Reading

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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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22

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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20

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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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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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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11

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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