The Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching with Videos

It’s been a little more than a year since I started experimenting with video lectures and with flipping my classroom, and I absolutely love it. It seems my students love it too! …as long as they don’t have to do … Continued

Using Phrases as a Camera Lens

Howdy, Monarchs! Once you fully understand basic sentence structure (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences), you’re ready to start zooming in on different details by adding phrases to your sentences. There are three types of phrases you can use to zoom … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Eleven

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Ten

Hello, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of the … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Nine

It’s Tuesday Again, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Eight

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of

How to Write Level Three Questions: A Four-Step Process

Why ask strong questions about a text? Good readers always ask questions about the text, even when they don’t know how to find the answer. Questions help to deepen understanding about a text, and strong questions force you to look … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Seven

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Six

Welcome Back, Quillers! I hope you had a wonderful winter break! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Five

Hey, Quillers! Howdy Thrillers! Welcome back to Quills and Thrills! I hope you are ready for finals next week! If you’re new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in yourTen Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and … Continued

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