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Apr'17

POETRY Notebook – Product and Performance

Poetry Notebook   Looking for a way to engage students to create a POETRY-Notebook that showcases their learning about poetry and other …

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01

Apr'17

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading – Expand Lists Have you seen the READING BINGO challenges posted by Scholastic ? Using the cards may …

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01

Apr'17

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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13

Mar'17

Managing Grades

It’s Not Too 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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Teaching English Language Arts