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Posted by Community Manager on December 22 2011 at 12:03 AM
Layers of fun for everyone! 1. Write nine questions on nine separate sheets of paper. 2. Take one question and crumple it up.3. Take another question and wrap it around the first question. You are now growing your onion.4. Continue this process until all of your questions have been wrapped into the onion.5. You and your students are now ready to peel the onion.6. Toss the onion to a volunteer student and have them un wrap one paper. The student stands and reads the question aloud. This…
Posted by Community Manager on November 28 2011 at 6:56 PM
How about building your students knowledge of READ 180 and their Confidence all at the same time?  Read to find out how. 1. My students love it when we invite guests to our classroom. Our first special person,  Superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks I. S. D., Dr Mark Henry, came and spent 35 minutes with my READ 180 class. This was quite an honor considering we are the third largest district in Texas. 2. Students volunteered to greet our guest by shaking hands and making eye contact. 3.…
Posted by Community Manager on October 24 2011 at 6:51 PM
Whether you have traveled around the world, vacationed vicariously through the computer and travel brochures, or relaxed in your own backyard… you can make a  “Build Background Knowledge Friday” box or spiral notebook! Just sit back, relax and learn how! (Play this video of my simulated flight  to tie in with this theme). 1. Students can work by themselves or they may choose a group to work with on this assignment. 2. Have the students bring in a shoe box or spiral. (I asked my…
Posted by Community Manager on October 11 2011 at 1:49 PM
We all know that reading is the ticket to success in school and life. Many of my students have never traveled before, most have never been outside the state of Texas, and majority have never experienced a trip on an airplane. I want my students or as I call them “travelers,” to see there’s a whole world out there for them.  That’s why I call my classroom the “READ 180 Passport to Success.”The “READ 180 Passport to Success” classroom brings the faraway places from my travels to life. I take…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 6:47 PM
 As the 2011-2012 school year begins, I am so excited to employ the ideas and techniques I learned at the READ 180 National Summer Institute in Orlando, Florida! Because of great teachers and classes, the conference always rejuvenates me and gets me ready for a new school year! I have been teaching reading for the past 23 years in Texas, and I am beginning my 5th year of Scholastic Stage B READ 180. I was honored as the 2010 Scholastic Stage B Outstanding Educator, and one of my students…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 4:34 PM
Starting off 2012 in the READ 180 Classroom!by Andrea Barnes on January 16, 2012Remember to nominate your most deserving student for the READ 180 All-Star Award! My student won the award last year, and you may have the winner sitting in your classroom right now! Start off the year by building a student’s confidence by believing in their success! You have the power to change a life!!AlyssaAragon Middle School, Houston, TXWhen Alyssa enrolled in Aragon Middle School, her reading and writing…