How to Teach Characterization With Technology and The Butterfly

I'm a huge fan of Patricia Polacco. There are so many skills and life lessons that can be taught through reading her wonderful books. One of my favorites is The Butterfly. It's a story about two courageous young girls during World War II. In this post, I'm going to share with you How to Teach Characterization With Technology and The Butterfly. I'm joining my Reading Crew friends to share Reading and Writing Skills With Mentor Text. Make sure to download your free resources and enter to win a book or gift card.

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Using Powtoon with Digital Escape Rooms

When designing Digital Escape Rooms, my goal is to present information in a creative and engaging way. Digital Escape Rooms involve collaboration and enable students to think critically and problem-solve as they solve puzzles and clues. I'm always looking for new apps and ideas to incorporated into the escapes. I recently used Powtoon With Digital Escape Rooms.

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5 Secrets to Get Everyone on Board for Project Based Learning

We all want to have a positive experience during a project based learning unit, including students, fellow teachers, administration, and parents. In this post, I'll share 5 Secrets to Get Everyone on Board for Project Based Learning.

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Reading Informational Text - Using Prior Knowledge to Deepen Learning

When reading informational text, using any prior knowledge students may have to make connections, will lay the foundation for new knowledge and deepens learning.

"Prior knowledge lies dormant until making a correlation between what was learned and what is new learning." (Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid)


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