On this blog, our authors will be sharing insights, motivational messages, and practical teaching strategies for teaching English/language arts. We hope you’ll find the posts to be inspiring as you encourage your students to love their language and to wield it well!
In the coming months, we’ll be sharing posts about
- helping students engage with and understand informational texts,
- teaching grammar in a meaningful and connected way,
- connecting grammar and writing instruction,
- coaching students to become successful writers,
- using focus and annotation to help students improve as writers,
- incorporating creative assignments in teaching literature,
- improving reading comprehension,
- guiding students to write fabulous summaries,
- teaching students HOW to spell,
- promoting literacy through classroom publishing projects,
- incorporating some of those tricky standards like teaching mood,
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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx
Post by Dawn Burnette.
Dawn is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught middle and high school English since 1990. In addition to English, she is also certified in gifted education for grades K-12. She is the author of Daily Grammar Practice as well as numerous other publications for teaching language arts. She received the NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence Award for 2005 and was a 2007 finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year. Dawn teaches professional development courses and has presented at countless conferences.