages are all about sharing. Please make your documents open. Put them into Word so that someone else can edit them to suit their needs. Remember to be a model for ethical practice. If you alter a doc for your school use leave a clear note in a footer as to where and when you got the document and who created it. Once again more is better. Remember how much information you needed when you got started. More please!)

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#2 Skill development

Learning Links
Practise Links


Easiest explanation of a topic - small steps with fewest words (source)
Easiest practise link - with fewest words (source)
Next easiest explanation (source)
More advanced introductory practise
Next easiest basic explanation (source)
More advanced introductory practise


More advanced explanation (source)
Intermediate level of practise
More advanced explanation (source)
ntermediate level of practise


Advanced explanation of a topic
Advanced practise
Most advanced explanation with other concepts and skills integrated
Most advanced practise with other concepts and skills integrated
More is better. For those students who struggle with grammar, for example, one more explanation may always be better. When building the Learning links try to add links to all of the possible learning styles and needs of your students. If you don't use a model this term, it might be your key link next term.

Plan your page so that there are still links when a storm cuts a connection or a site is down for whatever internal reasons. In the end, the Internet is all just 1s and 0s. We have the space to duplicate things to suit our needs.)

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