"My collaborative lesson is for a 3rd grade class. Students read a biography and then create a presentation using Blabberize (www.blabberize.com).
Here are the links to my Collaborative Lesson:
Collaborative Lesson Narrative
"Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2005) Freedon on the Menu. New York. Dial Books for Young Readers.
1. What would Connie think of seeing an African American man being elected of the president of the United States of America?
Connie grew up…"
"Thanks for the comments! I hadn't thought of doing a comparison activity with the movie and the book. I think this would even be valuable for middle schoolers. The challenge with this becomes being able to show the…"
"Evaluation of Author Study (Pam Munoz Ryan)
I just read Esperanza Rising this last year and loved the book! I picked up another of her books and then another. I am from Southern California and have been to some of the places mentioned in her…"
"Knowles, Sheena. (1997) Edward the Emu. Harper Collins.
Review from School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1. Two emus who live in a zoo suddenly find themselves expecting 10 little emus. But this is the '90s, so Edwina tells Edward,…"
"Great ideas. Things like Read Across America are good places for us to build our literacy work.
I love the ideas of book clubs and book talks by staff members. This shows students that all of us are about literacy."
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I have taught middle school for 10 years. I have a passion for teaching my students to love reading and accessing information that is appealing to them. Although I am currently teaching math, I have an extensive classroom library and incorporate as many strategies into my room to create life long learners. I actually started a masters degree 5 years ago in administration and quit after 3 courses. I have been looking for an area that I am passionate about and want to really investigate in the future. After talking with the teacher librarian at my local school I became obsessed with wanting to know more...so here I am!
I love cooking, eating, camping, gardening, reading, hiking, and spending time with my husband.
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I am a middle school math teacher in Fruita, Colorado.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Fruita branch of the Mesa County Public Library
What professional development topics are you interested in learning more about?
I am interested in learning more about how to integrate technology into classrooms.