Common Core Standards

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Feb'15

Credible Text???

What Questions Can Help One Decide? Students sometimes wonder what questions they should be asking about a text.  Tell them …

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15

Jan'15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lots of websites offer lessons to celebrate and commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to our nation …

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22

Dec'14

Sensitivity to Holidays

Writing About the Holidays The holiday season, for many, extends from November through February.  Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, …

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20

Nov'14

Engaging Starts

Introducing New Units of Study We know that getting off to a good start makes all the difference in the …

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01

Nov'14

Exploring Genres of Fiction #2

#2 – Historical Fiction Teaching or assigning historical fiction can be a rewarding experience for teacher and students.  I’ve found …

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10

Oct'14

October Celebrations

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is …

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05

Oct'14

Conference on English Leadership 2014

Learning to Lead with Other Leaders I invite you to join me at the 2014 Conference on English Leadership.  If …

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21

Aug'14

Recent Review of Reading Book

A “must have” for Middle School LA teachers! By Jocko on August 21, 20141> Format: Kindle Edition Roseboro’s done it again. I …

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17

Aug'14

Planning for First Month – 2

Get ’em Thinking about Thinking The first month of school is a great time to introduce or review with students ways …

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10

Aug'14

Planning for First Month – 1

Get Off to a Good Start – 1 Consider thematic units that may be drawn from Essential Questions. Once you decide on …

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