Teaching English Language Arts

Middle and High School Language Arts

04

Sep'15

Thoughts to Share with Students

Children’s Books Teach Us All We sometimes think children’s book are only for children. But there is wisdom to be gleaned for us …

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20

Aug'15

Prepare in the Fall for Spring Assessments

Practice Debates ⇒Argumentative Essays Meeting Common Core State Standards is not the only reason to have students learn to think …

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14

Aug'15

Maximizing Meetings and Maintaining Morale

Department chairs regularly seek for ways to use meeting time more efficiently and to keep up the spirits of their …

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30

Jul'15

Argumentative vs Persuasive Speaking and Writing

Arguing or Persuading??? Check out this discussion thread on English Companion Ning which includes Carol S’s distinction, as well as …

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06

Jul'15

Book Launch of Novel

     On June 20,  I launched my new novel ON ZION’S HILL at the Baker Book House in Grand …

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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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25

May'15

Book Launch and Birthday Celebration

On Zion’s Hill My first book of Historical Fiction is due for release June 20, 2015 during Book Launch and Birthday Party …

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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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09

Apr'15

Recommended for Mentors

In April, 2015 Melanie Shoffner, Chair of the NCTE Conference on English Education sent the following recommendations: “Some time ago, you asked about …

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23

Mar'15

Poetry Month – One Pager

Resources for Poetry Study One-Pager with Links for Poetry Month

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Teaching English Language Arts