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Intense and Intentional

My mantra for the 2014-2015: Be intense and intentional about raising the reading level of every child.

In this age of educational over-complication, driven by test scores and wonky teacher evaluation tools, when you are told to teach close reading strategies to six year olds and develop lessons around structured, academic argumentation in kindergarten, the smartest thing any one of us can do is lift up our child’s reading ability. 581 more words

The Shadows of Lolita

“Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic,” explains Humbert Humbert, narrator of Nabokov’s posthumous novel Lolita.  1,262 more words

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Making Connections with Owl Picture Books (Dream Catcher Project)

Read wonderful owl-themed literature and create a beautiful dream catcher to showcase student learning.

Comprehension through text connections is the focus of this super fun project. 318 more words

Lessons

New Book for Reading Aloud, Close Reading - Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (K. G. Davis, 2014)

This would make for a great read aloud in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade with opportunities for… 539 more words

Tuesday, 10/14/14

Learning Objectives:

  • To read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
  • To determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development…
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Ebola

Friday, 10/10/14

Learning Objectives:

  • To read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
  • To determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development…
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Ebola