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Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA : A Journey of Discovery

January 12, 2018


Part 1 of a Series on Independent Reading in Senior ELA Hooray! Unit 2 of Senior ELA is Reader’s Workshop. For me, this is exciting. For many of my students, this is unbelievable; this is unthinkable; this is outrageous. My seniors are not, for the most part, independent readers. I’m not exactly sure when they […]

Artifact Analysis: Daily Lesson Plans

June 19, 2017


One of the artifacts that has a lot of information in it is the document with my Daily Lesson plans. I make one Google document for each class for each trimester, and I project it on the screen each day, displaying the day’s learning goal, instructions, due dates, and announcements. I haven’t yet, but in […]

Growing Readers–Through READING!

June 12, 2017


June 12 2017 A Teacher Researcher Reflects on Year 1 with the MAISA Unit: Independent Reading This year was my first year with the MAISA curriculum. In fact, it was the district’s first year with ANY ELA curriculum; I have taught 23 years in a district where every ELA teacher could teach anything, in any […]

Mythic Transformation Through Dramatic Play

March 26, 2017


It is inevitable. As soon as the applause ends, I’ll hear an excited teen voice shout, “ms. eddy, when do we get to do skits again?”

Teacher Advocacy: Raising Our Voices, Making Them Heard

March 6, 2016


Teacher Advocacy is a big part of what it means to be a teacher--a big part that is little acknowledged or appreciated. Being an advocate means to see our work as literacy educators within the larger framework of peace and social justice work.