Writing From Patterns

Patterning is a great way to have students practice what they learn about language and literature. As you view this set of workshop slides, you'll find lots of ideas you can incorporate into your lessons to help students understand better how stories, poetry, and articles are structured and how to use…

Range of Resources – Common Core Aids

Common Core Teacher Resources Click on any of the lines to be taken to explanations, assignments, and other examples of ways to enhance teaching and improve learning. GENERAL GRADING GUIDELINES General Grading Guidelines for Written Assignments General Grading Guidelines - SLIDES BOOK REPORTS Collage on Common Book or Story -…

African-American History Resources

Looking for resources to help provide background to enhance your instruction on lessons relating to issues of African-American History?  This website,'Filling in the Gaps in American History" provides a wealth of information you have difficulty finding elsewhere. Free Black Communities Or go the FIGAH or additional resources and links  …

Teaching HAMLET, Again?

Hamlet - Perennial Text Hamlet? Yes, Again! In all five states in which I've taught, Hamlet has been on the required reading list for seniors. So, after teaching Hamlet for umpteen years, I continually have to remind myself that for most of my students this will be their first and…