Teaching English Language Arts

Middle and High School Language Arts

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Nov'14

Presentations for NCTE and CEL 2014

NCTE and CEL 2014 were Inspiring! Thanks for joining me  in Washington, DC area , November 19-25 for the 2014  National Council …

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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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Oct'14

Focus the Frenzy

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is …

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Oct'14

CLOSE READING to Enhance Comprehension

Close reading is a strategy to enhance comprehension by looking closely at  brief passages of text and noticing ways authors …

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Oct'14

Exploring Genres of Fiction #1

#1 – What’s a Mystery Novel? First of all, there has to be a detective who is set apart from …

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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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Oct'14

October Celebrations

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is …

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Oct'14

Conference on English Leadership 2014

Learning to Lead with Other Leaders I invite you to join me at the 2014 Conference on English Leadership.  If …

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Sep'14

Patterns for Thoughtful Conversations

Sentence Stems Stimulate Thinking, Talking and Writing One way to prepare our students to have more thoughtful conversations and to …

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Sep'14

Remember 9/11 While Teaching ELA

Reading and Viewing, Writing and Talking About 9/11 Here’s link to resources to use as you stay on track teaching …

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