So many books have been written. So many movies have been made and still the subject eludes us. Here is a place to explore the subject. Post discussions on books, movies, ideas and stories. Lets find new lessons in old tragedies.See More
We know it's there, but how do we use it, teach it, assess it, enjoy it? Let's have an open forum to talk about expereiences, lessons, activities, research; more importantly, how do you make the connection in your life?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0rAwk4lFE&feature=fvsr I plan to teach this novel this year. This is one of the songs I will use. First, it is Niel Young at his best. I am going to use it as a an introduction to a Socratic seminar/talk/chair...after we read about the section where the guy sees the Vietnamese man die and he repeatedly reviews the incident. I also have considered it for tone, in a unit with a…See More
A New workshop that turns rigor to vigorCreating ALL STAAR Writers and Readers :Success at STAAR through Engaging Teaching of Expository Writing and Non-Fiction ReadingTeaching reading and writing should be a joyful dynamic interactive process, not a bore. Alana Morris and I will show you the best practices in reading and writing that will help your students excel on the STAAR test without the drill and kill approaches that make students groan. Join us for two idea-packed days of classroom…See More
Here is a place to share ideas that transform students into lifelong writers and help them succeed on any writing test, including STAAR. Download lessons from Barry Lane, Gretchen Bernabei and Alana Morris to add to your tool box. See More