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This 47 page pack has everything you need to instruct about Dr

This 47 page pack has everything you need to instruct about Dr

By Create-Abilities

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    Update your room with this bright and colorful Dr Seuss inspired multipurpose classroom pack. It includes fully editable and customizable labels, tags, frames, pennants, binder covers, and spines to organize and beautify your classroom. You choose your beloved font and font colors, type your text and print on card stock for best results. The set includes: 1 sheet of “Four x Two” tags 1 sheet of “Trio x Three” square tags 1 sheet of Four.Five” x Two.75″ tags 1 sheet of long tags/nameplates 8″ x Two.25″ Two

    By Julia Rother

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  • Joy Stuff
  • Posters
  • (234 ratings)
  • $12.00
  • Dr. Seuss is an author we all know and love. His books are superb for instructing nonsense words, rhyming words, and fostering a love or reading in our students. You will have so much joy this Read Across America day with these activities. Here are a few Dr. Seuss inspired worksheets that will help your children practice and learn. The worksheets are inspired based on Dr. Seuss’s books and they are inspired based on Dr. Seuss’s awesome capability to rhyme. There is. A cut/paste activity

    By Training Reading Made Effortless

  • English Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Holidays/Seasonal
  • Worksheets
  • (396 ratings)
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  • This a joy and engaging classroom decoration set based on Dr Seuss characters. Your students will love coming to a class packed with characters they love! This kit includes: Classroom Rules Word wall desk plates (three choices) hall/ restroom passes prize punch cards classroom money behavior clip chart with interactive calendars that let the kids chart their daily behavior center signs classroom job clip chart with job applications classroom signs numbers 1-32 How are you getting home? -clip

    By Rockin Teacher

  • Back to School
  • Word Walls
  • Bulletin Board Ideas
  • (104 ratings)
  • $12.50 $12.00
  • BEHAVIOR CLIP CHART This joy Dr Seuss inspired clip chart is a wonderful way to positively promote and manage student behavior in the classroom. The large crimson and white stripe card is approx 7.Five x Ten inches and fits on one sheet of paper in portrait orientation. The other cards are approx. 7.Five x Five inches and there are two cards per sheet of paper in portrait orientation. PLEASE NOTE: This clip chart is NOT editable. There is an editable version available at the following

  • Graphic Organizers
  • (236 ratings)
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  • A TPT TOP 100 SELLER! This DR. SEUSS BOOK of RHYMES Primary Writing Workshop/ Daily Five Activity is the flawless rhyming activity for kindergarten or 1st graders. Use at the beginning of the year when introducing rhyme production or save for Dr. Seuss’ bday!

    Two cover options

    Use as little or as many of the included word families to create up to a 16 page Rhyming Mini-book for your students! All vowel sounds are included.

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    By Kindergarten Korner

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  • Phonics
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  • (306 ratings)
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  • These colorful Dr Seuss inspired daily schedule cards will keep you organized and your students informed. Each editable set includes a header card (approx 7.7x Two.Trio inches),15 subject cards (approx Five x Two.Trio inches) and Two sheets of time cards (approx Three x Two.Three inches). This set is editable, you choose your own subjects and times to suit your needs. Instructions Print, laminate, and cut. Display in a pocket chart. The label sizes are approximate. For Your Information – The font used in photos is called “Dr

  • (229 ratings)
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  • 70 + pages. Link to brief film below if you don’t have access to a copy of the book. This packet includes the following activities: Read Aloud Questions If I was a Sneetch Drawing Main Idea and Supporting Details Compare and Contrast using a Venn Diagram KWL Charts for segregation, Black History, Dr. Seuss and Civil Rights Vocabulary Word List Word Meaning – Dictionary Definitions Using Vocabulary in Writing Vocabulary Word Search and Reaction Sheet Vocabulary Definition Match True or False

    By The Teacher Treasury

  • Other (Social Studies – History)
  • Black History Month
  • (155 ratings)
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  • A TPT TOP SELLER! Fine for Read Across America, Literacy Week, Dr. Seuss Week or ALL YEAR LONG-This Packet has reading and math. Activities are common core/ FSA based for K-2. 45 PAGES Math abilities are rounding, addition, subtraction, graphing goldfishes, counting by Five’s and Ten’s, clock, word problems and more. Reading abilities are rhyming, writing, beginning, middle and end of a story, cut and past rhyme sorting, poetry and more. See Preview. See my other projects: RHYME TIME Week Graphing

    By Instructing With A Spice

  • Math
  • Math Centers
  • (327 ratings)
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  • ?Dr. Seuss and you tackle the Common Core with engaging and effective lessons. ******************************************************************** ?Lots of Learning and Explosions of Joy! ?Ensured to be loved by students. NO PREP-easy to instruct and grade! ?Check Out the Total Preview to See Before You Buy! *Five joy, creative, and beautiful Dr. Seuss Quote Posters. Laminate and keep for years! *Beloved Dr. Seuss’ quote writing and penmanship lesson. The class discusses the quotes and then

    By Sunshine Lesson Design

  • (226 ratings)
  • If you are a fan of Dr. Seuss, you’ll love Dr. S Inspired Decor. Your classroom will look fine with this whimsical and joy set that will look fine and compliment your theme. This set includes coordinating signs, labels, class jobs, schedules, and so much more. Many of these files are EDITABLE to fit your needs! **ALSO SOLD SEPARATELY** Please note that this decor does not include any of the Dr. Seuss characters and/or affiliation with Dr. Seuss. Grab your FREE READ Banner HERE!

    By Josie’s Place

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  • (102 ratings)
  • Rolling Over Dr. Seuss!

