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Lindsey Albee

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I have a class of 9th graders in the midwest and we are currently looking to do a Google Hangout over Of Mice and Men.  We are open to what this would look like or what the discussion would revolve around.  Anyone interested?
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Does anybody know of a forum where my 9th graders can chat with other students about To Kill a Mockingbird?
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Yes, please do.  lalbee@farmington.k12.mo.us
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Miss T. ESL

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Renewable vs non-renewable energy resources tuning in activity for kids.
 
Renewable and non-renewable energy activity for kids. http://www.misstpyp.com/?p=12
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Hello,
I have a question about teaching methods which is
Why audiolingualism nd situational teaching methods are rejected ?
I need your help so any body have information about the topic plz write it on a comment

Thànk u 
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J. Thomas Son

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I'm serving on my district's curriculum adoption committee and would be very interested in some input from colleagues outside my district. The choice seems to have come down to "Collections" (by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), or "Paths to College and Career" (by PCG Education/Josse Bass). I'm not sure either is a great choice but have serious misgivings about the latter. 

If you can offer an informed/experienced opinion on either of these options, I would sincerely appreciate it.
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Yes, I was on Polk's ELA secondary textbook adoption committee about 2 years ago. I'm not sure who did the cut, but Paths was not one of the texts we reviewed in depth. I agree with your assessment; however, my experience has been that whatever decisions are made, the teachers will be told that we are the professionals and it is our job to make it work. And make it work we will, for the sake of our students. I would document pros and cons for each text, and then think about how to implement whatever is chosen for you. For example, if they decide to go with Paths, will you still have your current textbooks? I can see some value in using the new questioning approaches with familiar text. I am struggling to learn all the new texts and how to implement new standards and skills with books that still have questions and activities based on the old standards. Hope this helps in some small way!
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