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Re: Format for addressing grade-level content........

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 16:21:50 -0400
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To: "Katie Haritos-Shea" <kshea@apollo.fedworld.gov>, "_W3C-WAI Web Content Access. Guidelines List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

         Excellent resource - I'll pass it on to other teachers ... I was 
disappointed that although the 3-4th grade level of the story was written 
such that some of our exceptional second graders could read it, and 
teachers could read it to the class, but that version doesn't have a 
streaming audio version of it's text, nor does that version include the 
excellent illustrations on the more complex version. The site is a good 
example of how to illustrate complex information ... most/all of the 
graphics are enlargeable ...


At 10:40 AM 7/29/01 -0400, Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:
>OK...........I don't want to open the can of worms
>again...................but, saw this that David P. posted to Trace.
>Interesting Robot story from Nasa.........towards the bottom of the page it
>has a section called "Thursday's Classroom Corner"  There, you can find,
>three grade-level choices, available only in text (for two), and with
>graphics for one, but it is a .PDF.  Certainly this idea has existed in
>academic circles for a long time, not in web-format, however.
>The info itself is linked from NASA's, Thursday's Classroom.com, providing
>lesson plans for teachers.
>I know that this is not news to most of you, but I found it interesting in
>the "simpler language alternative" sense.
>Katie Haritos-Shea
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Anne Pemberton

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