Introduce New Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your students.  You'll find slides to talk about historical fiction, graphic novels, biographies, fantasy, science fiction, classic and contemporary titles. Feel free to adapt the slides to fit your needs. One…

Mandela in Class

Connecting Mandela to Text You Teach To beautiful not to share.  A colleague plans to play the video as part of her unit on Slave Narratives to symbolize the appreciation one would feel to freedom fighters anywhere. Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir: Madiba Tribute

Leadership Workshop – Boston

Leadership can be a challenging With the demands on teacher leaders, planning meetings that are informative, inspiring, and engaging creates just one more challenge. With a little help from experienced leaders, current and future department chairs and literacy leaders can learn ways to make these mandatory gatherings a welcome opportunity…

Pattern Poetry

Pantoums and A Farewell to Manzanar Pantoums One pattern that yields successful poems in middle school is a version of the less-familiar pantoum, a poem consisting of eight non-rhyming lines each are used twice. A pantoum is less intimidating for reluctant poets and works well because it is based more…

Enhance CCSS Group Work

Software for Student Collaboration Thanks you Colette M Bennett for sharing these recommendations: We incorporate technology and assign different kind of role using various FREE  and multi-platform software programs. We follow the CCSS standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate…
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