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Rubrics and checklists are my usual methods. I have a set of student-friendly rubrics that I adapted from my state's standardized testing. I use these for grading informational, argument, and narrative pieces as well as text-dependent analysis. I favor checklists when I'm assessing something very specific like correct colon usage. I make students highlight the items on the checklist because if they can't find it in their own work then it's usually not there.
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#iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #iteachsecondary #iteachela #2ndaryELA #TeacherTalk #literarymaven
Rubrics and checklists are my usual methods. I have a set of student-friendly rubrics that I adapted from my state's standardized testing. I use these for grading informational, argument, and narrative pieces as well as text-dependent analysis. I favor checklists when I'm assessing something very specific like correct colon usage. I make students highlight the items on the checklist because if they can't find it in their own work then it's usually not there. ‍ #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #iteachsecondary  #iteachela  #2ndaryELA  #TeacherTalk  #literarymaven 
Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read because I love history (maybe I should have been a social studies teacher). It's also a genre I love to recommend to students because they learn about an issue, event, or time period as they are reading. Click the link in my profile for 7 historical fiction titles that I've recently read and would recommend to middle school students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2nV8U4b
Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read because I love history (maybe I should have been a social studies teacher). It's also a genre I love to recommend to students because they learn about an issue, event, or time period as they are reading. Click the link in my profile for 7 historical fiction titles that I've recently read and would recommend to middle school students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2nV8U4b
Do you have trouble leaving school work at school and spend too many of your nights and weekends planning and grading? This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about avoiding teacher burnout in the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how to ease the grading load and classroom activities to use when you need a break from the paper pile. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary http://bit.ly/2FhSMRj
Do you have trouble leaving school work at school and spend too many of your nights and weekends planning and grading? This #2ndaryELA  Twitter chat was all about avoiding teacher burnout in the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how to ease the grading load and classroom activities to use when you need a break from the paper pile. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  http://bit.ly/2FhSMRj
When learning about characterization and character types, students begin to examine an author's craft. Why did the author describe the character that way? What does the author's description allow the reader to learn about a character indirectly? Whether you are teaching these as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #teachingliteraryelements  http://bit.ly/2PdmtIS
When learning about characterization and character types, students begin to examine an author's craft. Why did the author describe the character that way? What does the author's description allow the reader to learn about a character indirectly? Whether you are teaching these as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #teachingliteraryelements  http://bit.ly/2PdmtIS
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is literary nonfiction that reads like a spy thriller. America's efforts to build the atomic bomb, the sabotage of German weapon manufacture, and the Soviets attempts to steal American secrets are woven together in this action packed story. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #bomb #stevesheinkin
http://bit.ly/2rGPena
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is literary nonfiction that reads like a spy thriller. America's efforts to build the atomic bomb, the sabotage of German weapon manufacture, and the Soviets attempts to steal American secrets are woven together in this action packed story. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #bomb  #stevesheinkin  http://bit.ly/2rGPena
When I first started teaching, I graded EVERYTHING. I felt like the students wouldn't do their work if they weren't getting points from it. Now I view most assignments as practice and only grade the big stuff. It can be a struggle to change students' mindsets about grading, but eventually they see that you can't do well on the big stuff without doing the practice. And of course I throw in lots of sports analogies to help change their viewpoint.
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#iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #iteachsecondary #iteachela #2ndaryELA #TeacherTalk #literarymaven
When I first started teaching, I graded EVERYTHING. I felt like the students wouldn't do their work if they weren't getting points from it. Now I view most assignments as practice and only grade the big stuff. It can be a struggle to change students' mindsets about grading, but eventually they see that you can't do well on the big stuff without doing the practice. And of course I throw in lots of sports analogies to help change their viewpoint. ‍ #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #iteachsecondary  #iteachela  #2ndaryELA  #TeacherTalk  #literarymaven 
Have your lessons have lost their spark? Are you searching for some creative inspiration? This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about out of the box teaching ideas in the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed interesting fiction and nonfiction pairings.  Teachers also shared creative activity and projects that are both fun and rigorous. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary http://bit.ly/2FWeATH
Have your lessons have lost their spark? Are you searching for some creative inspiration? This #2ndaryELA  Twitter chat was all about out of the box teaching ideas in the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed interesting fiction and nonfiction pairings. Teachers also shared creative activity and projects that are both fun and rigorous. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  http://bit.ly/2FWeATH
Fantasy isn't my favorite genre, but it is currently the genre of choice for many students. If you are a reluctant fantasy reader like I am, click on the link in my profile for  8 titles, many of them part of a series, that I've recently read and would recommend to middle and high school students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit http://bit.ly/2w1o9ME
Fantasy isn't my favorite genre, but it is currently the genre of choice for many students. If you are a reluctant fantasy reader like I am, click on the link in my profile for 8 titles, many of them part of a series, that I've recently read and would recommend to middle and high school students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2w1o9ME
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, a young adult historical fiction novel, is the tale of two best friends serving in unusual roles during WWII. The two girls face danger and losing each other in this gripping narrative. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #codenameverity #elizabethwein
