My Students Can...

… use Graphic Organizers to organize their thoughts and visualize ideas.

I’ve put a lot of thought into High Yield Learning Strategies lately, and have begun avidly exploring the ways Non-Linguistic Representations and Collaborative work can support students’ conceptual understanding of writing.  I have explored a few ways to allow students to represent their thinking visually, from Venn Diagrams, brainstorms, and story charts.  All of these give … 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