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163 Questions to Write or Talk About

163 Questions to Write or Talk About | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
A collection of 163 Student Opinion questions from this school year still open to comment on our blog. Each asks students to read a short, high-interest nonfiction piece from The Times, then write in response.
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180 Journal Writing Prompts: Enough for Every Day of the School Year

180 Journal Writing Prompts:  Enough for Every Day of the School Year | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
Journal Writing Prompts: These high-interest prompts will encourage kids to describe, explain, persuade, and narrate every day of the school year.
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A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library Design

A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library Design | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Sam Fentress Architectural photography.
A school library in St.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Karen Bonanno
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:19 PM

What a cool idea! Check out this library.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:41 AM

The design is based on Multiple Intelligences theory - an interesting outcome.

Lourense Das's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:53 AM

School library based on multiple intelligences theory #MI

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4 Keys to Building Students’ Reading Lives

4 Keys to Building Students’ Reading Lives | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
Do you want your students to have rich, authentic reading and writing lives? Here are some four keys to get you started on giving the gift of reading to your students.
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Anti-Censorship Center

Anti-Censorship Center | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
Help with censorship challenges, banned books, rationales, book challenges, challenges to classroom materials.
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The Effects of Censorship on Experienced High School English Teachers

The Home of the Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA). CELA currently supports two major projects: (1) The Partnership for Literacy, service to schools seeking to improve student literacy, learning, and thinking.
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Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America's colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free soci...
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Video on creativity (and how it's stifled) in our education system in America. It has excellent white board illustrations to go along with it!

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Featured Poem: Clair de lune by Paul Verlaine

Featured Poem: Clair de lune by Paul Verlaine | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
Today is the 165th Birthday of French poet Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896). Deeply influenced as a teenager by reading Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857), Verlaine went on to be...
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StickPick – An individualized learning app for ...

StickPick – An individualized learning app for ... | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
Innovative and inexpensive application also has an English As A Second Language mode.
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Signs of engagement in learning

Signs of engagement in learning | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it

Our district has been focusing on student engagement, so we made a list of behaviors of students who were engaged with their groups:


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Some helpful signs to look out for to see if the students are engaging in group work or whether they have disengaged and are not longer contributing to the group work.

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100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks (3949 books)

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks (3949 books) | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
3,831 books based on 3353 votes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, 1984 b...
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CanTeach: English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics

CanTeach contains online resources for educators, including lesson plans, links, discussion lists, and more!
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"The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude," Matthew Jeffers, Letter to Baltimore Ravens (2013) - YouTube

Matthew Jeffers, a senior acting major at Towson University in Maryland wrote a letter to the Baltimore Ravens, his favorite NFL team, entitled "A Reason To ...
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The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment

The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
It's easy to get daily assessments for the lessons you teach. Here is one of the easiest ways to get feedback on your lesson from your students each and every day.
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This is a really cool exit slip activity!

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JSTOR: The English Journal, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Feb., 1997), pp. 34-42

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don'...
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Encouraging and motivationally challenging video for educators to watch.

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Censored and Banned Books: From John Steinbeck to Dr. Seuss

See our list of the most notorious book here: http://www.abebooks.com/books/controversial-banned-sensational-outrage/notorious-books.shtml The notion of bann...
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Reading for pleasure 28 June 2013 - conference notes - The Guardian

Reading for pleasure 28 June 2013 - conference notes - The Guardian | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it

"Annie explained her determination to continue with a whole school approach to reading so that it becomes embedded in the culture of the school. It is an ongoing process.

Boys have not yet been to the reading group, but because time has now been set aside for reading and books are talked about, they now use the library for reading and not just for playing computer games.

It has been important to find books that have appealed to boys e.g.Darren Shan books."


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Write Like A Wizard: Writing tip #3- Defeating Writer's Block

Write Like A Wizard: Writing tip #3- Defeating Writer's Block | Literature and Literacy | Scoop.it
RT @KNycole_Lee: Ten tips to defeat writer's block! Additional tips from fellow authors @CGAyling @writer_434 http://t.co/SxOhBEFiDe
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