Tag Archives: Student

Beacon Lesson Plan 10/31/13

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/31/13   Title: Why Do Vampires Sparkle in the Sunlight? Aim/Objective: Continue pronunciation lesson by offering relevant, seasonal reference images and vocabulary.  (And maybe find the Headless Horseman’s head…) Required Materials: Candy (courtesy of Mr. Richard), … Continue reading

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Beacon Lesson Plan 10/30/13

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/30/13 Title: We Go Together Aim/Objective: Build upon the previous lesson by introducing the sounds made by compound letters. Required Materials:  Flip chart, markers, construction paper Do Now:  Students will return to the previous day’s grouping … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Content-Specific (English)

West’s article, “Weblogs and literary responses: Socially situated identities and hybrid social languages in English class blogs,” is a detailed account of the juxtaposition of academic literary study and online posting.  She draws three students from her class and utilizes … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Balanced Literacy

Danielle V. Dennis’ article, “’I’m Not Stupid’: How Assessment Drives (In)Appropriate Reading Instruction,” shows the drawback to standardized testing because of generalized results.  While some students struggle on tests pertaining to verbal aptitude, her experiences lead her to contend with … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Classroom Management

In his article, “Discipline or Punish?  Some Suggestions for School Policy and Teacher Practice,” Yang provides a comparative analysis of the words “discipline” and “punishment” in the context of how it affects student education.  Having conducted his own study across … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Learning and Assessment

In 1983, Howard Gardner’s psychological work, Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences, became a highly embraced ideal in the realm of education.  Over the subsequent twenty-seven years, Gardner’s initial seven intelligences have been expanded to nine, each one measurable … Continue reading

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WebQuest

During graduate school, one of my projects was to build a WebQuest.  In the spirit of my Master’s Thesis, I built mine on the foundations of Greek tragedy and its influence on classical literature and even modern popular culture. The … Continue reading

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