Writing

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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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28

Sep'16

Hispanic History Month 9/16-10/16

Hispanic Month and Common Core  What an exciting time to feature the contributions of Latina/Latino Writers, Speakers and Movie Makers!   …

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18

Aug'16

Digital Storytelling

Cross-Curricular Writing Teachers in elective courses sometimes struggle to design lessons that teach the content and skills of their courses when …

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01

Jan'16

Career Planning

Quit Now or Stay in School? Spring term is good time to offer students the opportunity to consider why continuing their …

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22

Dec'15

Writing Historical Fiction

HISTORICAL FICTION is a made-up story set in specific time and integrates references to real people, places, and or events …

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05

Dec'15

Prep for Semester Exam

Prepare Now to Assess  Begin now and ensure that your students will be ready to do well on the semester …

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05

May'15

Revisions that Improve Writing

How Do I Make It Better? ” Students sometimes wonder how they can make a well written early draft even …

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22

Feb'15

CATE 2015

PATTERNING LEADS TO ORIGINALITY What a delight to see you at the PATTERNS session at CATE 2015 in San Jose. …

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16

Feb'15

Credible Text???

What Questions Can Help One Decide? Students sometimes wonder what questions they should be asking about a text.  Tell them …

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22

Dec'14

Sensitivity to Holidays

Writing About the Holidays The holiday season, for many, extends from November through February.  Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, …

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