http://bit.ly/2Gi3ase
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, a young adult historical fiction novel, is the tale of two best friends serving in unusual roles during WWII. The two girls face danger and losing each other in this gripping narrative. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #codenameverity  #elizabethwein  http://bit.ly/2Gi3ase
How do you know if students have "got it?" This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about measuring student learning in the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed different types of informal and formal assessments. Teachers also shared how their assessments are designed and creative methods of measuring learning. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2D4ttjM
How do you know if students have "got it?" This #2ndaryELA  Twitter chat was all about measuring student learning in the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed different types of informal and formal assessments. Teachers also shared how their assessments are designed and creative methods of measuring learning. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2D4ttjM
As teachers, we hope that every book we put in the hands of our students is a great one, but some students prefer that great story to also be true. For these students, the story takes on greater meaning because it actually happened to a real person. Click on the link in my profile for 10 high interest nonfiction titles that I've recently read and would recommend to secondary students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2M5UVY1
As teachers, we hope that every book we put in the hands of our students is a great one, but some students prefer that great story to also be true. For these students, the story takes on greater meaning because it actually happened to a real person. Click on the link in my profile for 10 high interest nonfiction titles that I've recently read and would recommend to secondary students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2M5UVY1
Do you struggle to do ANYTHING if you don’t have a system? I sure as heck do. I learned this about myself when I was a college textbook sales rep, so when I started teaching I paid attention to other teachers’ systems when I was doing observation hours, student teaching, and subbing. For more ideas, check out this post from @theliterarymaven #Repost @theliterarymaven with @get_repost
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Need some new ideas for getting organized? Whether you are heading back to school determined to get cleaned up after a break, a weekend, or just last night, see what secondary ELA teachers say about organizing their desk, student supplies, paperwork, student work portfolios, & books. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2oMjxHh
Do you struggle to do ANYTHING if you don’t have a system? I sure as heck do. I learned this about myself when I was a college textbook sales rep, so when I started teaching I paid attention to other teachers’ systems when I was doing observation hours, student teaching, and subbing. For more ideas, check out this post from @theliterarymaven #Repost  @theliterarymaven with @get_repost ・・・ Need some new ideas for getting organized? Whether you are heading back to school determined to get cleaned up after a break, a weekend, or just last night, see what secondary ELA teachers say about organizing their desk, student supplies, paperwork, student work portfolios, & books. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2oMjxHh
Need some new ideas for getting organized? Whether you are heading back to school determined to get cleaned up after a break, a weekend, or just last night, see what secondary ELA teachers say about organizing their desk, student supplies, paperwork, student work portfolios, & books. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2oMjxHh
Need some new ideas for getting organized? Whether you are heading back to school determined to get cleaned up after a break, a weekend, or just last night, see what secondary ELA teachers say about organizing their desk, student supplies, paperwork, student work portfolios, & books. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2oMjxHh
A multiple choice quiz after reading is a quick and easy way to check student comprehension, but it doesn't allow you to assess deeper understanding and it certainly isn't fun or creative. If you are looking for more meaningful and engaging activities to use with students during literature circles or a novel unit, here's twelve ideas that are favorites in my classroom and the Common Core standards they align with. {Link in profile}
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary http://bit.ly/2OWHEPi
A multiple choice quiz after reading is a quick and easy way to check student comprehension, but it doesn't allow you to assess deeper understanding and it certainly isn't fun or creative. If you are looking for more meaningful and engaging activities to use with students during literature circles or a novel unit, here's twelve ideas that are favorites in my classroom and the Common Core standards they align with. {Link in profile} . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  http://bit.ly/2OWHEPi
In Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai, the night that Fadi and his family flee the Taliban's control is full of peril and in one terrible moment, the youngest sister is separated from the family and left behind in Afghanistan. Once in America, Fadi, his parents, and his sister struggle to assimilate while holding on to the hope that Mariam will be found. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #shootingkabul #nhsenzai
http://bit.ly/2ImMotw
In Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai, the night that Fadi and his family flee the Taliban's control is full of peril and in one terrible moment, the youngest sister is separated from the family and left behind in Afghanistan. Once in America, Fadi, his parents, and his sister struggle to assimilate while holding on to the hope that Mariam will be found. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #shootingkabul  #nhsenzai  http://bit.ly/2ImMotw
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, a historical fiction novel, chronicles the harrowing experience of Lina and her family, labeled as anti-Soviet during the 1940s and imprisoned in a labor camp into the 1950s. Taken from their home in Lithuania to the coldest edges of the globe, each day is a struggle to survive. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #betweenshadesofgray #rutasepetys
http://bit.ly/2IoDbRM
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, a historical fiction novel, chronicles the harrowing experience of Lina and her family, labeled as anti-Soviet during the 1940s and imprisoned in a labor camp into the 1950s. Taken from their home in Lithuania to the coldest edges of the globe, each day is a struggle to survive. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #betweenshadesofgray  #rutasepetys  http://bit.ly/2IoDbRM
Parent communication is less daunting in elementary school, just one class of 25 students to keep in touch with. In high school that number jumps to 5 or 6 classes of 25+ students. Despite being more challenging, parent communication is just as important in the upper grades. Read on for best practices for parent contact and technology tips to help make communicating with the masses a little easier. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. Feel free to share your own best practices and tech tips below.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2Fj7yqW
