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Teaching with Literature Circles

In traditional classrooms the entire class reads one novel, as the teacher guides their students through the text.  This is not the case with Literature Circles.  Literature Circles allow students to choose texts that resonate with them; choice allows for ownership, which heights student engagement with their text. In literature circles, small groups of students … Continue reading Teaching with Literature Circles

Gender Representation in the Media

There are few things more important than teaching students to view the world through a critical lens.  “How individuals construct their social identities, how they come to understand what it means to be male [or] female … is shaped by commodified texts produced by media for audiences that are increasingly segmented by the social constructions … Continue reading Gender Representation in the Media

Multi-Paragraph Essay Writing

If you’re a new teacher you’re probably wondering how to teach essay writing skills to your students.  If you’re a seasoned teacher, you’re still probably wondering how to teacher essay writing skills to your students.  Though they are one of the most basic foundational elements a student needs for success, finding ways to communicating those … Continue reading Multi-Paragraph Essay Writing

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