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Jan'17

Celebrate and Educate

Black History Month and Common Core In the United States, February is Black (African-American) History Month, a time when many …

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Apr'14

Earth Day – Lyrics and Punctuation

Earth Day Inspires Writing   April 22  is Earth Day as proclaimed by the United Nations in 2009.  Here’s an …

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Feb'14

Storytelling – What’s a Trope?

Periodic Table of Storytelling Periodic Table of Storytelling?  What’s a TROPE?   Could be used at least two ways: Here’s …

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Jul'13

Clever Cartoons by Grant Snider

Cartoons: A Clever Way to Teach New every Tuesday, clever cartoons like the one below will make evocative prompts for …

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May'13

Monkey Bridge – Critique a Critique

Reading and Writing a Literary Critique Use the Nine Yardsticks of Value Chart to show how you rate the autobiographical …

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Nov'12

Athletic and Arts Experiences – Tap for ELA Lessons

Extra-curriculars? Tap Them Do hope your school year is coming along well.  So many educators find schedules disrupted by athletic …

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Jan'12

Patterning Poetry with Hughes

 Patterning Poetry Looking for a poem to evoke conversation and to practice patterning?                              “Dayrbeak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes is an …

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Jan'12

Photo Essays – Caution

A powerful way to combine media literacy and writing is through the use of photo essays. At the same time, …

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Nov'11

Assign Alternative Book Reports

With or without using technology, book reports don’t have to be same old, same old, same old thing.   See the NY …

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Nov'11

Teach literary terms with Flocabulary

  Looking for ways to incorporate technology and pop culture in your instruction?  Check out the resources at FLOCABULARY .  …

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