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Using Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Prosodic Reading in Art Classes

Once again, this was written for a reading endorsement class. I am posting my thoughts for anyone who is looking to support reading from he art classroom. 1,384 more words

Why is there a Literacy Crisis in South Africa’s schools and What’s Being Done to Combat it?

By Lucas Nowicki

In 2009, a 15 year-old girl from Khayelitsha sat riveted by the words in front of her. Time flew by and before she knew it, library time was over. 1,151 more words

Sex, Symbol, and Satire: Day 1

Gulliver’s Travels
Jonathan Swift

“Undoubtedly, philosophers are in the right when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.”

This week we look to Jonathan Swift and his masterwork… 766 more words


If We're Not Reading Newspapers, What Are We Reading?

Irony. It can be rich, yes, but also cruel and sometimes funny.

A year ago, exasperated by adult newspaper delivery employees who never seemed to deliver a paper by the proscribed time (that would be “my breakfast”), I canceled my beloved subscription to the beloved paper-and-ink morning news in favor of a much more antiseptic online-only version. 312 more words

Cards for Moms

Making gifts for moms has become a ‘thing’ in my classroom now.

We make gifts for them almost every day. Kids want to make pictures for their moms. 107 more words


Dynamic African Stories Are Relevant

Dynamic African Stories Are Relevant
William Jackson, M.Edu. @wmjackson
Edward Waters College

Based on the presentation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Nigerian author) through TED Talks, 814 more words


The Standards Revision Process: Lessons Learned for the Classroom

Tricia Ebner, Co-Chair of the ELA Advisory Group

Char Shryock, member of the Operational Working Group – Science Revisions

Over the past 18 months, Ohio has been involved in a cycle of standards reviews. 1,295 more words