Looking for creative ways to teach reading? Use literature response journals. Here's a template to make student reading response journal. Use for English, ELA (English language arts), literature, reading and writing classes. Use for Readers Workshop (a popular interactive reading group method used in elementary and middle school). Here's the book journal format. Reading response journal rubric: literature activities, book lesson plans
Here's a link with optional reading response journal activities and ELA lessons to accompany the literature response journal.
Words writers need to quit using, overused phrases that should be banned - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com
India's censorship board pulled plans to ban certain abusive words in broadcasting. Public outcry was loud, but not in opposition to banning words. Critics felt the banned words list wasn't long enough, reported Rediff Feb. 25. That's spot-on. There's a plethora of words that should be banned and not just crude ones. These are irritating words journalists overuse, misuse and abuse. They use these phrases to lure readers and trigger search engines. And they need to stop. Here are annoying phrases that need censoring now.Words writers need to quit using, overused phrases that should be banned - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com
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