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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Teachin' Tuesday and a little link love


I thought for this week's edition of Teachin' Tuesday I would share some of my favourite sites to visit when I am looking for inspiration, ideas and lessons.

Jim Burke's blog: The English Teacher's Companion is a great source for inspiration and ideas. It makes me feel like I have chosen a great profession!

The English Companion Ning is a wonderful place to connect with other English teachers, share ideas and learn from each other. This ning is facilitated by Jim Burke.

The Media Awareness Network is fabulous source of lesson plans for teachers. Canadian teachers can browse by provincial expectation, subject, grade level etc and find all sorts of useful stuff. Most of the lessons included the handouts, overheads and necessary materials. 

Read Write Think is a necessary resource for all English teachers!! I love coming to this site for lesson ideas and sometimes whole mini units. They even have a bunch of student interactive games and publishing tools. If you teach Language Arts, you must check this out. 

Teaching That Makes Sense is a great site for resources that relate to reading and writing. I especially love the 5 Facts of Fiction and Read like a Reader, Read like a Writer. 

Hope this helps someone out there. If you have any great sites to pass a long, please do.




2 Thinks and Thoughts of Others:

SB said...

thank you so much beth. when i am back at it and into the swing of things, maybe i will remember the resources i used to use. right now? nothing...but i will reciprocate...in due time!

Molly said...

I am familiar with all of these great resources except for the last one. I am off to check all those great PDF files. Thanks for the link love :)

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