I think of this space as my personal "PD" and reflection space. I will post reflections about current lessons, ideas I'm considering, and interesting articles from around the internets.
Oy. The dreaded thesis statement. It's not easy to write, and certainly not easy to teach. The great news is that nowadays there are many GREAT resources out there to help us in both teaching and learning. Today, as I was putting together my notes on thesis statements, I developed a Cornell Notes outline (to support my struggling learners). I'm including that here, as well as a link to a great resource: It's a straightforward but pretty thorough checklist for writing a thesis statement. Thanks to John Tagg, over at Palomar College for his Handbook on Writing Essays.
Ms. Bishop is a teacher and actor. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and son.