Speaking, Speech & Debate

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Jan'17

Celebrate and Educate

Black History Month and Common Core In the United States, February is Black (African-American) History Month, a time when many …

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10

Jan'17

Oral Book Report Prep

Practice together, then assign students oral reports on independent reading books. Adapt the handout for a whole class or small …

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30

Sep'16

Evaluating Proposed Solutions

Educators today are using blogs as a way for students to practice writing persuasive and argumentative essays based on current events. …

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10

Aug'16

Students Starters Enhance Teaching

Student Starters Now is a good time to plan on releasing more responsibility for learning to your students. The first …

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01

Aug'16

Activating Strategies for Reading

Reading: Activating Thinking Here is a chart strategies to get students thinking about new units, new books, or new readings.  Many are interactive …

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10

Jan'16

Reflecting and Projecting on Practice

Midyear – A Good Time to Start Anew? Are you a new teacher? A veteran in the classroom? Or a …

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24

Jun'15

Organizing a Week of Speeches

Speaking and Listening in CCSS Consider the two sides of communication: the SPEAKER and the LISTENER as you continue to …

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28

Feb'15

Women’s History Month – Research and Poetry

In the United States, March is Women’s History Month. 2015 National Women’s History Month Theme and Honorees: Weaving the Stories …

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16

Feb'15

Credible Text???

What Questions Can Help One Decide? Students sometimes wonder what questions they should be asking about a text.  Tell them …

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22

Dec'14

Sensitivity to Holidays

Writing About the Holidays The holiday season, for many, extends from November through February.  Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, …

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