Favorite Blog Posts of August
My very favorite: This post by @RewardingEdu about how you can combine whole-class book studies with independent reading so that your students can develop both comprehension skills with your support and analysis of their own reading on their own level.
Education News and the Hurricane: posts from teachers in Houston, where I live:
Arts and Literature
The words writers say most often says something about their writing’s theme – check out John Updike. Honestly I’m not surprised … this is from @guardian
Will the Common Core work as described? Problems with the Common Core’s literacy objectives. This was shared by @LHudson – thank you for this very concerning article.
Can you make homework effective even in primary grades? Well – As one colleague said to me, whether homework is effective or not depends on what homework you’re assigning. And in this blog post, what you’re willing to do after hours to back up your students. From @MrZackG again.
Thanks to @CanaAcademy for this reflection on various Classical Education programs and their contexts, linking Rev. Martin Luther King’s writings with classical sources and showing how Classical Education is for all, not just the “privileged.”