Exploring Genres of Fiction #2

#2 - Historical Fiction Teaching or assigning historical fiction can be a rewarding experience for teacher and students.  I’ve found it a great way to collaborate with colleagues on cross-content or interdisciplinary assignments.  Students have found it a wonderful way to learn about specific historical periods, people and events within the comfort…

Summer Institute on Assessment

Still time to register and attend!   Institute on Critical Issues: Assessment July 17-19, 2014 No matter the status of your school assessment plans, the Institute on Critical Issues: Assessment provides a phenomenal opportunity to write, review, or critique them. The Institute, with its focus on assessment for school leaders and teachers, offers you the…

Summer Institute 2014 on Assessment

Assessment, Evaluation, Assessment Need time to expand your understanding of options for teacher evaluation, student evaluation and curriculum design evaluation? Come to Conference on English Leadership's Summer Institute on Critical Issues. This year the feature is ASSESSMENT and we'll be meeting July 17-19 on Elmhurst College campus, (near Chicago) to…

On Leadership – May

More Effective Meetings Do you have an end of the year meetings to plan and lead?  Here are some ideas that confirm some discussed at NCTE 2014 leadership workshops* in Boston. See article How to get the most out of faculty meetings By Naphtali Hoff on May 1st, 2014   Will one of…

Summative Assessments

Prepping for Exams Students should not be surprised about what they are expected to know and be able to do on an exam.  As you prepare the  summative assessment or final exam for your course, consider ways you can help your students review effectively and then use exam time efficiently.…

Prepare for Exams

Prepare to Assess Successfully You can begin now and ensure that your students will be ready to do well on the semester exam.   First, write in your own words specifically what plan to measure.  Consider these ideas.   (1) How well students recall what you’ve taught about ______________. (2)…