Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Need some summer reading ideas?

NCTE titles are perfect for your summer reading list
The National Council of Teachers of EnglishThe Professional Home of the English Language Arts Community
Dear Katharine LaBanca,
As the school year ends, you're probably thinking ahead to your summer reading plans. These NCTE titles are filled with fun, creative, and innovative ideas and lessons -- the perfect addition to your summer reading list!
Humor Writing
Humor WritingBruce Goebel offers more than 150 activities you can use to help students develop writing skills in voice, word choice, style, and organization while exploring a variety of genres.
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Talking in Class
Talking in ClassThomas M. McCann, Larry R. Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Joseph M. Flanagan guide readers in developing skills that promote and facilitate authentic discussion in the classroom.
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Wordplaygrounds John S. O'Connor offers new approaches to teaching poetry in middle and high school with more than 25 writing activities that can constitute an entire course or work as individual lessons.
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Middle Ground
Middle GroundSheryl Finkle and Tamara Lilly review principles of cross-cultural pedagogy and offer multiple activities for studying selected texts from and about the Middle East.
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Teaching YA Lit through Differentiated Instruction
Teaching YA
Lit through Differentiated InstructionAuthors Susan L. Groenke and Lisa Scherff show that YA lit is for all students, and they offer suggestions for incorporating it into the high school curriculum.
Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels
Building Literacy
Connections with Graphic NovelsEdited by James Bucky Carter, this collection of essays demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature in ways that enrich students' understanding of both.
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Catching Tigers in Red Weather
Catching TigersTeacher-poet Judith Rowe Michaels describes how she refocused her ninth-grade English course to help students explore writing as an art form.
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Reading Shakespeare Film First
Reading Shakespeare Film FirstMary Ellen Dakin asserts that we need to read Shakespeare in triplicate—as the stuff of transformative literature, theater, and film.
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The Power of Picture Books
The Power of Picture BooksFeaturing descriptions and activities for fifty exceptional titles, Mary Jo Fresch and Peggy Harkins offer a wealth of ideas for harnessing the power of picture books to improve reading and writing in the content areas.
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Engaging American Novels
Engaging American NovelsThis collection, edited by Joseph O. Milner and Carol A. Pope, focuses on ten frequently taught American novels, both classic and contemporary, that can help promote student engagement.
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