- Write Away (A Must See for 6-12)
Write Away is a professional development project whose goal is to improve composition skills for grades 6-12 through a school-wide writing initiative based on the Four Square Writing Graphic Organizer developed by Judith S. and Evan Gould. See the PowerPoints on Persuasive and Expository Writing, especially the "Canned" Presentations.
in Literacy > Writing Strategies
- Common Spelling Demons
A list of common misspelled words. Students can keep a copy in their binders.
in Literacy > Spelling
- Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English
How to Set Up a Language Workshop in Your Linguistically Diverse Classroom by Nancy Akhavan,Help! The author describes how loanguage workshop focuses on the specific language needs of every child, allowing you the flexibility to scaffold instruction by modeling specific uses of language, posing problems and ideas that expand kids' language skills, and teaching specific thinking strategies.
Nancy Akhavan provides the inspiration, theory, and practical know-how that teachers need to support language development within a workshop setting. By creating structures that capture time for rich talk and student thinking, she brings English...
in Books & Videos/DVDs: Professional Development > English Language Learners
- Transition Words
This is a list of transition words categorized based on the purpose.
in Literacy > Vocabulary
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