Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Respond to Student Writing: Cell Phones

Use an interactive rubric to evaluate areas of strengths and weaknesses in a student's essay on cell phone use in schools. Then compare your responses to another teacher's.

Respond to Student Writing: Skates 280

Use an interactive rubric to evaluate areas of strengths and weaknesses in a student's essay on an experience at a skating party. Then compare your responses to another teacher's.

Respond to Student Writing: The Watch Glass

Use an interactive rubric to evaluate areas of strengths and weaknesses in a student's poem comparing school to a watch glass. Then compare your responses to another teacher's.

Sequence

Listen to an explanation about the series of events in Cinderella. Then look at some pictures where the story's events are all mixed up and put them in the correct order.

Setting

Listen to an explanation about Cinderella’s setting. Identify the story’s place and time.

Spelling Bee

Contestants in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen to separate sentences and then spell the words from each sentence.

Tell Me a Story

A good story is like a tasty soup. Watch and listen to an interactive version of "Cinderella," and explore the different ingredients and elements that make the story interesting.

Using Your Day To Inspire Writing

Scroll through the events from a single day of a writer/teacher. Roll over each event to see how it sparked ideas for writing topics and genre(s).

What Do Revision Choices Reveal?

Read two pieces of authentic student writing before and after revision. Notice the highlighted areas in each draft and identify how they reflect specific revision strategies the students have learned and applied.

Word Tiers

Identify three tiers of vocabulary words that present new vocabulary for your students, and then categorize words by tier in order to focus your teaching.

A Writers' Notebook

Virtually participate in a workshop of four high school teachers led by a renowned author. There are eight topics including “Hiding and Revealing with Language,” “Using Sensory Description,” and “Writing a Picture of Me”.

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