Vocabulary Resources

Vocabulary - Key to Academic Success Critical Words for Common Core - Understanding for Assessments - Often it is not what the students know but whether or not they understand what is being asked of them.  Teach and regularly use the academic vocabulary that can prepare your students to shine…

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…

Non-fiction Books

Age Appropriate Non-fiction We've been urged to include more and more non-fiction on our reading lists.  Not sure what's out there?  Check out the ReadWriteThink site that includes a Text Message podcast with recommendations that may interest you and your adolescent readers.  Below is the link and the posting. What…

Language of Literature

Selecting and using just the right/write/wright approaches to teach students think more deeply and write more precisely about characters they read about, observe in real life, and create in their own writing can be a challenge.  This is about more than homonyms.  It's asking students to consider the tone of…