Teaching English Language Arts

Middle and High School Language Arts

13

Mar'17

Managing Grades

It’s Not to Late to Modify Grading Guidelines Four approaches to grading revolutionized my planning and grading for teaching middle, …

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09

Mar'17

Book Talks

Introduce Students to Books Old and New Responding to Rena’s posting “I  would like to do book talks with my …

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01

Mar'17

April is Poetry Month 2017

How are you going to celebrate in 2017?   “What you learn through reading and writing poetry will stay with …

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07

Feb'17

Handmaid’s Tale- Characters and Current Events

 Literature and Life The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a particularly effective text in a unit on DYSTOPIA or …

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27

Jan'17

Celebrate and Educate

Black History Month and Common Core In the United States, February is Black (African-American) History Month, a time when many …

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24

Jan'17

Picture Books in Middle and High School

Picture Books for Older Students Plan now to avoid SPRING SLUMP. In many schools, May is the winding down month …

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10

Jan'17

Oral Book Report Prep

Practice together, then assign students oral reports on independent reading books. Adapt the handout for a whole class or small …

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01

Jan'17

Talk Teaches

Sentence Starters Invigorate Conversation   Guided talking teaches students to think, listen, and rethink. Observing students talking teaches teachers what they …

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28

Dec'16

Midyear – THE TYRANNY OF TIME!

  Reflection and Projection on Practice Are you a new teacher? A veteran in the classroom? Or a student teacher …

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29

Nov'16

Cross Curricular Resources

Update Your List of Lesson Planning Web Resources Please take a few minutes to explore these resources recommended by Rebecca …

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Teaching English Language Arts