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Reading Books in Their Settings

I love this list from the New York Public Library about reading books set in New York City in New…
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The Simplest Explanation for How to Integrate Reading and Writing You are Likely Going to Hear Today

Take 6 minutes and watch how I explain to teachers a planning strategy for integrating reading and writing. It’s not…
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The NYPL’s Fantastic Reading List on Black America

In light of recent events, the New York Public Library has put together this list of essential reads on the…
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Why Computer Science Belongs in English Class

Computer science in ELA class? Yes. Especially in ELA! For a few years now, I have been building the case…
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Love this Book about Books

I saw this list over at Book Riot about their top books about books. It immediately brought to mind my…
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Read Macbeth Like a Computer

For fun, check out this Wolfram Alpha page that breaks down Macbeth in all sorts of computationally fun ways. What…
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Bots in British Lit Class: Watch How a High School Teacher in Georgia Does It

Last year, I posted about a series of projects for integrating computer science into the English classroom. (A group of…
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Shel Silverstein’s “simple secret of lasting love”

Love ain’t no missing piece to be found. I adored reading this book to my son when he was younger.…
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Umberto Eco: Internet As “Formidable Complement” to Books

In this posthumous collection of essays, entitled Chronicles of a Liquid Society Umberto Eco offers his timeless perspective on matters…
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Let’s Not Confuse Annotations and Marginalia

Observing a middle school English class recently, I was struck by how mechanical annotating one’s reading had become. I do…
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Tom On: Teaching Writing

Just because one can write does not mean one can simply teach writing. It was during my third year teaching…
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How to Gerrrymander School Districts: A Primer

School districts are not natural phenomena; they are political constructs. We don’t often use the term “gerrymandering” to refer to…
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Wait, Writing and RACE?

I’ve seen several middle schools using the RACE method to scaffold students’ writing. It has nothing to do with the…
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Where Books Take Us

An apropos metaphor regarding the relationship between reading and achievement. via @bookishbronte on Instagram   Happy #socksunday everybody how are…
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Seeing Transaction Theory

Louise Rosenblatt’s visualization depicting the relationship between efferent and aesthetic readings is really powerful. What does it mean when we…
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Race, Class, and Test Scores: A Definitive Explanation

The data visualization and digital storytelling team over at the NY Times took the phenomenal work of Professor Sean Reardon…
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