NEW ENGLISH Tchr - Middle School

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  1. ayotte04

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    This fall I will begin teaching 6th/7th grade English in California. Because I'm sorta new to English (I'm more confident in my history abilities) do you have any suggestions/advice for me?

    I'll take anything you have whether it's lesson plans, English resources, tips, etc.

    Thanks.
     
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    Your history knowledge will be a total asset to you! I moved from history to English 13 years ago and never looked back!

    I would suggest you read up on some of the gurus of reading instruction... Kyleen Beers, Nancy Atwell (also the writing goddess), Chris Tovini. Teaching kids to actually READ will become a cornerstone of your curriculum, no doubt, even if you are in a wealthy private school!
     
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    Since you're in California, you might want to check here:

    http://www.delangehenderson.com

    A number of districts use these materials on the secondary level. They're good.
     
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    Thanks Guys

    Oh wow. Thanks you guys. yeah ive seen the read, write, think website and its good. I'm familiar with Beers and started to read more about Atwell. I find out this week specifically what part of English I'm teaching so I'll let ya know.

    TeacherGroupie....thanks for the list...i suppose that'll keep me busy for a while =0)
     
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    You can probably ignore the Old English one (ooooops)... but you're welcome.
     

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