The Big Fresh May 23, 2015 Starting with "Secondly"
Stories are as important as food and love.
This week we look at student research. Plus more as always -- enjoy!
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Gretchen Taylor is streamlining research check-in with her middle school students by using Google Drive, and in the process gets data that is far more useful for her teaching:
Late in the year is a great time to reflect upon what really matters in teaching and learning beyond test scores. Katherine Sokolowski does just that in What I Know to Be True:
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Katherine Sokolowski helps her fifth graders build notetaking skills for research:
Jillian Heise's middle school students design text sets late in the school year. It's a great activity for discovering how they have grown as readers, as well as a gift to next year's class:
That's all for this week!
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