Inference is a crucial skill not only in reading and academics but in life in general. I focus on it a lot with students – and with my own kids – because I want the thought process to become a habit. Rather than taking anything they read or see at face value, I want them […]
Recently I got in a conversation with some teachers about use of exit tickets, which seem to be a relatively common instructional strategy. As we talked, we were surprised to realize several of us had made the same mistake when we first began using this idea. Basically, exit tickets work like this: Near the end […]
Writing/Journal Prompt for Thursday, October 29: Today is National Frankenstein Day. If you created a monster and named it after yourself, what would the monster be like?
Writing/Journal Prompt for Wednesday, October 28: When do you feel smart?
Writing/Journal Prompt for Tuesday, October 27: Write a story about how you got to school today that is not true!
Writing/Journal Prompt for Monday, October: 26: Something I can do now that I couldn’t do last year is…
Writing/Journal Prompt for Friday, October 23: Tomorrow is Make a Difference Day. Make a list of nice things you could do for the people around you.
Writing/Journal Prompt for Thursday, October 22: Make a list of things that you want to learn more about.
Writing/Journal Prompt for Wednesday, October 21: Make a list of things that you want to learn more about.
Writing/Journal Prompt for Tuesday, October 20: Today I want to…
Writing/Journal Prompt for October 19: October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Write a story about adopting a dog as if you are the dog.
Writing/Journal Prompt for Friday, October 16: Think about something you want to be really good at. What is one thing you could do this weekend to get better at it?