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Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Alphabet Book




Please check out A is for Adventure: The Beauty of Maine from A to Z...words and photographs by me, Sherrie Brann. I had fun celebrating my home state of Maine through the creation of this little book.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Adolescents Deserve...

1. Adolescents deserve access to a wide
variety of reading material that they can
and want to read (p. 4).
2. Adolescents deserve instruction that builds
both the skill and desire to read increasingly
complex materials (p. 5).
3. Adolescents deserve assessment that shows
them their strengths as well as their needs
and that guides their teachers to design instruction
that will best help them grow
as readers (p.6).
4. Adolescents deserve expert teachers who
model and provide explicit instruction in
reading comprehension and study strategies
across the curriculum (p.7).
5. Adolescents deserve reading specialists
who assist individual students having difficulty
learning how to read (p.7).
6. Adolescents deserve teachers who understand
the complexities of individual adolescent
readers, respect their differences, and
respond to their characteristics (p.8).
7. Adolescents deserve homes, communities,
and a nation that will support their efforts to
achieve advanced levels of literacy and provide
the support necessary for them to
succeed (p.9). 
Moore, D. W., Bean, T. W., Birdyshaw, D., & Rycik, J. A. (1999). Adolescent literacy: A position statement for the Commission on Adolescent Literacy of the International Reading Association. Retrieved September 24, 2004, from http://www.reading.org/downloads/positions/ps1036_adolescent.pdf


Review of Literature: Web 2.0 Homework By Sherrie Brann


       “Web 2.0 is any World Wide Web technology or website that allows interactive content,”  including

Creating and Managing an Effective Learning Environment By Sherrie Brann


       As an ELA teacher, I teach students who are avid readers, and others who never read for pleasure. I teach students who plan, lead, and become excited by challenging projects, and others who struggle to complete assignments to pass my class. Some of my students thrive on social interaction and collaborative learning, while others feel uncomfortable working with their peers. Some are visual learners, some auditory,

Grade 6 Lesson Plan: Idioms in the English Language


By: Mrs. Sherrie Brann

Objectives:  
Students will be able to identify idioms in the English language.
Students will be able to explain the meanings of idioms and the impact of idioms on selected texts.
Students will create products using technology resources and differentiating by interest and/or learning preference.

MS Education | Master’s Degrees and Teacher Effectiveness | Walden University

MS Education | Master’s Degrees and Teacher Effectiveness | Walden University

Writers Workshop » Readers & Writers Workshop Useful Links

Writers Workshop » Readers & Writers Workshop Useful Links

Universal Screening for Reading Problems | RTI Action Network

Universal Screening for Reading Problems | RTI Action Network

Screening for Reading Problems in Grades 4 Through 12 | RTI Action Network

Screening for Reading Problems in Grades 4 Through 12 | RTI Action Network

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 29, 2011