Introduce Young Adult Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your students.  You'll find slides to talk about historical fiction, graphic novels, biographies, fantasy, science fiction, classic and contemporary titles. Feel free to adapt the slides to fit your needs. One…

Introduce New Titles

Slides for Book Talks Come here for slides to use in book talks to introduce young adult titles to your students.  You'll find slides to talk about historical fiction, graphic novels, biographies, fantasy, science fiction, classic and contemporary titles. Feel free to adapt the slides to fit your needs. One…

Writing Convincing Arguments

Writing Convincing Arguments* "You cannot convince a confused person, so keep things tidy and ordered." Reading Critically "When you read, ask yourself questions like “What is the author trying to prove?” “What is the author assuming I will agree with?” Do you agree with the author? Does the author adequately…

Fall MCTE and NCTE Presentations

Professional Development comes in two forms: **** Presenting workshop sessions during which one shares ones own experiences **** Attending conferences and conventions to meet, greet, hear and learn from others This fall, I'll be able to do both.  First, I'll giving a workshop at the Michigan Council of Teachers of…

Writing From Patterns

Patterning is a great way to have students practice what they learn about language and literature. As you view this set of workshop slides, you'll find lots of ideas you can incorporate into your lessons to help students understand better how stories, poetry, and articles are structured and how to use…