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Adapting the Four Blocks Literacy Model to the 52 Minute Class Period

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 10:09pm 0 Comments

This year, I formatted my language arts class based on a modified Four Blocks Literacy Model in attempts to create a balanced literacy program that meets the diverse needs of all my students. Although the true four blocks model takes place in a single block class session, I am forced to teach my blocks throughout the week within 52 minute class periods. In a typical week… Continue

Seat Pockets

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 10:37am 0 Comments

Okay, you might think that seat covers are just for primary classrooms, but I have found them to be of great use for my 8th graders. With the help of my mother-in-law's superb sewing skills, I created seat pockets for each student desk in my classroom. I have five rows with five student desks in each row labeled with a number and a letter A1-A5, B1-B5, C1-C5, D1-D5, and E1-E5. I…

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Student Feedback: Creating a "Parking" Lot in My Classroom

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 10:28am 1 Comment

Wishing to get more feedback from my students, I created an area on a wall in my classroom I call the "Parking Lot." It's a place where students can "park" their ideas, concerns, or questions about my language arts class. Here are some of the student responses from my 8th graders currently in the lot:

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