Career Planning

Quit Now or Stay in School? Spring term is good time to offer students the opportunity to consider why continuing their education will expand their future choices. Here's a sample Career Research Project I've used with Sophomores. Here's link to an assignment that requires similar thinking and is adaptable for eighth graders. The…

Writing Historical Fiction

HISTORICAL FICTION is a made-up story set in specific time and integrates references to real people, places, and or events and writing one can help meet both English Language Arts and History/Social Studies Content Area Standards. Writing historical fiction can be an efficient way for students to utilize what they…

Prep for Semester Exam

Prepare Now to Assess  Begin now and ensure that your students will be ready to do well on the semester exams.   First, write in your own words specifically what plan to measure.  Consider these ideas.   (1) How well students recall what you’ve taught about ______________. (2) How well…

What Makes Healthy Teachers?

Come join the conversation at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis on Saturday 11/21 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM in Minneapolis Convention Center in a Panel/Round Table format where you'll hear short statements from a range of novice to veteran educators, then have remainder of time to talk with others to learn and…

Anne Frank Acquaintance Survey

How Well Do You Know  Anne Frank? Anne Frank Acquaintance Survey Please respond as fully as knowledge, time, and space (can add sheet[s]) allow to these open-ended questions, forwarding same to: Bill Younglove, at wyoungl@aol.com   (or 20832 Longworth Avenue, Lakewood, California 90715-1126. You may wish to do a skim read first, in order to…
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