Year: 2016

Remembrance Day Lessons For All Grades

Several bloggers have gotten together to share our best Remembrance Day lessons that can be adapted to suit the needs of various grade levels. What I love about this link up is the variety of lesson ideas offered by the other teachers. In our classrooms today, students are working at

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Teaching ideas for helping students understand effective close reading and text annotations from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Close Reading and Text Annotation Ideas

Close Reading and Text Annotations are great strategies to help students dig deeper into texts. Teachers shared their best advice on these topics: What close reading means to them How to select texts for close reading What types of assignments are good to practise close reading Paper and digital annotation

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Students need to be exposed to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts during their educational careers. It is important that teachers select high quality and engaging non-fiction pieces to compliment any fiction works covered in class. Read this informative blog post from 2 Peas and a Dog to get ideas from other teachers about how they find and use non-fiction in their classrooms.

Using Non-Fiction Texts in the Middle and High School Classroom

Students need to be exposed to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts during their educational careers. It is important that teachers select high quality and engaging non-fiction pieces to compliment any fiction works covered in class. Through non-fiction reading, students build background knowledge about the world. When students have

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