    This informational NO PREP roll book is an age-appropriate training text for 1st and 2nd grade students. (It will also work in kindergarten with more scaffolding and support.) It’s a superb addition to your lesson plans for Dr. Seuss’ March bday and/or the Read Across America event. Students will learn significant facts about Dr. Seuss as they read, understand, and build: • a timeline • captions • joy facts This book doesn’t require any prep other than making a copy for each

    By Andrea Knight

  • Assessment
  • (372 ratings)
  • THIS AMAZING LORAX EARTH DAY BULLETIN BOARD BUNDLE Includes: **8 Differentiated writing templates for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade writers (both primary lined paper and regular lined) **Templates for Lorax Craft: assets, mustache, eyebrows, eyes and nose (as seen in photo Two of preview) NOTE: Large Lorax seen in photo 1 on tree stump is not included. **Cloud templates (Trio different sizes) **Quotation bubble “We speak for the trees!” (Three different formats) **Truffula Tree stem page (cut

  • Earth Day
  • (147 ratings)
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  • HEY, CAT! WHAT DO YOU SEE? EVERY YEAR THIS Proceeds TO BE A Beloved BOOK WITH KINDERGARTEN AND Very first GRADE STUDENTS! This adorable emergent reader is utter of rhyming joy in the style of everyone’s dearest doctor. With a repetitive refrain and a glad ending, your students will love reading it again and again. Through the rhythmic cadence, your students will be exposed to rhyme as well as learn the look words “I, see, the, in.” A good way to build your students’ confidence in

    By Gregory W Hunter

  • Vocabulary
  • Guided Reading Books
  • (201 ratings)
  • $Three.50
  • Feast Dr. Seuss’ Bday and Read Across America Week with these fun-filled activity pages! Colorful and thought-provoking, your students will come away with a smile! What’s included: Dr. Seuss Word Search (with response key) Two Dr. Seuss A-B-C order pages – one lighter and one more difficult Dr. Seuss Acrostic template Dr. Seuss Puzzle Fish cup drawing and writing activity Dr. Seuss Word Brainstorm Dr. Seuss Category Page Tons of joy with lots of learning to be done!

    By parkerpurple

  • (151 ratings)
  • $Four.00
  • Oh The Places You’ll Go By Dr. Seuss Activity This is a good reflection graphic organizer to use with the book Oh The Places You’ll Go By Dr. Seuss. It is superb for the very first day of school or to feast Read Across America. Students can add their own thoughts and writing and color or design. If they color and design too it makes a fine bulletin board or hallway display. All purchases intended for single classroom use only.

    By Clowning Around in Third Grade

  • Literature
  • (258 ratings)
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  • Please click on the preview button to view a detailed description of this product and to view pictures of finished activities and crafts within this bundle. By purchasing this bundle you are saving 50% on all my Dr. Seuss resources. This bundle provides you with lots of quick and effortless Dr. Seuss resources that go along with some of his tongue twisting tales! “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss: Fox in Socks Paper Bag Puppet Fox in Socks Rhyming Craft Crazy Sock Day Parent Letter “The Cat in the

    By Crimson Headed Teacher

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  • I have compiled Ten Dr. Seuss Readers Theaters that I have created into one document for your convenience and a better deal! This purchase includes the following: Green Eggs and Ham (Two characters) Horton Hears a Who! (11 characters) What was I Panicked of? (Four readers) ABC (1-26 readers) Fox in Socks (Ten characters) One Fish Two Fish Crimson Fish Blue Fish (6 readers) The Can in the Hat (7 characters) The Sneetches (Five Readers) The Zax (Two readers) Too Many Daves (Two readers) Each of these scripts

    By Miss Funk

  • Balanced Literacy
  • EFL – ESL – ELD
  • Reading Strategies
  • Scripts
  • (47 ratings)
  • Included in this package is a 7-page (8.Five X Five.Five inch pages) book about Wacky Wednesdays! This book is joy, informative and a superb book for those early learners! I created this book for my Pre-Kinders. I made it to be lightly cut down the middle and then gathered and stapled to make a mini book. I have my little guys practice their cutting abilities by cutting them along the dotted line and then they bring their pages to me to staple. After I staple them, they have to then write their name and

    By The Scoop in 2nd

  • Brief Stories
  • Handwriting
  • (145 ratings)
  • Feast Suess Bday while practising producing rhymes. This file contaiins a reproducible/printable book that will give your kindergarteners or very first graders practice in producing and writing words that rhyme with given words. The text reads, “I know a word that rhymes with (boat). It is ___________! The words used for your students to produce a rhyme for are: bat boat ring clock On the last page, the text reads, “I know this rhyme, too! ________rhymes with ________. Students create

    By barbiew66

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  • Feast Read Across America Week with this Dr. Seuss activity pack! With Eighteen total pages, your students will practice age-appropriate activities that are relevant to this timeless author. What’s included: Dr. Seuss Word Search (with reaction key) Dr. Seuss Acrostic Activity pages (two different versions) 2-page Author’s Message activity 2-page Dr. Seuss poetry writing activity with outlandish ‘Dr. Seuss’ words Dr. Seuss Writing paper template Dr. Seuss interesting facts page Dr. Seuss

  • (101 ratings)
  • 8 critical thinking questions to be used with the Brief and Extended Response Q & A activities on the following pages. ________________________________________ Suggested Materials: Seuss, Dr. The Sneetches, and Other Stories. 50th Anniversary Edition. Fresh York: Random House, 1961. Print. ISBN: 978-0-394-800899 If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can always see the Youtube Movie with your class instead! ________________________________________ If you like this product, you may

  • Test Prep
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  • Hey, Cat! Is That Your Hat?

    Emergent Reader Dr. Seuss Style

    Hey, Cat! Is That Your Hat? This charming emergent reader is utter of rhyming fun…Dr. Seuss style! With a repetitive refrain and a glad ending, your students will love reading it again and again. Through the rhythmic cadence, your students will be exposed to rhyme as well as learn the look words “my, is, that, this, your, no, yes, said.” A funny book that will help your students build up confidence in their reading capability. We often read these books as part of our reading groups,

  • Winter
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  • This is is a fantastic reader’s theather script based on “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. It would be the ideal addition to any classroom! I used it during our Earth Day unit and my students loved it! It can have up to 25 different parts.