Parent communication is less daunting in elementary school, just one class of 25 students to keep in touch with. In high school that number jumps to 5 or 6 classes of 25+ students. Despite being more challenging, parent communication is just as important in the upper grades. Read on for best practices for parent contact and technology tips to help make communicating with the masses a little easier. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. Feel free to share your own best practices and tech tips below. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2Fj7yqW
In The War That Saved My Life by @kimberly_brubaker_bradley the lives of Ada and her brother Jamie are changed forever when the threat of bombing forces them to leave London for the English countryside. After realizing what poverty and ignorance they once lived in, Ada hopes that they'll never have to return. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit  #thewarthatsavedmylife #kimberlybrubrakerbradley
http://bit.ly/2k0ww5J
In The War That Saved My Life by @kimberly_brubaker_bradley the lives of Ada and her brother Jamie are changed forever when the threat of bombing forces them to leave London for the English countryside. After realizing what poverty and ignorance they once lived in, Ada hopes that they'll never have to return. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #thewarthatsavedmylife  #kimberlybrubrakerbradley  http://bit.ly/2k0ww5J
Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Click on the link in my profile for 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 poems, to share with your students throughout the year, during National Poetry Month or to run a March Madness Poetry Tournament in your classroom.
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#literarymaven #teachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #poetry #poetryofinstagram #poetryofig #poetryisnotdead #nationalpoetrymonth #poemaday #poetrypaired http://bit.ly/2vm4LK4
Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Click on the link in my profile for 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 poems, to share with your students throughout the year, during National Poetry Month or to run a March Madness Poetry Tournament in your classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #teachers  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofig  #teachersfollowteachers  #iteach  #iteachtoo  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #poetry  #poetryofinstagram  #poetryofig  #poetryisnotdead  #nationalpoetrymonth  #poemaday  #poetrypaired  http://bit.ly/2vm4LK4
In The Knife of Never Letting Go by @patricknessbooks Todd is the only boy left in a town of men, all of whom hear the Noise, the thoughts of other men. When Todd unexpectedly finds a girl, the two must flee his home town and he discovers that the world is not the place he was raised to believe it was. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #chaoswalking #patrickness #theknifeofneverlettinggo
http://bit.ly/2InNTrJ
In The Knife of Never Letting Go by @patricknessbooks Todd is the only boy left in a town of men, all of whom hear the Noise, the thoughts of other men. When Todd unexpectedly finds a girl, the two must flee his home town and he discovers that the world is not the place he was raised to believe it was. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #chaoswalking  #patrickness  #theknifeofneverlettinggo  http://bit.ly/2InNTrJ
Often boys are our most reluctant readers, especially during middle and high school, which is why it is awesome to hear what others' students are loving. What books are your male student totally into? Click the link in my profile for recommended titles and to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2FXYBEO
Often boys are our most reluctant readers, especially during middle and high school, which is why it is awesome to hear what others' students are loving. What books are your male student totally into? Click the link in my profile for recommended titles and to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2FXYBEO
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, was written before To Kill A Mockingbird, but focuses on events that taken place later in the life of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. You'll revisit the beloved characters of To Kill a Mockingbird as they struggle with the racial issues of the 1960s. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #gosetawatchman #harperlee
http://bit.ly/2L2nAsH
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, was written before To Kill A Mockingbird, but focuses on events that taken place later in the life of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. You'll revisit the beloved characters of To Kill a Mockingbird as they struggle with the racial issues of the 1960s. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #gosetawatchman  #harperlee  http://bit.ly/2L2nAsH
Don't fight the holiday spirit! Embrace it by incorporating holiday themed lessons and activities in your classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed their schools approach the holidays and how they recognize the holidays in their own classroom. Teachers also shared how to keep students focused on learning and encourage students to think of others this time of year. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2tjgtYb
Don't fight the holiday spirit! Embrace it by incorporating holiday themed lessons and activities in your classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed their schools approach the holidays and how they recognize the holidays in their own classroom. Teachers also shared how to keep students focused on learning and encourage students to think of others this time of year. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2tjgtYb
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin focuses on a little known event in American history. This narrative nonfiction novel is a fascinating story of the prejudice and injustice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #stevesheinkin #portchicago50
 http://bit.ly/2rKnvli
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin focuses on a little known event in American history. This narrative nonfiction novel is a fascinating story of the prejudice and injustice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #stevesheinkin  #portchicago50  http://bit.ly/2rKnvli
📢 NEW BLOG POST Not all students are looking for an emotionally heavy book when they are reading for pleasure. Think about your students who loved (or may still love) The Diary of a Wimpy Kid or the Captain Underpants series. These students want to laugh, not cry, at their books. Click on the link in my profile for 6 humorous novels that I've recently read and would recommend to secondary students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit 
https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/11/teen-books-humor.html
📢 NEW BLOG POST Not all students are looking for an emotionally heavy book when they are reading for pleasure. Think about your students who loved (or may still love) The Diary of a Wimpy Kid or the Captain Underpants series. These students want to laugh, not cry, at their books. Click on the link in my profile for 6 humorous novels that I've recently read and would recommend to secondary students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/11/teen-books-humor.html
The 7th grade students I work with lead one book talk a month as a way of sharing what their reading and holding them accountable for reading. I have a bulletin board where I share the books I've recently read with images of their covers and their first lines to catch students' interest.

