Previous Posts

Below is a list and description of topics we have blogged about in the past.

Week One:  Anticipation Guides

Day One: Overview of Anticipation Guides

Day Two: Online Anticipation Guide

Day Three:  Gender Analysis

Day Four:  Anticipating Author Style

Review of Anticipation Guides

Week Two:  Annotations

Day One:  Overview of Annotations

Day Two: Round Robin Annotations

Day Three:  Image Annotations

Day Four:  Student-Created Online Annotations

Review of Annotations

Week Three:  Reading Quizzes

Day One:  Overview of Reading Quizzes

Day Two:  Using Images to Assess Reading Comprehension

Day Three: Literary Strands as a Quiz

Day Four: Writing Effective Multiple Choice Quizzes

Review of Reading Quizzes

Week Four:  Novel and Unit Projects

Day One:  Overview of Novel and Unit Projects

Day Two:  Projects With Real World Application

Day Three:  Virtual Museum Exhibit for a Unit

Day Four:  Speech in Defense of a Character

Review of Novel and Unit Projects

Week Five:  Song Use in the Classroom

Day One:  Overview of Songs in the Classroom

Day Two:  Creating a Literary Mash-Up

Day Three:  Ideas to Use Songs That Connect to Text

Day Four:  Tonal Shifts in Song Covers

Review of Songs in the Classroom

Week Six: Writing & Voice 

Day One: Overview of Writing and Voice

Day Two: Creating voice by mimicking Tan & Sedaris  

Day Three: Writing in the style of This American Life 

Day Four:Using Social Media to create Voice

Review of Writing and Voice 

Week Seven: Writing Analysis

Day One: Overview of Writing Analysis

Day Two: Round Robin Analysis 

Day Three: Using Technology to Peer Edit 

Day Four: Add the Commentary Exercise

Review of Writing Analysis 

Week Eight: QR Codes 

Day One: QR Codes Overview 

Day Two: QR Codes Tutorial 

Day Three: QR Codes to teach SOAPSTone

Day Four: QR Codes “Stations” & Non-Fiction

Review of QR Codes 

Week Nine: Vocabulary 

Day One: Vocabulary Overview 

Day Two: Vocabulary via Comics and Images 

Day Three: Vocabulary Mindmaps and Headlines 

Day Four: Online Vocabulary Options and Quizlet 

Review of Vocabulary Strategies 

Week Ten: Radiolab 

Day One: Radiolab Overview 

Day Two: Media Literacy and Listening Skills 

Day Three: “Words” the episode 

Day Four: “Words” the Videos 

Review of Radiolab

Week Eleven: Podcasts 

Day One: Podcast Overview

Day Two: Podcasts to Use in the Classroom

Day Three: Student Created Podcasts

Day Four: Recording Student Podcasts

Review of Podcasts 

Week Twelve: Twitter

Day One: Twitter Overview

Day Two: Twitter as Memoir and/or Personal Narrative 

Day Three: Twitter as Research Tool 

Day Four:Twitter as Essential Literary Question 

Review of Twitter

Week Thirteen: Coming of Age Non-Fiction Supplements 

Day One: Overview

Day Two: Non Fiction Texts that Examine the Teenager

Day Three: Non-Fiction Texts that Examine Conflict 

Day Four: Non-Fiction Texts that Examine Parenting

Review of Coming of Age Non-Fiction Supplements

Week Fourteen: War Literature 

Day One: War Texts Overview 

Day Two: Use Images & Videos to Teach War Texts 

Day Three: Argument & Rhetorical Analysis via War Texts

Day Four: Final Projects for War Literature

War Literature Review

Week Fifteen: Teaching Students to analyze and embed Quotations 

Day One: Quotations Overview

Day Two: Embedding Quotations

Day Three: Determining Quality Quotations

Day Four: Analyzing Quotations

Quotation Review

Week Sixteen: “Best of” Lists 2011

Day One: “Best of” Lists Overview

Day Two: Buzzwords & Toys 2011

Day Three: “Best of” Images

Day Four: “Best of” Ted Talks 

“Best of”Review

Week Seventeen: What’s “In” & “Out for 2012

Day One: What’s In Overview

Day Two: What’s In:  Digital Dropboxes

Day Three: Best Apps for the English Class

