Reading

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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04

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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08

Jun'12

Science Teacher Adapts Roseboro Book

Brooke, a student teacher in Middle School Science class finds useful strategies she adapts for use with  students 7th grade …

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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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06

Feb'12

Multi-Genre Projects

Research and Cross Curricular Connections This post page will be devoted to sharing links to multi-genre projects I’ve designed and …

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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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Teaching English Language Arts