Category Archives: Writing

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5 Opportunities to Amplify Your Writing

Writing has changed throughout history. Technology of the times has had an impact HOW, WHAT, and for WHOM we write. Nichole Pinkard affirms in a video by Edutopia’s Big Thinkers’…

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Global Project: Visualize Poetry Around the World

Description of Project: Based on Taylor Mali’s visit to The American School of Sao Paulo, Meryl Zeidenberg and I were inspired to amplify students’ poetry writing by adding a visual and…

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You Have 1 Second to Hook a Potential Reader

If you are blogging with your students, you have been exposed to them. You have been exposed to hundreds of unimaginative, cloned, generic and uninspiring BLOG TITLES. When opening your…

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Poetry, Performance & Taylor Mali and Beyond…

Graded, the American School of São Paulo, was fortunate to have Taylor Mali, a performance poet and teacher, come all the way to Brazil to engage and get our students and…

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Flipped Writing Videos- Production Techniques

Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Shannon Doyne define the flipped classroom in a post titled 5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom  : It’s an “inverted” teaching structure in which instructional content…