Category Archives: reading

Cool Summer Reading Flowchart

A friend of mine sent this too me the other day. I want a high res poster version for my classroom.   Via and USC Rossier Online From

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There’s more to a book’s “reading level” than the Huffington Post Suggests

Says the Huffington Post in a recent article: American High School Students Are Reading Books At 5th-Grade-Appropriate Levels: Report This is a terribly inflammatory piece. It summarizes a recent report done by Renaissance Learning (brokers of Accelerated Reader) regarding the … Continue reading

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Story map homework breakdown 2.0

I wrote a while back about my daughter’s frustrations with the story map homework she had been given from her second grade teacher. I wondered why she was so paralyzed and unable to complete the story map that simply asked … Continue reading

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reading ruined already?

I’m sitting here helping my 2nd grade daughter with her homework. She is to complete three story maps, each on a book from her shelves here at home that she has read and knows well. This task has paralyzed her. … Continue reading

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Reporting on that homework of the weekend before last…

And it’s been a blur since I (M. Shelley here) made that last posting. Funny how a teaching life will do that. I did complete the homework I assigned to myself, to cobble together an argument for my students about … Continue reading

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This weekend’s homework

How do you convince high school students that it’s important to read? That’s my homework this weekend. I want to cobble together an argument to make to my students–seniors, the often unmotivated type–on Monday as we head into our first … Continue reading

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