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#DIGITALLITERACY – Paperless Standards Based Literacy Activities

Created for the Google or Microsoft Classroom!

What is Digital Literacy? We all know Literacy means the ability to read and write. So Digital Literacy is accomplishing these tasks through utilizing technologies in the classroom. Digital Literacy is properly stated to be the ability to evaluate, create and share content using digital technologies and the internet. (Cornell University) This is exactly what I want for my students! Do you? I want my students to evaluate texts, media, questions, create responses and more using technology tools. Then share…

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Love Notes! Teaching Students for a Greater Purpose!

Hello Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching Fans! I’m a Dr. Sonia Martin, the author of “Love Notes: A Guide To Developing A Compassionate Heart And Teaching Students For A Greater Purpose” (scheduled to be released February 2017). [click on any of the photos below for a direct link] “Love Notes” takes readers on a spiritual and uplifting journey of rekindling the passion for teaching and learning. Readers will learn how to teach and lead with a compassionate heart and acquire a…

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Focus Board for the ELA Classroom!

As you scroll through the internet or Pinterest, you will find tons of ideas and version for a Focus Board. I discovered Focus Boards when I was a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. I found numerous ways that using a Focus Board in a classroom would be beneficial, so when I relocated to FL and returned to the classroom I knew I had to implement a Focus Board in my classroom! So I am here today to share with you…

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Professional Learning and Presenting at the NC Reading Conference!

Professional Learning as I like to call it [instead of development] has become more and more of a passion of mine on my career path! One thing for example, ask my staff, I’m am pro reading and book study! As an Educator and Literacy Coach I am always choosing a book to read with my staff or on my own each semester and summer. I am always trying to improve my practice as well as be an example to my…

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Teaching Students to Construct Written Response to Text!

Welcome friends! Today I am talking about constructing written responses and why it is important! After reading this post click HERE to read my second post about improving written responses and grab 2 FREEBIES! Written response is viewed as the highest level of comprehension because students are able to communicate in writing their learning and viewpoints. With this assessment format students are forced to demonstrate the extent of their knowledge. Having students explain their thinking in an assessment is more valuable…

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