Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

Thematic Connections, Part II: Helping Our Students to Identify and Articulate Common Threads

Common Threads and Thematic Connections

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

Thematic Connections: To Identify and Articulate Common Threads

Common Threads and Thematic Connections

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?

And for That, She Was Shot. Reviewing Building Writing Fluency

Building Writing Fluency

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?

Reading (and Writing) Fluency: Forging the Connection

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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

Cut and Paste Poetry using Women’s Rights

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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

4 “Paperless” Strategies for Engaging Students in a Unit of Study

Engagement Strategies

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

Introducing Women’s Rights to Your Students

Women's Rights

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

Resources for Teaching Women’s Rights

Women's Rights Resources

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

Women’s Rights

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How are women’s rights violated around the world, and what responsibilities do those with freedom have in their communities and worldwide?