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Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text

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Matters of Consequence

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If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with a geranium in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get any idea of that house at all." 

 

This blog so beautifully illustrates our battle as teachers and simply explores the dichotomy we face each day using one of the most effective weapons known to mankind, the power of story.

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The Best List of Reading Response Questions Ever. | The Caffeinated Librarian

The Best List of Reading Response Questions Ever. | The Caffeinated Librarian | Leaves | Scoop.it
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by: Hollington Lee
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Level it Books

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Level it Books is one of the apps I get asked about most frequently.
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Tools for Reader Response

Tools for Reader Response | Leaves | Scoop.it
As part of a continuous collaboration among educators interested in digital learning, Margaret Simon has started a weekly Digital Learning round-up on her blog:  DigiLit Sunday.  I'm joining the event for the first time today.
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A Picture Book That Pushes the Growth Mindset

A Picture Book That Pushes the Growth Mindset | Leaves | Scoop.it
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires will help you to initiate a conversation with about the importance of possessing a growth mindset. It's also a fantastic mentor text for writing workshop!
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The Battle of Darcy Lane

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Title:  The Battle of Darcy Lane Author:  Tara Altebrando    Publisher:  Running Press Kids Publication Date:  April 22nd, 2014 Genre/Format: Realistic Fiction/Novel GoodReads Summary: It is summertime, and twelve-year-old Julia Richards cannot...
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Classroom book awards

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Flash-Drafting Leads to Large-Scale Revision

Flash-Drafting Leads to Large-Scale Revision | Leaves | Scoop.it
Flash-drafting helps get thoughts down on the page quickly so writers are open to large-scale revisions.
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BoomWriter

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BoomWriter is the free award winning Web 2.0 site for Collaborative Writing.  Educators are using this around the world to integrate technology into their classroom in a easy way, as well as using it for Project Based Learning.
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Hemingway

Comments:"Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. " - Deborah Baillesderr
Tags: writing, tools, english, Hemingway, editor, sentences, write
by: Deborah Baillesderr
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Non-Fiction, Non-Problem Revisited

Non-Fiction, Non-Problem Revisited | Leaves | Scoop.it
We were thrilled to see and reconnect with so many teachers and Chartchums followers at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop 86th Saturday Reunion.
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Literacy First

Literacy First | Leaves | Scoop.it
As part of a continuous collaboration among educators interested in digital learning, Margaret Simon has started a weekly Digital Learning round-up on her blog:  DigiLit Sunday.  I'm joining the event for the first time today.
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I'd like to see my classroom become more like this.

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The Tree Lady

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Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday
Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday is hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy and was started to help promote the reading of nonfiction texts.
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Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers

Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers | Leaves | Scoop.it
1. Student Choice: Think of the last time you had fun writing something. Chances are you got to choose the topic. Often, teachers have flexibility on writing standards (rigid on genre, but open on topics).
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Docs Story Builder, a great classroom web tool

Docs Story Builder, a great classroom web tool | Leaves | Scoop.it
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Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks | Leaves | Scoop.it
There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list.
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Writing 2.0: Technology-Rich Approach to Common Core Writing

Writing 2.0: Technology-Rich Approach to Common Core Writing | Leaves | Scoop.it
What skills are most desired by employers? On most lists, communicate effectively is the number one desired skill.
How do we communicate? We communicate face-to-face, in writing, through various technologies, and multimedia.
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Visual Literacy and Self-Expression

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Visual Literacy and Self-Expression by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com
Visual literacy is not just about working out the meaning of visual images, but also expressing ourselves in visual form.
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5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom | Leaves | Scoop.it
Word cloud generators have gone the route of Kleenex and Saran Wrap, wherein people often use the name of the product to refer to the thing.
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A Writing Teacher’s Summer Project: Building a Teaching Toolkit 

A Writing Teacher’s Summer Project: Building a Teaching Toolkit  | Leaves | Scoop.it
Looking for a summer project? Spruce up your teaching toolkit.
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Building School-Based Student Digital Book Clubs | MiddleWeb

Building School-Based Student Digital Book Clubs | MiddleWeb | Leaves | Scoop.it
Comments:"All learning is social. We develop new understandings from each other. Print, whether digital or on paper, happens to be one of the ways people communicate.
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The Possibilities of Student Blogging

The  Possibilities of Student Blogging | Leaves | Scoop.it
Friend and colleague, Andrea Hernandez, filmed and edited the following video.  The video is a smorgasbord of  thoughts regarding the possibilities of blogging with your students.
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The Scientific Reasons Why Students Need to Read Fiction

The Scientific Reasons Why Students Need to Read Fiction | Leaves | Scoop.it
April 7, 2014
Does reading fiction have any impact on students brains? Neuroscience has an unexpected answer to this . A recent neuro-scientific research posted in New York Times reveals that reading...
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What We Can Learn from Our Math Colleagues: A Look at Rich Tasks

What We Can Learn from Our Math Colleagues: A Look at Rich Tasks | Leaves | Scoop.it
This year I’ve had the privilege of doing some work for an amazing organization called Metamorphosis.
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New Possibilities with Padlet

New Possibilities with Padlet | Leaves | Scoop.it
I'm participating in a Heinemann webinar series that Kristin Ziemke is doing . She is my new favorite person and I've learned so much from her over the last few weeks.
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A Mini-Crash-Course on Oral Storytelling

A Mini-Crash-Course on Oral Storytelling | Leaves | Scoop.it
It's been several months since I've written for Two Writing Teachers. In December my son was born, and I was on maternity leave until a few weeks ago. Then, in March I pushed aside all excuses and ...
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