Monthly Archives: November 2013

Book Recommendation: The Wall by Marlen Haushofer

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer is a brilliant dystopian novel about a woman who wakes up to find discover an invisible partition (a wall, literally) between herself and the outside world. Every human on the outside appears to be dead, … Continue reading

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EngageNY: Building Critical Thinkers

I’m all for student-centered learning environments in which students are asked to think deeply about texts. The CC didn’t invent student-questioning, close reading, text-centered discussions, collaboration, using evidence to back up ideas — these standards are in place to ensure … Continue reading

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Lesson Addition: Analyzing a “St. Lucy’s” Film Adaptation

I added this film analysis lesson to the end of Unit 1 in the first 9-12 ELA module from engageny. What I liked about this lesson is that it: 1) Got students moving around the classroom, 2) Asked students to … Continue reading

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