Bring Your Novel to Life! 30+ Tips and Web Resources

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett Students struggle to read books and classic literature. One reason is that the […]

10 Tips to Help Your Students Develop Reading Skills

Are you sure that all your students would attain basic reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade? Language proficiency by the end of 3rd […]

Acrostic Poems & Google Docs No Way!

Yes! It is possible to create an Acrostic Poem in a Google Doc. Did I hear you say, “Oh how can this be?” “There is […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Kids’ Creative Writing Skills

I often hear kids ask, “What should I write about?” It’s a classic situation. Kids write a few lines, after that… go blank. I’ve seen […]

How to Cultivate the Love of Reading

How much time do your kids spend reading each day? An hour? 30 minutes? 15 minutes? As per a survey conducted during the 2014-2015 school […]

Create Interactive Videos and Images with ThingLink

I recently discovered ThingLink which is an online platform that allows you to create interactive images and videos. Initial thought: PERFECT for the classroom! I […]

How To Teach Close Reading

The Common Core State standards put special emphasis on close reading. Key shifts in English Language Arts call for students to engage with the text […]

PracTutor Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform – Exclusive Features For Students

PracTutor re-designs its student page to boost the focus on practice, testing and learning goals (Louisville, KY) – November 13, 2015 – PracTutor today announced […]

How To Promote Close Reading

How to promote active reading among students? The key is close reading; teaching students to engage with the text. However, it is not easy. Not all students […]

Video Field Trips & Guest Speakers: April Valdesuso, Marriotts Ridge High School

Overview April Valdesuso is tapping into the plethora of online video sources to assist her English lessons.  She is essentially creating on-demand virtual field trips […]

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