William M Ferriter

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By William M Ferriter
The internet makes finding information on anything incredibly easy for anyone. But it also makes CREATING information -- including information that is heavily biased and/or full of outright lies -- easy, too. There are hundreds of people making
Subjects:
Civics, Instructional Technology, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.99
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By William M Ferriter
I've spent the past 10 years working as a teacher in a professional learning community and the last 7 years as a professional development provider supporting schools making the transition to highly collaborative environments where teachers work
Subjects:
Professional Development, For Administrators
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Professional Documents, Professional Development
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4.0
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By William M Ferriter
One of the nonfiction reading skills that I want my students to become comfortable with is being able to identify the different kinds of evidence that authors are using to persuade readers to think a certain way about a controversial topic. In this
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.8, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.8
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By William M Ferriter
One of the tools that I use the most frequently in my work with students is called a Unit Overview Sheet. The purpose of the unit overview sheet is to detail the essential outcomes for a unit of study in kid friendly language. A unit overview
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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By William M Ferriter
Over the last few months, I have been working to help my sixth grade students to create digital portfolios where they can do some deep reflection about their own learning. The challenge has been that my students aren't completely sure about what
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
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By William M Ferriter
One of the most difficult parts of teaching middle school is helping parents to understand the differences between standards-based report cards describing progress on a scale of 1-4 and more traditional report cards describing progress with letter
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
For Parents
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By William M Ferriter
As a sixth grade science teacher, I know full well how important it is for students to learn the vocabulary attached to my subject. It's simply impossible for a student to become fluent in the sciences if they aren't fluent with the terms used in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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By William M Ferriter
Research has shown time and again that one of the keys to succeeding as a school community is ensuring that every student has access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum. A guaranteed curriculum is one that every student in the same grade level
Subjects:
Professional Development, For Administrators
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Professional Documents, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$2.99
1 rating
4.0
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By William M Ferriter
I am currently working on a Digital Portfolio Pilot project with a group of my sixth graders. One of the things that they are struggling with is thinking about the kinds of posts that they can write in their portfolios. The fact of the matter is
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Instructional Technology, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
$2.99
1 rating
4.0
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By William M Ferriter
One of my favorite instructional strategies is to ask students to write stories, reviews or summaries in 25 words or less. By intentionally limiting the words that students can use, I force students to think with intentionality -- about the topic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
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By William M Ferriter
One of the challenges of teaching science and social studies in an increasingly controversial world is that students have long been taught to believe that "nonfiction" means "real" or "true." The result: Students who are less likely to realize
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.8, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.8
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By William M Ferriter
Let's face it: Living in a digital world has resulted in easy access to more biased information than ever before. The uncomfortable truth is that most authors -- including those writing for major news services like Fox News and CNN -- often have
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.8, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.8
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By William M Ferriter
Feedback expert Dylan Wiliam argues that if we are using feedback effectively with students in classrooms, we will turn it into "detective work." That means instead of GIVING feedback to students, we will give them opportunities to GATHER
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
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By William M Ferriter
One of the most difficult concepts for my students to understand is the difference between atoms and elements. They also struggle to understand the differences between atoms of different elements. I use this activity -- which asks kids to
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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By William M Ferriter
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a classic World War II historical fiction novel detailing the struggles of Danish citizens to resist the German Occupation. It is full of themes of sacrifice, bravery and struggle – and it resonates deeply with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
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By William M Ferriter
Recently, there has been a push in education circles to help students spot fake news sources -- which have become incredibly common in today's new media ecology. While spotting fake news sources IS an essential skill for students to master, it is
Subjects:
Civics, Instructional Technology, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
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By William M Ferriter
One of the most influential books that I've ever read is titled How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core. Written by James Bellanca and his colleagues, it argues that the first step towards developing critical thinkers is to teach
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Critical Thinking, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
CCSS:
RST.6-8.3
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By William M Ferriter
Are you responsible for teaching students about the rock cycle? Does your curriculum include objectives about the differences between elements and minerals? Do you introduce students to the positive and negative effects of mining on communities?
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
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By William M Ferriter
One of the best tools for helping students to see what practicing science looks like in action is the popular Mythbusters series, featuring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage developing scientific tests to determine the level of truth in commonly held
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
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By William M Ferriter
As a sixth grade science teacher, I know full well how important it is for students to learn the vocabulary attached to my subject. It's simply impossible for a student to become fluent in the sciences if they aren't fluent with the terms used in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a public school teacher for 23 years, specializing in middle grades science, social studies and language arts instruction. I am also an author and a professional development provider with expertise in all things #edtech and #atplc.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am constantly working to develop materials and lessons that give students chances to wrestle with essential skills like collaboration, critical thinking, persuasion, visual influence and complex problem solving. My classroom is a place driven by good questions, not the right answers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a Middle Childhood Generalist since 1997. I have also been the Teacher of the Year in my county and a Regional Teacher of the Year in my state.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Elementary Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My goal each morning is to be a better teacher than I was yesterday!

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