Archive for October 23, 2013

Breaking Down and Creating Your Own EngageNY Unit

I’m sure at this point most (if not all) of us have seen the EngageNY materials and marveled at them.  I remember my first experience with an EngageNY lesson.  It was like a choir of English teachers were surrounding me in song and Carol Jago was looking down on me with a reverent smile.  However, the more time I have spent studying and using materials from EngageNY, I have come to recognize a certain equation that, once identified, we can all incorporate into our lesson planning “toolbox” and begin applying to texts we are teaching.  In my opinion, the success of EngageNY lessons is predicated on the following criterion: Read more