Lesson Plans Library
Common Core - Learn more
Please feel free to use my unit and provide your feedback.
ACT prep - please contact us for this free file.
Close Reading - Found to be one of the most effective rigorous text learning strategies.
Defined by Stu Greenberg, former Director of Just Read, Florida!
Brochure on the Comprehension Instructional Sequence
"The Challenge of Challenging Text"
by Timothy Shanahan, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Backwards Design- begin with the end in mind. Excellent reading by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
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New Florida Standards
A number of students who struggle with reading experience a condition known as Convergency Insufficiency. I have over a decade of experience working with low performing readers. It is my observation and professional opinion that many students would benefit from eye tracking exercises to help improve this condition.
Read more about Convergency Insufficiency
Increase your happiness and productivity with mind mapping. By utilizing both sides of your brain to create your maps, you unlock your creativity, improve your memory, and realize a greater work flow. Listen to this podcast from world famous Tony Buzan and then "Get Your Map On." Share your maps with us. Get the book below!
Tools of the Year
Rubistar - free online rubric maker
Diigo - save your favorite links (see below for more ideas how to use Diigo)
Symabloo: Curate all your favorite links using Symbaloo.com. The page just isn't long enough to put all my favorites. A few are below. Check out more at my Symbaloo.
Backwards Planning Template
Get Pocket - set up an online reading file, great cache feature so you may save for offline times