I’ve been working with my students in preparation for the PSSA on developing their text dependent analysis essays. I taught them how to organize a strong response to a text dependent question using an outline/template: Introduction, Topic Sentence, Evidence/Proof, Analysis/Explanation, Conclusion. I decided to create a flip book to help them keep notes on each component of their response and to use for visual support. Initially, I used regular white paper but it just didn’t do it for me! I felt like the flip book was okay, but it needed something else to really grab my students.
Hey, you wanna know a secret? I am not a fan of giving homework and I only assign it because parents expect it. Yes, I agree and support the fact that students must read every evening for a minimum of 25 minutes. In the perfect world- my homework assignments would be project based and only due once a month but Read More … “Candy Crushin’ Homework: A Homework System that Works!”