Monday, May 14, 2012

Post for the Week of May 14, 2012

How well do you know the new Frameworks book (a.k.a. "the Green Monster")?  In the back is a helpful glossary of terms.  This glossary could serve many purposes.  Maybe sit down during vertical teaming and divvy the words up?  Some might only need to be addressed once or twice, but others need to be taught at every grade level with increasing complexity.  For example, a 12th grader's knowledge of point of view and how to analyze it should be much more sophisticated than that of a 6th grader.  Take some time to look through the glossary; you might be surprised by what you find!

Did you know that some research suggests that "nearly 80% of the achievement difference between high-income and low-income students may be attributable to summer reading loss"?  Before thinking of your own beach reading, take some time to decide what your school's plan for summer reading will be.  Here are some great summer reading resources!

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