Why Teach Media Reading?

We sometimes wonder if taking the time to teach students to read the media is worth valuable classroom instructional time.  Check out this video, then look at some of the lessons on this site tagged "media arts".  If you have time, view the slides on Viewing to add to your…

Inherit the Wind – Unit of Study

[caption id="attachment_4601" align="alignleft" width="300"] from http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B0dc_J4e1CE/T-jv2MyZlvI/AAAAAAAACnI/cBUq5ju97-c/s1600/inherit_wind.jpg[/caption] Literature Study: Inherit the Wind Propaganda, Persuasion and Play-writing Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee Adapted from McDougal Littell Conversation: Lessons of History Includes links to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Download  Inherit the Wind  Lessons  Though based…

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 help you create a rubric that achieves your goals. Students will appreciate knowing how they are being assessed, too.  So, I recommend clarifying the goals and allowing students to practice…

Range of Resources – Common Core Aids

Common Core Teacher Resources Click on any of the lines to be taken to explanations, assignments, and other examples of ways to enhance teaching and improve learning. GENERAL GRADING GUIDELINES General Grading Guidelines for Written Assignments General Grading Guidelines - SLIDES BOOK REPORTS Collage on Common Book or Story -…