Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts
In my previous post 'Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?' I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity,' which include: 1) quantitative, 2) qualitative, 3) reader and task. Hopefully, that
Super Science: Simple Machines!
You know me... I love science. (I guess my blog name is a little misleading, although I do really love reading and writing, too... I promise.) And science loves me. That's what's cool about science. I always learn something new, usually about how things work. And that's pretty awesome because I'm almost 50 and you'd think I'd know more about stuff like that by now, but I don't. Now, everywhere I look, I can't help but see simple machines all over the place. Like in my bathroom this morning…
Music Interactive Notebooks, update
UPDATE: Hello everyone! I have been at a new school with nearly 3x the students! Eek! Interactive notebooks haven't been feasible here, so I haven't been keeping up with them. I do have some of the things I've use available for free (see the links below) and I'm working on uploading more! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Music-Interactive-Notebook-Pages-Rhythms-475383 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Music-Interactive-Notebook-Pages-Dynamics-Tempos-Articulations-424104…
In a few posts I have mentioned that my class "does" interactive note taking. For those of you that are not sure what interactive note takin...
We are headed into my favorite unit with the Art I kids (7th and 8th graders)! I am taking them into a world full of alphabetical fun. To start the semester off, I have them create a collage of the alphabet. They hunt through magazines looking for A-Z, making sure that no two letters have the same style. It is all about variety or shape, line, form, and detail. I also encourage them to find letters out of pictures in the magazines; for example, an "O" out of a doughnut, or a "B" out of a…
How to Study and Take Notes from a Textbook
7 tips to help students learn how to take notes from a textbook so they can more effectively and efficiently read, understand and remember the information.
Two Handy Chrome Tools for Taking Quick Notes On Any Webpage
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education