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Okay, I confess: I thrive on organization and structure in my classroom. My students like routines, and I like to know what progress each student is making on a daily basis. If you are like me, then your first experience with literature circles...
Create a unit that integrates English language arts and social studies by tying the Holocaust to modern issues in the Middle East and Africa.
Teacher advisor Mary Blow explains WALTeR, her guide for character analysis based on the character's Words, Actions, Looks, and Thoughts, plus the way other characters Respond to him or her.
Scholastic teacher advisor Mary Blow shares her FANBOYS method and other ideas for teaching the compound sentence and combatting the run on.
Scholastic teacher advisor Mary Blow shares how she incorporates world events and politics into her classroom and builds connections to poetry, music, and technology.
Scholastic teacher advisor Mary Blow shares her favorite resources for tackling the tough subject of drug abuse in middle school and high school classrooms.
Celebrate Black History Month with this multigenre unit on civil rights and baseball that focuses on the achievements of Jackie Robinson
Teacher advisor Mary Blow explains the Scripps National Spelling Bee and offers resources to support students in their quest to compete in local spelling bees or the national event.
One teacher's tips for interactive and engaging ways to teach poetry, from a poetry magnet white board to hip-hop videos and songs.