Literacy

12

Nov'13

Efficient Classtime

Practical ways to manage class time and help students stay on task. Adapt for your classroom.

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18

Oct'13

Writing Convincing Arguments

Writing Convincing Arguments* “You cannot convince a confused person, so keep things tidy and ordered.” Reading Critically “When you read, …

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07

Oct'13

Vocabulary Resources

Vocabulary – Key to Academic Success Critical Words for Common Core – Understanding for Assessments – Often it is not …

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30

Sep'13

Peer Feedback – Problem/Solution

Peer Feedback – Problem/Solution Students can be  better prepared to present for class or submit for grading speeches and essays …

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29

Sep'13

Code Switching and Blending

Which English? Switch or Blend? Students sometimes ask why English Language Arts teachers spend so much time on grammar.  Here …

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20

Sep'13

Diction – Pictures Speak Louder than Words

Vocabulary – Context is Everything Beyond denotation and connotation. Sometimes students are confused about the meaning of simple, familiar words …

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07

Sep'13

Language Arts Resources

General Overview of ELA Resources Welcome to my website. Click on any of the lines to sample explanations, assignments, and …

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27

Aug'13

Write Now about the Future

Journalistic Writing   Here’s a great first quarter assignment to get students thinking about the value of post high school …

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25

Aug'13

Using Commas Correctly

Grammar: Using Commas It may sound silly, but it works.  Get PHYSICAL!  All you need is access to technology to …

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20

Aug'13

Talking and Writing About Texts

Talking and Writing about Text Preparing to Talk LITERARY ILLUMINATIONS*: Locate a few special sections of the reading that the …

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Teaching English Language Arts