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Language arts
Posted on February 25, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America day

Reading and fun are not mutually exclusive. We celebrate this belief by honoring Dr. Seuss’ March 2nd birthday as Read Across America Day. This celebration offers the opportunity to read old favorites and to encourage student creativity. 

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History
Posted on February 20, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
African American History Month - February lesson planning
I like to use African American History Month as a way to expand student knowledge and help them develop an appreciation of different cultures and races. I’ve assembled a group of quality resources you can use to build other lessons; some can be used as stand-alone units.

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History
Posted on February 12, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Presidents' Day lesson ideas
When you think of Presidents’ Day and lesson planning, think outside the box of the common history lessons.  Use this holiday to incorporate Common Core lessons in both math and language arts.  Click inside for more ideas to use in your classroom…

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Common core
Posted on January 24, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Teaching speaking

January is a month of studying presidents, historical speeches and influential speakers in my middle school classroom.  Each year, I take this opportunity to develop my students’ public speaking skills; but it is no small feat.  My students’ shyness and anxiety are obstacles I and other educators face when teaching speaking, and inside you’ll see I’ve gathered some helpful sites with plenty of ideas to overcome issues and manage speech instruction in a classroom setting.

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History
Posted on January 8, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
MLK Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers not only an excellent way to help students understand his legacy, but also to learn about civil disobedience, civil rights, science, the Constitution, and much more. You can also tie the following free resources with Common Core lessons.

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