September 16, 2009
Teaching students to dig deep into a text can be challenging, especially when today’s students aren’t regular readers. Since school started four weeks ago, I’ve been trying to inspire mine to establish a daily habit of reading and to read deeply. Today, we tackled diction and tone. I began the lesson by having three students […]
November 5, 2008
Enjoy the Day three and four Trivia questions. To learn about our local NEHS literacy project, read this post. In what state is the town of Forks? Where was Jasper born?
November 4, 2008
Here’s Day Two’s trivia question for our 15 Days to Twilight event sponsored by our local chapter of the National English Honors Society. This question is much easier than yesterday’s Day One question. What happens to vampires when the sun is out?
October 31, 2008
Literacy Lighthouse, our local school chapter of the National English Honors Society which I sponsor, is kicking off a contest next Monday, the first day of November: 15 Days to Twilight. The idea is to feed the enthusiasm for Twilight, encouraging students to read and respond to the hit vampire series. We’ll have daily […]
September 22, 2008
This summer I promised participants in my literature circle workshops that I would update my literature circle wiki throughout the year, sharing lessons and resources I use with my own students. As promised, I’ve added a PowerPoint I’ve created on questioning. The PowerPoint, embedded below, is nothing earth shattering, but it might save teachers some […]
July 30, 2008
Samsung’s Hope for Education Contest asks students and adults to submit a 100-word essay on this topic: “How has technology educated you on helping the environment and how or why has it changed your behavior to be more environmentally friendly?” I love/need free stuff. I submitted my entry today, exactly 100 words: I stand over the copier. Its […]