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Free 2ndary ELA Resources

Last updated: 11-15-2020 I have tried to curate resources that can be used in my high school English classroom. You can find your own by accessing the author's website as many authors provide free texts on their website. Being on this list is not necessarily an endorsement. Please ensure the content is both appropriate for… Continue reading Free 2ndary ELA Resources

Reading

Part 1-Overview

We assume that high school students can read. But if you teach high school you have come across those students who read the text, maybe even sound great aloud, but still seem to be struggling with comprehension and critical thinking about the text. Need some help supporting your struggling students? Read my 5 part blog series on "How to teach high school students to read."

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5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Writer

It is always difficult when a child struggles. It is especially difficult when that struggle is in something as important as literacy. According to the International Literacy Association there are many negative effects of poor literacy skills: Unfortunately the only way to get better at writing is to write. So what can you do to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Writer

For Parents

5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Reader

It is always difficult when a child struggles. It is especially difficult when that struggle is in something as important as literacy. According to the International Literacy Association there are many negative effects of poor literacy skills: Unfortunately the only way to get better at reading is to read. So what can you do if… Continue reading 5 Tips for Parents: Strategies to Support Your Reluctant Reader

For Parents

3 Tips for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Literacy at Home (includes online resources)

Reading and writing are pivotal skills that need to be develop to ensure success in school and in later life. Here are three tips intended to help you find success in encouraging your child to read and write at home. Tip #1 Focus on Choice The more a child reads, the better they get at… Continue reading 3 Tips for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Literacy at Home (includes online resources)

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The struggle: Remote teaching in the first four weeks

*click on images to access the applicable articles My struggles with social distancing and remote teaching have led to silence, at least on my blog. I have found it really difficult to think of anything to share that could be helpful to other teachers at this time. Even after six weeks, I have nothing. I… Continue reading The struggle: Remote teaching in the first four weeks

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Lessons Learned Surviving Covid: The First Week of Social Distancing and the start of Homeschooling

1. Acknowledging emotional reactions to school closures So it's March Break here in Ontario, Canada (spring break for those of you not from here). "Ontario has declared a state of emergency and had implemented various measures, including restricting travel, prescribing physical distancing and asking certain businesses to close in order to curb the spread of… Continue reading Lessons Learned Surviving Covid: The First Week of Social Distancing and the start of Homeschooling

Online Learning, Teacher Support

eLearning/Remote Learning/Homeschooling Online Resources

Looking for resources to support your students learning or resources to help teach your own kids here is a great list of online resources. This list (which is in no way exhaustive) will be updated regularly. If you have a suggestion of a good resource to add please email your suggestion to literacymasterydiscovery@gmail.com. Updated: 12/10/2020… Continue reading eLearning/Remote Learning/Homeschooling Online Resources