call ck12 foundation in california -and ask for materials that zoom in on grammar and language skills -espicailly on the 4-12 level! ask for Gary Clarke or the head of the foundation. please le tme know the responses that you receive
With your interest in Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.
Welcome Ammar... I created a Ning for gifted kids last summer (grades 8,9, &10). It's time consuming on the front end. but worth the effort. My students had fun with all of the gadgets and apps, but they also had some great discussions.
I'd love to know what novels, poetry and/or short stories you teach if you have a chance to list some. I know it's not exactly a classroom 2.0 type question, but I love finding out about world literature and what people are teaching in other countries. It's great for our students to know too.
I like Google Battle, I am going to use it too, thanks! I started teaching 7th grade English this year and have not updated my profile yet. Your site looks great! Some of my favorite Web 2.0 tools for writing are PicLits, lexipedia, Wordle, Magnetic Poetry, and Save the Words
I head up our middle school literary magazine, so I am always looking for creative writing tools, and unique ways of teaching writing.