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A Conversation with Kelly Gallagher

Remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about how long I spend grading articles of the week? In today’s post, I’m sharing the entire conversation between Kelly Gallagher and me. A couple of months ago when I was working on Teaching with Articles, I emailed some folks who I believed could greatly help me in […]

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“How Long Do You Spend Grading Articles of the Week?”

“Dave, how long do you spend grading articles of the week?” I sometimes hear that question, or at least I see it written on the faces of people who start doing the math when I tell them about Kelly Gallagher’s article of the week (AoW) assignment. The assignment: Students read, purposefully annotate, and write a one-page response to an assigned article […]

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article of the week scaffold

Scaffolds for Dominating the Article of the Week

In my last post, I laid out the long, steamy romance that is my history with Kelly Gallagher’s article of the week assignment (disclaimer if you haven’t read it: it’s pretty much not romantic at all, or steamy — it’s just long). In this post, I want to share some resources that come out of last […]

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Using the Efficient “Take a Stand” Strategy to Hook Kids into a Reading

Let me just start out with this: Erica Beaton (of b10lovesbooks.wordpress.com/#seekthebalance/my next door teacher neighbor fame) introduced me to this strategy (her version is much more sophisticated — see her explanation in the comments), and I’ve also seen something like it accredited to George Hillocks in Michael Smith’s, Deborah Appleman’s, and Jeffrey Wilhelm’s book UnCommon Core (which […]

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