Tents for Talking

An Easy Way to Help Kids Talk to Each Other Academically If you need a way to help all students talk at a higher level about […]

Text Features: Who Cares?

Text Features  Concrete to Abstract   How do we get students to not only understand what a text feature is, but to know why it’s important and […]

Text Structures: Who Cares?

Text Structures  Concrete to Abstract How do we get students to not only understand what a text structure is, but to know why it’s important and […]

Close Reading, Annotating, Text Evidence

Close Reading Skills & Annotating Stop the excessive underlining and highlighting! Close reading skills don’t happen by accident— it’s a skill set that, when implemented effectively, […]

How to Get Kids to Take Ownership during PBL

  Project Based Learning (PBL) Helping Students Take Ownership of Their Learning Ok, let’s be real here:  Anytime you give 12 year-olds a project and then […]