Tag Archives: Collision of Press and Privacy

Differentiating Process: Modifying How Students Negotiate Text

student differentiated assignment

One of the most challenging aspects of the Florida Standards (as well as the strikingly similar Common Core State Standards) is the return of text complexity.  I use the term return as a reminder that the canon once, decades ago, … Continue reading

(Re)Learning to Differentiate: Starting Small on Behalf of Students

differentiation for student success

I’ve often proposed to colleagues that the single most challenging initiative that secondary teachers are charged with is differentiating instruction (DI). Most secondary teachers have well over 100 students.  We teach several different courses or variations of them.  We teach … Continue reading

Deep (Thinking) Space: The Final Frontier

Reading to Write and Writing to Understand

You’re a teacher.  (Thank you!) Specifically, if you’re frequenting Teengagement®, you’re a teacher focused on how your secondary students interact with the written word.  You and I are alike.  I teach eighth grade language arts and intensive reading, and I … Continue reading

Unit Extension: Collision of Press and Privacy

Collision of Press and Privacy Lesson Extension

“They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.” ‒Halle Berry