Anne Marie Chow

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Teaching Students to Examine Craft Moves and Author’s intent in Mentor Persuasive Essay in Order to Support Revision (5-8)

The gorgeous, moving Run For It brings to light Brazil’s hidden slave history

Over the course of the Atlantic slave trade, Brazil received more enslaved Africans than any other country in the world—approximately 40 percent of …

Let’s Talk About Methods for Conferring

When I was a new teacher, I learned from Lucy Calkins that there are basically four overall methods to choose from when planning instruction: 1) …

BURGER KING | Bullying Jr.

Burger King

Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level

Our recent article on reading levels and the dangers of using strictly prescribed leveling systems in libraries for young readers sparked much …

How Might We Be Our Best Educator Selves Despite the Politics of Now?

“I like good humans. A lot.”<p>While hundred of comments from politicians and public figures over the past couple of years have ignited the vein in my …

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature

<i>This week, The New Yorker will be announcing the longlists for the 2017 National Book Awards. Today, we present the ten contenders in the category of Young People’s Literature. Check back tomorrow for Poetry.</i><p>The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second …

Goals and Strategies: In Reading, Writing—and in Life

It’s spring, and this year our family has decided that it’s about time our almost 8-year-old learns to ride her bike. Friends have heard me lament …

Teaching

To Make a Prairie

<i>As a featured speaker at this year’s upcoming Literacy for All Conference in Providence, I was invited to write a guest post for the Lesley</i> …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

sourceScott Olson/Getty<p>Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or …

Short Stories for Middle School

This tender story is a "must read" and one of the most famous in the short story genre. The story is a discussion-starter for the role of irony. …

Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

Most educators acknowledge that literacy is important, but often the focus is on reading because for a long time that is what achievement tests …

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

The Biggest Historical Fiction Books of 2016

2016 has been a wonderful year for historical fiction. From empresses to soldiers and everything in between, these novels have captivated readers, …

Setting Up for Writing about History

Will you be teaching your students to write about history soon? Read this first!

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>When I worked with student teachers</b> on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise …

Teaching