Literacy

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Feb'16

National African American Read-In 2016

Reading Together Anywhere My book is recommended this year for the The National African American Read-In Sponsored by the Black …

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08

Jan'16

Values Influence Reading, Writing and Viewing

  One way you can have your students step back a moment before they begin looking at articles, viewing video …

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01

Jan'16

Career Planning

Quit Now or Stay in School? Spring term is good time to offer students the opportunity to consider why continuing their …

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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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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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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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28

Oct'14

CLOSE READING to Enhance Comprehension

Close reading is a strategy to enhance comprehension by looking closely at  brief passages of text and noticing ways authors …

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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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22

Apr'14

Earth Day – Lyrics and Punctuation

Earth Day Inspires Writing   April 22  is Earth Day as proclaimed by the United Nations in 2009.  Here’s an …

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Teaching English Language Arts