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Tricia Ebarvia
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English Teacher Nerd. Teaches AP Lang/Lit, World Literature. Reads YA, classics, & everything else. Co-Director, PA Writing & Literature Project. NWP Teacher Consultant. Writer, Blogger. Photographer. Raising 3 Jedi.
English Teacher Nerd. Teaches AP Lang/Lit, World Literature. Reads YA, classics, & everything else. Co-Director, PA Writing & Literature Project. NWP Teacher Consultant. Writer, Blogger. Photographer. Raising 3 Jedi.

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Link to my #PCTELA15 presentation from today on fostering a reading/writing life using ind rdg @PCTELANEWS @PAWLPNews

Presented on October 16, 2015, at the PA Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (PCTELA) Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
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Making Space and TIme for Ss to Ask their Own Questions #engchat #2ndaryELA #aplitchat

For years, whenever my students and I read a novel, I would pass out a study guide with a list of questions for each chapter. By giving students the study guide questions―questions I wrote―I could make sure that students wouldn’t miss anything in their…
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It’s just after 7:20 a.m. and my students are settling into their seats. Although it’s early, this class is lively, with students generally willing to try out whatever their English teacher has planned for them that day. This morning, I pass out…
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Slice of Life 31: Purpose with a capital P #sol15

I came across this infographic in one of my social media feeds the other day and immediately saved it. I tried to locate the original source by doing a reverse image Google search, but it looks like the image has been copied/pasted around so much on the…
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A list of reading challenges for students to inspire them to branch out in their reading - an infographic! #engchat #elachat

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the PA Writing & Literature Project (PAWLP) Summer Institute on using visual tools in multigenre composition. One of the visual tools that I discussed was the use of infographics. Then in my Twitter feed this…
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Can't turn off teacher brain! On finding #mentortexts with New Yorker-inspired writing #engchat #aplangchat

Yesterday afternoon while I skimmed and scanned my inbox, I came across Lena Dunham’s latest piece for The New Yorker—”The Bride in Her Head“—a wonderful essay in which she reflects on her changing attitude toward marriage, reflecting on her own personal…
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Slice of Life: On what it meant to buy a minivan. Yes, a minivan. #twtblog #sol15

So it finally happened. We bought a minivan. The fact that we bought a minivan seemed to evoke (provoke?) plenty of discussion among our friends and family. When I posted a picture from the dealership to Facebook as we waited for the paperwork to be…
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How do I get in the way of of my students' reading? Some thoughts on the #WholeNovels approach. #engchat #2ndaryela

Today I finished reading yet another pedagogy book, this time Whole Novels for the Whole Class by Ariel Sacks, an educator and 8th grade English teacher in New York. Over the last ten years, Sacks and her colleagues have developed an approach to teaching…
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Amidst a wealth of ideas, PD: What is worth the time? #nctechat #engchat

I ‘ve decided that since I seem completely incapable of turning my teacher brain off this summer, I’m going to embrace it. As such, I’ve been doing a lot of professional reading—reading new-to-me titles like Reading Ladders, In the Middle (3rd ed.),…
Worth the time.
Worth the time.
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First days of school: Three things for the first 48 hours #engchat #2ndaryela #edchat #pawlp

Glance at almost any education focused website, blog, or Twitter feed in mid-August and you’ll find no shortage of first-day-of-school activities. In one of my education-related Facebook groups, someone recently asked for suggestions on how to spend the…
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