Tuesdays with Morrie is a wonderful book; probably one of my favorites. I love that it’s so personal, so confessional, so motivational, and most importantly, so relatable. Continue reading
Four chapters in to the book? Pop quiz time! Call me a mean teacher, but I wanted to check that my students were reading, so I gave them a quiz over chapters 3 and 4 in To Kill a Mockingbird.
After reading aloud and realizing that my students were struggling with comprehension, I decided to create a set of scaffolded notes for them to take home over the weekend and complete while reading. Continue reading
Something I started doing with my sophomore English students was read aloud from Tuesdays with Morrie. This began as an idea to help my ESL student and other struggling readers, but then it became a necessary tool to keep all students on track with their reading.
After reading the 5th-8th Tuesdays both independently and as a class, I wanted to give my students a quiz. This time, however, I wanted a more challenging quiz, as my students had done very well on the last, multiple choice and true-false quiz. Continue reading
Want to check that your students are reading? Here’s a simple quiz you can give them over the “Seventh Tuesday”. Continue reading
I needed to asses my students’ comprehension. It wasn’t enough to read their worksheets or to peek over their shoulders during individual work time. I needed to know exactly what my students had learned, so I decided to make a Tuesdays with Morrie Mid-Book Quest. Continue reading