Appreciating Shakespeare

What a delight to introduce you to Doctor Gideon Rappaport, another retired educator who keeps sharing his insight and knowledge with those currently teaching.  Doctor Rap, as his students call him, is a former English Department colleague from a school in Southern California.  Dr. Rappaport is a Shakespeare scholar, the…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month   What an exciting time to feature the contributions of LatinX Writers, Speakers and Movie Makers! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with culturally relevant texts, video, and speeches that give students opportunity to expand and explore their emerging ELA skills. Read about Historically Significant Events then invite students to share what they've…

Pulling Ideas Together

Writing Better Essays  One useful strategy for getting started is to permit students draft in first person and then revise to third person.  When they realize that they are invited to present their own ideas, reflections, observations, the students tend to relax a bit and write more honestly about the…
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