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Week Three

This week, I opened up my office door for students to come by and talk about their draft of their first essay if they wanted to.  499 more words

Core Task implementation Project Session 4, Grades 3-5

The 4th session of CTiP for Grades 3rd through 5th focused on syntax and a look at the Language Standards. The session was like the other January sessions but with a closer look at assessment items similar to those students will see on SBAC. 36 more words

Core Task Project

Hoodlum Hangout Numero Uno

We’re heading to Valley High School in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 31st for CCSD’s Blended Learning Conference.  We decided to talk about it with our first guest.  109 more words

Intelligent Hoodlums

"Because it's good for you" is a lousy reason to read a book.

Billy Collins – in his excellent poem “The History Teacher” – is right: it is a teacher’s duty to inculcate discomfort in the classroom in the service of education. 267 more words

World Literature

Pine Tree Videos 2014

Our 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. 63 more words

Language Arts

A Formula For Answering Close Reading Questions

Here is a link to all of the formula for answering close reading questions. Although I think I gave this out in class it might be useful for you all to have a digital copy. Close Reading Formula List

Close Reading

Close Reading -Using Your Own Word

Here is a close reading passage that focuses on improving you understanding skills.

Justin McCurry Japanese Literacy Article

If you complete this at home for revision you can hand it in for me to mark.

National 5