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Many students are intimidated by poetry, so using music can help you ease them into poetry analysis as there's really no difference between looking at the lyrics of a song and the lines of a poem. Click the link in my profile for 15 song and poem pairings that will liven up your poetry unit.
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Many students are intimidated by poetry, so using music can help you ease them into poetry analysis as there's really no difference between looking at the lyrics of a song and the lines of a poem. Click the link in my profile for 15 song and poem pairings that will liven up your poetry unit. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #poetry  #poetryisnotdead  #poetryismusic  #lyricsarepoetry  #nationalpoetrymonth  http://bit.ly/2uWkJdA
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is the tale of an outsider determined to make his own path in life. The novel also provides opportunities for teens to reflect on the loved ones they've lost. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is the tale of an outsider determined to make his own path in life. The novel also provides opportunities for teens to reflect on the loved ones they've lost. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #shermanalexie  #absolutelytruediaryofaparttimeindian  http://bit.ly/2IneWTY
As an English teacher and a lover of literature, sometime I neglect the other type of fiction, NONfiction. If you also struggle to incorporate nonfiction into your English Language Arts classroom, check out ideas, resources and more by clicking the link in my profile to read through the chat.
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Irony is one of my favorite literary elements to teach. Who doesn't love a good plot twist? I love challenging students to find their own examples of irony from songs, films, and books. Whether you are teaching the types of irony as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students.
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Irony is one of my favorite literary elements to teach. Who doesn't love a good plot twist? I love challenging students to find their own examples of irony from songs, films, and books. Whether you are teaching the types of irony as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students. . . . , , #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #teachingliteraryelements  http://bit.ly/2JKK0g4
Get ready for #2ndaryELA chat tomorrow night at 8 pm EST by scheduling your responses in advance. More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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In Ever by @gailcarsonlevine Kezi and Olus are young, playful, and in love. The only problem is that Kezi is mortal and fated to die while Olus, god of the winds, can't live among humans. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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Does deafening silence fall over your room when you mention the words debate, discussion, or presentation? Find ways to ease students into public speaking (and make sure they are listening too). Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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Chat with #2ndaryELA on Twitter Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Take a look at the questions and find all of the other details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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The Kite Runner by @khosseini is a heartbreaking tale of brothers growing up as friends and torn apart by war. One, privileged and wealthy, escapes to America, while the other, poor and a racial minority, is killed by the Taliban. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #kiterunner #khaledhosseini
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The Kite Runner by @khosseini is a heartbreaking tale of brothers growing up as friends and torn apart by war. One, privileged and wealthy, escapes to America, while the other, poor and a racial minority, is killed by the Taliban. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #kiterunner  #khaledhosseini  http://bit.ly/2L3Hwvs
📢 NEW BLOG POST 📢 Keeping it professional can be challenging when balancing the demands of students, parents, admin, and other staff members.  This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about teachers' professional lives. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the structure of the ELA department at their schools. Teachers also shared what planning time looks like and how it is used effectively. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/11/professionalism9.html
📢 NEW BLOG POST 📢 Keeping it professional can be challenging when balancing the demands of students, parents, admin, and other staff members. This #2ndaryELA  Twitter chat was all about teachers' professional lives. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the structure of the ELA department at their schools. Teachers also shared what planning time looks like and how it is used effectively. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/11/professionalism9.html
The sixth grade teachers squeeze it in anywhere they can, usually as a transition activity. The 7th grade teacher I work with is starting her class with it this year because she noticed students weren't reading on their own. 
