Get Students Talking with Ongoing Conversations
It’s not just a fantasy: This simple system gets every student in your room to have rich conversations with every other student. About content. Really.
What Are the Best Ways to Use Leveled Texts?
When it comes to leveled texts, teachers and administrators make some missteps that can negatively impact students’ growth as readers. Here’s what to do instead.
Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom
The need for these books goes beyond curriculum: Reading these stories will make our students better humans.
Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method
Want your students to have rich, complex conversations about the texts they read? This method leads to the kinds of classroom discussions you thought only happened in college.
A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Narrative Writing
The ability to tell a good story is one of the things that makes human beings extraordinary. Here’s the process I used to teach my own students how to do it.
How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading
Too many schools are producing non-readers at an alarming rate, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Pernille Ripp and I talk about how to change things.
How to Deal with Student Grammar Errors
Teaching grammar in isolation is not only ineffective, it can actually make student writing worse. So when students make mistakes, what should teachers do?
Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback
You spend hours marking and commenting on student work, and then they don’t even read your feedback. The solution is all in how you time it.