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September 14, 2018

These days I work with elementary (primary) school students the most. One of our goals is learning to collaborate with one another as we complete different tasks and projects. We have constructed paper bridges to hold up objects, played taboo using vocabulary words, an...

June 7, 2018

Each of these represent special moments or experiences the seventh graders have had in their lives, depicted in vignettes they wrote, after reading House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  Some models include their real homes, dream homes, travels or creative represe...

June 7, 2018

While reading Fences by August Wilson, students were tasked with writing poetry about objects they believe represent them. The example they were given portrayed a baseball bat as the object which represents the main character, Troy. He was a former baseball player who...

June 5, 2018

As we wrap up the school year, our campus is focused on developing healthy habits so we can make healthy decisions this summer. With all the free time  given, our students  face more opportunities to make decisions on their own. To prepare them for this, teachers are t...

May 23, 2018

One of my main goals every year is to incorporate the culture of my students into the curriculum. I have reached this goal with several assignments this year: creating a Latino/a focused poetry unit, studying plays by Latino/a and African American playwrights, identify...

February 9, 2018

A year has passed since my last post. So much has changed! I got married, moved to another country, and am teaching at a new school. Wedding planning, job hunting, moving, and getting acclimated has taken up much of my free time so I haven't blogged in a while. Now tha...

February 8, 2017

In our World Literature course, we are exploring Latin American/Caribbean literature right now. Part of that includes reading both fictional and non fictional poetry and prose about Latin American immigration.  Through these various accounts, students gain a whole new...

February 8, 2017

Students in the eighth grade are reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, a classic American author. For each chapter, we engage in a different activity, which can vary from prediction charts to even drawings. At the end of chapter three, students were tasked with cr...

January 31, 2017

In order to help students express themselves, connect with literature and share their work with friends and family all while utilizing technology, they create and manage literature blogs in my class. This is a project that both my ninth and tenth grade students engage...

January 24, 2017

In our ninth grade class, we have updated the blogs we created last year as eighth graders. Some students opted to start from scratch instead. Here is a post with the links to their blogs. The World Literature course blog posts cover various topics such as author biogr...

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