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I'm a sixth year teacher, teaching my first year in public school.

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6 Days and Counting

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 2:59pm 0 Comments

So we've been typing on and off for . . . ever. I'm down to just one student who has not typed her piece. But I've learned a LOT about differentiation. Differentiating instruction has always been something that I thought sounded really cool, but too hard for my classroom. I didn't know how this would work, but I realized that by setting up clear expectations for my students where they understood that not everyone would be doing the same thing. I thought my students would be a little resistant,… Continue

Typing - Day 1

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 1:02pm 1 Comment

Entering Activities: Students will have directions on screen. They will read a sample ORQ and identify the power verbs in part A and B. They will fill out the sections labled “DO” and “WHAT” on their ORQ graphic organizer.

Teaching and Learning: Students who have three revised drafts will begin typing their pieces today. I will teach them the appropriate way to use the laptops and direct them as they work. Students who do not have three drafts completed will be finishing… Continue

Strengths and Areas for Growth

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Entering Activities : As today’s sponge, we will watch a BrainPop video called “Show, Not Tell.”

Anticipatory Set: I will go over today’s agenda with students, explaining that we will be looking at an example of a reflective piece and identifying strengths of the piece and areas for growth.

Teaching and Learning: Students I will read aloud the sample reflective letter. I will teach students how to make a chart where they will identify some strengths and some areas… Continue

Let the Drafting Begin

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 1:21pm 1 Comment

Entering Activities: Students will come in and start on a sponge that asks them to write their controlling idea of their piece.

Anticipatory Set: I will go over that today we will spend time writing our reflective pieces. I will ask student to take out their homework and I will have them share with one another, as I check it. This may give them an idea that they did not have before.

Teaching and Learning: I will read aloud to students three examples of writers… Continue

Organizing Reflections

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 5:49am 1 Comment

Entering Activity: Students will write down a prediction of what a piece titled “Taking the Trip” will be about.

Anticipatory Set: Students will write down today’s agenda and go over what we will be doing today.

Teaching and Learning: Students and I will read “Taking the Trip.” We will discuss what the controlling idea of this reflective essay is.

Guided Practice: I will have students make a Write to the Point Organizer. We will go over the… Continue

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At 3:10pm on April 14, 2009, Ryan Churchill said…
Love your wall, but the green is a bit excessive, eh?


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