    By The Adventures of a Very first Year Teacher

  • Close Reading
  • (136 ratings)
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  • Five inspirational quotes designed with a colourful Dr. Seuss theme from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and other popular Dr. Seuss books. Included in package: *You have brains in your head. You have feet in your footwear. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose! *The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn…the more places you’ll go! *Kid, you’ll budge mountains! You’re off to fine places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so. get on your

    By Sunshine On a Cloudy Day

  • Character Education
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  • This title gives you a cut and paste worksheet for 50 high frequency view words: every word from the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss! Simply cut out the letters and glue in order to spell the word or phrase from the story! PLUS extra Green Eggs and Ham activities including a rhyming word worksheet, Green Eggs and Ham tic-tac-toe, and a cut and paste sentence page. The words covered in this activity include: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox,

    By Dwayne Kohn

  • Spelling
  • Workbooks
  • Homework
  • (121 ratings)
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  • This is fantastic reader’s theater script for the book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. This would be the ideal end of school reader’s theater script! It would be ideal for almost any grade level. The script features 25 parts.

  • Other (ELA)
  • 12 th
  • (154 ratings)
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  • A fine packet total of activities to feast Read Across America and our beloved author Dr. Seuss. Packet includes Colorful posters with facts about Dr. Seuss Bookmarks Themed writing papers for all your writing needs -My Dearest Dr. Seuss book -What would you do if. -Compare and Contrast Two of your beloved Dr. Seuss books -Rhyme for your beloved food writing paper -Green Eggs and Ham recipe -Word Search -Book Report -Coloring pages -Writing based on questions from dearest Dr. Seuss

    By Acast005

  • (135 ratings)
  • This product has 8 different stem activities that go excellent with Dr. Seuss books! Flawless for Read Across America week. Some materials needed very little expense! Books that correspond: The Foot Book- Coding a word with beads Ohh The Places you Will Go- Make a parachute and making a labyrinth! Ten Apples up on Top- How many “apples” can you stack (balloon packed apples) Hop on Pop -How bouncy can you make your bouncy ball? One Fish, Two Fish, Crimson Fish, Blue Fish – Ohh no there is a page missing

    By Crimson Sister Squad

  • Science
  • Other (Science)
  • Science Centers
  • (146 ratings)
  • Feast Dr. Seuss’s bday while meeting Common Core writing standards! This file contains two writing activites to use in response to Dr. Seuss books. There is a page on which the learner draws his beloved Dr. Suess book and writes to tell why he/she likes the book. W.K.1 The 2nd is a response to I Can Read With My Eyes Shut in which the learner’s response is to identify a topic that they would like to read about. These can be uses as entire group activities or for your writing

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  • These are four wonderful “effortless to read” reader’s theater scripts. They are based on the books: *Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss *Put Me in the Zoo by Dr. Seuss * Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman *Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss These reader’s theater scripts would make a excellent addition to any classroom! I used them during our author probe on Dr. Seuss and the students loved them! I loved that all of my students, even my lower

  • Spring
  • Are your students reading Dr. Seuss books? Here is a quick and joy printable reading log or mini book report to have your students accomplish and color. Joy and whimsical graphic design and elements are inspired by the art in Dr. Seuss books.

    By Muy Groovy

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  • BEST SELLER! It’s ultimately here! The Dr. Seuss Classroom Decor products are my top sellers! I’ve compiled the packs into ONE MEGA BUNDLE. and what’s more? It’s EDITABLE! See total preview and individual products for more information! 161 pages! Save $6.00 by purchasing the bundle! This joy, Suessical-themed classroom decor bundle includes the following: Calendar Set Word Wall Set (Two sizes) Clock Labels Pencil Jar Labels Schedule Cards Table Labels Team Labels Desk Tags Student Work

    By worryfreewednesday

  • Not Grade Specific
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Other
  • (26 ratings)
  • $Legal.00
  • Feast Dr. Seuss’s bday with your pre-kindergarteners or Kindergarteners during Read Across America Week with these fun-filled, age-appropriate activity pages! What’s included: Two versions of a Dr. Seuss’ Word Search (one lighter and one more challenging) Dr. Seuss Puzzle Activity Dr. Seuss Word Joy – writing words Dr. Seuss Word Joy – writing sentences Dr. Seuss writing activity – If I met the Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss Concentration Game Tons of joy with lots of sniggering and

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  • Needing an activity for Read Across America Day? This nonfiction reader includes 6 pages of information about Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. Best suited for emergent or early fluent readers, this product is also flawless for more fluent readers because of the vocabulary. Pictures on every page! Text features include: – Title – Headings – Photographs – Diagrams/ Labels – Captions – Font Types – Table of Contents – Glossary Thank you for your download! Your feedback is greatly

    By Samantha McClure- Training on Cedar Street

  • Nonfiction Book Investigate
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  • Do you love organization and having access to everything in one place? If so, this Hefty pack is for you! Oh, did I mention this pack is 100% Totally EDITABLE and ready for the 2016-2017 school year? I just love the capability to customize! It gives teachers so many options! This Teacher’s Ultimate Binder has everything you could need at your fingertips! (See an inventory of what you will be purchasing below. Be sure to check out the PREVIEW!) Should you have any questions or specific

    By Stellar in 2nd by Carlena Jelley

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  • Blacklines for a “One Fish, Two Fish. ” class book. Students can illustrate the book and add it to the class library, where they have an chance to love and revisit their work again and again. This makes a excellent activity for Dr. Seuss Day! Students can also write on their pages by copying the original writing or by signing their name to the illustrations they contribute. The product is available in both color and black line versions. Look on my TPT store for more class book ideas!