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In Patina, the second installment in @jasoneynolds83  Track series, Patty faces challenges at home and running track is her escape. Her mother suffers from diabetes so Patty and her younger sister live with their aunt and uncle, who are an interracial race couple. Patty is also struggling to make friends at her new school where many of the students are well off. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #patina #jasonreynolds #weneeddiversebooks
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In Patina, the second installment in @jasoneynolds83 Track series, Patty faces challenges at home and running track is her escape. Her mother suffers from diabetes so Patty and her younger sister live with their aunt and uncle, who are an interracial race couple. Patty is also struggling to make friends at her new school where many of the students are well off. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #patina  #jasonreynolds  #weneeddiversebooks  http://bit.ly/2IH0adU
Figurative language is often what makes a story so rich and powerful. A reader is able to visualize exactly what the author intended when just the right language is used. Whether you are teaching these as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #teachingliteraryelements #figurativelanguage http://bit.ly/2Jp9BuV
Figurative language is often what makes a story so rich and powerful. A reader is able to visualize exactly what the author intended when just the right language is used. Whether you are teaching these as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #teachingliteraryelements  #figurativelanguage  http://bit.ly/2Jp9BuV
Get ready for #2ndaryELA chat tomorrow night at 8 pm EST by scheduling your responses in advance. More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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With all of the CCSS focus on argument writing and the fun of narrative writing, informational writing can be neglected like the ugly, red-headed step-child. Read about favorite assignments, struggles and solutions, and helpful resources. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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With all of the CCSS focus on argument writing and the fun of narrative writing, informational writing can be neglected like the ugly, red-headed step-child. Read about favorite assignments, struggles and solutions, and helpful resources. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2G0pJmI
Chat with #2ndaryELA on Twitter Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Take a look at the questions and find all of the other details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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In The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, author William Kamkwamba describes his life in Africa in a way that does not make the reader pity him or look down upon the differences in his culture. Many of his experiences are ones the average child can relate to, but are set against the backdrop of third world struggles. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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In The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, author William Kamkwamba describes his life in Africa in a way that does not make the reader pity him or look down upon the differences in his culture. Many of his experiences are ones the average child can relate to, but are set against the backdrop of third world struggles. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #williamkamkwamba  http://bit.ly/2vUx0mD
We have the freedom to choose, but our school has a science focus so our readings are tied in to the concepts beings taught in our science units. For example, we read Fever 1793 because our students learning about water as well as diseases (plus we're in Philadelphia!). #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #iteachsecondary #iteachela #2ndaryELA #TeacherTalk #literarymaven
Mental health issues may not be more prevalent in today's society, but they are certainly more visible. It is just as important for students to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders as it is for students to have compassion for the people suffering from them. A novel is a great starting point for discussions about and further research into mental health issues. Click on the link in my profile for 5 novels dealing with mental health issues that I've recently read and would recommend to high school students.
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Mental health issues may not be more prevalent in today's society, but they are certainly more visible. It is just as important for students to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders as it is for students to have compassion for the people suffering from them. A novel is a great starting point for discussions about and further research into mental health issues. Click on the link in my profile for 5 novels dealing with mental health issues that I've recently read and would recommend to high school students. . . . , , #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2KWndmb
In When Dimple Met Rishi by @sandhyamenonbooks, narration alternates between the two main characters Dimple and Rishi, two Indian teenagers struggling to define themselves as they exit high school and head off to college. This light romance story with a happy ending also tackles tough topics like gender and cultural norms, arranged marriage, and parental expectations. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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In When Dimple Met Rishi by @sandhyamenonbooks, narration alternates between the two main characters Dimple and Rishi, two Indian teenagers struggling to define themselves as they exit high school and head off to college. This light romance story with a happy ending also tackles tough topics like gender and cultural norms, arranged marriage, and parental expectations. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #weneeddiversebooks  #whendimplemetrishi  #sandhyamenon  http://bit.ly/2vvMOw0
Do your students struggle to select the best evidence to support their arguments? Can't seem to craft a rebuttal paragraph? Find solutions to their struggles in addition to middle and high school students' favorite argument writing assignments. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2oLlT9C
Do your students struggle to select the best evidence to support their arguments? Can't seem to craft a rebuttal paragraph? Find solutions to their struggles in addition to middle and high school students' favorite argument writing assignments. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2oLlT9C
Meet me on Twitter tonight at 8 pm EST.

