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Coming Out of Hibernation with #SHC13 Think Tank!

Those of you that have had a baby will understand when I say that I’ve been in hibernation.  It’s not that I’ve been sleeping my days away, in fact I get less sleep now than I ever have.  My hibernation … Continue reading

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An Authentic Inquiry Moment

It started with a post-it.  As I wandered about the room filling out my literature discussion rubrics one of my students rushed up to me and said,  “Can I get my iPad because there’s this thing and we need to … Continue reading

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What If We Tried This?

  I just found a new book title that I can’t wait to read.  It’s called Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy.  It’s the story of a girl with a cleft palate growing up in Afghanistan.  I’m thinking this … Continue reading

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Checking In

Sometimes when students are working on inquiry projects it can feel a little bit like you are the stage coach driver of a runaway carriage led by wild horses careening down the side of a mountain.  Ok, maybe that’s a … Continue reading

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Knee Deep In It

We are a mere week and a half away from our Explore More day.  This means we are knee deep in inquiry projects.  I think the scariest part about letting students branch out (for many teachers)  is the turning over … Continue reading

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Creating and Keeping an Inquiry Notebook

Last year I started an Inquiry Notebook.  Truthfully, it started with the notebook itself.  I received an interesting notebook that had been converted from an old text book.   It seemed really special and I wanted it to have a special … Continue reading

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Beyond-the-Book Inquiry in Reader’s Workshop

The other day I used the book The Composition by Antonio Skarmeta to teach a reading strategies lesson. This is a gripping story about a boy who is living under a dictatorship and is asked by the government to write … Continue reading

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