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Language arts
Posted on September 24, 2010 by Alan Haskvitz
News
Two subjects that should be taught at all levels are law and journalism. Both require the student to think and to take effective notes. Law emphasizes the student's ability to prove his or her statements. In other words, it’s a form of the scientific method. Journalism requires students to take notes, ask good questions, deal with people, work with a deadline and learn the importance of editing and rewriting. It also builds students’ self-confidence. I've listed various resources to help create a classroom newspaper to develop writing skills and to communicate with parents.

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Language arts
Posted on June 20, 2010 by Alan Haskvitz
Using sight and Dolch words
I have found the following words and lessons worthwhile for struggling students. They are especially effective if used as part of a lesson and not as an end in themselves. If a student can memorize seven digits, such as a phone number, they do better with these words. If they cannot master seven digits, I found more success using a strong phonics approach with some sight words.

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