3 ways to turn idea-getting into a game to help students who can’t get ideas for stories Sammy (not his real name) didn’t love writing—as most young boys don’t. Sammy was in 5th grade when I met him, and he struggled to get ideas for stories—really struggled. And when he did get an idea, he … [Read more…]
Do you love writing and teaching writing, but grading it makes you tired, frustrated, or burnt out? They’ve got the same old errors, and you’re burning away your plan periods, after-school hours, and family time correcting the seemingly infinite stack of error-wrought papers. The teaching is going great. The grading just weighs you down. Let’s talk about 5 strategies for maximizing your time and your impact when responding to student writing.
Free MP3: 10 Reading Comprehension Strategies to Make the SAT Super-Easy How to understand anything you read on the SAT and destroy the reading comp questions Two of my students and I were working on some SAT strategies for the Science reading comprehension section. “This is so easy!” one of them remarked when we were … [Read more…]