A Unique Twist on Formative Assessment: “Give Me All You Got!”

At the end of November, I stumbled upon this great idea from English teacher Kelly Culp: The basic premise is that students do a "brain dump" of sorts about a specific reading and share everything they know about it with you through text and images.   I decided to utilize this strategize to do a formative … Continue reading A Unique Twist on Formative Assessment: “Give Me All You Got!”

Building Community with Collaborative Class “Where We’re From” Poems

This year I wanted to start the school year with an activity that infused reading, writing, and critical thinking while building classroom community and some personal connections.  Inspired by an Instagram post from the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University, I decided to work with my students to craft a collaborative "Where I'm From" class … Continue reading Building Community with Collaborative Class “Where We’re From” Poems