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Student Mentors: How 6th and 12th Graders Learn From Each Other

Student Mentors: How 6th and 12th Graders Learn From Each Other | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
When Tracy Edwards posted on Facebook last October that she was searching for a part-time writing instructor for a middle school program, Kip Glazer jumped im
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4 Alarming Findings About Kids' and Teens' Reading

4 Alarming Findings About Kids' and Teens' Reading | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Common Sense Media's research report shows kids are reading less than ever. Discover the startling statistics -- and what you can do to get your kids back into books.
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Can blaming others make people sick?

Can blaming others make people sick? | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
Constant bitterness can make a person ill, according to researchers who have examined the relationship between failure, bitterness and quality of life.
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Harry Chapin - Mr. Tanner

"Mister Tanner was a cleaner from a town in the Midwest. And of all the cleaning shops around he'd made his the best. But he also was a baritone who sang whi...
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Fresh Prince of Bel Air Intro

He's the freshest. _Lyrics_ Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I liked to take a minute Just sit right there I'll ...
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Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll : The Poetry Foundation

Jabberwocky by  Lewis  Carroll  : The Poetry Foundation | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: / All mimsy were the borogoves, / And the mome raths outgrabe.
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The Walrus and The Carpenter

The Walrus And The Carpenter, by Lewis
Carroll. From Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There,
1872.
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Beyond Rosa Parks: Powerful Voices for Civil Rights and Social Justice | Teaching Tolerance

Beyond Rosa Parks: Powerful Voices for Civil Rights and Social Justice | Teaching Tolerance | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
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Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading

Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
Many teachers use storyboarding to help students plan writing or presentations. Here are some ways to use it to help students read carefully, and use visual retelling to understand main ideas.
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A Collection Of “Best…” Lists On Vocabulary Development | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

A Collection Of “Best…” Lists On Vocabulary Development | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
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"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics)

Haven't seen too many videos with a good quality version of this song, so I thought I'd put together a video with lyrics. Enjoy! Pictures are Copyrighted to ...
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Narrative Poetry in the Middle and High School Classroom

Narrative Poetry in the Middle and High School Classroom | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
My weakness as a literacy teacher is poetry. This could be related to a censorship issue that occurred tangentially related to my classroom in my first district. I think that it's something I've al...
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Poetry Study Module - Curriculum - Austin ISD free eBook download and read online

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Teaching resource: Poetry - Department of Education and Training free eBook download and read online

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Pudding is for the Children., THE LONG-HAIRED BOY by Shel Silverstein "There...

THE LONG-HAIRED BOY by Shel Silverstein
"There was a boy in our town with long hair—
I mean really long hair—
And everybody pointed at him
And laughed at him
And made fun of him.
And when he walked...
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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes : The Poetry Foundation

The Highwayman by  Alfred  Noyes  : The Poetry Foundation | Reading Connections | Scoop.it
PART ONE / The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees. / The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
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