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BoomWriter is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they’ve never done before!

FREE Socratic Circle Teacher Observations (Summary). This “Socratic Seminar Teacher Observations (Summary)” is designed as a guide to enable a teacher to quickly document individual student performance on key parameters and summarize whole class performance. Five behavioral objectives are clearly stated. The guide also includes an area for debriefing notes.


Making the Most of Independent Reading Time

Learn a few simple ways to make your Independent Reading Time more engaging, effective, and meaningful in your classroom.

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How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it