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Saving The Heart of Reading: Why We Should Transplant Close Reading

Originally posted on : the readiness is all:
Close reading and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) lurk like shady hit men in the alleyway of the English building. Wiseguys waiting to whack someone. That someone is reading. They don’t realize…

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I’ve moved…

I am now blogging under the CCESC new and improved website… check us out!  Search my name or ELA to find all my posts.

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So what is Close Reading anyway?

With the implementation of the CCSS for ELA, “close reading” has become a popular buzz word in educational circles.  But what exactly is it?  What does it look like?  How do we develop close reading skills in our students?  First, I

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned

Originally posted on Granted, and…:
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes…

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Grading Smarter Not Harder

From the what I’ve been reading files… Grading Smarter not Harder by Myron Dueck shares the research and realities of grading student work.  I haven’t finished the book yet, but already it is changing my way of thinking, and I’m quickly

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More Professional Reading – from the Teaching Channel

Most of you know I am a big fan of the Teaching Channel and follow Sarah Wessling Brown’s blog too.  Enjoy this post from last week on the Ideal Bookshelf– I would love to hear what would be on your

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Nerdy Book Club

So, this is one of the reasons I love Twitter.  By following @frankisibberson (if you don’t know her yet, you want to!) I discovered a great blog call The Nerdy Book Club.  I love books and I am proud to be

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