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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/8/16

This week I read a couple nonfiction stories – I love what authors are doing with informational text for middle grade and young adult readers.  It’s so interesting and I truly believe that if they could incorporate some of these stories into the curriculum, it may excite more students to learn about history. 185 more words


A shift in direction

If there are bits and pieces of my previous blog post “The search for an AL team” lingering in your head, you might as well forget about those 250 words. 609 more words


Using Thinglink to Engage Students in the Inquiry Process

In grades K through fifth, social studies is incorporated into the reading standards. The standards require students to read informational text in social studies and engage in the inquiry process. 949 more words


New Year - New "Daily Starter" System | Warm Ups | Bell Ringers |

This is my sixth year teaching English (at some grade level) and I have YET to successfully implement daily starters in my English class throughout the year. 302 more words

Back To School

Will Danny Valencia Leave The A's?

The Oakland Athletics aren’t struggling at all. In fact, they’ve won seven out of their last 10 games. Today, the A’s concluded their four-game series with the Rays with a nail-biting 3-2 win at home. 369 more words


Background Knowledge and Comprehension Instruction


Students begin reading informational text as early as the first grade, although group reading of these texts starts in Kindergarten. Learning requires the ability to learn new content through reading content-area texts (Sousa, 2011). 354 more words


San Jose Sharks: Nikolay Goldobin Days Left Until Hockey

Today, we’re 82 *clears throat* Nikolay Goldobin days away from the start of the 2016-17 NHL season.

I’ve always been a fan of Goldobin, however, my existing interest in the former first round pick has slightly increased after watching him at the Sharks development camp. 236 more words

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