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An Update Long Delayed

Fate has been generous to me… While I ultimately had to leave Beacon, it was only because I accepted a full-time teaching job and the hours were a bit of a conflict. I will publish my remaining Beacon lesson plans, … 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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Beacon Lesson Plan 10/29/13

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/29/13 Title: We Do A Lot With 26 Letters! Aim/Objective:  Students will complete the Speaking section of the Assessment while reviewing the English alphabet, the American names of the letters, and the pronunciations of vowels and … Continue reading

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Beacon Lesson Plan- 10/22/13 (First Session)

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/22/13   Title:  “Getting to Know You!” Aim/Objective:  To introduce Instructors and Participants to one another and initiate the program. Introduce curriculum briefly. State goals and objectives. Inform students about diagnostic test taking place on the … 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: Student Diversity

This particular entry will require an introduction of its own, as I believe it to be part of a larger issue that is very hot these days.  I need to preface this by stating that I am a second-generation American … 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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