High School – Writing

08

Apr'17

POETRY Notebook – Product and Performance

Poetry Notebook   Looking for a way to engage students to create a POETRY-Notebook that showcases their learning about poetry and other …

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07

Feb'17

Handmaid’s Tale- Characters and Current Events

 Literature and Life The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a particularly effective text in a unit on DYSTOPIA or …

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05

May'15

Revisions that Improve Writing

How Do I Make It Better? ” Students sometimes wonder how they can make a well written early draft even …

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01

Nov'14

Exploring Genres of Fiction #2

#2 – Historical Fiction Teaching or assigning historical fiction can be a rewarding experience for teacher and students.  I’ve found …

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15

Oct'14

Writing Tight – In 25 Words

National Day of Writing – October 20 Composing or Summarizing Briefly I thought you’d be interested in an in-class activity to get …

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08

May'14

Summative Assessments

Prepping for Exams Students should not be surprised about what they are expected to know and be able to do …

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28

Apr'14

POETRY DISCUSSION Questions

POETRY DISCUSSION Questions

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22

Apr'14

Earth Day – Lyrics and Punctuation

Earth Day Inspires Writing   April 22  is Earth Day as proclaimed by the United Nations in 2009.  Here’s an …

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18

Oct'13

Writing Convincing Arguments

Writing Convincing Arguments* “You cannot convince a confused person, so keep things tidy and ordered.” Reading Critically “When you read, …

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25

Sep'13

Writing – Reflection, Responses and Grades

Student Feedback  You’ll hear lots of great ideas from colleagues near and far. Here are some to add to those …

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