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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 […]

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 […]

How to Choose a Good Book to Read

If you haven’t found a book yet: Ask your librarian… or teacher…or friends… or parents… or principal for a recommendation on a book you have not seen; then ask yourself if you have heard rumors of a great bestseller out there that may be just right for you? Do an on-line search about your favorite […]