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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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Here's A New Reading Activity I Tried Out Today That Went Pretty Well...

Here's A New Reading Activity I Tried Out Today That Went Pretty Well... | Leaves | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I'm a big fan of students choosing their own books to read (see My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss T...
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Talker's block

Talker's block | Leaves | Scoop.it
No one ever gets talker's block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in...
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Deepening Text Analysis Through Student Talk

Deepening Text Analysis Through Student Talk | Leaves | Scoop.it

Here are ways to allow your students to get more from a text analysis lesson. Through group discussions and analysis, students gain a deeper understanding of what they have read. Also prepares students to write about the text.


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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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Work Smarter: How To Wrap Up A Unit of Study

Work Smarter: How To Wrap Up A Unit of Study | Leaves | Scoop.it
This week my colleagues and I are writing posts that we hope will make your life a little easier. We’re sharing some ways to work smarter, not harder.
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Work Smarter: Using Qualities of Writing to Streamline Assessment and Plan Instruction

Work Smarter: Using Qualities of Writing to Streamline Assessment and Plan Instruction | Leaves | Scoop.it
Dana's Tuesday post  about commenting on student writing resonated strongly with me. I used to be that teacher who would collect students' work, take it home, and mark it up with each and every pos...
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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

The Literacy Shed | Leaves | Scoop.it
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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