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Posts Made By: Amie2372
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 12-01-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Amie2372
Letter Writing

I do not teach a unit on writing a friendly letter in the 7th grade. But I was having my students write thank you letters, and many of my students were writing

"Dear, John"

Why do you think...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-30-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Amie2372
love

i love these ideas! THANKS!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-30-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Amie2372
Persuasive Essay

I'm having my students write persuasive essays and want to do a BB with the theme around Gingerbread. Any creative titles??
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-25-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Amie2372
Motivating Middle School Kids

I work in an urban school with "at risk" students. Our district is constantly assessing our students, whether it be 4Sight tests or Curriculum Based Assessments, or Writing Assessments. Every time...
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 01-10-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Amie2372
standards based bb

We are required to do a standards based bb that displays student work that Excceeds the Standard, Meets the Standard and Approaching the Standard. Students have to read my rubric based commentary...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-05-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Amie2372
race to the top....

...is funding available from the government for public schools. there are a lot of stipulations that districts need to meet in order to recieve it. check out...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-11-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
thanks

thanks so much for your response. you are pretty lucky to have such access to technology like that. i would love to be a fly on the wall to observe it.

right now, i am stuck with clothespins :-)...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 11-11-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
thank you

I have been struggling through these different requests by my district for over three years, and have bottomed out at this: I will do what is best for my kids.

Thank you for your kinds words,...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-11-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Amie2372
:-)

you are doing a great thing by caring enough to think of her. admin asked you to talk to her? so did the counselor talk to her? the fact that she is overweight may mean something....also, i agree...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-30-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
7th Grade Writer's Workshop

I was wondering if anyone out there teaches Writer's Workshop to middle school students? Do you have specific published pieces that are required to be completed by all students? Do you study genres...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-25-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Amie2372
i would...

really like that as well!
email me at amadigan1@pghboe.net

THANKS
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 10-20-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Amie2372
Standards-Based Bulletin Boards

At my school, we have to do standards based bulletin boards where we group the student work according to "Exceeding the Standards", "Meets the Standard" and "Approaching the Standard". I am trying...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-19-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Amie2372
interesting discussion

I see what you mean. It depends on your purposes behind the assessment. We use the QRI at our school, and the cold read gives very specifc information based on miscues and timing. Then it allows ...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-19-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Amie2372
thanks

yes, I think the author of our district rubric wasn't sure either....literary elements would make more sense in a personal narrative...thanks for all the imput, still open for more thoughts if anyone...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Amie2372
Give them a Model

Here is an activity I do with my students.

Compare and contrast these two CONCLUSIONS. What makes one better than the other?

Example 1
So, now that you have read my paper, you know that I...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
Games

It has been a while since I have used this, but from my understanding, there are word worts and games that you can create for your students to play/work on to meet their indivdual needs. It is time...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-17-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Amie2372
the score

is not an accurate depiction of what the child is capable of doing if they get to "practice". Now, in the past, I have had them read it cold, then reread it to themselves, then read it aloud again. ...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-17-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Amie2372
Literary Devices

The term Literary Devices appears in the Focus column of my wrtiting rubric as well as in the Style Column. The Genre of the piece is Personal Narrative. When looking at student writing, what do you...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Amie2372
I don't view it...

...as a program. I don't think it would be beneficial to teach it that way. I teach Writer's Workshop and use the resources in Step Up to help create my mini-lessons. They have great ideas, I just...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-11-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Amie2372
Writer's Workshop Craft Lessons

What do you teach when teaching a Craft lesson?
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-04-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Amie2372
this year...

...my students don't. It's really weird to me. I have them moving their pins to the conferencing sign and then unless I ask no one shows up!

So, I am mandating that each student meet with me on...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
7th grade

I teach 7th grade writer's workshop too! I always spend the first two weeks setting up the procedures. For example:
What to do when you think you are done
How to sign up for a Conference...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 10-04-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
I struggle...

...with grammar too. If I do a mini-lesson on fragments, before we move into independent writing (process writing), they practice that skill. Using a student piece, I quickly show it to the class...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 09-27-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Amie2372
we use...

...a black and white composition book and call it our Sourcebook...a source for all our ideas. We set up the table of contents, number the pages, etc. Once they decide to begin drafting something,...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 09-27-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Amie2372
that is...

AWESOME
Thanks so much for sharing, I will adapt for 7th graders...



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