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Dec'15

Writing Historical Fiction

HISTORICAL FICTION is a made-up story set in specific time and integrates references to real people, places, and or events …

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05

Dec'15

Prep for Semester Exam

Prepare Now to Assess  Begin now and ensure that your students will be ready to do well on the semester …

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30

Sep'15

What Makes Healthy Teachers?

Come join the conversation at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis on Saturday 11/21 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM in Minneapolis Convention Center …

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14

Sep'15

Anne Frank Acquaintance Survey

How Well Do You Know  Anne Frank? Anne Frank Acquaintance Survey Please respond as fully as knowledge, time, and space …

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04

Sep'15

Thoughts to Share with Students

Children’s Books Teach Us All We sometimes think children’s book are only for children. But there is wisdom to be gleaned for us …

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20

Aug'15

Prepare in the Fall for Spring Assessments

Practice Debates ⇒Argumentative Essays Meeting Common Core State Standards is not the only reason to have students learn to think …

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14

Aug'15

Maximizing Meetings and Maintaining Morale

Department chairs regularly seek for ways to use meeting time more efficiently and to keep up the spirits of their …

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30

Jul'15

Argumentative vs Persuasive Speaking and Writing

Arguing or Persuading??? Check out this discussion thread on English Companion Ning which includes Carol S’s distinction, as well as …

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06

Jul'15

Book Launch of Novel

     On June 20,  I launched my new novel ON ZION’S HILL at the Baker Book House in Grand …

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24

Jun'15

Organizing a Week of Speeches

Speaking and Listening in CCSS Consider the two sides of communication: the SPEAKER and the LISTENER as you continue to …

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