High School – Reading

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Sep'12

Literature Circles

Structured Discussions Modified Literature Circles are a good way to get students to talk about literature and stay on topic.  …

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24

Aug'12

Writing From Patterns

Patterning is a great way to have students practice what they learn about language and literature. As you view this …

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29

Jul'12

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

Jul'12

Non-Fiction Picture Books for Common Core

Picture Books and Common Core A significant component of the new Common Core Standards is the reading non-fiction informational texts …

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22

Feb'12

Independent Reading Contract

Encouraging students to read independently is one thing; keeping records and grading their efforts is another.  Here’s a idea to …

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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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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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26

Dec'11

African-American History and Ellison

Some people believe that fiction reflects the social, economic and political incident or events experienced or observed by the authors. …

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19

Dec'11

A Christmas Carol – Introduction

The classical novel, A Christimas Carol by Charles Dickens works well for middle and high school students, especially when taught …

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05

Dec'11

Teaching Multicultural Literature

Have you ever wondered if it is worth the effort to learn enough about the literature of other cultures to …

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Teaching English Language Arts