    By Mad For Kinder

  • Poetry
  • (123 ratings)
  • Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss books? I know I do! That is why I created these reading response worksheets that go along with a few fine Dr. Seuss books. The reading response papers in each area are designed for students to read or listen to a Dr. Seuss book and then react to the questions on each sheet. Below is a break down of the different reading response sheets and the area they are designed for. Character Traits, Motivations, Sequence The Cat in the Hat- Character Traits/Feelings The

    By Jillian at Thrilling 3rd Grade Adventures

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  • ?Seuss For Upper Elementary: An ELA Concentrate! **************************************************************** Dr. Seuss and you tackle the Common Core writing standards with engaging, and effective lessons. ?Lots of Learning and Geysers of Joy! ?Assured to be loved by students. NO PREP-easy to train and grade! ?Check Out the Utter Preview to See Before You Buy! ?FIVE joy, creative, and beautiful Dr. Seuss Quote Posters. Laminate and keep for years! ?Quotation Notions. Students share what a

  • Grammar
  • Writing-Essays
  • (82 ratings)
  • $Four.25
  • This pack includes Four items: 22 Dr. Seuss QR Code Books, Cat in the Hat joy writing prompt “Would you like Cat in the Hat to come to your house?”, addition One Fish Two Fish Crimson Fish Blue Fish, and Green Eggs in Ham ordinary opinion writing. Titles of the 22 Dr. Seuss books: 1. Cat in the Hat Two. Dr. Seuss ABC Trio. The Foot Book Four. Fox in Socks Five. Go, Dog Go! 6. Green Eggs and Ham 7. The Grinch Stole Christmas 8. Hop on Pop 9. Horton Hatches the Egg Ten. Horton Hears a Who 11. I Can Read With My

    By Kindergarten Busy Bees

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  • EDITABLE BEHAVIOR CLIP CHART This joy Dr Seuss inspired clip chart is a wonderful way to positively promote and manage student behavior in the classroom. The cards are editable so you can customize for your own classroom management system. The large crimson and white stripe card is approx 7.Five x Ten inches and fits on one sheet of paper in portrait orientation. The other cards are approx. 7.Five x Five inches and there are two cards per sheet of paper in portrait orientation. For more detailed

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  • Just in time for Dr. Seuss’ bday. Here is an instant listening center for your 21st Century classroom! Students will use a handheld device with a FREE QR Code Reader App to access a dozen Dr. Seuss stories through a SafeShare website. Books included in this set are: The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Hop on Pop (song) Green Eggs and Ham Yertle the Turtle Fox in Socks Dr. Seuss’ ABC Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? The Lorax – Original The Foot Book The Zax The Sneetches (For Your Information:

    By Kristin Wilson

  • Instructional Technology
  • Multimedia
  • (184 ratings)
  • This download is a one-page biography of Dr. Seuss. It also includes 6 comprehension questions as well as a biography graphic organizer. This is a excellent activity to do during Dr. Seuss week or on Dr. Seuss’ bday.

    By Katherine Dellinger

  • $Two.50
  • Back by popular request, here are five more “effortless to read” reader’s theater scripts. They are based on the books: *Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss *I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! by Dr. Seuss *I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss *There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss *Would You Rather be a Bullfrog? By Theo LeSieg These reader’s theater scripts would make a good addition to any classroom! I used them during our author examine on Dr. Seuss and the students loved them! I

  • (117 ratings)
  • Feast Dr. Seuss’ bday each year 2015-2020! Each color page is the same – but each year his age goes up (displayed on balloons). ie: in 2015 he would have been 111 years old, in 2016 he would have been 112. I hope you and your class love these!

    By Kady Did Doodles

  • (112 ratings)
  • Look no further. Here it is! This is a fine little bundle of activities to enhance your Dr. Seuss week. Packet #1 – Dr. Seuss Three pages Mini Report Form Packet #Two – The Cat in the Hat Five pages Writing Making words Packet #Trio – Mulberry Street Four pages Character Probe Writing Packet #Four – Green Eggs and Ham Three pages Plus much more! Fallen Letters Quote – “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and unwind all you need is a book.”

    By MarJean Davis

  • Unit Plans
  • Novel Probe
  • This wonderful holiday story comes “alive” in this 34 page book response journal that contains graphic organizers, constructed response writing, vocabulary, sequencing, and story elements that include: Pre-reading Activities: – Fiction vs. nonfiction – What do you know about. – Prediction -Questions during reading During Reading Activities: -10 specific comprehension questions – Sketch significant events After Reading Activities. – Setting – Problem – Solution – Character

    By White Dog Workshop

  • Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
  • (79 ratings)
  • This activity pack is ideal for celebrating Read Across America Day! It contains various activities that correspond with Dr. Seuss Read Alouds. ======================================================== Included: ¦ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! creative writing prompts ¦ The Cat in the Hat writing prompts (creative writing & opinion writing) ¦ There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! class book templates **This is my dearest activity! ¦ Green Eggs And Ham rhyming activity & letter writing

    By The Art of Literacy

  • (85 ratings)
  • Share the love of Dr. Suess stories with this wonderful Dr. Suess Unit. This unit has 7 stories. Each lesson takes one week to finish. Each lesson starts off with vocabulary. Make sure you define some of those challenging words Dr. Suess uses. After defining words, read the story for enjoyment. Then read the story to figure out the characters and the setting. On Day Two, read the story again and talk about the problem. On Day Trio, read the story one last time and discuss the solution. On Day Four,

    By Busy Blackline Teacher

  • Thematic Unit Plans
  • (45 ratings)
  • $Four.95
  • Your students will love the 120 Chart Activities that are ideal for Dr. Seuss Week! The set includes: 1-120 Dr. Seuss Number Cards 1 – Five In A Row Game 8 – Ten Less / Ten More Student Handouts Three – Pack in the Missing Numbers 120 Charts 1 – Color the Odd Numbers 120 Chart 1 – Color the Even Numbers 120 Chart 1 – Skip Count and Color 2s 120 Chart 1 – Skip Count and Color 5s 120 Chart 1 – 120s Chart Five – 1 Less, 1 More, Ten Less, Ten More Puzzle Handouts 1 – Five In Row 120s Game Chart 1 –

    By Passion and Purpose

  • Basic Operations
  • Numbers
  • Handouts
  • Games
  • (54 ratings)
  • $Three.55
  • Are you looking for a fine way to introduce the Socratic method to your class? Do you want to get your students thinking at a higher level in a joy, engaging, and meaningful way? Are you looking to bring close reading into your classroom? Do you need a way to get your kids to go back and cite the text? Seuss Seminars are the ideal way to do all of this! Seuss seminars are also a excellent way to intertwine history and civics into your LAL curriculum (or vice versa). This bundle includes five

    By The Paisley Owl

  • Social Studies – History
  • DBQs
  • (48 ratings)
  • $6.50
  • This is a bundle of six different palm drawn Dr. Seuss Crafts and five writing prompts your students can finish to go along with the crafts. The books that I use for my Dr. Seuss unit are. Cat in the Hat The Lorax Oh, the Places You’ll Go! One Fish Two Fish Crimson Fish Blue Fish Oh the Thinks You Can Think

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    27 Helpful Martin Luther King Jr

    27 Helpful Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King Jr. is a man to reminisce and train on Martin Luther King day. Here are 27 ideas and activities I hope you find helpful in training diversity and Martin Luther King Jr. facts .

