This is about what teachers everywhere will be doing this summer. I was interested, so I asked.
Middle-Grade Narrative Writing: Using Mentor Texts to Describe Setting (Snapshots)
I always start and end the year with narrative writing in some form. While I often focus on things like voice and ideas with this genre of writing, it really is all in the details when it comes to helping the reader see what you are talking about on the page.
Why Ricky Martin Is Unapologetically a Part of My Classroom
Wait—before you assume that’s just plain weird and click on a story with more educational value, at least hear me out.
Concept Attainment—The ELL Way
April 18, 2019Maria Lee One of my favorite strategies to use with English Language Learning (ELL) students is Concept Attainment. This strategy helps ELLs connect prior knowledge with new concepts. The Concept Attainment strategy is based on Jerome Bruner’s research into a psychological process called Concept Formation. In order for humans to cope with their diverse environment, people group information … Read More
9 Things I Have Learned About Teaching Writing
February 28, 2019 Aimee Ross Credibility first: I have 27 years of experience as a high school English teacher and five as an adjunct for a local community college. I have taught 10th-grade English, journalism, 12th-grade English, creative writing, and Composition I and II. And I even advised the school newspaper for a decade. I have taught hundreds, maybe thousands … Read More