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Betsy Lancy
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Analyzing Claims & Evidence Foldable
http://allkindsoflearningadventures.com/2015/02/analyzing-claims-evidence-foldable/ UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has pinned and shared this foldable! I've added the information that I used in the "Analyzing Claims & Evidence" foldable to a FREE document o...
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Teaching Reflection Day 7: Breaking the "Reading Rules"
(This reflection is in response to the article "Some Rules We Need to Break in Our Reading Classrooms"  by Pernille Ripp, reposted by Cult of Pedagogy ) When I
introduced the Million Word Challenge to my students, I told them that all I
wanted was their wor...
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Teaching Reflections 6: YA Authors
Hanging
out with author Doug Wilhelm at the FRA convention! This will
be my teacher reflection picture today since this is one of my favorite young
adult writers. (I have taught his book The Revealers twice to 6th graders.) His
talk at the FRA convention wa...
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Teaching Reflections 5: Home
This picture of ISL's MS building was snapped as I left school on this beautiful evening. The home/work life balance is easier to manage when your workplace feels like home. In many
ways, ISL saved my teaching career. Just a few years ago, I was drowning in...
Teaching Reflections 5: Home
Teaching Reflections 5: Home
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Teaching Reflections 4: Kindle
Kindle
(verb): to light a fire; to inspire. This
candle in my room is for Mr. Hiskes--m y AP English teacher and the originator
of my weekly Word Wednesday assignment where my students teach each other
vocabulary instead of me. Only, he
had a real candle an...
Teaching Reflections 4: Kindle
Teaching Reflections 4: Kindle
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Teaching Reflections 3: Calvin Professors
My picture
today is of a different stack of books: every single one of my Norton
anthologies from college. Like silent sentinels, they have been in my classroom
every single year. In Michigan, teachers are required to have a Bachelor's and
minor in order to...
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Teaching Reflections Challenge 2: You don't really know a book until you've taught it.
Today's teaching picture: Even though I haven't taught some
of these novels in years, I still like to keep them around--like they're old
friends. I've learned that you don't really know a book until you've
taught it. When you spend that much time with a boo...
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October Reflection Challenge
October is a notoriously difficult time for me. So, this month, I want to focus on the small things that I love about teaching and on the people who have shaped my career in different ways. This year, I am blessed with first period planning. It was as if th...
October Reflection Challenge
October Reflection Challenge
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To those who teach writing---
To all those who teach writing-- Encourage creativity, but teach the rules of the game. Be steadfast in corrections of commonly confused words: If they're going to be taken seriously out there , choosing their words carefully matters. Teach them that form s...
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Welcome to Utopia!
Don't get me wrong, I love a good dystopian novel. My students love them. I love that I get to teach about dystopias! But before we get to the worlds-gone-wrong, I like to challenge my students on their preconceived notions on what makes a "perfect society....
Welcome to Utopia!
Welcome to Utopia!
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