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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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25

Nov'17

Books for Boys

Perhaps, because so many elementary and middle school teachers are female, the books on our standard reading lists tend to …

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09

Oct'17

GETTING INTO A TEXT

Take a Random Walk Ask students to write on a piece of paper any ten numbers between the first and last …

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21

Sep'17

Collected in the Summer for Use All Year

Tips for Teaching Here are some  interesting links, ideas, and video you may find useful as you plan lessons to …

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14

Sep'17

Hispanic History Month

Hispanic Month and Common Core  What an exciting time to feature the contributions of Latina/Latino Writers, Speakers and Movie Makers!   …

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09

Sep'17

Non-Fiction Text Features

Non-Fiction Text Features Here’s an efficient way to introduce/review the concept of text features with your students using slides, a …

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02

Sep'17

BACK TO SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS

CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF Students like to know what they know so they’ll know what they need to learn. …

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02

Sep'17

Write Right Away

Get’ em Writing about Themselves Looking for ways to get to know your students while having them do authentic writing …

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31

Aug'17

REFRESHING IDEAS FOR READING AND WRITING

READING AND WRITING POSTERS Periodically, I find interesting graphics that can be posted in classroom or projected during reading or …

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24

Aug'17

ADD TO YOUR 2017-2018 TEACHING TOOLBOX

 Fresh Strategies to Consider Teachers are generous colleagues and share what works for them in hopes that you’ll see it …

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Teaching English Language Arts