Tagged with reading strategies

Not-so-Silent Wall Conversation Activity

Not-so-Silent Wall Conversation Activity

Wednesday was our first day back from Spring Break, and, as you might imagine, the students were lackluster in their enthusiasm at best (Minus one student, Steven, who admitted that he was bored at home and wanted to come back; I love it when students admit that!). With this in mind, I made sure we … Continue reading

Mix It Up (Reading Strategy)

Mix It Up (Reading Strategy)

For the past seven weeks, I have been edging my way through Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. I started it on the airplane on the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Writing Project’s Urban Sites Network Conference, and from page one I was captivated. But … Continue reading