New to Twitter chats? Search #2ndaryELA to see the live feed. Look for the questions posted every 5 minutes. Add #2ndaryELA to the end of your responses so they show up in the feed. And don't be afraid to ask for help! More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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Meet me on Twitter tonight at 8 pm EST. New to Twitter chats? Search #2ndaryELA  to see the live feed. Look for the questions posted every 5 minutes. Add #2ndaryELA  to the end of your responses so they show up in the feed. And don't be afraid to ask for help! More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile} . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish 
As the saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words, so it's no wonder so many authors incorporate symbolism into their writing. The visual nature of symbolism also makes it a fun concept to teach to students. Whether you are teaching symbolism as a new concept for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #teachingliteraryelements http://bit.ly/2J3ZhIN
As the saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words, so it's no wonder so many authors incorporate symbolism into their writing. The visual nature of symbolism also makes it a fun concept to teach to students. Whether you are teaching symbolism as a new concept for your students, diving in deeper, or just reviewing the basics, click on the link in my profile to find activities and resources that will benefit all levels of students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #teachingliteraryelements  http://bit.ly/2J3ZhIN
Get ready for #2ndaryELA chat tomorrow night at 8 pm EST by scheduling your responses in advance. More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt is short and has a simple plot, but has such great messages about love, loss, trust, family (not just the one you are born into), and sacrifice. Jack and Joseph are still more boys than young men, and are feeling their way into young adulthood. Jack has been blessed with two loving parents and a peaceful life in a rural small town, while Joseph's journey has been more of a struggle. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #orbitingjupiter #garyschmidt http://bit.ly/2HpS2y2
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt is short and has a simple plot, but has such great messages about love, loss, trust, family (not just the one you are born into), and sacrifice. Jack and Joseph are still more boys than young men, and are feeling their way into young adulthood. Jack has been blessed with two loving parents and a peaceful life in a rural small town, while Joseph's journey has been more of a struggle. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #orbitingjupiter  #garyschmidt  http://bit.ly/2HpS2y2
Do you only teach the "old, dead, white guys" or is your syllabus overflowing with contemporary authors? Whether your focus is on the classics or you include a mix of both, you'll find strategies on teaching challenging texts and resources for teaching the classics. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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Do you only teach the "old, dead, white guys" or is your syllabus overflowing with contemporary authors? Whether your focus is on the classics or you include a mix of both, you'll find strategies on teaching challenging texts and resources for teaching the classics. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2FUWv8w
Chat with #2ndaryELA on Twitter Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Take a look at the questions and find all of the other details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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Emerson Page and Where The Light Enters by @christarosenyc is filled with beautifully descriptive language that conjures up images of magical places and its references to other works of literature make a reading nerd like me feel right at home. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit #emersonpage #emersonpageandwherethelightenters #christaavampato http://bit.ly/2H7BZEP
Emerson Page and Where The Light Enters by @christarosenyc is filled with beautifully descriptive language that conjures up images of magical places and its references to other works of literature make a reading nerd like me feel right at home. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  #emersonpage  #emersonpageandwherethelightenters  #christaavampato  http://bit.ly/2H7BZEP
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Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students. .
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#Repost  @officialascd with @get_repost ・・・ Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students. . . . #book  #reading  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofig  #iteachtoo  #iteach  #education  #students  #teacher  #teacherlife  #literarymaven  #teaching  #learning  #motivation  #quoteoftheday  #quotes  #inspiration  #instagood  #success  #instaquote 
📢 NEW BLOG POST 📢 Don't let old, dead, and white be the definition of reading in your classroom. This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about including diverse literature in our courses. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the importance of teaching diverse literature. Teachers also shared how to help students connect with experiences distant from their own. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/10/diverse-texts.html
📢 NEW BLOG POST 📢 Don't let old, dead, and white be the definition of reading in your classroom. This #2ndaryELA  Twitter chat was all about including diverse literature in our courses. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the importance of teaching diverse literature. Teachers also shared how to help students connect with experiences distant from their own. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/10/diverse-texts.html
It all depends on the text for me. An easy go to is doing a quick write about a theme in the reading. To get students moving around, I might do a simulation or act out a scenario related to the text. If I want to do a text pairing, I might first use a poem or song lyrics that introduce the ideas in the core text. Building background knowledge is another go to if the text is connected to science or history. 
#iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #iteachsecondary #iteachela #2ndaryELA #TeacherTalk #literarymaven
It all depends on the text for me. An easy go to is doing a quick write about a theme in the reading. To get students moving around, I might do a simulation or act out a scenario related to the text. If I want to do a text pairing, I might first use a poem or song lyrics that introduce the ideas in the core text. Building background knowledge is another go to if the text is connected to science or history. #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #iteachsecondary  #iteachela  #2ndaryELA  #TeacherTalk  #literarymaven 
Classic literature is considered classic for good reason; its characters are relatable and its themes are timeless. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, click on the link in my profile for 10 classic literature titles that are still worth teaching in middle school and high school.
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Classic literature is considered classic for good reason; its characters are relatable and its themes are timeless. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, click on the link in my profile for 10 classic literature titles that are still worth teaching in middle school and high school. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #literaryclassics  #classicliterature  #classicnovels  http://bit.ly/2IPUKcz
“Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students.” - @officialascd .
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“Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students.” - @officialascd . . #book  #reading  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofig  #iteachtoo  #iteach  #education  #students  #teacher  #teacherlife  #literarymaven  #teaching  #learning  #motivation  #quoteoftheday  #quotes  #inspiration  #instagood  #success  #instaquote 
Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students. .
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#book #reading #education  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #iteachtoo #iteach #education #students #teacher #teacherlife #literarymaven #teaching #learning #motivation #quoteoftheday #quotes #inspiration #instagood #success #instaquote
Far too many schools still operate in a high-pressure environment that emphasizes testing and standardized curricula while ignoring the fundamental importance of personal connections that make a profound difference for students. . . . #book  #reading  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofig  #iteachtoo  #iteach  #education  #students  #teacher  #teacherlife  #literarymaven  #teaching  #learning  #motivation  #quoteoftheday  #quotes  #inspiration  #instagood  #success  #instaquote 
Looking for new narrative writing assignments? Have students try:
1. Rewriting famous fairy tales from the bad guy/gal's perspective
2. Doing a random act of kindness and then write about their experience
3. Journal about their average day and the embellish it into a fantastical story
4. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat and find even more ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2tg0I42
Looking for new narrative writing assignments? Have students try: 1. Rewriting famous fairy tales from the bad guy/gal's perspective 2. Doing a random act of kindness and then write about their experience 3. Journal about their average day and the embellish it into a fantastical story 4. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat and find even more ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2tg0I42
Meet me on Twitter tonight at 8 pm EST.

