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Poetry Challenge

By: David Harrison, Litt. D.Posted 04/11/14
Poetry Challenge

Looking for a new way to inspire a love of writing in your students? Try the Word of the Month Poetry Challenge (W.O.M.)! Every word holds worlds of stories. One thought leads to another. To demonstrate this, challenge your students each month to write a poem inspired by a single word.

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No Question: Knowing Word Roots Aids Comprehension

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.Posted 04/04/14
No Question: Knowing Word Roots Aids Comprehension

Instilling word root knowledge in students at the elementary grade levels can greatly affect their reading abilities in high school. A few years ago, Dr. Rasinski engaged in a study of reading fluency in ninth graders. The results revealed how reading fluency difficulties contribute to students’ overall reading comprehension.

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Flipping with Guided Math

By: Laney Sammons, M.L.S.Posted 03/27/14
Flipping with Guided Math

Education is abuzz with talk of flipped learning. How does flipped learning fit with the Guided Math framework? Here are two possible options for flipping with Guided Math.

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Celebrating Women in History

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 03/14/14
Celebrating Women in History

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate women through time who have made a big difference in our world. However, every student is surrounded by women who make a difference in the world today. Here’s how you can encourage students to consider the importance of women’s contributions in their own world!

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Grammar

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 03/06/14
Grammar

What are your pet peeves when it comes to grammar? In honor of National Grammar Day this week, here are some timely tips and helpful hints to make your grammar woes wither.

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Cranking Up the Volume on Engagement

By: LaVonna RothPosted 02/28/14
Cranking Up the Volume on Engagement

Looking for ways to spice up your instruction as you prepare for these testing months? Here are some strategies that target how the brain learns, challenge students, and give teachers the instructional insight needed for a formative assessment, differentiation, and higher-order thinking!

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