Igniting Critical and Creative Thinking

Reading and ELA

Reading and ELA Skills are the foundation of much of our instruction, but they don’t have to be boring!  In this section, I share strategies to incorporate thinking skills into your ELA instruction along with ways to help your students cultivate a love of reading.

Kamala Harris Biography and Activities

This biography unit on Kamala Harris includes a biography and 11 reader response activities.  These activities engage students in critical thinking while learning about the life of the first female vice-president of the United States and first vice president of African-American or South Asian-American descent.

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