Upcoming Long Island Workshops: 2018: Register through My Learning Plan

Preparing for the English Regents Exam, Part I: Focus on Reading Comprehension:  January 17, Nassau BOCES

Preparing for the English Regents Exam, Parts II and III: Focus on Writing: January 31, Nassau BOCES

Socratic Seminar: Text-Based Classroom Conversation: January 3 (Western Suffolk BOCES); January 8 (Eastern Suffolk BOCES); March 1 (Nassau BOCES)

Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction: What REALLY Works: January 4 (Western Suffolk BOCES); January 25 (Eastern Suffolk BOCES); February 7 (Nassau BOCES)

"But I Don't Speak Spanish": Helping our Spanish-Speaking Students: January 16, 23, 30, Feb 6,13 (WEBINAR, Eastern Suffolk BOCES); February 1 (Western Suffolk BOCES); March 22 (Nassau BOCES); 

Amy's Latest Post to Education Week: Teaching Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary (Giving a weekly list of unrelated words to look up in the dictionary, use in a sentence, and take a quiz on Friday is NOT one of them.) Find it here.

A Must-Read Post by Amy from Education Week:  What (Really) Works in Writing Instruction. Find it here

Link to Amy's article for ASCD Express: Teach Vocabulary the Way Toddlers Learn

Link to Video Clip: Framing a

Writing Task

More Videos

Common Core
The Common Core English Regents Exam Workshop
English-Spanish Cognates on the Academic Word List
Writing Rubrics, 6-12
Sentence Frames
Academic Vocabulary
Analytical Questions for Close Reading of Informational Text
Teaching Tier III Words Explicitly: 5 Methods  
Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop
Books by Amy: 

Amy's Author Page on Amazon.com

  

 

 

 

About Amy

Amy Benjamin is a nationally recognized consultant specializing in improving student performance through literacy in all subject areas....Read more

 

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Decent Exposure: A classroom-ready resource for teaching vocabulary throughrepeated exposure to quality sentences excerpted from literature

   
  Middle School, Volume I
  Middle School, Volume II
  Middle School, Volume III
  Middle School, Volume IV
  High School, Volume I
  High School, Volume II
  High School, Volume III
  High School, Volume IV
Recent Workshops
 

Question Stems for the English Regents Exam Reading Comprehension

 

Argumentative Topics

 

Socratic Seminar

 
Bellmore-Merrick
Art and Response (Visuals that make us think!!!!)
LILAC Luncheon Keynote: How Words Get Learned and Stay Learned

Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction

Levittown, New York

Levittown December, 2017

Huntington, NY December 19, 2017