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We’re always learning. Thank goodness. I’m a middle school language arts teacher in southwest Florida, posing this essential question to my thirteen-year-olds from Puerto Rico, Sweden, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Haiti, Colombia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and various … Continue reading
Assumption: Comprehension Is Best Demonstrated Through Writing. Question: Did my students in 8th Grade Intensive Reading grasp the significance of Malala Yousafzai’s courageous struggle for equality in Pakistan?
Last week, I introduced the “Building Writing Fluency” activity to my students, whom I had just met a few days prior. Would it be possible to engage kids in a fluency activity right off the bat?
On Comprehending Grade-level Texts What’s your fluency threshold? Do you max out at Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment? Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse? Stephen Hawking’s The Grand Design? No matter how much we’ve read, or how often, we each eventually arrive … Continue reading
April is National Poetry Month! This month we’ll feature a few different ideas to introduce your students to reading, interpreting and writing poetry as part of a Unit of Study. Cut and Paste Poetry is a comprehension and writing strategy … Continue reading
Engaging students is important for increasing student achievement, and in fact, a requirement of the standards for secondary students. And doing so without creating more papers to grade or produce can be a lifesaver for busy teachers who are invested … Continue reading
Recently I had the opportunity to model an introductory lesson for the Women’s Rights Unit of Study at a Middle School in Indian River School District. This Adobe Connect Session provides you with the body of the lesson that I … Continue reading
The State of Women in America The downloadable PDF report, “The State of Women in America,” produced by the Center for American Progress, examines factors such as economic security, leadership and health. Also available are an interactive map- Mapping the State of … Continue reading
How are women’s rights violated around the world, and what responsibilities do those with freedom have in their communities and worldwide?