Category Archives: Reading

Monday Minutiae – 03.11.2019

Listening Comprehension For my current WIP, I’ve got a book theme… as in, it’s circles the idea of one of those “100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die” lists. And because of that, I’m discovering that Cliff’s Notes (or … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

Daily Oral Language My friend and colleague, Jeff Zupfer, makes music. He writes lots of different things, but because he also teaches music at an elementary school, he writes a lot of children’s music. During our cold-cold-cold #PolarVortex days here … Continue reading

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Janet’s Reading Stats: 2018 in Review

If I were one to have a “number of books read” goal, 2018 probably would have been a banner year for me. I read 115 books! Not like I have to qualify my reading or anything, but to make some … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae -12/17/18

Intervention Support You know how you put a bunch of books on hold at the library, and they ALL come in at once? If you think that is overwhelming, imagine this person: Sound off in the comments your ideas on … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 5/28/18

Divisors, Dividends, and Remainders Not long ago, one of my writer’s groups talked about what we did with words we discard from our final drafts. Delete entirely? Save? Save with any sort of organization? I’ll delete a random sentence or … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 4/30/18

 Cooperative Learning When critics say that kids – students – don’t understand what they’re protesting or that they can’t possibly be mature enough to know their own minds, I want them to meet the 3rd grade student at one of … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 4/22/18

New thing I’m going to try out: Summer Reading List I’ve got a novel idea surrounding the prolific “100 books everyone should read” lists, and since 99% of those lists consist almost entirely of white male authors, I figured I’d … Continue reading

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