Susan Lucille Davis (54)



A Blogging as Writing Curriculum

Middle School English Teacher, Susan Lucille Davis, takes a look into how to incorporate blogging into students' writing curriculum.

3 months ago by

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6th-Graders Have Their Say: Why Students Value Blogging

I introduced blogging to my sixth-graders because I believe it is the most authentic way to teach our students how to write, and I feel enormously gratified that my students themselves recognize how much they have learned through blogging. There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best tools we can use to h...

4 months ago by

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Let’s Read Together: 10+ DigiTools for Growing Readers

Until now, I’ve only had those students who can bring their own devices to school to test some of these tools for use in the classroom. Next year, I look forward to having everyone on the same digital page.

9 months ago by

Vatican, Rome


Great Books Go Digital: In Search of Julius Caesar

At the risk of sound a bit like the parody of our parents who walked ten miles to school barefoot in the snow, I’d say things are a bit different now.

10 months ago by

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Blogging Basics: This Is How We Roll

I can think of no better way to teach writing skills in an authentic context. Blogging makes writing matter for today’s learners; and, besides, it’s fun.

10 months ago by


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Literacy Design Collaborative

Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas.

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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.

10 months ago by



Overcoming the English Teacher Tech Blues

I have never minded the messiness of learning that sometimes comes with using technology. I have never believed in a right answer to interpreting a poem or a right way to write an essay, so I’ve never really been frightened by the vastness of interpretation that populates the Internet. Instead, I’m excited by the ...

11 months ago by