Category Archives: Literacy Resources


Revamping my Summary Assignments

I am Shaking up the way I have my scholars summarize information.  This MONTH’S #BLOGAMONTH TOPIC is a challenge to ‘do thin [...]

YES, you can create memes and gifs for class

You use interactive notebooks, Socratic Seminars, Kagan Strategies, online testing, flashcards, foldables, and everything including the kit [...]

Creating social media posts

  The four categories of focus for a RAFT include: Role of the Writer: Who are you as the writer? A movie star? The President? A plant? [...]

creating videos

Before your students can tell their story, they need to outline it so that they can identify the key points. Provide them with a Plot Diagra [...]

Creating engaging summaries

Summarizing requires students to determine what is important in the text. Paraphrasing requires them to translate the text into their own wo [...]

Creating Interactive Images

After students read text have them create memes or gifs regarding the themes, characters, main ideas, concepts, etc.  They use critical th [...]

Monster Mystery

As we begin this schoolyear, I decided that one of their first writing assignments would be to compose a descriptive paragraph. NO descripti [...]

Responding with memes

Thanks to my summer ventures into self driven PD, I had an opportunity to play with memes. I realized that I was hooked when I was saving my [...]

ThingLink

  I signed up for an Educator’s account on the Thinglink.com website and I haven’t had time to play. I just created my first on [...]

Annotating and GISTing – Literacy Strategies

When working with text, we need to find Literacy strategies that require our students to do more than read and recite facts. We need to get [...]

Creating Poems from Artwork

I showed my students two pictures and asked them to create poetry based on their impression of the who, what, when, where, why and how of th [...]

Breaking down poetry into its smallest pieces

Common Core this… Common Core that…. Increase rigor… Raise the bar….. I have been bombarded by the following terms a [...]
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