Discussion + Technology + Speaking

Sandy teaches in a middle school in Minnesota. She finds engaging short stories and uses them as prompts for discussions. She has an inner ring and an outer ring at discussion time: the inner ring students are discussing the text, the outer ring students have tablets and are critiquing the...

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Art + Language Arts + Speaking!

Terri is an art teacher at an elementary school in Aurora, Colorado.  Language arts classes are studying onomatopoeia.  To reinforce that learning, she has students illustrate a phrase that includes an example of onomatopoeia.  Because she values speaking well, she asks students to introduce their art to the class…and she...

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