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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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Adults Find Standardized Tests a Challenge!

I came across a very interesting article and I think it is worth reading for everyone, not just educators. Actually maybe even more so for non-educators!       When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids.     I'd love to see a requirement of a passing score...

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Find Your Inner Tree Hugger with HOOT!

Hoot, written by Carl Hiaasen, is a wonderful book to use for a novel study whole, class, lit circles, or book groups. Hoot, was published in 2002 and received the Newberry Honor Award for children's literature in 2003. Summary of Hoot*: Roy Eberhart has recently, and...

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Take a Lit-Trip with Bud, Not Buddy

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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Crenshaw Novel Study Book Unit
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