Skim and Slim Portions of a Novel

Skim and Slim Portions of a Novel

Skim and Slim Portions of a Novel Feb 19, 2018 | [Reading] FAQ: Is there a way to speed up the reading of an in-class novel? ANSWER: Standards require teaching comprehension skills and strategies — not just reading texts and asking questions. However, when a...
Compare a Book to its Movie Version

Compare a Book to its Movie Version

Compare a Book to its Movie Version Apr 18, 2017 | [Reading] While most of us may be guilty of showing students an entire movie version after we’ve finished a book, let’s consider a more powerful option for using this multi-modal text. Instead, provide...
Integrate Information Across Diverse Media Formats

Integrate Information Across Diverse Media Formats

Integrate Information Across Diverse Media Formats Apr 16, 2017 | [Reading] FAQ: What does it mean to “integrate information across diverse media formats?” And how do you teach it? ANSWER: Digital devices, Internet access, and technology in general have...
Access Digital Texts for MS/HS ELA

Access Digital Texts for MS/HS ELA

For the secondary-level ELA teacher looking to meet the multi-text expectations of the new standards–you’ll love Jim Burke’s digital anthology. He’s organized resources into user-friendly categories and subcategories, including speeches,...