    The third Monday in January is a superb day to use one of these writing activities, worksheets, or project ideas.

    1.В Crayon Box That Talked В – Review diversity, why each child is special and deserving based on using the affiliate read aloud book, «The Crayon Box That Talked. »

    Two.В Diversity With Play-dough – Hiding color in the middle of playdough nut sack is a fine visual to demonstrate diversity andВ that people are people.

    Three.В Fair or Unfair – An equality sorting activity for students to determine whether statements are just or unjust for up through fifth grade.

    Four.В SneetchesВ Movie – A classic way to commence discussion about diversity with primary students and to make deeper level connections with upper elementary students.

    Five.В The Same On The Inwards – Egg Experiment В – Similar to the playdough experiment above this activity helps youthfull students visualize and understand diversity and value.

    I Have A Fantasy Speech Printables

    6.В Whats Your Fantasy – Have students break down what their desires are for the family, themselves and the world.

    7.В Snowflake Desire – Use patterning or art to have students featured their goals and wishes on a snowflake template with super effortless strips of paper.

    8.В Fantasies Class Book В – With Two templates, create a class book with everyone’s hopes and desires.

    MLK Quotes and Poems

    9.В What Are You Doing For Others – This printable quote is from Matrin Luther King Jr. and reminds us to ask ourselves what we are doing for others.

    Ten.В Poetry Journal – Here’s a poem and a craft template to add to a poetry journal that sums up who MLK Jr. was.

    11.В Entire World in His Fantasy – To the tune of a familiar song, this effortless to sing tune is good for kindergarten.

    CharacterВ Traits Printables

    12.В Who Is MLK В – This set of Five printable pages covers a class book, a word web and a MLK writing paper for very first grade.

    13.В Martin Luther King Jr Was – A graphic organizer that is ideal for writing about who he was.

    Martin Luther King Day Writing Activities

    14.В Martin Luther King Day Word Work – Students will love figuring out the mystery word phrase in this word work activity for third grade.

    15.В Hooray, Hooray It’s MLK Day – Here is a set of Three templates to write or response questions about Dr. King.

    16.В Martin Luther King Quotes В – This packet of worksheets includes a crossword puzzle, word search, word scramble and Martin Luther King quotes .

    17.В Martins Fantasy Workpage – If you read the book Martin’s Wish by Amy June Bates, then this pack in the blank work page is a good go after up.

    Compare And Contrast

    Legal.В Martin Luther King Venn Diagram – Bring in more social studies by using a then and now venn diagram comparison chart.

    Martin Luther King Jr Units

    Nineteen.В Thank You Dr. King – This 30 page mini-unit uses apples to help discuss diversity, character traits and more.

    20.В Dr. King Mini Unit – This 12 page mini-unit has writing pages and a MLK Jr. fact pack in for kindergarten and very first grade.

    Facts and Research

    21.В The Life of Martin Luther King – Here’s how to train research using MLK information from webquests to create timelines.

    22.В Martin Luther King Facts – With a one page summary of Dr. King’s life, students can write Five facts that they learned.

    23. The King and His Wish -В A way to explore and connect to this movie with preschoolers.

    MLK Jr. Inspired Crafts

    24.В Peace Flower – Make a flower out of a handprint using various shades of skin tone paper.

    25.В How Would You Switch the World – This gorgeous end product project is a genuine way for kids to use art and a ordinary sentence to write about how they want to influence the world.

    26.В Martin Luther King Mobile – Create a mobile with your class’ wishes all written on a printable circle template.

    27.В Fingerprint Dove Tutorial – Create a class art lump with lots of colors to symbolize how it takes all of us to make things peaceful.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Read Aloud Books

    Here are some recommended affiliate books I can recommend for MLK Day and diversity for elementary classrooms.

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    What is peer review?

    What is peer review?

    The peer review process is used by most journals as part of their manuscript screening process. Most often, students and early career researchers go through the publication process without understanding what peer review exactly is. Peer review refers to the evaluation and assessment of research by experts in a particular field of investigate. It is mainly considered as an accomplished advice system that helps journal editors determine whether a manuscript is worthy of publication.

    How did peer review originate?

    Earlier, manuscripts submitted to journals were screened by journal editors. However, with the increase in specialized disciplines and number of papers, there was a need to involve subject-area experts in manuscript screening before making a final decision. Authors should reminisce that peer reviewers only critically evaluate the quality of research and recommend switches based on their understanding. The final decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests with the journal editor.

    What are the different types of peer review?

    Different journals adopt different types of peer review – single blind, dual blind, or open peer review, or post-publication peer review – to evaluate research quality. Irrespective of the method followed, the primary aim of peer review is to validate research and ensure that published science has a global influence.

    How to deal with peer review

    Peer review comments can vary – from requests for minor revisions or language checks to major revisions including performing extra experiments. Typically, journals accept papers only after all reviewers’ comments are addressed. Therefore, authors must go after certain guidelines while responding to peer reviewers’ comments such as responding precisely, politely, and with evidence, even when they disagree with the reviewers’ comments.

    What are the problems of the peer review system?