New to Twitter chats? Search #2ndaryELA to see the live feed. Look for the questions posted every 5 minutes. Add #2ndaryELA to the end of your responses so they show up in the feed. And don't be afraid to ask for help! More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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Meet me on Twitter tonight at 8 pm EST. New to Twitter chats? Search #2ndaryELA  to see the live feed. Look for the questions posted every 5 minutes. Add #2ndaryELA  to the end of your responses so they show up in the feed. And don't be afraid to ask for help! More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile} . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish 
Teachers' lives are hectic, and though many of us love to read, we don't always have the time to do it, which can make it tough to make recommendations to students or to select titles for our classroom library. click the link in my profile for 18 realistic fiction titles that I've recently read and would recommend to high school students.
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#literarymaven #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit http://bit.ly/2KFnu9F
Teachers' lives are hectic, and though many of us love to read, we don't always have the time to do it, which can make it tough to make recommendations to students or to select titles for our classroom library. click the link in my profile for 18 realistic fiction titles that I've recently read and would recommend to high school students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2KFnu9F
Get ready for #2ndaryELA chat tomorrow night at 8 pm EST by scheduling your responses in advance. More details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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How many times do you find yourself asking "Is My School a Better School Because I Lead It?" 🆗If you've ever asked yourself this question or you want to be the best leader you can be, pick up a copy of Baruti Kafele's brand new book today! ⬆️Click the link in our bio to learn more about the book and read a sample chapter. 
#book #reading #education  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #iteachtoo #iteach #education #students #teacher #teacherlife #literarymaven #teaching #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachsecondary #learning #motivation #quoteoftheday #quotes #inspiration #instagood #success #instaquote #mindset #goals #motivationalquotes #leader #barutikafele
How many times do you find yourself asking "Is My School a Better School Because I Lead It?" 🆗If you've ever asked yourself this question or you want to be the best leader you can be, pick up a copy of Baruti Kafele's brand new book today! ⬆️Click the link in our bio to learn more about the book and read a sample chapter. #book  #reading  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofig  #iteachtoo  #iteach  #education  #students  #teacher  #teacherlife  #literarymaven  #teaching  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachsecondary  #learning  #motivation  #quoteoftheday  #quotes  #inspiration  #instagood  #success  #instaquote  #mindset  #goals  #motivationalquotes  #leader  #barutikafele 
In Solo by Kwame Alexander, Blade marches to the beat of his own drum, or perhaps it would be more appropriate to say to the strum of his own guitar. He is determined not to be like his father, a former rock star now battling addiction, or his sister, who still worships his father despite his faults. After disaster strikes (his father ruins his graduation, he discovers that he was adopted, and he finds his girlfriend with another guy), Blade takes off for Ghana to find his birth mother. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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In Solo by Kwame Alexander, Blade marches to the beat of his own drum, or perhaps it would be more appropriate to say to the strum of his own guitar. He is determined not to be like his father, a former rock star now battling addiction, or his sister, who still worships his father despite his faults. After disaster strikes (his father ruins his graduation, he discovers that he was adopted, and he finds his girlfriend with another guy), Blade takes off for Ghana to find his birth mother. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2O9rhCf
Whether you are teaching a poetry unit right now or you incorporate poems into your literature units all year long, in this post you'll find a list of skills/terms to cover, favorite poets and poems, how to incorporate student writing into your poetry unit, and ways to get creative to appeal to the poetry reluctants in your classroom. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #2ndaryela http://bit.ly/2FXdcjT
Whether you are teaching a poetry unit right now or you incorporate poems into your literature units all year long, in this post you'll find a list of skills/terms to cover, favorite poets and poems, how to incorporate student writing into your poetry unit, and ways to get creative to appeal to the poetry reluctants in your classroom. Click the link in my profile to read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #2ndaryela  http://bit.ly/2FXdcjT
SEL is not a program or a curriculum, but a way to be together. 
Read all of the articles from the latest issue of Educational Leadership Magazine by clicking the #linkinbio. 
