Camera Freeze Vocabulary

Latin 3 is reading Piso:  Ille Poetulus by Magister P as a whole class novel.  Don't miss that Magister P has a teacher's manual and audio files to accompany Piso.  The teacher's manual offers many activities to allow a teacher a chance to engage students in the novel without creating materials to go with it.  Word … Continue reading Camera Freeze Vocabulary

Difficult versus easy: A simple add on to continue the flow of input.

We recently returned to school after a 10 day Spring break.  I always find this the hardest Break from which to restart classes.  Central Iowa tends to warm up over Spring break and it is a taste of summer break.  And in our school we quickly start the haste filled final steps toward AP testing … Continue reading Difficult versus easy: A simple add on to continue the flow of input.

The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review

We become what we read.  The SSR Handbook is a title that has guided my teacher persona over the last year.  This review is the first of a series which you can find on the books that leave an impression page. The SSR Handbook by Janice L. Pilgreen is a must own resource for any … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review

Find the Sentence: Little to no prep way to create reading reps to review a passage.

I first found find the sentence at todallycomprehenisble as I often do with comprehension based activities.  Magister Toda involves some prep work to create a find the sentence version with illustrations from a text.  Illustrations are a fantastic way to help students connect to text.  If you have time to make images with a text follow Keith's … Continue reading Find the Sentence: Little to no prep way to create reading reps to review a passage.

Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase

GooseChase is an app that allows you to create scavenger hunt type games for groups.  I first experienced GooseChase in Katherine Gales' classroom at Xavier High School last year.  Here is how I've used the app a few times: I found some items or areas in our school that relate to something we've been reading … Continue reading Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase