Literacy

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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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30

Jul'13

Clever Cartoons by Grant Snider

Cartoons: A Clever Way to Teach New every Tuesday, clever cartoons like the one below will make evocative prompts for …

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29

Jul'13

Teaching Invisible Man

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a rich, complex, and engaging novel.  It won the U.S National Book Award in …

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25

Jul'13

Non-Fiction Text Features

Non-Fiction Text Features Here’s an efficient way to introduce/review the concept of text features with your students using slides, a …

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20

Jul'13

Human Interest Story

Journalism: Organizing Article   With what prestigious award will you be honored in 25 years? Paragraph 1 Who, what, when, …

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Teaching English Language Arts