Do You Even Scholastic, Bro?

Hey, Y'all! It's been a while since I've blogged. I've been hella busy with lesson planning and getting used to this semester's new unit about identity formation and transformation. Anyway, I don't think I've ever written about how Scholastic Book Clubs have changed my life and classroom. Lemme tell y'all!! This year, I started having … Continue reading Do You Even Scholastic, Bro?

Classroom Tool: Aggressive Monitoring

Hello!! It’s been a while since I’ve updated Views. It’s been a busy few weeks, with targeted parent conferences, my birthday (!!), ACT Aspire and CAASPP prep and testing, End of Year prep, etc. Whew! I’m back, though, and I thought it would be cool to come back with an effective classroom tool that has … Continue reading Classroom Tool: Aggressive Monitoring

Yum… CEREAL Paragraphs

Last year, our Director of Instruction introduced us to CEREAL paragraphs, an easy-to-use formula for students to write paragraphs. CEREAL is an acronym for: C – Claim (where they answer the question with their first reason) E – Evidence (The text states…) R – Reasoning E – Evidence #2 A – Another reasoning L – … Continue reading Yum… CEREAL Paragraphs