Saturday, March 01, 2014

Engaging Culmination

Great translation of professional development for students, the EdCafe. Thanks Kerry Gallagher http://kerryhawk02.blogspot.com/2014/02/student-choice-and-student-voice-edcafe.html .

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nonfiction Text Resources

As we begin to plan for the launch of unit 3 Bridget Leonardis shared with me a resources completely in line with my teaching philosophy and supportive while I start a new curriculum.  A link to some of the resources follows:

Harvey Daniels and Nancy Steineke on Nonfiction

Even more text-set resources from the same site!

Subjects Matter by Daniels is another resource.

Teachers' College Reading Writing Project
This site is a wealth of resources for engaging students with nonfiction text.

Text Features powerpoint

Friday, October 04, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Main Ideas and Determining Theme

Strategies that Work - resources for teacher PD in the area of teaching Main Idea and Theme.


Teaching Channel - Videos of instruction tied to the Common Core State Standards - some really great videos of instruction tied to CCSS.


The Circuit by Jimenez- I am using this story at the beginning of the year to review and reinforce work with levels of reading, main idea and determining theme RL 1-3