#leadership #SEL #elmagazine  #reading #education  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #iteachtoo #iteach #education #students #teacher #teacherlife #literarymaven #teaching #ela #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachsecondary #learning #motivation #quoteoftheday #quotes #inspiration #instagood #success #instaquote
SEL is not a program or a curriculum, but a way to be together. Read all of the articles from the latest issue of Educational Leadership Magazine by clicking the #linkinbio . #leadership  #SEL  #elmagazine  #reading  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofig  #iteachtoo  #iteach  #education  #students  #teacher  #teacherlife  #literarymaven  #teaching  #ela  #iteachela  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachsecondary  #learning  #motivation  #quoteoftheday  #quotes  #inspiration  #instagood  #success  #instaquote 
Chat with #2ndaryELA on Twitter Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Take a look at the questions and find all of the other details at http://bit.ly/2ndaryELAchats {Clickable link in profile}
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Winter Garden by @kristinhannahauthor is an incredibly powerful book featuring strong female characters just like her bestseller, The Nightingale. Both books alternate between the past and present, but Winter Garden spends much more time in the present and the past is at first presented as a story rather than fact. My heart ached for Meredith and Nina who struggle to cope with the death of their beloved father, their distant mother, and their inability to be close with their significant others. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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Winter Garden by @kristinhannahauthor is an incredibly powerful book featuring strong female characters just like her bestseller, The Nightingale. Both books alternate between the past and present, but Winter Garden spends much more time in the present and the past is at first presented as a story rather than fact. My heart ached for Meredith and Nina who struggle to cope with the death of their beloved father, their distant mother, and their inability to be close with their significant others. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  http://bit.ly/2O83cLY
📢 NEW BLOG POST 📢Magic realism, the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements into seemingly realistic fiction, has its origins in Latin American literature, but has also made its way into young adult literature. If your students are struggling with the concept as you read Toni Morrison's Beloved, Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, or another classic in this genre, click on the link in my profile for 5 young adult novels featuring magical realism to recommend to secondary students.
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#literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit #magicalrealism 
https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/10/teen-books-magical-realism.html
📢 NEW BLOG POST 📢Magic realism, the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements into seemingly realistic fiction, has its origins in Latin American literature, but has also made its way into young adult literature. If your students are struggling with the concept as you read Toni Morrison's Beloved, Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, or another classic in this genre, click on the link in my profile for 5 young adult novels featuring magical realism to recommend to secondary students. . . . . . #literarymaven  #iteachms  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachhighschool  #ela  #iteachela  #englishlanguagearts  #iteachsecondary  #iteachenglish  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #youngadultlit  #magicalrealism  https://www.theliterarymaven.com/2018/10/teen-books-magical-realism.html
When you consider the importance of social-emotional learning, you shift the focus away from simply holding kids and teachers accountable for narrow achievement gains, and you start asking questions like: "What do we need to do to support this child so that he can learn?" "What do we need to do to support this school so that it has the ability to serve the needs of its students?" #leader #sel #reading #education  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #iteachtoo #iteach #education #students #teacher #teacherlife #literarymaven #teaching #ela #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachsecondary #learning #motivation #quoteoftheday #quotes #inspiration #instagood #success #instaquote
When you consider the importance of social-emotional learning, you shift the focus away from simply holding kids and teachers accountable for narrow achievement gains, and you start asking questions like: "What do we need to do to support this child so that he can learn?" "What do we need to do to support this school so that it has the ability to serve the needs of its students?" #leader  #sel  #reading  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofig  #iteachtoo  #iteach  #education  #students  #teacher  #teacherlife  #literarymaven  #teaching  #ela  #iteachela  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhs  #iteachsecondary  #learning  #motivation  #quoteoftheday  #quotes  #inspiration  #instagood  #success  #instaquote 
It took me a long time to completely release control and turn discussion over to my students completely, but I finally feel comfortable doing socratic seminars. I use a fishbowl approach (an inner and outer circle) so students can track each other and feel more comfortable participating. 
#iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #iteachsecondary #iteachela #2ndaryELA #TeacherTalk #literarymaven
Sometimes I find that the sports books targeting male readers are full of fluff and lacking plot and character development. There's little to take away from them other than the idea that sports are cool. Click the link in my profile for 6 novels about sports that offer some deeper messages about relationships and self-worth that I've recently read and would recommend to secondary students.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit http://bit.ly/2OaflzP
Sometimes I find that the sports books targeting male readers are full of fluff and lacking plot and character development. There's little to take away from them other than the idea that sports are cool. Click the link in my profile for 6 novels about sports that offer some deeper messages about relationships and self-worth that I've recently read and would recommend to secondary students. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2OaflzP
Can you tell that my class is just a little obsessed with graphic novels?
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What are your favorites for middle school?
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The Sun Is Also A Star by @nicolayoon is centered around a romance, but is also humorous and tackles serious issues like immigration and interracial relationships. The novel primarily alternates in narration between Natasha and Daniel, the two main characters, who meet by chance and spend one day together. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application.
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#bookstagram #teacherslovebooks #bookreview #literarymaven #bookrecommendations #yalit #yaliterature #yareads #youngadultlit http://bit.ly/2QzKEB0
The Sun Is Also A Star by @nicolayoon is centered around a romance, but is also humorous and tackles serious issues like immigration and interracial relationships. The novel primarily alternates in narration between Natasha and Daniel, the two main characters, who meet by chance and spend one day together. Click the link in my profile for more of my review and classroom application. . . . . . #bookstagram  #teacherslovebooks  #bookreview  #literarymaven  #bookrecommendations  #yalit  #yaliterature  #yareads  #youngadultlit  http://bit.ly/2QzKEB0