A Day in the Life of…

Measure Comprehension A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. It’s always fun to find alternative ways for students to show what they know about characters they read about, while practicing other language arts skills.  Here’s one writing assignment called, “DAY IN THE LIFE OF..". that I’m adapting from an assignment found…

On-Line Timer

Looking for a timer for use in class?  See it on the TeachIt webisite under Whizzy Things. So much better than the old-fashioned kitchen timer I've always used. You download or use online a timer you can set the tier for seconds, minutes, hours and choose the kind of bell, whistle or…

Resources from Other Educators

 Help with Common Core  Scroll down.  Adapt, Adopt and Enjoy!     From Nancy Patterson, associate professor, College of Education, Grand Valley State University, and coeditor of the Language Arts Journal of Michigan: "Don't miss these lesson plans from ReadWriteThink: Exploring Reading Strategies by Creating a Soundtrack and  A Picture's…

African-American History Resources

Looking for resources to help provide background to enhance your instruction on lessons relating to issues of African-American History?  This website,'Filling in the Gaps in American History" provides a wealth of information you have difficulty finding elsewhere. Free Black Communities Or go the FIGAH or additional resources and links  …

Making Comix Online

A Pre-writing Option Looking for a novel way to prepare students to write about literature or life?  This also can work with non-fiction articles How about having them create comics about the scene, chapter or incident or topic. See Bill Zimmerman’s Make Beliefs Comix! http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/