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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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Aug'15

Maximizing Meetings and Maintaining Morale Handout

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

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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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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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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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May'15

Book Launch and Birthday Celebration

On Zion’s Hill My first book of Historical Fiction is due for release June 20, 2015 during Book Launch and Birthday Party …

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May'15

Revisions that Improve Writing

How Do I Make It Better? ” Students sometimes wonder how they can make a well written early draft even …

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Mar'15

Poetry Month – One Pager

Resources for Poetry Study One-Pager with Links for Poetry Month

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Mar'15

Preparing to Teach Poetry

Poetry at GVSU Here link to lesson “Preparing to Teach Poetry” presented at GVSU March 10, 2015 and based on …

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Mar'15

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Sonnets

Teacher Writes; Students Pattern Ms. Nancy Himel, teacher from LA School District, and her class studiied “The Rime of the …

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