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

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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  
Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop
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About Amy

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

This Just In:  Positive news for students with disabilities from NYSED Commissioner Elia. Read the decision here. 

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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 Writing


Socratic Seminar

           Freeport, June 27