Common Core Standards

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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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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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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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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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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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05

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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14

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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09

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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28

Feb'15

Women’s History Month – Research and Poetry

In the United States, March is Women’s History Month. 2015 National Women’s History Month Theme and Honorees: Weaving the Stories …

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22

Feb'15

CATE 2015

PATTERNING LEADS TO ORIGINALITY What a delight to see you at the PATTERNS session at CATE 2015 in San Jose. …

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