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Teachargument. A Journey Through the Pages. Kristine Quallich on Twitter: "“@pernilleripp:You can now vote for YA choice & the early readers choice for Global Read Aloud @MrsKriner @Krinermom" National Poem in Your Pocket Day. THE Teaching Text (You're Welcome): Doug Robertson: 9781508795636: Books. Reusing Books: Endless Purposes for Discards. Mobile.nytimes. The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time. We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation.

The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S.

Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers. LIST: The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Little, Brown. Dr. Scott M. Petri sur Twitter : "30 min til #TeachWriting chat about providing feedback. @KellyTumy moderating #elachat Come join. 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading.

Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading.

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading. " Facts About Round Robin Reading In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in their copies of the text.

Several spinoffs of the technique offer negligible advantages over RRR, if any. Kelly Kriner sur Twitter : "Happy Thanksgiving! Grateful 4U!! Check it out! The most used words in tweets with #elachat - Made with @TweetrootApp. Sheets - create and edit spreadsheets online, for free. #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. Be someone's hero. No cape required.

It’s Halloween and ghouls just want to have fun.

Be someone's hero. No cape required.

SO…. ….I am posting a FISH IN A TREE giveaway including a signed ARC. In case you’d like to know something about the book, here is some info including a synopsis and Chapter One. The giveaway includes: A signed ARC of FISH IN A TREE (release date is Feb 5, 2015)A Fish in a Tree t-shirt (sizes are limited)A “Great minds don’t think alike/ Got grit?” Joy Kirr sur Twitter : "Welcome to #ELAchat - We'll be talking about "extras" in the ELA class tonight. #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. Kelly Kriner sur Twitter : Borrowed this from @AmySue61 and am loving it! #elachat... Jill Barnes sur Twitter : #gmstags #ycsd15 #ela... #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. Summer Reading. MrCsClassroom : Good evening everyone! Kale, ...

Jillgrafton : #elachat. The Accidental English Teacher. Notice & Note Book Study. Notice & Note Book Study. #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. Danieldmccabe : The Benefits of Reading Books ... #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. Tara Smith. Revisiting the Writer’s Notebook with “Revision Centers” by Tara Smith The last quarter of the school year signals a time of mixed feelings – the year is almost over, and even though we look forward to restful summer days, there is the sadness… Continue reading.

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Book Reflection – A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor #100books. A worthwhile read about how our grading systems are broken and some solutions for how to fix them.

Book Reflection – A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor #100books

Validation. As human beings we seek it in all forms and situations in our lives. Perhaps that’s why we ask questions we sometimes know the answer to or choose what we read or what we see. I went into A Repair Kit for Grading very much this way; with the belief that I wouldn’t read anything new and would feel extremely validated for the practices I’ve worked hard to implement.

That being said, although much of what O’Connor writes about was very validating, it was also a reminder of the many practices I still have to work on. The first one that struck a chord was Fix #2 “Don’t reduce marks on ‘work’ submitted late; provide support for the learner.” Krinermom : #lol #elachat @MrsOehler... Krinermom : Check it out! The most used... Webby37 : OMG, #elachat is talking about... #nctechat Twitter Chats. Common Core Standards Make a Mockery of Novels' Complexity. Here’s a pop quiz: according to the measurements used in the new Common Core Standards, which of these books would be complex enough for a ninth grader?

Common Core Standards Make a Mockery of Novels' Complexity

A. Huckleberry Finn b. To Kill a Mockingbird c. D. The only correct answer is “d,” since all the others have a “Lexile” score so low that they are deemed most appropriate for fourth, fifth, or sixth graders. Lexiles were developed in the 1980s by Malbert Smith and A. Last week the Thomas B. But missing from this debate is the question of whether the idea of the Lexile makes sense at all.

I also pass St. To be fair, both the creators of the Common Core and MetaMetrix admit these standards can’t stand as the final measure of complexity. Few would oppose giving teachers better tools to challenge students, but this approach seems badly flawed. Any attempt to quantify literary complexity surely mistakes the fundamental experience of literature.

Drive. EeekSquad: Our "Give & Get" book ideas... Education Week. Published Online: February 29, 2012 Published in Print: February 29, 2012, as Reading Fiction Whole English teacher Ariel Sacks believes it's important to lead students to make their own discoveries in literature.

