An under-developed task in which students designed a character’s room.
Content Area: Language Arts
What can we do once students correctly identify a story’s genre?
What do we do after a student can identify the type of figurative language?
Most context clue worksheets have incredibly low expectations.
Three picture books that I’ve used (or would use) to introduce Depth and Complexity to students of any age.
My go-to writing task is a free verse poem written from a particular perspective. I learned this idea from my boss, Sandi, who learned it from Joan Franklin Smutny (I think!). You can use ANYTHING as your prompt. A piece of art works well to introduce the idea, but you can move to writing once […]
I knew how to help my below-level writers become on-level. But how the heck do you make the next step?
When you read a book with students, avoid getting bogged down with the nitty-gritty. Just pick one big idea and have fun reading! No quizzes, no memorizing, no essays. Just develop your students’ love of reading.
Here’s the perfect constraint for March! Writing with the digits of Pi.
Instead of just memorizing what a bunch of morphemes mean, we’re looking broadly, exploring patterns, finding unexpected similarities and weird differences.