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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg | Leaves | Scoop.it

Recommended Grades: 2-6 In the introduction, we learn that Chris Van Allsburg saw the drawings in this book at the home of Peter Wenders.  Wenders once worked for a children’s book publisher.  ...

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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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Literacy as "Comprehending and Creating"

In my presentations, I often use a hashtag for people to share their thoughts during the time I am speaking, and also asking them to use my twitter handle (@gcouros) if they have any questions.  Th...
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Why Blog?

Why Blog? | Leaves | Scoop.it
What are the benefits of blogging? Why do you blog? Or more importantly, why aren't YOU blogging? ;-)
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Canva Design School — Teaching Materials

Canva Design School — Teaching Materials | Leaves | Scoop.it
Canva's Design School has everything you need to learn design. Check out our daily design articles, interactive tutorials and awesome tips.
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Learning How to Read Needs to Be More Hands-On. No, Really.

Learning How to Read Needs to Be More Hands-On. No, Really. | Leaves | Scoop.it
The best path to literacy might be very simple: Use your hands and the words will follow. #ProjectLiteracy
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Helping Silent Kids Talk in a Conference

Helping Silent Kids Talk in a Conference | Leaves | Scoop.it
Last week, I had a little brainstorming session with one of my favorite groups of teachers and we came up with a list of tried-and-true teaching moves to help the truly non-talking kids open up a l...
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Teaching Students How to Speak Well - A Unit to Explore

Teaching Students How to Speak Well - A Unit to Explore | Leaves | Scoop.it
It had never occurred to me that I haven't taught my students how to speak well.  After all, for the past 7+ years my students have spoken in front of their peers.  I have told them to stand up str...
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5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading -

5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading - | Leaves | Scoop.it
5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading by Paul France, NBCT, InspirED Teaching reading is an art filled with limiting factors: motivation, vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension are only a few of the comprehensive skills or...
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Teaching Interpretation: Using text-based evidence

Teaching Interpretation: Using text-based evidence | Leaves | Scoop.it
Cherry-Paul & Johansen provide detailed guidance & resources to help students read closely, letting them slow down to notice, wonder & connect meaning.
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Making the Most Out of Book Reports

Making the Most Out of Book Reports | Leaves | Scoop.it
I require book reports from my students each month. These are projects that are done at home, but could just as easily be done in class. Before school starts I assign a book genre to each month.
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Maybe we don't understand what readers really do - and why it matters

Maybe we don't understand what readers really do - and why it matters | Leaves | Scoop.it
How well are we doing in comprehension of text as a nation? You know the answer. We are doing poorly when it comes to genuine comprehension: And look at math vs. reading: And this, from a Christian...
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