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Posted by Andrea Barnes on December 10 2018 at 5:38 PM
     "Million words?" "What?" "Are you kidding me?" "How am I going to read a million words?" These were the comments on the first day of school after the students saw the "Cruise Through Reading" marker from 0-1,000,000 on the wall of our classroom.     We discussed the different ways they could earn a million words: eReads, paperback books, digital books, or listening to an audiobook. The comments started to change to, "Um, maybe", "I can at least try!", "Never…
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Posted by Community Manager on July 29 2009 at 12:31 AM
An essential resource for new READ 180 Teachers. Get in-depth lesson plans and more with this valuable resource guide. View the Resource: Your First Three Weeks with READ 180
Posted by Community Manager on July 28 2009 at 9:57 PM
A New Interactive English Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 6 - 9! Expert 21 was designed to accelerate students in Grades 6 - 9 from Basic to Proficient by preparing them with the literacy expertise to thrive in the 21st Century world they will inherit. Explicit instruction and application in 21st Century skills and strategies that students will use in college, careers, and life. Content that students want to read because it's relevant and contemporary. Expert Space, the first Digital…
Posted by on July 24 2009 at 1:46 PM
Getting your room set up for <em>READ 180</em> is an important factor in the success of your implementation. The setup of your classroom will be the students' "first impression" of what you will be offering them. There is only one chance to create the first impression of the <em>READ 180</em> classroom. Let your classroom décor invite the student to learn.
Posted by on July 22 2009 at 5:09 PM
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Posted by on July 22 2009 at 5:02 PM
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Posted by oldjwalchold on April 13 2009 at 6:28 PM
Let's make this a meaningful community to support READ 180 Educators and inspire success.  Here's my top three ways I think it can get done.  Build a community that: 1. Supports READ 180 Educators 2. Inspries reading success 3. Strenghtens our ability to connect with each other   What are your three hopes for this commmunity?    
Posted by oldLisaold on April 09 2009 at 3:52 PM
Increasing student vocabulary can be challenging.  Because of this, Scholastic’s Vocabulary Builder Routine was created.  It is centered on interdisciplinary vocabulary terms referred to as ‘target words.’  These words are selected from the text that you are reading aloud that day or are in the middle of studying.  You can use the routine by introducing 1 word as a 5 minute portion of any literature lesson or by introducing 5 – 6 words as an entirely separate vocabulary…
Posted by oldRobertold on April 09 2009 at 3:37 PM
I always incorporate a great deal of graphics into my lessons.  This is especially important when teaching poetry.  I found that there is not much middle ground when it comes to teenagers and poetry – they either love it or hate it.  Thus, I attempt to engage those who are not especially fond of poetry through engaging graphics and examples.  This strategy also aids in the understanding of poetic devices such as hyperbole and metaphor.  Use the attached Power Point…
Posted by oldRobertold on April 09 2009 at 3:36 PM
People tend to remember their teachers by one easily identifiable look or frequently used statement.  My seventh grade history teacher Ms. Nedd’s favorite phrase was “don’t be redundant!”  When my students think of me in the future, I’m sure that the word “elaborate” will ring through their heads.  This is because I constantly struggled with getting my students to better develop their paragraphs when writing.  Then, my principal introduced me to the MEL-Con writing…
Posted by oldRobertold on April 09 2009 at 3:35 PM
Explicit instruction is one of the keys to obtaining desired results from my students.  This includes keeping students informed of the amount of time they have to complete a given class assignment.  Historically, as many teachers do, I used a ‘kitchen timer’ when keeping track of the allotted time for class work.  Though it served its purpose, the kitchen timer had a few downfalls.  First, use of this timer required more work on my behalf.  I either had to circulate the…