About a month ago, I wrote about some rather sophisticated work my honors 12th ELA students did with deconstructing mentor texts. However, not all students are ready to take on such a task. How might you scaffold those learners and give them the experience but on a smaller scale and in a way that is … Continue reading Fun with Text Structure: Paragraph Scramble Competition
Way back in the day of my graduate school days at the University of Georgia, I took a Folk Literature class with Dr. Linda DeGroff as part of my coursework (sadly, Dr. DeGroff passed away last year). It was in this course I was introduced to the joys of Reader's Theatre. You can find … Continue reading Reader’s Theatre for Introducing Informational Content: It’s Not Just for K-5!
Last week I had the pleasure and honor of co-teaching a professional development course for Hall County teachers, Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, with my Chestatee Academy principal Jennifer Kogod. We both share a passion for all things literacy, so when she asked me to teach the course with her earlier this spring, I … Continue reading Getting Our Joy On: Summer PD with Hall County Teachers