Here is a link to my article meeting the theme “Instruction that Sticks” as published in ASCD Express Oct. 9, 2014. Volume 10, Issue 3. http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol10/1003-gage.aspx?utm_source=ascdexpress&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=express1003 Advertisements
Five Ways a Classroom Teacher Utilizes a Certified Teacher Librarian to Enhance the Secondary English Classroom By JoAnn Gage At a recent EdCamp for English teachers hosted by ICTE, I was saddened to learn that many schools right here in Iowa are losing their teacher librarians. With tightening budgets and a drive to spend money … Continue reading
Below is a link to my article published in ASCD Express Feb. 13, 2014. I wrote about my experience sharing positive classroom stories on social media to change the perception of public schools: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol9/910-gage.aspx
This video places The Scarlet Letter in context: This video summarizes “The Custom House” from The Scarlet Letter:
Freshmen, click on the link to see the video about Shakespeare and his times that we viewed in class: http://youtu.be/DTtPW-zT45k
English I “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote Writing a Narrative Unit (rough draft due Nov 25, final copy due Dec. 2) Link to story: http://capoteweb.com/a-christmas-memory/ After we read Truman Capote’s story together, we will discuss the story. Follow along and underline description that you enjoy. You will receive a copy of the vocabulary … Continue reading
The Lord of the Flies test is Thursday, Nov. 7. Below is a video which reviews the plot of the book.
Here is a basic summary of the story from SparkNotes that you can use as review. It isn’t everything that you will need to know, but it might help you understand the story, especially if you were absent from class.
In Mysteries, you are required to keep a reading log for one mystery, crime, or suspense book per quarter. This is worth 25 points and cannot be turned in late. The first one is due Oct. 8, and the second is due Dec. 17, 2013. Below are some links to recommended books: The Top 100 … Continue reading
Here is the link to our research paper materials, including the assignment sheet, a model paper, and research sources: http://www.edline.net/pages/Mount_Vernon_High_School/Library/Research_Materials If the link doesn’t work, go to http://www.mountvernon.k12.ia.us and then go to the library site and click on “research materials.”