My students are learning to love to read. They have time almost daily in my reading class to read books of their own choosing. They have been writing responses to … Continue Reading Reading Response #etmooc #ccss
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Mrs. Halverson taught my fourth grade class. I fell in love with writing that year. And I am pretty sure it was because of the way…
More than Basics Teachers in today’s “reformed” schools often are pressured by time, mandates, and test scores into lessons that: Post the objective. State the objective. Explain the objective. Practice … Continue Reading Differentiate: It Works
This year our students have already accomplished several projects: Quad Blogs with three other schools Collaborate with two Iowa schools on Parts of Speech Global Read Aloud 2011: Tuck Everlasting … Continue Reading Continued Citizenship
…pen pals promote careful and critical thinking required in discourse; pen pals prepare students for engaging not just a new friend, but also new ideas.
Collaboration doesn’t just happen. We work at it. One way we do this is by partner work on the computer. After posting writing on the wiki, students partner up. The … Continue Reading Collaboration Partners and Peer Review
…constantly collaborating: listening to each other and considering the inclusion, omission, and organization of ideas and images…
What’s great about Google Apps? We can collaborate on projects
blog about your ideas on someone else’s paragraph or story.
As we passed the work along, and student comments became
longer and better as they read other comments…
Online writing and sharing is a positive learning experience.
Diigo is our friend in the writing classroom.
How does Discovery Education Network help me help students understand different cultural perspectives? To help students understand and accept different cultural perspectives, Kim Trefz from Memphis, Tennessee and I (from … Continue Reading Expanding Perspectives
Marsha Clements at English Companion Ning questions current practices of teaching reading, reminding us that independent reading is so important in the development of lifelong readers. I teach the curriculum … Continue Reading Independent Reading = Connected Learning
…care enough about themselves, each other, and the world to share of themselves to learn together, discovering in the process that differences can unite…
Check out the writing classroom at Nespelem School. We’ve started a voicethread that other students across the country are joining. President Obama asked for a new spirit of service to … Continue Reading Yes, We Can Serve…