    Some of the problems of the peer review system are delay in decisions, reviewers’ bias, plagiarism, and conflicts of interest. Additionally, albeit peer review does not involve monetary transactions, there are many unseen costs involved, mainly related time spent by reviewers and journal editors. Also many academicians have mixed views about whether peer review should be provided free of cost. 

    Overall, the peer review process is intended to serve a gate keeping function and the ultimate objective of peer review is to ensure a high quality of published science.

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    Welcome to Exaclair

    Welcome to Exaclair

    Exaclair USA is the special U.S. importer and distributor of a French family of brands: Rhodia, Clairefontaine, J. Herbin, Brause, Schut Papier, Decopatch, Avenue Mandarine, G. Lalo, Exacompta, Quo Vadis and Maildor.

    Exaclair was began in Fresh York City in 1984 by our president, Christine Nusse. Beginning with a few stationery stores on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Exaclair has expanded nationally. Our products can be found in stationery, bounty, art supply, bookstores, office supply, museums and other stores where fine writing products are sold.

    We manufacture and import high quality French paper products, stationery, diaries and office supplies.

    Our products include notebooks, notepads, journals, sketch books, coloring books for grownups, watercolor blocs, pads and sheets, craft papers, calligraphy supplies, fountain pen and specialty inks, crafts and activities for junior children, social stationery, weekly and daily planners, and customized products and corporate gifts.

    Exaclair, Inc. is a subsidiary of Exacompta Clairefontaine, a family of companies which includes Exacompta, Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, J. Herbin, Brause, and Decopatch. Exaclair is the off the hook distributor in the United States of those companies’ finished products. Quo Vadis and Exacompta agendas and journals are manufactured in Hamburg, Fresh York by Quo Vadis Editions.

    Products for creative people: Exaclair, Inc. is the American subsidiary of Exacompta Clairefontaine, a family of companies which includes Exacompta, Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, J. Herbin, Brause, Schut Papier, Decopatch, Avenue Mandarine and Maildor. Exaclair is the sensational U.S. distributor of their products. We are based in Fresh York City.

    Centuries old brands and mills:Our companies have been making implements for living for centuries. Schut Papier was founded in 1617. J. Herbin, the oldest name in ink production in the world, was founded in Paris in 1670 when Louis XIV, the Sun King, ruled France.

    Our difference is in our paper: Its consistent quality makes writing a pleasure. As people comeback to paper to create, unwind or express themselves, we are certain they will find our brands. Good paper compliments a good writing instrument. Both perform at their best with each other.

    Exaclair imports and distributes the following brand lines:


    Clairefontaine Notebooks and Pads

    Clairefontaine is famous for its exceptionally white and ultra slick notebook paper. The Clairefontaine mill in the Vosges region of France makes notebooks and stationery. The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the very first school notebooks in France. Clairefontaine is presently the only European manufacturer making its own papers for its own products.

    Clairefontaine is considered by many to be the world’s best writing paper. It’s spiral, staple-bound, and cloth-bound notebooks are a dearest of writers, students and fountain pen aficionados.

    Clairefontaine notebooks are available ruled, French-ruled, graph and blank. We also suggest multi-subject and paginated notebooks.

    Links for handhelds and mobile devices:

    Through our various brands, Exaclair imports and distributes a multitude of fine paper products including: notebooks, writing pads, planners, appointment books, social stationery, wedding invitations, journals, decoupage paper, file storage and organization supplies, fine art paper, leather accessories, calligraphy materials, fountain pen inks, sealing paraffin wax and leather accessories. Our products are made in the United States, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

    Exacompta Planners, Agendas, Journals and Portfolios

    Exacompta is well known in France for its quality journals, agendas and filing products.

    Exacompta – Exact Accounting – was founded in Paris as a printing and strapping works to produce ledgers. At a time when accounting was done by mitt, Exacompta Exacompta is located on le cave Saint-Martin in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris. manufactured ledgers of exceptional quality.

    Decopatch: Decoupage Papers, Kits and Supplies

    Decopatch marries the style flair of French textile designs to high quality decoupage paper. The paper is ultra skinny, super strong and lithe, so it can be applied seamlessly to any form or surface.

    G. Lalo Social Stationery and Wedding Stationery

    G. Lalo has been making stationery since 1920.Via the years, the quality and elegance of its products led it to be ‘de rigueur’ in most of the royal courts of Europe.

    Edge paper has the look and feel of handmade paper. It even has the grid of parallel translucent lines (“vergeures”) made as the paper was laid to dry. These grids are very helpful as guides for handwriting.

    Brause Calligraphy Nibs, Nib-Holders and Calligraphy Sets

    Brause manufactures steel nibs for writing, drawing and decorating. Brause nibs can be found in the toolbox of many calligraphers, artists, penmen and illustrators.

    Brause was founded in 1850 in Iserlohn, Germany, a region famous for the quality of its steel and the skill of its craftsmen. The founders, Carl and Friedrich Wilhelm Brause, and Carl Bergfeld, showcased unusual concern for the well being of their employees, providing them with a company medical plan that existed right up to 1986.

    Since then, Brause has been crafting a accomplish set of nibs considered to be one of the best on the market by calligraphers. With over 100 years of manufacturing practice, Brause is one of the infrequent companies to ensure an essential quality for its nibs: a subtle balance inbetween relative elasticity for lighter writing, and necessary resistance for clear strokes.

    Welcome to Exaclair

    Exaclair USA is the off the hook U.S. importer and distributor of a French family of brands: Rhodia, Clairefontaine, J. Herbin, Brause, Schut Papier, Decopatch, Avenue Mandarine, G. Lalo, Exacompta, Quo Vadis and Maildor.

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    SUMMARY

    • Find credible sources using contraptions that are designed to find the types of sources you need.

    LINKS

    Here are some fantastic resources and tips on how to use them to their fullest extent:

    Librarian/Digital Media Specialist/Teacher

    – Tell one of these people your research topic and ask them to point you towards useful sources. Chances are that they know more about what’s available about your particular topic than you do. Depending on the size of your school, you may have a subject area librarian for the particular type of research you are doing. Some universities, for example, have specialist librarians for topics like music, art, and humanities.

