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
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.
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
Use blackout poetry with a new text as a formative assessment to create rich discussion that is student driven and compelling about theme connected to the text.
Ways to reset energy levels in a comprehended input based classroom deep into the semester.
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.
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
Activities that create student driven compelling input are powerful. They save you time and meet students where they are at in the acquisition process.
Reader's theater creates a compelling image for students to review an action packed text. Combine an extension of input by stopping the acting and asking more questions and this is a powerful bridge technique between new input and review.