High School – Reading

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Dec'17

Non-Fiction Picture Books for ELA Classes

Picture Books and Common Core A significant component of the many state standards is the reading non-fiction informational texts across the …

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25

Nov'17

Books for Boys

Perhaps, because so many elementary and middle school teachers are female, the books on our standard reading lists tend to …

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24

Jan'17

Picture Books in Middle and High School

Picture Books for Older Students Plan now to avoid SPRING SLUMP. In many schools, May is the winding down month …

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05

Dec'15

Prep for Semester Exam

Prepare Now to Assess  Begin now and ensure that your students will be ready to do well on the semester …

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01

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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23

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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15

Sep'13

A Day in the Life of…

Measure Comprehension A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. It’s always fun to find alternative ways for students to show what …

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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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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

Mar'13

Student Feedback to Peer Speeches

Student Feedback to Speeches Planning Speech Presentation for Efficient Student Feedback (See variety of feedback forms below) To help student …

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