    Peak: When asking your librarian or teacher, just be sure to be tactful. Recall: librarians are there to help, but they won’t do all your research for you.

    Academic journals

    – These journals are a good way to find cutting edge research on your topic. Academic journals add credibility and professionalism to a paper. They work well for both humanities and scientific papers. Most schools/universities have a subscription to a large database of academic journals. Some commonly used databases are JSTOR and EBSCO Host. If you don’t know what types of services your school subscribes to, ask your teacher/librarian about them.

    Another superb way to access academic papers is Google Scholar. It is a search device that finds scholarly articles-academic journals, patents, theses, court proceedings, and more. Google Scholar displays how many times an academic chunk of literature was cited, which is a rough numerical indicator of how influential the research was. Google Scholar also has link under each posting to help you find related articles.

    Microsoft has a competitor to Google Scholar that is very similar, Microsoft Academic Search. Microsoft’s implement works particularly well for technical papers in fields such as physics, mathematics, biology, and engineering.

    Books

    – Books are still one of the best ways to find credible information about a source. Some fields such as the humanities choose their students use books for sources rather than websites, since books typically contain more detailed information (and perhaps more in-depth thinking) than websites do. Books can be found on your school or public library website. Type in keywords related to your topic in the search field, and see what kinds of literature comes up. Write down the call number of the book so that you can find it within your library. Ask your librarian for help if you’re not sure how your library is organized.

    Google has another service, Google Books, that will help you find books related to your topic. Just type your research topic into the field and Google Books will provide you with a list of relevant books. Once you click on a book you like, Google Books will give you a preview of the book and information related to buying the book or finding it in your library.

    Websites

    – Websites are sources you should treatment with caution. Some experts publish superb information on the Internet, but there’s a lot of bad information out there as well. The trick is to weed out the unreliable information. The section entitled «Evaluating sources for credibility» is all about that process. Here, we’ll discuss some good resources that will help you find good information.

    Peak: Multipurpose search engines (Google, Bing, and Yahoo) aren’t necessarily attempting to provide you with the best academic results. They help people with a lot of things (shopping, searching for flights, comparing restaurants). You don’t want all of these sorts of results to get mixed up in your research!

    Here are some implements that help you find information for a particular field of interest:

    Statistics, reports, maps, history, and other information about 267 countries.

    Peak: Many schools have online topic pages, where the school’s librarians have grouped together helpful resources dedicated to a particular topic like chemistry, history, or religious studies. The LibGuides at Rice University is one example.

    1) A note on large search engines (Google, Bing, and Yahoo)

    SUMMARY

  • Use Google when you are doing preliminary research or looking for a particular source
  • In other cases, you’re very likely better off using a more academically-oriented source.
  • As far as research is worried, Google is a double-edged sword. (The pros/cons of Google apply to other major search engines such as Bing and Yahoo as well.)

    Very first, the benefits of Google’s search engine: It’s quick and provides you with a lot of information.

    But the list of negatives is weighty:

    Many of Google’s search results are biased and non-academic.

    Several of the websites that show up in Google’s results are written by businessmen who are attempting to sell you something. They aren’t interested in presenting you with unbiased data.

  • Google’s search results are tailored to you

    (based on your past browsing history, your location, the sites you’ve visited previously, etc.). The problem with this individualization of search results is that Google is not providing you with the best information, it’s providing you what it thinks you’ll click on. Those may be two separate things.

  • Google’s results are focused on information available on the internet space that is lightly accessed.

    There is a large amount of excellent information available on the «invisible web» that Google cannot find. The invisible web consists of sites that are not linked to externally, which makes them hidden from Google’s searching and indexing software.

    For these reasons, we have a duo of reservations about using Google’s search engine for research purposes. To help, we’ve drafted a duo general rules about when and when not to use Google.

    Use Google’s search engine…

  • When you’re doing preliminary research (assessing the depth and breadth of your topic).
  • When you know of a specific source, and you just need to find it on the Internet.
  • Attempt using another resource other than Google’s search engine…

  • When you want to find an academic article.
  • When you’re looking for a primary source.
  • When you’re looking for a technical paper.
  • Two) A note on Wikipedia

    SUMMARY:

  • Information on Wikipedia can be edited by anyone-not necessarily an experienced.
  • Use Wikipedia as a kicking off point for your research.
  • Check Wikipedia’s references at the bottom of the page. Those sources are more likely to be credible than Wikipedia itself.
  • LINKS:

    Like Google’s search engine, Wikipedia is a mixed bag. It provides a superb deal of relevant information in a very swift manner, but that information is not necessarily credible. Content on Wikipedia can be edited by anyone-not necessarily an experienced or credible author.

    The editors at Wikipedia have come a long way in policing the site for bad posts and flagging items without citations; but you should always be suspect of information on the site because of its public nature.

    Therefore, Wikipedia is best used at the commence of your research to help you get a sense of the breadth and depth of your topic. It should never be cited in an academic paper.

    Another reason why Wikipedia should not be cited in an academic research paper is that it aims to be like an encyclopedia-a source of reference information, not scholarly research or primary or secondary sources. One must delineate inbetween general reference for general skill and scholarly sources for in-depth skill and research. Facts from reputable encyclopedias or similar sources can be used to supplement a paper, but keep in mind that these sources won’t contain any tasty analysis or scholarly probe.

    Perhaps the most useful part of a Wikipedia page is the «References» section at the bottom, which contains links to relevant sites that are often more credible than the Wikipedia page itself. Use a discerning eye when viewing these citations and apply the best practices of evaluating credible information (see «Evaluating sources for credibility»).

