Literacy

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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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01

Apr'14

Poetry Month April 2014

Inspiring Poetry Cartoon Challenge your students to work in small groups to find poems that could be “filed” in the …

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25

Mar'14

Tempt Reluctant Readers with Biographies

Reading about Real People Reading about real people may be just the hook to catch reluctant students attention and tempt …

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07

Mar'14

Spring into Speeches and Meet CCSS in Content Areas

Speeches meet CCSS By Spring of the school year, your students likely are comfortable enough with you and their classmates …

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25

Feb'14

Storytelling – What’s a Trope?

Periodic Table of Storytelling Periodic Table of Storytelling?  What’s a TROPE?   Could be used at least two ways: Here’s …

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Jan'14

Book Talks

Introduce Students to Books Old and New Responding to Rena’s posting “I  would like to do book talks with my …

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Jan'14

Introduce Young Adult Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your …

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12

Jan'14

Introduce New Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your …

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Teaching English Language Arts