This month’s ICTE Invitation to Write theme is “Letters to Students.” Check out the Invitation to Write page for more information. Join us as we share writings from fellow English teachers across the state. To read posts from our August topic, “Winning Beginnings,” go to our Teacher Writing page at http://ictewritings.blogspot.com.
The new ICTE Teacher Writings page is now up and running! Here we will be posting submissions from fellow English teachers on our monthly Invitation to Write, as well as other commentaries, reflections, narratives, and book reviews. Check out the site and begin following: http://ictewritings.blogspot.com/
Time to practice what you preach! Put your mind in motion and your pen to the page!
We encourage all members to engage in discussion and reflection through writing for the ICTE website.
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I’m looking forward to a great day at Eng-Camp 2014 tomorrow! Here are some links you may find useful to help you navigate the day. If you are unable to attend, check out the Schedule of Session Notes to investigate the conversations you missed. We’ll also be posting updates at #engcamp2014, so please join us on Twitter […]
This year I am ending 8th grade with speaking essentials. Our last task is a This I Believe speech. Here is mine. Make wise choices. I’ve dismissed nearly every class period of my teaching career with this admonition. I believe that if my students hear it repeated often enough, and most will hear it 180 times, […]
We want to gather and reflect together as the school year draws to a close. Please join us for a casual, ed-camp style gathering on June 7th. There are more details here, and you can register (for FREE) here. Please comment in this post to carpool with others near you, whether you have space in […]
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey offer significant, intelligent, and balanced ideas about close reading and the Common Core in Chapter 2, “Close Reading of Complex Texts” from their IRA Close Reading and Writing from Sources (2014). They open the Chapter 2 like this: “Deep understanding, and writing in response to that understanding, begins with close […]
This is part of a New Year’s resolution that I titled “Visible Teaching, Visible Learning.” It originally started with a goal to help my students make their own learning more visible through blogging, and then I started to think about how I need to model my own visible learning and how I need to make […]
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare is on the left, and the beginning of John Greene’s The Fault in Our Stars is on the right. Congratulations to Charles Ripley who successfully answered at 12:55:59! Teresa Lawler was a close second at 12:56:04. Honorable mention goes to 3. Kate Engelkes 4. Jennifer Hartwig 5. Ginny Seibert 6. Erin […]