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—Emile Wamsteker By Ariel Sacks Literary fiction is an art that seeks to create an immersive experience for the reader, but we often don't approach it that way with our students. Imagine walking into a movie theater and finding that the movie is switched off every few minutes. Yet, as teachers, we continue to segment literary works and erect barriers between students and their experience of fictional worlds. #elachat 11/26/13 (with images, tweets) · Krinermom. #elachat 11/26/13 (with images, tweets) · Krinermom. Helga Deen. The Last Night. for iPad on the App Store on iTunes. #ELAchat October 1, 2013 (with image, tweet) · Krinermom. #ELAchat September 23, 2013 (with image, tweets) · Krinermom. #ELAtlap & #ELAchat Resources. Nichole Carter - Forest Grove, OR, Neil Armstrong Middle School: Teacher and Tech Coa, MAT at Pacific University, Oregon State University. A Highlight and Note by Kelly from Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator.

#ELAtlap Weekly Questions. Krinermom : @bob05 @Room5Friends Join us!?! Ice-Breaker with a Tech Spin. This year, I've made it my personal counselor project to update my ice-breaker activities with my students.

Ice-Breaker with a Tech Spin

Yes I have the beach ball with the questions on it (brilliant idea) and I made the popsicle sticks with questions on them earlier so now I needed a jyj counselor tech-like ice-breaker activity. So I had this great idea to use QR (Quick Response) Codes for my next ice-breaker activity. QR codes, when scanned can take you directly to web pages, videos, pictures or documents without having to type in a web address. These cool codes are popping up everywhere... on TV, newspapers, magazines and even on various products. So I thought of a way to incorporate QR codes into my ice-breaker. #ELAtlap Weekly Questions. #ELAtlap Weekly Questions. #ELAtlap Weekly Questions. National Archives Experience.

DocsTeach. Kid And Parent Friendly Common Core Standards For Middle School and High School. Deliberating in a Democracy. #iread (with images, tweets) · Krinermom. JoyKirr : Tuesday, 7pm #ELAtlap we'll... #ELAtlap Weekly Questions. A Highlight and Note by Kelly from Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator. JoyKirr : ELA teachers, join in #ELAtlap...

Krinermom : #iread in 1week ! #tlap... #iread (with tweets) · Krinermom. Literacy in Learning Exchange. Video: Literacy in the Content Areas. Building_insider_knowledge. PrincipalAlton : Spend some quality time reading... Calif. high-school students critique younger students' work - Related Stories - NCLE SmartBrief. Skip to main content Browse All Briefs by Topic Calif. high-school students critique younger students' work Forward to a friend 03/7/2013 |

Calif. high-school students critique younger students' work - Related Stories - NCLE SmartBrief

Character Change: The Diary of Anne Frank. Five-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy. Ah, the silver screen: we all love to escape into other times, other worlds, and other peoples' stories.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy

While millions tune in to the Oscars with bated breath and bowls full of popcorn, I know there are some educators out there who are wondering how they can drum up that kind of excitement and engagement in their classroom. Gone are the days when all the students fell asleep as soon as the lights went dim -- movies and videos can be incredibly powerful teaching tools, if you know how to use them well. Edutopia's founder George Lucas has argued that visual literacy is a skill as important as reading literacy -- but how do we make time for it in our already-strapped classroom hours? What resources are out there for learning the language of film? Alas, I don't have all the answers.

Macbeth. Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology. What will you do with an English degree? Plenty. By Michael Bérubé, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Michael Bérubé is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, and the 2012 president of the Modern Language Association. (CNN) - Almost every college student who considers majoring in English - or French, or philosophy, or art history - inevitably hears the question: "What in the world are you going to do with that? " The question can come from worried parents, perplexed relatives, or derisive, incredulous peers, but it always implies that degrees in the humanities are “boutique” degrees, nice ornaments that serve no practical purpose in the real world.

After all, who needs another 50-page honors project on the poetry of Charles Baudelaire? Well, strange as it may sound, if you’re an employer who needs smart, creative workers, a 50-page honors project on a 19th century French poet might be just the thing you want to see from one of your job applicants. iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store. Slow Reading: An Antidote for Fast World? - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. 10 Tips for Teaching Grammar According to the Common Core. Tips on Teaching Writing. Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day.