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Jun'12

Science Teacher Adapts Roseboro Book

Brooke, a student teacher in Middle School Science class finds useful strategies she adapts for use with  students 7th grade …

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15

May'12

Summer Reading for Students and Teachers

This sounds like a “Duh”, but what is the purpose of having the students do the summer reading?  How can …

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17

Feb'12

Six-Traits for Peer Responding

Peer Responses and RAGS Read-Around Groups (RAGS) or Writing Workshops Here’s a version of the Six-Traits Rubric  you can adapt to a …

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06

Feb'12

Multi-Genre Projects

Research and Cross Curricular Connections This post page will be devoted to sharing links to multi-genre projects I’ve designed and …

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04

Feb'12

Are You Teaching Because or Until?

Reflect on Teaching Acknowledge the Challenge: Maximize the Opportunity It’s surprising how many educators accept jobs in middle schools not …

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26

Jan'12

Patterning Poetry with Hughes

 Patterning Poetry Looking for a poem to evoke conversation and to practice patterning?                              “Dayrbeak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes is an …

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10

Jan'12

WRITING WORKSHOP – RAGS

Writing Workshops READ-AROUND GROUPS for Writing Workshop In Read Around Group (RAG) sessions, students bring a completed early draft to …

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05

Jan'12

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel for Student Choice

Offer Students Choices If you’re like most diligent teachers, you remain alert for visual aids to help you design lessons …

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03

Jan'12

On-Line Timer

Looking for a timer for use in class?  See it on the TeachIt webisite under Whizzy Things. So much better than the …

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27

Dec'11

New Year – Review Reading Strategies

Do you have middle and high school students who still struggle with reading? If so, it may be that they’ve …

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