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End of the Year Fun: Literary Brackets

Finding stuff for seniors to do at the end of the year is difficult, even for kids in AP Lit. At some point I was inspired to create a tournament in my class similar to the March Madness tournament. 496 more words


The Eight Reasons You Can’t Miss Out on Professional Development this Summer

Teachers. We know how important it is to relax and recharge after a long school year, but we also know that many of you use the summer months to learn and grow your craft – gathering new strategies, tips, and resources to help students learn. 558 more words

all these years

How I loved the challenge and beauty of learning the country roads when we moved to a small town years ago.   I didn’t think I had much of a sense of direction.  70 more words

Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies to Help ELLs in all Content Areas!!

Helping ELLs learn and use reading comprehension strategies will enable them to tackle texts in all academic content areas.

Some helpful comprehension skills include:

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Many Ways To Share

The Haiku Foundation is also on Pinterest.  Readers are discovering the free haiku lessons I helped to write, with Jim Kacian and THF resources, there too. 52 more words


Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice

Our new book, Rhythm and Resistance edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson, offers practical lessons about how to teach poetry to build community, understand literature and history, talk back to injustice, and construct stronger literacy skills across content areas and grade levels—from elementary school to graduate school. 1,134 more words



We are going to start a new habit, one reading response per week. I will continue to add interesting articles to this flip board magazine… 84 more words