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Giving Thanks in Divisive Times, 2019Take a new Real, Rich and Relevant twist on traditional Thanksgiving writing topics!This scaffolded writing uses an interactive Web page to:engage students with an authentic challenge,explore "real world" Web
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2f, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1e...
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By Tom March
Help student go beyond "knowing" poetry terms and really "Get" them!Using 10 poems by Robert Frost and interactive Quizlet practice, students not only MASTER poetry terms, but also match them to examples taken directly from Frost's work.Note: This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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By Tom March
Take a new Real, Rich and Relevant twist on traditional Thanksgiving writing topics!This scaffolded writing uses an interactive Web page to:engage students with an authentic challenge,explore "real world" Web sites, andprompt students' higher-order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Webquests
CCSS:
W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2f, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1b...
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By Tom March
Help student go beyond "knowing" poetry terms and really "Get" them!Using 10 poems by Robert Frost and interactive Quizlet practice, students not only MASTER poetry terms, but also match them to examples taken directly from Frost's work.Note: This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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By Tom March
Use these Task Cards to:Begin the study of poetry. These cards are meant to support a First Reading of any poet or poems.Engage students in poetry without the hurdle of knowing poetic devices/ techniques / terms (this comes later! ;-)Quickly get to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
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By Tom March
Use these Task Cards to:Begin the study of poetry. These cards support the analysis of 3 great Robert Frost poems:Stopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningThe Road Not TakenBirchesEngage students in poetry without the hurdle of knowing poetic devices/
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my teaching life as a high school English teacher in San Diego. Eventually I became department chair and district technology mentor. Since 1995 I've been creating Web-based activities that promote real, rich and relevant learning. These began by co-developing the WebQuest and carried on to other formats and strategies for engaging students and making the most of what's available on the Web.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Although I'm comfortable with direct instruction, my passion is student-driven construction of meaning for deeper understandings.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a finalist for San Diego County Teacher of the Year in 1991. Since then I've enjoyed developing WebQuests and other approaches to student-driven learning and am regarded as a leader in the field of edtech and rich learning.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

A product of both public and private schools, I earned a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and later an MA in Instructional Design / Education Technology from San Diego State University. I've continued to learn from mentors in the fields of Understanding by Design and Curriculum Mapping.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In 1997, we moved our family to Australia where I have been working as a consultant to NGOs and software companies while working with schools to leverage technologies for rich learning. We love our life in the bush and regularly - yes! - have kangaroos, cockatoos, blue-tongue lizards and even echidna's roaming around our home.

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