Reading

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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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25

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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08

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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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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04

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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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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18

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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