The Easy Essay is the 2+2=4 of writing. Just as 2+2=4 works at all levels of mathematics, The Easy Essay Process works at all levels of expository/proof writing. It is being used by children who can write a simple sentence and is being taught as a college class. The Easy Essay is useful in TBI, ADHD, Sp Ed and dyslexia through and beyond the SAT and GED exams. Several graduate students are using it to organize their master's thesis' and a doctor is using it as a template for organizing the chapters in a book on new medical procedures, as the program can expand from the basic five paragraph essay to a 17 paragraph paper (i.e. a chapter). The Process can be learned in 5 minutes by following simple prompts and can be later used or taught without a computer. It is effective in any language and is limited only by the capacity of the user. The Program also has many business applications. Basically, The Easy Essay is helpful for almost anyone who desires to better organize their thoughts.
Reading is fundamental. With the adoption of the Common Core Standards, this phrase has never been more evident. The new standards emphasize three critical areas for reading success: foundational skills, literature, and informational text. How can you prepare yourself to teach to the Common Core Reading standards, but yet keep your creativity? Both Eric and I will be covering the structure, the method, the strategies and the motivational tools in upcoming blog posts to help student succeed in the Common Core classroom.
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In the folders below, you'll find pages of free printables as well as ebooks and lessons for literacy instruction that I developed for my own classroom. Most of the materials are especially suitable for 4th or 5th grade, but many of them can easily be adapted for grades 3 through 6. For more information about strategies such as Balanced Literacy, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop, visit the Literacy Strategies section.
The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in language learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn.