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Lesson Idea: Active Modeling & Organizing Evidence-Based Claims

Before students start writing their essays, they need to see what an organized essay looks like; they also need practice in organizing claims as well as individualized feedback. I’ve struggled with this aspect of writing-teaching because 1) It’s often unclear … Continue reading

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Interrogating Representations of Disability in Disney: “Part of Your World” & The Lion King

Last year, I led my students through a “Disability in America” module that asked them to critically analyze representations of disability in media (ads, PSAs, film clips) and in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. What I liked about this … Continue reading

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Book Talk: Reasons to Teach “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

In case you didn’t already know… The Hunger Games is the first book in a critically-acclaimed trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It’s a dystopian, science fiction novel that takes place in Panem, a country that consists of 12 impoverished Districts and … Continue reading

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