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#SOL: Palindromes & Learning

And the landscape has changed:

I saw 15851 roll over today.

I did a little “cheer” as I traveled down the road.

But wait, you just cheered  167761 in this 13.31 post here.

“How did that work?”

Well, Friday afternoon after a week filled with 8 different PD sessions . . .

I stopped by my favorite car dealership just to see what was available.  I rode in one, contemplated several others, thought about my needs  . . .

And today I am back to new learning . . .

My Questions are many!

Which side has the gas tank?

How big is the gas tank?

Why doesn’t Toyota make headlights turn on automatically?

How do I sync my phone?

How does GPS work?

Where will I plug in my phone charger?

Where will I put my ID?

How will I organize my stuff?

And then my list:

sunglasses (HA – rain in the forecast for all week)


electric wheel



At 15851 it still has that new car smell.

How long will it have that new car look?

How long will it have that new car clean?

(And as far as I know . . . it does not TALK to me!)

Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum and the #SOLSC that runs from March 1 to the 31st. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.


Hello and Welcome!

I really do love to write.  But lately I have been busy with google sites(5), moodle courses(3) and wikis(5).  I thought that I was already writing a LOT because my computer seems to be busy a lot. However, as I was finishing my Christmas shopping today (no haters, please!), I realized that those were all “work-related writings” and that I wanted something more.  So here I am.

This week I had the pleasure of working with some awesome high school English Language Arts teachers.  They were like sponges and really pushed me to think about ways to support them, in spite of or despite, our current focus on primary literacy.

So what resources to begin sharing?  Common core resources are at a premium and here are three that have helped me increase my own understanding of the standards and all the implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment!.

Delaware has questions aligned to both the Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text. You can find grade 8, grade 9 or grade 10. Why link these resources?  I believe that teachers can use them for conversations around these snapshots of grade level expectations and as they think about logical progressions for instruction.

A second resource is The Common Core Daily.  Check out this daily publication for links to books, videos and other resources that might be of interest.

And my third and final resource for this post is Burking & Yaris’ Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy.  The authors, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris, write daily and have many posts that will help deepen your understanding of the Common Core Standards as well as additional resources to explore!

Were these resources ones that you already subscribed to?  What other web resources would you share with high school English/Language Arts teachers?

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