Reading

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May'13

Monkey Bridge – Critique a Critique

Reading and Writing a Literary Critique Use the Nine Yardsticks of Value Chart to show how you rate the autobiographical …

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Apr'13

A Lesson Before Dying – Journaling

Journaling about Reading Keeping a journal as they read helps prepare students for more engaging discussion and elaborated writing.  When …

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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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Feb'13

Emotion Words for Tone and Mood

Do you find it tough trying to get yours students to be more precise and use just the right word …

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Feb'13

Random Walk through a Book

Taking a Random Walk through the Book: An alternative way to introduce a new fiction on non-fiction reading *****Ask students …

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03

Jan'13

Shakespeare – Choral Reading and Mask Making

Shakespeare Out Loud and In Color! Looking for ideas to enhance your teaching Shakespeare plays like Romeo and Juliet in ways …

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06

Dec'12

More Careful Reading – Homework Idea

Reading – Homework I love to share ideas from others that I wish I’d thought of myself.  Here’s one from …

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Sep'12

Critiquing or Grading Writing

It is helpful to understand the difference between critiquing student writing and grading student writing.  This link, Critiquing or Grading can …

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14

Sep'12

Literacy is More than Books and Pens

     “Where’s an English teacher when you need one?” began Dr. Robert Probst, at a session I attended at a …

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08

Sep'12

4321 Journal Prompts and Essential Questions

 Looking for a way to inspire students to talk and write about what they read, hear and view?  A colleague, …

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