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Week of October 1-5

This is the last week of the first quarter. Upcoming events for this week: On Wednesday, October 3, all grade 8 students will participate in the Ma’am Booker Reading Convention. Students will be sharing their memoirs with their home base groups and, hopefully, getting some words of wisdom from our guest speaker on creating a […]

“Show me the Code!”… a way of tuning in to reading during our Unit of Inquiry!

Everyone loves to crack the code!! Well, we managed to crack a different kind of code yesterday, as we worked with a text that fit into our “Keep the Balance!Keep Well!” Unit of Inqury. Working in partners (using our newly created Clock Study Buddies -see blog post), we read the paragraphs, sentence by sentence. For […]

“Show me the Code!”… a way of tuning in to reading during our Unit of Inquiry!

Everyone loves to crack the code!! Well, we managed to crack a different kind of code yesterday, as we worked with a text that fit into our “Keep the Balance!Keep Well!” Unit of Inqury. Working in partners (using our newly created Clock Study Buddies -see blog post), we read the paragraphs, sentence by sentence. For […]

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read by John Coleman

This is an interesting blog post that I found in the Harvard Business Review (online) by the author John Coleman. He makes some strong connections between leadership and reading, along with some good recommendations on how to read. “When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was […]

The Future is Here

Can you see the possibilities of using these future technologies in your classroom? Eye Tracking Smart Window http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mTVPVobDrms Interactive Projectors These devices are here already. On the Go Is he ultimate presentation tool an HD interactive portable projector? Check out the new Pico

Literacy at it’s Best!

Shooting Stars’ Parents, Having your child reading and writing on a daily basis is extremely important for their overall development in literacy.  The more frequently they carry out these two acts, the greater knowledge they will attain, and will be  strengthening their skills in the process. It’s important to ask questions about literature your child […]

What does Davao City and Snowmen have in common?!!

How’s that for an intriguing headline?! My Yodalandians might recognise the word “snowman” from the challenge I gave them on the last day of school in December. I encouraged them to cuddle up with a book over the holidays and to keep their “Boom Boom” recall of times tables going over the holiday, as they […]

Inquiry-based learning… a way of being, integrated into all subject areas!

Our latest Unit of Inquiry is investigating location, and we have been using reading and writing skills all along as we uncover the answers to our Essential Questions… how does WHERE we live affect HOW we live… why do people settle where they do… what does our world look like? Last week we went into […]

How Important is Reading?

How important is reading? Simply stated, it is the most important activity that you can do during your school career. It is the key to success in all subjects because personal reading promotes a wide range of skills and dispositions that enhance learning across all subjects. At ISM, the expectation is that every student pursues […]

A short list of books that work for many grade 8 students

One of the most common questions we get as language arts teachers is about reading recommendations for our students. This is a difficult question because so much about choosing a book depends on the student’s reading level and preferences. To get students thinking more about reading, I have put together a few options that will […]