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Using a different lens

December 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

And I’m not talking about getting their eyes checked.  This tweet from ReadWriteThink will help you middle school students read with a different view.  Site includes instructional plan and all the materials.


A new look at reading the textbook

December 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline

This tweet from ReadWriteThink offers a structured jigsaw approach to reading information text in middle school.


Let snow, let it snow, let it snow!

December 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Classroom

Only use paper snowflakes.  Create your own at Paper Snowflake .  Here is a sample I created.

Paper Snowflake Maker


And then there were none

December 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

Patrice Troutman’s high school English classes were reading this classic novel and decided to use smore to create an online flier (to either entice folks to visit Indian Island or to stay far away).   Here are some samples (use the scroll bar on the side to view the entire flier):