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About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in the St. Paul Public Schools. Enseño en las escuelas públicas de St. Paul, Minnesota.

Differentiated Writing Instruction

When teaching writing in elementary and middle school, one of the challenges is how to keep moving forward with the different genre studies (narrative, expository and opinion … and don’t forget poetry!) while giving students the differentiated instruction that they … Continue reading

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Biliteracy

I learned of two texts at La Cosecha 2014 that can help us teach for biliteracy.  Biliteracy is one of the three goals of dual language education: students who are bilingual, biliterate and bicultural.  I will add them to my … Continue reading

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Words in Motion

I heard of a new (for me) resource while at La Cosecha 2104: Words in Motion. “Words in Motion is a cognate-based curriculum that introduces academic vocabulary in meaningful contexts and promotes strategies for academic vocabulary acquisition. “The full curriculum … Continue reading

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Writing in English/ Escribiendo en español

At La Cosecha 2014 I attended a session by Freeman and Freeman.  Loved it! Here is a copy of their handout that I downloaded from the conference website: Writing handout- Freeman. The presentation was a summary of part of the text, Teaching … Continue reading

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Visit to El Camino Real Academy, Santa Fe, NM (La Cosecha 2014)

We had a wonderful visit today to El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe, NM as part of La Cosecha 2014.  Here are some pictures of artifacts that I saw.  The first 8 are from Kindergarten and 1st grade; the others … Continue reading

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Centros de aprendizaje (lectura)

Algunas ideas para centros de aprendizaje: (se puede añadir ideas, cambiar ideas, juntar ideas, …) Es importante enseñar y practicar cada centro de aprendizaje antes de que los estudiantes lo hagan solitos. Formando palabras Usando las sílabas que han aprendido, … Continue reading

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned

Originally posted on Granted, and…:
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes…

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