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Apr'18

Patterns for Thoughtful Conversations

Sentence Stems Stimulate Thinking, Talking and Writing Spring is a good time to release more of the classroom conversation to …

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Mar'18

Shakespeare’s Birthday

Happy 454th   Birthday, Will! April 23rd is the day many celebrate the birth of William Shakespeare, one of the more …

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Mar'18

Women’s History Month – What’s New About Sexual Harassment?

 Handmaid’s Tale- Characters and Current Events Literature and Life The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a particularly effective text …

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Feb'18

POETRY-African American History Month Project

Celebrate Cultures February is a great time to incorporate an oral language component into your lessons and invite students to …

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Jan'18

Inspire Curiosity

Getting Them Into a Book Are you familiar with the INTO, THROUGH and BEYOND strategy for teaching text?  Looking for …

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Jan'18

Which is Which?: Sorting Stories into Meta-Plots

Another Way to Review  What fun to have students review stories read during the first semester and try to sort …

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Jan'18

Advertisement Analysis Assignment

Persuasion – Advertisements One way to introduce students to the power of persuasion and to show them evidence of logical …

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Jan'18

Midyear – IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

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

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Dec'17

Non-Fiction Picture Books for ELA Classes

Picture Books and Common Core A significant component of the many state standards is the reading non-fiction informational texts across the …

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Dec'17

Sensitivity to Holidays

Writing About the Holidays The holiday season, for many, extends from November through February.  Families will be celebrating Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, …

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