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Resources for Teaching about Ferguson|Angela Alexander

The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 has made not only national but international news. This tragic event has sparked many debates and discussions about race relations in America, the use of heavy artillery by local police, racial diversity in community policing, just to name of few. 449 more words

Common Core

When social goals interfere with education--things get displaced and misplaced

So we talk about the problem with close reading, a big common core effort to eliminate the buggabear of cultural advantages.


This essay puts some meat on the bones of the argument that Common Core is intended to produce little automatons who will be good cogs in the socialist machine. 25 more words


Close Reading Demo Lesson

Last week I wrote about the memo I sent to teachers for the beginning of the year.  Although I have not yet started official coaching cycles, I am trying to get into as many classrooms as possible.   598 more words

Close Reading

Tech Tips: To Build Close Reading Skills, Teach Annotation

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By Dana Huff

In order to help students develop close reading skills, we teach them how to annotate.

Annotation has traditionally been thought of as a pencil-and-paper activity, but e-readers, such as Kindle and iBooks, have great annotation tools. 470 more words

Technology In The Classroom

Visual Literacy, Media Savvy, and Current Events

The most recent installment in the Realist comic blog by Asaf Hanuka, the illustrator for the cover and splash pages of Moving Images, offers some great lessons in the range of competencies inherent in media literacy and the expressive potential of visual communication.   453 more words

Media Literacy

Common Core: Growing Pains or Growing Awareness?

Media reports have focused on a recent survey indicating a sharp decline in support for the Common Core among teachers. These reports have also included a variety of explanations and theories as to why this decline has occurred. 2,045 more words

On Hemingway's, "In Another Country:" an extended reading.

For my final project in my MLS Hemingway class, we were given the option to revisit a previous story and either extend on a previous close reading or examine another element of the story. 2,220 more words