Monday, February 23, 2009


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If you're here looking specifically for the challenges of teaching, this is the post for you: The Challenges of Teaching

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  1. Mrs. Ryder,

    My name is Kendra Hill and I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. I have an assignment for my technology class us to contact teachers and email back and forth about educational approaches and technology. I want to know if you would be interested in being a contact for me? You can view my class blog at

    There is also a place on my class blog where you can email me.

    Thank You,
    Kendra Hill

  2. My name is Raja and I am a student at the University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia. Can I know some of the way to teach literature in the classroom since it has many literary devices in it. How to separate it and which devices should be more focus.tq

  3. HI,
    Just read your post about writing based on award winning stories (5/15/09). Could you post a list of the books your students read for their writing pieces. Thanks. I enjoy your blog. Joyce

  4. i love what uve done i dont mean to be rude if the way im putting it sounds that way but maybe next time u shold put it so we can see ale the chapters at once in ther sections not 2by2 or 2by3

  5. Dear Mrs Ryder,
    whilst searching for online resources ahead of the new scholastic year, I was led into your blog. Really helpful. Haven't discovered it all yet but I am surely putting it in my favourites for future reference along the year.

    I have my own class blog but I am trying to revamp it a bit. Would love to get your feedback on how to improve it.

    Julian Tabone

  6. Hi Penny,

    Great blog! I blog about children's literature that can be used to teach math concepts. You are welcome to share my blog with your readers. It is at


  7. It is refreshing to see that there are educators who are willing to do a little bit extra to inspire others in the field. Thank you. You've inspired me to get my blog on...Check me out!

  8. Penny do you have a list of modality words for Chapter 12 of Rowan of Rin Please? Catherine


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