Understanding Close Reading: Download our Infographic Now! - WeAreTeachers
We’ve created two posters—this one for teachers and one for students —that explain close reading in more detail.
Rhetological Fallacies – A list of Logical Fallacies & Rhetorical Devices with examples — Information is Beautiful
An interactive list of logical fallacies & rhetorical devices with examples. In nine languages. Never be duped again!
The 30 Most Common Ways You Can Lose an Argument
While it may be true that nobody actually "wins" an argument—especially certain types—there are still times you want to appear to come out on top. Whether you're having a good-natured debate, or hoping to put someone in their place, you'll want to avoid these 30 guaranteed ways to lose.
SOAPSTone Strategy Skinny Poster
Attack rhetorical analysis using the SOAPSTone method! Breaks down the popular SOAPSTone acronym used for rhetorical analysis: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone. Each point includes questions for critical reading. Aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). ©2016. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated. Middle school and high school.
Teaching Teens in the 21st
I thought today I would share my Erin Condren items that I've gotten for the upcoming school year and give you a chance to share yours! I have become quite addicted, and this year I've purchased a new Teacher Planner, after beating the heck out of mine from last year, the Lunchbox, some Notepads, and Labels! Last year, I chose the Owl Planner and Calendar, and my whole room ended up themed around Owls. Here's what my planner looked like by the end of the year. Not so pretty. Loved the…
Before the School Year Begins...
I decided that before I can start posting about what I'm doing this year, I needed to share some of my favorite strategies from last year ...
Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies
A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.
Transfer Active Reading Strategies Online
I'm a stickler about annotations. For years, I heard students lament, 'Tucker, I never remember what I read' or 'I just don't understand what is happening in this book.' In response, I began to teach students the art of annotating.
Teaching Literary Analysis
Guide students through the five steps of understanding and writing literary analysis: choosing and focusing a topic, gathering, presenting and analyzing textual evidence, and concluding.
Falling in Love with Close Reading
You and your students will fall for close reading. Chris and Kate help you empower students through close reading to not merely analyze texts but to admire
Student Reading Log Template with Google Sheets
Reading for pleasure produces great benefits for students . These can include increases in reading ability, writing ability, comprehensi...
Penny Kittle: Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class
Do your students actually read what is assigned in class? Penny Kittle talks to students about what they are - and aren't - reading.
Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade? | KQED
The type of critical reading skills needed in high school can make the transition into the ninth grade a challenge, so some educators in Nashville are rethinking the curriculum.