Day Four: What’s In: Cool Presentation Tools

What’s In: Review

Week Eighteen: Tiny Texts 

Day One: Overview 

Day Two: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories

Day Three: Book Sculptures 

Day Four: Google Doodles

Tiny Texts: Review 

Week Nineteen: Argument Analysis via the GRE

Day One: Overview

Day Two: Use the GRE to Teach Argument Understanding

Day Three: Use the GRE to Analyze the Outcome

Day Four: Use the GRE to Create Anticipation Guides

Argument Analysis via the GRE: Review 

Week Twenty: Good Magazine 

Day One: Overview

Day Two: Use Good Magazine to create writing prompts 

Day Three: The Daily Good-Building Student’s Global Knowledge

Day Four: Good Magazine’s Infographics 

Good Magazine: Review

Week Twenty-One: Print Ad Analysis 

Day One: Overview

Day Two: Use Print Ads as a Primary Source

Day Three: Use Ads to Teach Theme

Day Four: PSA’s Teach Rhetoric and Tone

Ad Analysis: Review

Week Twenty-Two: Super Bowl 2012 

Day One: Overview

Day Two: Introducing Super Bowl Advertising

Day Three: Super Bowl 2012 Car Commercials

Day Four: Super Bowl 2012 Commercial Values 

Super Bowl 2012: Review

Week Twenty-Three: Presidential Speeches

Day One: Overview

Day Two: Gettysburg Address

Day Three: Inaugural Addresses

Day Four: Teaching Skills

Presidential Speeches: Review

Week Twenty-Four: Brain Pickings Blog 

Day One: Brain Pickings Overview

Day Two: Brain Pickings Weekly Newsletter

Day Three: Brain Pickings Posts about Authors

Day Four: Posts with Video

Brain Pickings: Review

Week Twenty-Five: Monument Project 

Day One: Monument Project Overview

Day Two: Analyzing Persona with Texts and Images

Day Three: Determining Logical Soundness of an Argument

Day Four: Monument Presentation Proposal

Monument Project: Review

Week Twenty-Six: Documentaries

Day One: Documentaries Overview

Day Two: Documentary Resources

Day Three: Documentary Corporate Sponsorship

Day Four: Documentary Oscar Nominees

Documentaries: Review

Week Twenty-Seven: Literary Theory 

Day One: Literary Theory Overview

Day Two: Introducing Literary Theory

Day Three: Getting to Know Literary Theory

Day Four: Analyzing Literary Theory

Literary Theory: Review

Week Twenty-Eight: Non-Fiction via Letters of Note

Day One: Letters of Note Overview

Day Two: Letters of Note for English & History Classrooms

Day Three: Letters of Note & Media Literacy

Day Four: Letters of Note & Letter Writing

Letters of Note: Review

Week Twenty-Nine & Thirty: Spring Break

Resources for Annotating Text

Directions for Awesome Highlighter

History Pin: Classroom Ideas

Week Thirty One: Art in the Classroom 

Day One: Art in the Classroom Overview

Day Two: Acronym to Analyze Images

Day Three: Art to Pair with Literature

Day Four: How to Use Art in the Classroom

Art in the Classroom: Review

Week Thirty-Two: Poetry and Media Literacy 

Day One: Poetry and Media Literacy Overview

Day Two: Pop Culture & Media Literacy

Day Three: Billy Collins

Day Four: Spoken Word 

Poetry: Review

Weekend Posts

New Year’s Resolutions Part I & Part II

The Rhetoric of Presidential Holiday Cards Part I  & Part II

Scanwiches & Sandwich Mondays 

Fall 2011 Advertising & Commercials: Part I & Part II

Room for Debate: Part I & Part II

Thanksgiving Part I & Part II 

Using Tweets for to Teach Humor Part I & Part II

Starbucks and Create Jobs USA Part I & Part II

Presidential Rhetorical Part I & Part II

Occupy Wall Street Part I & Part II

NBA Lockout Part I and Part II

Steve Jobs in the Classroom Part I and Part II

Using the Krulwich Wonders Blog in the Class Part I and II

I Tunes U as a Resource Part I and Part II

Photoblogs That Connect to Text Analysis Part I and Part II

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