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Why Should You Use Novel Studies in Your Classroom?

Funny thing about educational research is if you look hard enough you can usually find studies to support both sides of an issue. Very rarely do you find a straight yes or no answer to what is good or bad theory or practice.

Pros and Cons of Multiple Choice Questioning

To use multiple choice questioning or not, that is the question! I have a strong feeling about multiple choice. It’s more of a hate/love relationship really. In certain instances (a few) I like the option, but in many ways, I try to avoid it.

The Power of El Deafo!

A couple months ago I was partaking in a discussion on Facebook about the factuality of the novel Wonder. Now, I love the book Wonder and feel it has a solid needed place in the classroom, but on the subject of hearing loss which is touched on in the book, I do have definite questions and concerns.

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Take a Lit-Trip with Number the Stars

I came across a wonderful discovery, Google Lit Trips!  This site is amazing to expand the background knowledge of a novel and to add a whole new dimension to the book. From the Google Lit Trip site: What is a Google Lit Trip? Lit Trips are downloadable files that...

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Number the Stars

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a wonderful historical fiction novel to use along with a study of the Holocaust. Number the Stars is the 1990 winner of the Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. From the Back Cover: ...

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Best FREE Classroom Apps!

More and more classrooms have 1:1 capability and even those that are not fully 1:1 are using technology more every day.  Here are some apps that are available for free for you to use with your students and for parent communication. Organization and Parent...

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Crenshaw Novel Study Book Unit

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Wishtree Novel Study Book Unit

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