Teaching Resources

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May'15

Revisions that Improve Writing

How Do I Make It Better? ” Students sometimes wonder how they can make a well written early draft even …

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Mar'15

Preparing to Teach Poetry

Poetry at GVSU Here link to lesson “Preparing to Teach Poetry” presented at GVSU March 10, 2015 and based on …

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Mar'15

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Sonnets

Teacher Writes; Students Pattern Ms. Nancy Himel, teacher from LA School District, and her class studiied “The Rime of the …

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Feb'15

Women’s History Month – Research and Poetry

In the United States, March is Women’s History Month. 2015 National Women’s History Month Theme and Honorees: Weaving the Stories …

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Feb'15

CATE 2015

PATTERNING LEADS TO ORIGINALITY What a delight to see you at the PATTERNS session at CATE 2015 in San Jose. …

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Feb'15

Credible Text???

What Questions Can Help One Decide? Students sometimes wonder what questions they should be asking about a text.  Tell them …

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Dec'14

Sensitivity to Holidays

Writing About the Holidays The holiday season, for many, extends from November through February.  Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, …

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Nov'14

Exploring Genres of Fiction #2

#2 – Historical Fiction Teaching or assigning historical fiction can be a rewarding experience for teacher and students.  I’ve found …

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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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Oct'14

Exploring Genres of Fiction #1

#1 – What’s a Mystery Novel? First of all, there has to be a detective who is set apart from …

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