Evaluating Proposed Solutions

Educators today are using blogs as a way for students to practice writing persuasive and argumentative essays based on current events.  Some middle and high school teachers are not sure how to guide their students in ways that will assure the proposed solutions backed by solid evidence.  Some students are unclear about how…

Students Starters Enhance Teaching

Student Starters Now is a good time to plan on releasing more responsibility for learning to your students. The first quarter/semester is when you model reading and writing strategies, making, connections, incorporating a wide variety of examples in your own instruction, and also informing the students that you’ll be sharing the teaching…

Prep for Argumentative Speech or Essay

Argumentative Speech or Essay: Prep is Key Students sometimes misunderstand the subtleties of persuasive and argumentative speaking and writing. Showing this Monty Python video many inspire your students to flesh out their speeches and essays with reasons their listeners/readers should think seriously about ideas presented for their consideration. Whether the…

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…

Human Interest Story

Journalism: Organizing Article   With what prestigious award will you be honored in 25 years? Paragraph 1 Who, what, when, where, why, and how about award ceremony Paragraph 2 Education and career of winner (you in 25 years) Paragraph 3 Others who have won the honor in the past Paragraph…