Tag Archives: literacy

Online Resources for the Odell Units

For access to all of the Odell units: http://odelleducation.com/literacy-curriculum. This link is also on our “Useful Links” section on the right side of every page on this blog for you to access any time. For the Odell Unit 1 Reading Closely … Continue reading

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Twenty Two Thousand, by: Emilyn Nguyen

The week, Emilyn Nguyen was honored for a poem she composed and submitted to the Sokol High School Literary Awards through the Rochester Public Library.  Her poem was selected as a finalist.  Offer congratulations to Emilyn is you see her. … Continue reading

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Great Lesson Plan Idea: Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps (TEDed Video)

  Checkout this interesting video on how to incorporate slam poetry into an ELA lesson plan.  Click on the image below to watch the video.

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Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text

Check out this great video on a teacher using differentiated instruction to help all students master a close reading activity. He uses a common protocol and language, with varied levels of supports to get all students through the same complete … Continue reading

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CCLS Video Tip: Getting Ready to Write… Citing Textual Evidence

Checkout this 5 minute video of a lesson titled “Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence”.  Although it is of a middle school class, it is great and there are some really good tips to reflect on. Click the image … Continue reading

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Why Your Students Should Blog in Your Classroom

Check out this incredible post by Miachael Drennon on the UK site Teacher Network Blog.  Click here to view the posting!

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TED Talk Spotlight ~ Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter…

Check out this incredible short video by teacher, poet and inspirational TED presenter Sarah Kay.

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Teacher Tips: The “Dig-it” Rubric (by Mr. Scott)

Mr. Scott shares how he challenges his students to dig deep in there ability to write analytically. This activity involves, analytical writing, self reflection, peer evaluation, and. Whole group share out time. Click on the image below to download the … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips: Analytical Writing Stations (Mrs. Masters)

Mrs. Masters shares and incredible multi-day activity that she uses to help students develop and improve their ability to write analytically. Four Days Unit for Developing Analytical Writing! Day One ~ Differentiated Readings and Graphic Organizers: Students analyze different poems … Continue reading

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Ideas for Teaching Analysis in Writing

Sandy Garcia came across these tips for teaching effective analysis in the writing process. Ideas for analysis: Restate and expand the thesis into a broader statement in order to summarize the insights developed in the body of the paragraph or … Continue reading

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