Student Congress Bill Instructions

Learning to listen critically and to respond responsibly to controversial issues are skills especially useful in a democratic socieity.  Student Congress provides a venue for students to practice both these skills.   This handout with Student Congress Bill Instructions is one you can adopt or adapt for use with your students.    …

Book Report Options

Book Report - Compare/Contrast It is helpful to offer students options for responding to self-selected books.  I usually choose options that give students an opportunity to use skills we're learning during the same marking period the book report is due.  Usually quarter one lessons in middle school English classes  includes review and expansion…

General Grading Guidelines

General Grading Guidelines Reduce the challenges to grades by establishing and sharing with students the general criteria you'll be using when you evaluate and assign grades to their work.  This teaching strategy has worked well for me with the middle, high school and college level students. When students know ahead…
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