Two Perfect Sentences

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Teacher: Brian Durst Class:  High School English Language Arts School:  Grafton High School (WI) Rationale Perfection may be a lofty goal in a chaotic school day, but on our quest for mastery, I expect students to: “Determine the central ideas of a text” “Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content” “Draw evidence from informational texts to … Read more…

Revamping the Writing Assessment: Essay to Infographic

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Teacher:  Carrie Toth School: Carlyle High School (IL) Class:  Spanish 4 Spanish 4 Narcoviolencia final Projects: infographics! We have limited access to technology at my school so we often have to low tech our high tech projects. This was no exception. I wanted students to develop writing skills but also wanted to branch out from … Read more…

Speed Dating for Research Papers

Teacher:  Mary Tedrow School:  John Handley High School, VA Class:  High School Speed-date your research papers. There is nothing worse than taking home a pile of papers, spending a weekend marking them up only to have students ignore the marks, repeat the mistakes, and learn nothing in the process. The next time a major paper is … Read more…