Teaching English Language Arts

Middle and High School Language Arts

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Feb'15

Credible Text???

What Questions Can Help One Decide? Students sometimes wonder what questions they should be asking about a text.  Tell them …

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Jan'15

Mentoring is Key

Most long term teachers are successful and satisfied in the profession because of the generosity and support of those who …

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Jan'15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lots of websites offer lessons to celebrate and commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to our nation …

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Dec'14

Formative Assessment

How do students use results of your assessments? “Informative assessment isn’t an end it itself, but the beginning of better instruction” …

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Nov'14

Engaging Starts

Introducing New Units of Study We know that getting off to a good start makes all the difference in the …

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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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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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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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