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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

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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Nov'13

Efficient Classtime

Practical ways to manage class time and help students stay on task. Adapt for your classroom.

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Nov'13

Physically Feeling Poetry

Understanding Mood and Rhythmic Devices A few strategies that both middle school and high school students find interesting follow. One …

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Sep'13

COLORS, ARRANGEMENT AND STORIES

Critical Thinking in Colors and Shapes Colors and arrangements can be used evoke different moods, different personalities, and different feelings. …

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Sep'13

Diction – Pictures Speak Louder than Words

Vocabulary – Context is Everything Beyond denotation and connotation. Sometimes students are confused about the meaning of simple, familiar words …

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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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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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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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Jul'13

Non-Fiction Text Features

Non-Fiction Text Features Here’s an efficient way to introduce/review the concept of text features with your students using slides, a …

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