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Feb'17

Handmaid’s Tale- Characters and Current Events

 Literature and Life The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a particularly effective text in a unit on DYSTOPIA or …

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24

Jan'17

Picture Books in Middle and High School

Picture Books for Older Students Plan now to avoid SPRING SLUMP. In many schools, May is the winding down month …

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01

Jan'17

Talk Teaches

Sentence Starters Invigorate Conversation   Guided talking teaches students to think, listen, and rethink. Observing students talking teaches teachers what they …

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30

Sep'16

Evaluating Proposed Solutions

Educators today are using blogs as a way for students to practice writing persuasive and argumentative essays based on current events. …

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18

Aug'16

Digital Storytelling

Cross-Curricular Writing Teachers in elective courses sometimes struggle to design lessons that teach the content and skills of their courses when …

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10

Aug'16

Students Starters Enhance Teaching

Student Starters Now is a good time to plan on releasing more responsibility for learning to your students. The first …

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01

Aug'16

Activating Strategies for Reading

Reading: Activating Thinking Here is a chart strategies to get students thinking about new units, new books, or new readings.  Many are interactive …

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29

Jan'16

Making Masks to Reveal Character

Why Did They Do That? Students sometimes miss the significance of a fictional character’s behavior because these inexperienced readers may have …

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08

Jan'16

Values Influence Reading, Writing and Viewing

  One way you can have your students step back a moment before they begin looking at articles, viewing video …

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01

Jan'16

Career Planning

Quit Now or Stay in School? Spring term is good time to offer students the opportunity to consider why continuing their …

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