Big Idea #1 - Using Rhythm to teach grammar
Rhythm and language have gone hand-in-hand for years. Using linguistic patterns such as the iambic meter are staples of teaching English Language Arts. Read the article for suggestions on how to use rhythm to teach grammar.
Big Idea #2 - Fake News
Fake news masquerading as real news have been a hot topic in mainstream media. Stanford University released a study that a majority of middle schoolers cannot tell the difference between a real news story on a website from an ad labeled "sponsored content" according to an article from the Wall Street Journal. Montana Content Standards define the information and evaluation skiils that students need to practice in order to detect when information is fake or misleading.
Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning by Stanfard University's History Education Group
The Huffington Post: How To Recognize A Fake News Story
Big Idea #3 - A new idea for the book report
Getting students to do book reports can be a challenge. Instead of doing a book report, one teacher has her students doing book commercials. Read the article to learn how her students responded to the idea doing the commercials.
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