October Celebrations

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is a great time to start. For many, October  is time for Harvest Festivals, an ancient celebration revived in many church and community groups as an alternative to Halloween; or All…

Mandela in Class

Connecting Mandela to Text You Teach To beautiful not to share.  A colleague plans to play the video as part of her unit on Slave Narratives to symbolize the appreciation one would feel to freedom fighters anywhere. Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir: Madiba Tribute

COLORS, ARRANGEMENT AND STORIES

[caption id="attachment_5094" align="alignleft" width="300"] http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=109756[/caption] Critical Thinking in Colors and Shapes Colors and arrangements can be used evoke different moods, different personalities, and different feelings.  Spend at least five minutes looking closely at this painting, Nine Colors by Ellsworth Kelly.  1.  What do you notice about the colors and arrangement…

Language Arts Resources

General Overview of ELA Resources Welcome to my website. Click on any of the lines to sample explanations, assignments, and other resources to enhance teaching and improve learning.  GENERAL GRADING GUIDELINES General Grading Guidelines for Written Assignments General Grading Guidelines - SLIDES BOOK REPORTS Collage on Common Book or Story…

REAL DEAL incites REAL WRITING

Creative Writing with Real Deal This multidimensional, multimedia website has resources and lessons you can adopt for your high school students and adapt for use with middle school students. Real Deal Education with Scenerios to incite writing and talking about sensitive topics important to teens. This excerpt is from their…