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Middle School Language Arts

Discussion about ideas for incorporating technology into lesson plans and focusing on the growth of life-long learners.

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Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2014

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What are you beliefs about your ability to deliver effective instruction while operating under school reforms?

Started by Teresa Conley Jun 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence studentlearning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Interview Participants needed

Started by Teresa Conley May 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence student learning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Newborn Infant Care Tips

Started by Oscar Marin Mar 6, 2014. 0 Replies

First few weeks of caring infants are daunting for newbie parents. They really need to know how to care for infants. Read out here for some important tips on newborn infant care and share your view…Continue

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The Outsiders

Started by Kaitlyn Martin. Last reply by Thomas True Jan 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Anyone teaching S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders? I'm wanting to do some sort of kinesthetic activity that involves privileging some students and limiting others (maybe an obstacle course?) that drives…Continue

Tags: novels, reading, Outsiders, The

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Comment by Kaitlyn Martin on July 8, 2011 at 5:19pm
I see we had a few more people join. I'd really like to start some good discussions on this page. Please feel free to post!
Comment by Kaitlyn Martin on June 22, 2011 at 6:11pm
Yes, I am familiar with NoNoWriMo, but I have not tried it with any of my classes. Please feel free to share your experiences/tips/cautionary tales!
Comment by Sue Neese on June 22, 2011 at 2:36am

Are you familiar with NaNoWriMo?  My 6th/7th grade language arts class particpated last year; they wrote novels during the month of November, after setting goals for the number of words. The NaNoWriMo site keeps track of their goal and offers support to both students and teachers.

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Are there any great websites for K-12 students?

Hello Collective wisdom!I wanted to know if there were any great websites anyone can recommend for elementary school students (K-12) that introduce primary sources?With Common Core State Standards, I notice students are introduced to primary sources in the 3rd grade and there is a local history assignment at one of the schools I talked to.  Know any good introductory sites?  I'm currently building one as part of a project for my multimedia course and would like to look to the left and right for…See More
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"I am the greatest"

I was 6 when I decided I wanted to be a PE teacher. A lively child, I loved taking part in any kind of sporting activity. It was 1971 when I set eyes on our new track suited next-door neighbour. I was hooked. I wanted to be like her. I wanted to go to work in a tracksuit and trainers and play sport all day. No amount of persuasion or…See More
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