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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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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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30

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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14

Feb'14

Talking and Writing about LOVE

Vocabulary of Love Valentine’s Day Activity Refer to the most recent reading or topic you’ve studied with your class. Ask …

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07

Sep'13

Language Arts Resources

General Overview of ELA Resources Welcome to my website. Click on any of the lines to sample explanations, assignments, and …

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20

Aug'13

Talking and Writing About Texts

Talking and Writing about Text Preparing to Talk LITERARY ILLUMINATIONS*: Locate a few special sections of the reading that the …

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15

Dec'12

Writing to Learn in Content Areas

WRITING TO LEARN Across Content Areas Now that more schools are considering ways to teach and utilize literacy tools to …

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04

Sep'12

Literature Circles

Structured Discussions Modified Literature Circles are a good way to get students to talk about literature and stay on topic.  …

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31

Jan'12

Contemporary Controversy – From Pro/Con

Controversial Current Events Are you asking your students to write argumentative or persuasive essays and speeches? COMMON CORE ELA STANDARDS …

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02

Dec'11

Resources from Other Educators

 Help with Common Core  Scroll down.  Adapt, Adopt and Enjoy!     From Nancy Patterson, associate professor, College of Education, …

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