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Bloggary #2

How do secondary students struggle with content area reading and how might you help them with a reading strategy or two?

There are innumerable reasons that secondary students struggle with content area reading. 322 more words

Day 6 - 600 Words (about a bad book...but more junk came out)

Poor writing at its best.  I’m still not done with my first cup of coffee, so pardon the wacky stream-of-consciousness…

Today’s prompt might be the toughest for me all month.   662 more words

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Reflection on O2

O2: Offer appropriate challenge in the content area. To me, in conjunction with EDRD 6530, this standard sets the task of filling my classroom library in a way which all students will find appropriate texts. 390 more words


Bloggary #1

What’s the problem with American textbooks and how can this problem be overcome in your content area class?

Beyond my content area there are many issues with American textbooks. 317 more words

Turn UP for Reading

Finally, I get the schedule I want: all College Prep classes. In these classes, you’ll find mostly students of color, kids from low SES, all the other kids who are underserved by public education today. 1,267 more words


"Sticks and Stones"

Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie  

“Jujube” got her nickname because she has one green eye and one blue. She’s a moderately popular girl at school—fifteen, sweet and friendly. 194 more words


The joys of (group) reading

For the last few weeks I have been travelling down to London on a Friday as  – excitement of excitement – I am currently doing an Intern in the Picture Book department at Hodder, under the Hachette umbrella. 860 more words