Tina Le

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Text Analysis: Questions & Symbols

Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>RL<p>Reading Standards for Literature 6-12<p>11-12<p>11th & 12th Grades<p>1<p><b>Cite strong and thorough textual</b> …

Can you make kids love books?

Have high schools replace novels with nonfiction, and other dubious prescriptions for creating a nation of readers<p>The cultural critic Natasha Vargas-Cooper recently provoked the indignation of many readers (including, I admit, myself) by arguing in Bookforum that it was a bad idea to assign novels …

inklewriter - Education

Education<p><b>inkle</b> is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with …

Mary Shelley

Let The Puppets From Glove And Boots Fix Your Common Grammar Mistakes (VIDEO)

If <b>your</b> grammar usage isn't the best, <b>you're</b> going to love this video by Glove and Boots.<p><b>There</b> are lots of things you can learn from <b>their</b> lessons, because <b>they're</b> good at teaching in a fun and easy way.<p>Don't get <b>too</b> excited <b>to</b> start writing though. If you write <b>too</b> quickly, you might make mistakes.<p>For …

Why Do We Have to Write Today?

To flirt. • To be understood. • To understand. • To forward social justice, suppress tyranny and save the world. • To critique. • To see faces in …

Nelson Mandela

Creating Found Poems

Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>RL<p>Reading Standards for Literature 6-12<p>9-10<p>9th & 10th Grades<p>2<p><b>Determine a theme or central idea of</b> …

“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar Concepts

Thanks to Richard Byrne, I recently learned about Quill.<p>It provides well-done interactive exercises to reinforce grammar exercises and the real …

Small Ideas for Better Readers Workshop

image from icanread<p>I have been discussing reading and writing almost every day these past few weeks preparing for my new job as a 7th grade English …

Teaching

Reimagining School Writing

There is a sad truth about the way that most students learn to write: They become boring writers. To write with clarity and insight involves struggle …

Reading Log for Thinking and Responding

Reading log without parent signatures! This eleven page Language Arts document allows the students to think about their nightly reading and respond …