Literary Resources

Integrating Literature and Contextual Learning

Moby Dick Lesson Plans This unit plan was created for an academic ESL class.  I was challenged to create a program of study, which  would modify New York and Michigan state curricula to suit my Korean student base.  The resulting curriculum integrated critical thinking skills and ESL teaching methodology to read “classic” literature from an interdisciplinary … Continue reading

Assessment / Literary Resources

Differentiated Rubrics – An Intermediate Language Approach

Differentiated Rubric As part of my teaching practicums, I was able to create Literature Circles, modeled on the Daily 5 experience, which allowed all students to participate in meaningful and accountable reading and discussion.  As a final assessment, students, through individual consultation with the teacher, were encouraged to choose three assessable tasks to complete from … Continue reading

Literary Resources

Daily 5 Literacy Approach

Daily 5 Literacy Approach My general approach to junior level Language and Literacy uses the Daily 5 method as a model for creating a differentiated and inclusive literacy program.  Through independent reading, writing, word work, listening and paired reading, students have choice in activity and in level.  Through individual conferencing and small group reading, I … Continue reading

Classics as Levelled Readers for a Differentiated Classroom
Literary Resources / Preferred Resources

Classics as Levelled Readers for a Differentiated Classroom

For an integrated classroom, Penguin (or Macmillan) levelled readers create a great balance between reading “the classics”  and rendering them understandable to a diverse classroom.  Positioned at various reading or language levels, they provide vocabulary coaching and comprehension reviews within the text.  They serve as excellent resources for independent reading time, classroom read alouds, or … Continue reading