Determine your standards (logic, creativity, structure, etc.) when assessing student writing. Evaluate three essays using an analytic or holistic rubric and see how your standards compare with your peers.
In this activity, read a short text several times with a different purpose for each reading, making annotations that reflect important ideas, questions, confusions, key vocabulary, and overall understandings.
This activity features a short text related to the topic of economics in each of the four disciplines — science, mathematics, English, and history — with questions to assess learning about each text. The goal is to experience the different text types and specialized literacy practices required to make sense of the ideas presented, which students must do each school day.
Read two poems and follow the prompts to interpret them using four approaches: reader response, inquiry, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Use the prompts to guide personal reflection, launch a lesson with students or join an online discussion.
Contestants in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen to separate sentences and then spell the words from each sentence.
Virtually participate in a workshop of four high school teachers led by a renowned author. There are eight topics including “Hiding and Revealing with Language,” “Using Sensory Description,” and “Writing a Picture of Me”.