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Level 20 English Language Arts

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You're Not the Indian I Had in Mind

In 2003, Thomas King delivered the forty-second annual series of Massey Lectures. These audio clips consist of five lectures that examine the First Nations experience and imagination. The five lectures are: 1. "You'll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start; 2. You're Not the ...

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"You'll Never Believe What Happened" is Always a Great Way to Start

In 2003, Thomas King delivered the forty-second annual series of Massey Lectures. These audio clips consist of five lectures that examine the First Nations experience and imagination. The five lectures are: 1. "You'll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start; 2. You're Not the ...

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Plagiarism. What Do You Value?

Little positive learning is achieved when students fall into the plagiarism trap. In this program, plagiarism is defined in all its modern and common forms. Opportunities are provided for students and educators to discuss why some people copy. Students will learn quoting and referencing skills th...

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Assessment That Drives Better Student Writing

In this program, Kelly works from the first drafts of his ninth-grade students' Romeo and Juliet essays to build a rubric. The rubric includes required elements for the whole group as well as individual components based on emerging student needs.

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Writing with Purpose

In this program, Kelly teaches a class of seniors how understanding the purpose of any piece of writing helps both readers and writers. He models how a purpose chart can be used to generate 25 different writing topics from one person's life. Viewers will also see the elements in place in Kelly's ...

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The Importance of Modeling

In this program, Kelly models how to find and develop a writing topic with his ninth-grade students. Students then complete a writing "blast" or "sneeze" and use this writing for a "question flood" with peers. On the second day, students use the STAR (Substitute, Take out, Add, Rearrange) revisio...

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One Question, One Comment

In this bonus segment, students share either a comment or question about their reading of Lord of the Flies.

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Second Draft Reading

Revisiting a text helps students uncover its deeper layers of meaning. Kelly demonstrates numerous strategies that help students move past an "I read it once; I'm done" mentality and into richer second draft reading. He also discusses the importance assessment plays in planning an effective readi...

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First Draft Reading

Adolescent readers often adopt one of two universal strategies when they are confronted with difficult text: they either quit or dutifully continue, even though they do not understand what they are reading. In this program, Kelly models a number of useful strategies to help students not only moni...

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The Six Building Blocks

Before we teach students how to read better, we need to help them understand why they should be readers. Kelly outlines his six blocks for motivating students to read more - both recreationally and academically. He models specific classroom lessons that help students to internalize the value of r...

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Sedition

Sedition is a 15-minute documentary that explores issues around media, bias and sensitive issues in the classroom. The video profiles two young spoken-word artists who offer their thoughts on the power of poetry to effect social change. Boonaa Mohammed and Rafeef Ziadah perform their poetry, tell...

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