5 Pinterest Collaborative Boards: Teaching & Education

I must confess that I am now an official Pinterest addict and I have spent more than an hour of my waking day to devote to building content of my awesome Pinterest teacher boards since its inception in November. The great news is that I'm now opening them up for collaboration!
What are Pinterest Collaborative Boards? They are actually boards on Pinterest that allow other pinners to pin content on the board. Yes, it's that plain and simple! I believe that I have great colleagues who are also Pinterest users (like YOU!) who would want to share pins centered around teaching and special education. Collaborative boards on Pinterest are a great way to share your information to other teachers and networkers, while also generating great back links to your blog or website.
My Pinterest boards are now open, please leave a comment on the latest post and I will certainly add you. Let's start sharing!
#1. Books and Reading Resources. This is all about the written word. Please leave me a comment on the most recent pin if you are interested in sharing your books and everything about books on this board.
#2 Great Ideas From Teachers. Need ideas for the kiddos? Get authentic teacher-made classroom resources, fun kid-friendly games, craftivities and more from our amazing teachers. If you want to share your awesome classroom pins, please leave me a comment on the most recent pin! We currently have 75 teachers collaborating on this board, join us!

#3 Social Media and Technology in Education. For social media savvy teachers, this board is for you! Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + tips and tricks to make all of them grow and glow...follow this board! Let me know if you want to be a pinner to this board by leaving a comment on the most recent pin.

#4 100+ Education Quotes. Get your education quotes from the most political edreform sayings to the most inspirational wisdom laden and famous proverbs from this board! Same process, share your pins by leaving a comment on the most recent pin and I will add you as a collaborator.
#5 National Board Certification and Teacherpreneurship. When the going gets tough, what do you do? Here are some resources that you might need if you are going through the process of National Board Certification or are just looking for teaching standards and best practices for effective teacher leaders. If you have something to share about NBC or Teacherpreneurship, please leave a comment on the most recent post.


Week 2 (English 1)

WORD OF THE DAY: http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
WARM UP: Journal Entry (Autobiographical narrative)

Mon: Do you have one best friend? Are you the kind of person who goes everywhere in big groups? Or are you more of a loner? Write about the kind of "friend person" you are.
Tue: There are many firsts in our lives that we don't remember, such as our first tooth, first step, first word, or first birthday. Firsts from later childhood come easily to mind: a first pet, a first award, the first day of high school, a first kiss, a first summer camp. Write about a special first that you remember clearly.
Wed: Life is chock-full of embarrassing moments. When you're lying awake at night, having trouble sleeping, do your most embarrassing blunders run through your mind? Write about some of these agonizing memories.
Thu: Obstacles constantly present themselves. Some are fleeting, such as facing an important test in school. Some may take years to overcome, such as a major injury or the loss of a loved one. Write about an obstacle you've faced in your life. Did the experience change you for the better, or did it leave you bitter and cynical?
Fri: What is your favorite holiday? What is your least favorite holiday? Write about two memorable holiday experiences, one from your favorite holiday and one from your least favorite.

Vocabulary Development
C4: The Sniper/ Thoughts of Hanoi - HR - Read and discuss Academic Vocabulary, p107; Vocabulary Development, pg 109
C5: The Gift of the Magi - HR - Read and discuss Academic Vocabulary, pg 139; Vocabulary Development, pg 141; EOL: Vocabulary Development, pg 296
C4: The Sniper/ Thoughts of Hanoi - HR: Before You Read, pg 108; Read, discuss and respond to the text, pg 110-117; Skills Practice, pg 118-120; End of Selection Quiz (One Stop Planner)
C5: The Gift of the Magi - HAR - Before You read, pg 64; Read, discuss and respond to the text, pg 65-68; Skills Practice, pg 69
Mon: Quiz #1
Tue: Analyze the theme in the selection "The Sniper". Use this graphic organizer in your analysis. Play the Hangman Game, the words are your vocabulary from the story.
Wed: Analyze the selection "Thoughts of Hanoi". Use this graphic organizer (p.9) in your analysis.
Thu: Analyze the irony and ambiguity in the selection "The Gift of the Magi". Use this graphic organizer in your analysis. Play the Hangman Game , the words are your vocabulary from the story.
Fri: Quiz #2 about comparing themes, irony and ambiguity and the selections: "The Sniper", "Thoughts of Hanoi", and "The Gift of the Magi".
Please read pages 58-169 of the novel "El Bronx Remembered". Please take note of the following words:
- Mon: permeated (p.71)
- Tue: sympathetically (p.83)
- Wed: exhausted (p.92)
- Thu: persisted (p.103)
- Fri: impulsively (p.110)
- Fri: resounded (p. 130)
Please use the Frayer Model Graphic Organizer to analyze each word (definitions and characteristics) and to synthesize/ apply this information by thinking of examples and non examples.
Due: all HW are due the next day.
STANDARDS: *8.LT-T.3* 10.LT-T-3* 7.LT-F.5* 9.LT.6.2* 10.LT-F.4* 8.LT-S.10* 10.LT-S.11* 9.LD-V.8* 10.IT-E.1

DCPS English 1 Pacing Guide

Take my online quiz about comparing themes, irony and ambiguity and the selections: "The Sniper", and "The Gift of the Magi".

1 comment:

gaby said...

I remenber when i was five year old there were alot of things that game to my mind? I was always have throvel to sleep just because iwas scare thinking in the end of this world i just tyying to know wre i were doing at that time i was afraid to die but now i not scare because i meet jesus he is in my hard tha;s why now i not scare to die because i have the salvation he is my savior

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