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Unit Plan: The Aeneid (Virgil)

As my first year went on, I felt the need to throw in something ancient, something grandiose.  The Iliad and The Odyssey seemed terrifying to teach, as the language would be a struggle for my students.  I settled on The Aeneid, instead; … Continue reading

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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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