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Video Playlist: Six Videos to Incorporate Complex Texts

Video Playlist: Six Videos to Incorporate Complex Texts | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Learn more about where these texts fit in the CCSS, and find strategies that will help you include complex texts into your lessons.
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Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Through Technology Integration | COETAIL learning experience

Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Through Technology Integration | COETAIL learning experience | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
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Young Writers Embrace Magical Realism (Remembering Gabriel García Márquez)

Young Writers Embrace Magical Realism (Remembering Gabriel García Márquez) | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Garc&iacutea M&aacuterquez was probably the most famous Spanish-language author since his 1969 novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, was published. He died less than two weeks ago in his home in Mexic
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Socratic Seminar and The Backchannel

Socratic Seminar and The Backchannel | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Cross posted to Langwitches Blog by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano Humanities teacher, Shannon Hancock, at Graded, the American School of São Paulo, read and worked through The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo...
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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
April is National Poetry Month, and since I wrote a Five-Minute Film Fest on poetry in general a few years ago, I thought I'd focus on my favorite style of performance poetry: spoken word. When done w
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Report Writing Lesson: Class Newspaper Teams Part 1 - Analysis - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Report Writing Lesson: Class Newspaper Teams Part 1 - Analysis - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Summary: This is a 2 part lesson. The first part gives students the opportunity to investigate newspaper articles in depth. During this time students will analyse the structure of newspaper articles (Headline, Lead, Body, Conclusion), the 5 W’s (who, what, where, why, when) as well as the author’s intention. The template found in resources will ...
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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is the groundbreaking multiplatform adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It became the first YouTube series to win
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Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
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Making the News

Making the News | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Want to be a reporter? Join ABC News journalist Del Irani as she takes behind the scenes of a newsroom.
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Using Skyrim as a creative writing stimulus

Using Skyrim as a creative writing stimulus | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Year 7 are currently working on a creative writing project. Essentially they are composing short stories for a readership on Wattpad. You can see the project outline below. imaginative-writing-proj...
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Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas | TED Blog

Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas | TED Blog | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Ads Worth Spreading honors ads that communicate powerful ideas and speak to us with real emotion. Here, watch the 2014 winners.
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By heart

By heart | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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After 12 Years of Teaching Writing...an Epiphany!

After 12 Years of Teaching Writing...an Epiphany! | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
I've been teaching students how to write for 12 years, but this week I had a realization that made me question the purpose of writing in school. When I was in high school and later in college, my English classes focused primarily on reading novels and writing papers to demonstrate a strong
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Guiding Student Writers as They Work with Digital Tools | MiddleWeb

Guiding Student Writers as They Work with Digital Tools | MiddleWeb | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Teachers today must help students develop both writing and digital creation skills. Author-educator Troy Hicks guides his 6th grade daughter through the
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Dictanote - YouTube

Help those reluctant writers wrtie with this free speech to text online tool.
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Star Wars in the Classroom

Star Wars in the Classroom | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Education resources for transdisciplinary teaching and learning with Star Wars
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The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
What are the most persuasive words in English? Recent research points to "Free", "Because", "You", "Instantly" and "New". And this is why.
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The value of Shakespeare

The value of Shakespeare | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Many of us are resistant to studying the works of William Shakespeare but we use Shakespearean language every day. In...
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Top 14 Graphic Novels for Teenagers | AbeBooks' Reading Copy

Top 14 Graphic Novels for Teenagers | AbeBooks' Reading Copy | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Top 14 Graphic novels for teenagers: Nazis, zombies, mischievous monkey gods, war and more, all beautifully accompanied by amazing art. Teenager or not - get reading!
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(Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

(Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
The wonderful poet Naomi Shihab Nye first introduced me to William Stafford's idea that no one becomes a poet. She says that we are all born poets, and it's just that some of us choose to keep up the
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I made this, everyone is coming to see it - Year 8 English Co-Creation

I made this, everyone is coming to see it - Year 8 English Co-Creation | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
5 Year 8 Students 2 English Teachers 1 Pedagogy Leader 10 weeks of learning. Objective: Create, publish and share understandings of how language works in Poetry. Take this model of Guided Inquiry l...
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Don't Box Me In: More Thoughts on Worksheets & Graphic Organizers

Don't Box Me In: More Thoughts on Worksheets & Graphic Organizers | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago I was in a 6th grade class that was reading Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, a book that has brought the Greek gods back to life for a generation of readers. The sixth grade te...
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Layered Writing

Layered Writing | Teaching and Learning in English at SSC | Scoop.it
The 15 minute forum tonight was led by English teacher Gav McCusker.  Gav has been developing a writing technique with his students, that he refers to as 'layered writing'.  The inspiration for thi...
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