https://www.instagram.com/jameelaillustration/ but I consistently recognize three trends: developing readers, dormant readers, and underground readers. Miller, Donalyn (2010-01-12). The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child (Kindle Location 449). Wiley. Kindle Edition. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/253/the-middle-of-nowhere
TL:DR; how to help students read and access content areas. Today, Saturday, April 24, I am a cartographer of curriculum mapping, trying something new, useful, and just a little bit sad, too. I love books and teaching ELA, and while I will still teach reading and writing, listening and speaking, my new role as the… Read More Read All About It
My son struggled with ADHD in school and because teachers didn’t know how to deal with it, it destroyed his love of reading. But there is hope.
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Kimberly Jones’ “How Can We Win” speech… Read More Series: WPH Know your history (5)
In hindsight, I think my love for close reading came from this song. (SHE DID WHAT WITH THE GUN?) — Jennifer Binis (@JennBinis) May 30, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Note: I’m posting a few thoughts today. This blog is my pensieve. I’m struggling with writing today. This post is just a note. This post feels like a… Read More What did I just read?
I’ve been on Goodreads for over a decade. Here is my user profile link: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2159625-k-love Two things on my mind: Reading challenges Stars and reviews Ready? via GIPHY Reading logs irk me. Few things made me feel more like a slatternly and crappy mother than when I forgot to sign the boys’ reading logs. We… Read More Little Miss Goody Goodreads
Prevention for late-work. … Read More The English Teacher Companion
“It took me a long time to understand how much literacy affected my life.” Jason Reynolds Please forgive the sound and editing quality of this video. I tried to add titles on some of the key moments of Jason Reynold’s ideas. He showed the students and staff pure love that day, pure truth, and I… Read More “Your relationship with language is your freedom.” Jason Reynolds
TFW I asked for help on teaching To Kill A Mockingbird and received so much support and guidance.… Read More disrupting mockingbirds.
I sometimes wish I had the magic words that enchanted students’ brains to desire reading. Instead, I hear a steady stream of protests: I hate to read. I hate reading. Reading is boring. Of course, it is. Looking at marks on a page that make no sense, undecoded gibberish which serves to remind our students… Read More There’s a book for that.