This year in conjunction with our TCRWP Poetry Unit we launched "World Poetry Cafe." The idea behind it is simple. Solicit other members of the school/broader community to come and share a poem they love. It can be from their... Continue Reading →
No internet? No problem! Just make sure that you enable Google G Suite's offline access feature and you are good to go. Once connectivity resumes all your docs will be synced to the cloud and in the interim you can... Continue Reading →
Note: the original post was published in October 2018. Now in March 2019 we have version 3.0 with lessons learned and some refinements. The revisions are added in italics. We will keep updating this post through the year. Copies of... Continue Reading →
My awesome co-teacher @YYteach and I recently used this "Simon Says" Vocabulary mastery strategy at the end of our math unit to consolidate our vocabulary understanding. It works something like this ... Using Kagan's Pair Compare cooperative learning framework, students... Continue Reading →
In the past I struggled to effectively involve my whole class authentically in retelling, inferring, and identifying author's message because the ranges of reading levels and English proficiency were so vast that it was hard to find a text we... Continue Reading →
This post is all based on awesome idea #99 by my fab co-teacher @YYteach. The problem we were facing was that we had great mini-lessons and charts, but the students struggled to apply the teaching points independently. With our personal... Continue Reading →
This is the story of the Lancia family as told by my grandmother Onoria Lancia. Her memories of the war time years, starting a new life in Asmara, and reflections of 4 generations gone by.