Reading Game Changer--Blogging Literature Circles!

Literature circles have ALWAYS been one of my favorite things to do. The students love being given a book and told to take charge of their learning in their group. So how do we make it even more engaging and keep up with the times? We teach our blogging skills to our students!






















Two years ago, I decided to take literature circles to the next level by having my students create their own blogs! Let me tell you, it has been a HUGE hit! I have students who haven't consistently done homework all year and spend most class time distracted, who are now engaged, enthusiastic about learning, and producing quality work! It certainly makes a teacher heart happy. <3

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Implementing Engaging and Effective ELA Centers

In each of our classrooms students vary greatly in their daily needs when it comes to their literacy education. This is not news to you at all, I'm sure.  But with our classes being large, and resources being limited, how do you find time to differentiate for each student, give time for 1 on 1 and small group instruction, and still make sure other students are doing independent, meaningful tasks?

When I was stumbling through this question, I began developing my monthly-themed centers.

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