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    While free content is to be welcomed, the way it is paid for can create fresh problems

    While free content is to be welcomed, the way it is paid for can create fresh problems

    Most of the time, the people who talk or write about scholarly publishing are academicians, librarians, authors, publishers, or editors themselves and their perspectives stem from their individual skill and practices. But for independent journalist/blogger Richard Poynder, being a non-academic does not get in the way of high-quality reporting. Richard is well known for his work, most of which he publishes on his blog Open and Shut? Among Richard’s most popular publications are three series of interviews. The blog-based open-access book The Basement Interviews includes Richard’s interviews with leading advocates of the various open and free movements. The Open Access Interviews and The State of Open Access series document Richard’s conversations with open access advocates and practitioners. Richard is also moderator of the Global Open Access List (Objective). Over the years, Richard’s work has received a lot of attention. Stevan Harnad, well-known open access activist described Richard as the “chronicler, conscience, and gadfly laureate” of the open access movement. Speaking to Richard is no less than a revelation. He is knowledgeable, insightful, and candid – an ideal interviewee!

    Since I had a lot of things to discuss with Richard, I determined to break this interview into four parts. In this very first segment, Richard talks about his early work and how he developed an interest in scholarly publishing. Richard also shares some of the real challenges he faces as an independent blogger/journalist.

    What led you to become an independent journalist covering issues related to scholarly communication?

    I have had a number of incarnations during my working life, including a stint in the Royal Navy, and spells as a farm worker, a railway guard, a school teacher, and a journalist/blogger. I reinvented myself as a journalist in the 1980s, when I became interested in computers and proprietary dialup services. In 1988, I became the editor of a fresh online business journal run by Micronet, then the largest information provider on the Viewdata system Prestel. By the 1990s, I was writing on technology more generally, for the Financial Times and other UK newspapers. I also wrote occasional features for the Wall Street Journal Europe. At that time, I was also editor of Information World Review (IWR),which reported on what was then referred to as the “online information industry”. As such, it also covered the very first steps scholarly publishers had begun to take to put their journals online. This marked the beginning of my interest in scholarly communication.

    Could you tell us a little bit about your early work? How did you develop an interest in the open science movement?

    While I was at IWR the controversy over whether genes should be patentable was at its height, as was the debate as to whether software and so-called “business method” patents should be permitted. Since I was frequently writing about patent information, I found myself immersed in the issues around software patents. In doing so, I bumped into the open source software movement, and thence to the other free and open movements, including open access. This fitted well with my fresh interest in scholarly communication.

    I also became intrigued at the way in which technological developments were challenging traditional proprietary ways of doing things, and set out to explore this in greater depth through a series of interviews with protagonists from the various free and open movements. I published these online as The Basement Interviews in 2006. After doing those interviews, I concluded that open access was being underreported relative to, say, free and open source software, and so determined to concentrate on that. Since then, of course, the movement has broadened out to include open data, open notebook science, open metrics etc., and the more generic term “open science” has emerged.

    What are some of the challenges or difficulties you have faced as an independent scholarly communication journalist?

    The main challenges I have faced began after I moved my writing to the Web, and they remain challenges today. Let me explain.

    My aim is not simply to report on open access, but to record its development over time, and to attempt to explore the issues it raises in depth.

    Herein lies my very first challenge, because covering the issues in depth takes time and effort. Since I do a lot of interviews, it tends to be onerous for the people I interview as well. My treatment also means that the questions tend to be somewhat probing, and the interviews often become rather long. As this asks a lot of interviewees, they sometimes opt out along the way, and so not all the interviews I begin are ended. In addition, I suspect that some potential readers may find the outcome too time-consuming to read. As such, my readership is very likely smaller than it could be. That’s just the nature of the brute.

    The 2nd challenge I face is that of ensuring the long-term availability of the entire bod of my work. When I embarked out, I viewed open access as part of a broader Internet-based revolution that could significantly switch the world we know. Eventually it became evident that switching scholarly communication is going to take a entire lot longer than anyone anticipated!

    Whatever the outcome, and however long it takes to reinvent scholarly publishing, I cannot help but think that in 50 or 100 years’ time, when historians look back and scrape their goes over why the research community clung on to such a violated and outdated system for so long, the interviews I have done will help them understand, if only because they provide a good record of the issues, arguments, and discussions that we can see taking place during the transition.

    But there is a possibility that the interviews may not get through long enough for any future historian to refer to. Clearly, Google could pull the cork on blogger (the publishing platform I use) at any point. Ideally, I would like all of my work to be visible and available to everybody well into the future. That may not prove possible.

    But the thickest challenge is that when I moved my writing to the blogosphere, my income melted away. I guess I could seek some form of sponsorship, but if I did I would no longer be independent, and I think there is value in having some independent voices in the open access space. If there were not, the history of the switches that scholarly communication is undergoing might end up being written from the perspective of publishers, for example, and publishers portrayed as the primary agents of switch, and the heroes of open access. This would elide the fact that publishers were originally bitterly opposed to open access.

    What I find interesting here is that the revenue challenge I have faced mirrors the one faced by scholarly publishers! Since people don’t expect to pay for content when it is online, publishers have found themselves under growing pressure to dismantle the paywalls around scholarly journals and abandon the subscription model. That is, after all, what the open access movement has been requesting for some fifteen years now.

    Publishers rightly point out that they cannot get through if they have no source of revenue. For this reason many open access publishers charge authors (or their funders) a publication fee (APC), an treatment that the research community is beginning to find problematic So while free content is to be welcomed, the way its creation is paid for can create fresh problems even as it solves old problems.

    Would you say that being a non-academic helps you bring a unique perspective to journalism about scholarly communication?

    Yes, I would say it does. I believe that not being a researcher, a librarian, a publisher, or involved in research funding in any way, gives me a more independent perspective than those who are actors in the open access drama, and this provides me with a unique perspective. Of course, no one can claim to be totally without bias, nor do I. I do, after all, believe that open access is both inescapable and optimal. To some extent that is roped to influence how I report on open access.

    Thank you, Richard!

    This concludes the very first part of this four-part interview series. In the next segment, Richard elaborates on how free content can create more problems and goes on to talk about the need for transparency in research and scholarly communication.

    Other parts in the series:

    • Part Two: Increased openness is the best way to tackle ethical problems in research and publishing
    • Part Trio: The research deposited in repositories is not always loosely or lightly available
    • Part Four: We should persuade scientists to reimagine their relationship with the public

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