critical thinking

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Oct'17

GETTING INTO A TEXT

Take a Random Walk Ask students to write on a piece of paper any ten numbers between the first and last …

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21

Sep'17

Collected in the Summer for Use All Year

Tips for Teaching Here are some  interesting links, ideas, and video you may find useful as you plan lessons to …

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02

Sep'17

Write Right Away

Get’ em Writing about Themselves Looking for ways to get to know your students while having them do authentic writing …

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31

Aug'17

REFRESHING IDEAS FOR READING AND WRITING

READING AND WRITING POSTERS Periodically, I find interesting graphics that can be posted in classroom or projected during reading or …

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24

Aug'17

ADD TO YOUR 2017-2018 TEACHING TOOLBOX

 Fresh Strategies to Consider Teachers are generous colleagues and share what works for them in hopes that you’ll see it …

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03

Aug'17

Ready for New School Year?

New School Year – Are you ready?  “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, …

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24

Jun'17

Emotion Words for Tone and Mood

Do you find it tough trying to get yours students to be more precise and use just the right word …

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07

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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