BOOKER ENGLISH

Resources, best practices, cool ideas

GRAMMAR BYTES

VISIT GRAMMAR BYTES SITE
I’m enjoying the materials on this site – I’m learning with my students.

September 16, 2011 Posted by | Grammar | , | Leave a comment

LITERARY ANALYSIS GUIDE

VISIT SITE

September 12, 2011 Posted by | LITERATURE | , , | Leave a comment

LITCHARTS

VISIT LITCHARTS

September 12, 2011 Posted by | LITERATURE | Leave a comment

GOT BRAINY

FROM EDUTECHER
Got Brainy is a vocabulary building site with a twist. Students and teachers can create or view mock-motivational-posters for vocabulary words that often pair ironic or sarcastic images with a word and definition. This site might be best used with an upper-level High School English class studying for standardized tests. However, it can be used for ESL students as well to pair images with new vocabulary words and simple definitions.”

September 4, 2011 Posted by | VOCABULARY | Leave a comment

SERIOUS GAMES

Visit Mike Farley’s blog for serious online video games and simulations.

September 4, 2011 Posted by | TEACHING 2.0 | | Leave a comment

POETRY SLAM AND PUBLISHING IDEAS

http://www.upwordspoetry.com/

“A resource for young poets, writers and teachers
from around Connecticut, the Northeast,the U.S., the world.
Our goal is to promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word. 

We post information about Brave New Voices /
The International Youth Poetry Slam & Festival.
We post links to writing contests
and youth-friendly publishing opportunities
(updated 8/15/11)
and a Calendar
(updated 8/15/11 ) of youth-friendly literary events
primarily in CT and the Northeast”

August 27, 2011 Posted by | POETRY | Leave a comment

Putting the Arts into Language Arts

Creativity Resource for Teachers

Many lesson plans for looking at art in a literary way. For example:

      A Misty, Moonlit Night

      Secondary • Language Arts • Visual Arts

Students will learn about Marshall’s creative process when painting Better Homes, Better Gardens and discuss how it influences their perception of his work. They will also discuss the thematic content of the artwork and write a creative piece inspired by the painting.

August 23, 2011 Posted by | IDEAS, Literature and Art | Leave a comment

SPELLZONE

FROM LARRY FERLAZZO:

“Spellzone is a new interactive site to learn and practice…spelling. It has practice activities, games, and I especially like that the words are grouped based on spelling patterns — plus, they have audio, too! The only negative, and it’s a big one, is that the words are not used in sentences.’

August 22, 2011 Posted by | VOCABULARY | Leave a comment

We’re baaack! P.2

CYBRARYMAN

Tools for Teachers from Jim Burke

DIANNE’S DIGITAL DISCOVERIES

ANIMAPS (literary field trips, news around the world etc)

Who would know better about how to deal with online scams and swindles than the Better Business Bureau (BBB)? When people are ripped off, the trusted organization is the first place many victims will go to file a complaint, and this infographic shows you the top 10 scams that ensnared unsuspecting victims in the U.S. and Canada last year, as reported to the BBB.

Buyer Beware: BBB Highlights Top 10 Online Scams [INFOGRAPHIC]

Creating your own Infographics

Update your KWL chart

Ideas for:

ART AND LITERATURE

COVERART

THREE PANEL BOOK REVIEWS

For iPad users

Readict – Get most out of your reading on iPad ( thanks to Doug off the Record)

   More here

  Readict is for those who take reading seriously. It is an iPad reading app that integrates highlighter and “read          later” functionalities to provide efficient and effective reading experience.

iPads in the Classroom

Looking for a blog provider? Check out Edublogs

The Importance of Sleep

PhysEd Classes – MUSIC WORKOUT

A blog about books about other countries and cultures
BOOK AROUND THE WORLD

Videos on the importance of learning another language

PLOT DEVICE

from http://edte.ch/blog

Plot Device from Red Giant on Vimeo.

Also thanks to:

Larry Ferlazzo (many thanks)

Doug off the Record

August 14, 2011 Posted by | IDEAS | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WE’RE BAAACK! P.1

Here are some back to school goodies to get your year started with fun, creative and effective  ideas. Best wishes for a great year!

Stay tuned for part 2.

GRADUAL RELEASE AND OTHER RESOURCES includes a lesson planning template.

RTI Tools

English Courses from Yale

RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY – A nice site for checking the validity of websites. –Evaluating Web Pages

NOTABLE SENTENCES

Journalism, editing and research site – EditTEACH

IDEAS TO INSPIRE a one stop for all your techy needs – click on image to go to the site.

OPEN CULTURE – loads of free resources, check out the The History of English in Ten MInutes

P-Star Rising is a cool doc – here P-Star discusses her literacy issues.

TEDxTeen 2010 – P-Star from We Are Family Foundation on Vimeo.

QR CODES HANDBOOK from Cool Cat Teacher

If you like the links under “my bookmarks”, bookmark the url and check back from time to time.

For all my bookmarks just go to http://www.diigo.com/cloud/hharvey102?sort=3 and look for topic.

SOCIAL STUDIES

CLASS ZONE

MY BOOKMARKS

SCIENCE

CLASSZONE

MY BOOKMARKS

MATH

CLASSZONE

MY BOOKMARKS

LANGUAGE ARTS

CLASSZONE
SPOKEN WORD videos and lesson plans on spoken word poetry.

NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT



In case you missed it – Save Our Schools

For Administrators from Connected Principals

August 13, 2011 Posted by | IDEAS | , | Leave a comment