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Teach Mentor Texts: It's A-OK to Reread in April - Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Teach Mentor Texts: It's A-OK to Reread in April - Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon | Leaves | Scoop.it

Mrs. Allen recommended this to me, now I read it every year to my students. Read it yourself and you'll see why.

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Matters of Consequence

Matters of Consequence | Leaves | Scoop.it

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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Inquiry-Based Centers in Grades 3-8

Inquiry-Based Centers in Grades 3-8 | Leaves | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based centers introduce kids to mentor texts while helping them find their own mentor texts.
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Before You Assign a Reading Log

Before You Assign a Reading Log | Leaves | Scoop.it
I dig through Thea, my 5-year old's backpack, after her first day of Kindergarten.  After all, her new teacher told us to check ever night and I want to be a good parent.  Notes from the PTO, fundr...
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Common Core Lessons and Related Resources for Back to School 2014 | EDSITEment

Common Core Lessons and Related Resources for Back to School 2014 | EDSITEment | Leaves | Scoop.it
Annual feature detailing resources teachers may find useful as school resumes. For this 2104 listing, EDSITEment has framed new resources aligned to respond to the Common Core State Standards including a number of exemplars.
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A Rare Must Read- Create a More Connected Classroom

A Rare Must Read- Create a More Connected Classroom | Leaves | Scoop.it
When my wife re-entered the teaching ranks last year, after staying home with our young kids for five years, I was once again allowed to live vicariously through a classroom. As an administrator of...
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Common Core: Explicit vs. Implicit Information

Common Core: Explicit vs. Implicit Information | Leaves | Scoop.it
Words like "explicit," "implicit," and "inference" sound like a foreign language to most students, yet the Common Core expects students to "read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it." Students must be able to identify both explicit and implicit
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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Leaves | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
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Are we Teaching our Kids to Write Like This? (powerful succinct post)

Are we Teaching our Kids to Write Like This? (powerful succinct post) | Leaves | Scoop.it
I was turned on to this article that appeared in the New York Times Magazine “A Game of Shark and Minnow" which describes the story of eight men in the Philippine Navy on an abandoned ship in the...
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The Literacy Shed

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A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Beginning a Year of Teaching Writing with Reflection

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What goals will you set for your practice this year? Here are a few suggestions.
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Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Spelling

Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Spelling | Leaves | Scoop.it
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Fatima Formariz's curator insight, October 1, 9:20 PM

Need to explore some of these apps.