Pack of Poetry – Model Curriculum Framework

DOWNLOAD the 7th Grade Framework

Additional third party resources and tools are included as active links throughout the interactive PDF document. All resources are suggestions and should be reviewed prior to use. You can create your own Curriculum Framework using the blank template available by clicking here!

587 kB7th Grade – Pack of Poetry 143 KB7th Grade ELA Standards

AUDIO OVERVIEW starring Juli Gatlin

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Podcast On Your Plan episode 10 #OKLAED Edition with Shawn Sheehan

TLM_5x7_ARTShawn Sheehan (SpecialEd Math teacher, OKMATH Leader, Teach Like Me creator, 2016 Teacher of the Year Finalist, and DJ) joins the podcast to discuss stewardship through the Teach Like Me project –  an effort to promote education as a viable and fulfilling career choice. As an added bonus, we are recording during a regular Sunday night #OKLAED chat.

Listen as we discuss #OKLAED chats, Teach Like Me, and more insights from a true leader in Oklahoma education!

Stay engaged with Shawn Sheehan on Twitter: Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 11.53.48 AM@SPSheehan.

Teach Like Me is also on Facebook: CLICK HERE!

Stay engaged with all past and upcoming episodes by subscribing to the podcast via iTunes (for iOS), Stitcher (for Android), and/or SoundCloud. Share the podcast with a friend and discuss with your PLC! Be sure to leave a comment in the SoundCloud stream or in the comment box at the bottom of the page.


ELAOK Read Club #2

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The second book for our Read Club was chosen by teachers. If you would like to view the first book for the Read Club, CLICK HERE. Sign-up (optional) by clicking the banner above or just start reading and then post what you perceive as the three most important practical applications to teaching in the discussion box at the bottom of the page.


In three weeks (6.23.14) or less, I hope to see your three most essential takeaways and questions in the discussion box below. You can also reply to other participant’s posts, ask questions, and link or suggest complimentary reads or articles! I look forward to learning with you!

If you prefer to read with a coffee shop ambiance, visit or let’s meet for a cup!

On Writing Organization


Today’s session focuses on a practical way of teaching students how to organize their writing by exposing them to models and how to track their progress.


  1. strategies for teaching writing organization
  2. how to track student writing using technology
  3. research supporting best writing practices


40 kBBest Writing Practices research by George Hillocks

1 MB5th Grade Organization Exemplar Puzzle Pieces PDF 1,003 kB8th Grade Organization Exemplar Puzzle Pieces


  1. How does your school/department track students’ writing progress?
  2. What strategies can or do you practice with Evernote in the classroom?

How I Teach – Joye Oakley

About How I Teach

There is a lot to learn from each other. How I Teach is a segment of determined to highlight the best practices of innovative Oklahoma educators.

Watch, listen, and reflect on the best practices and insights from your fellow educators.

Respond with your own insights by posting at the bottom of the page.


Name: Joye Oakley
School: Norman High School
Subjects: 9th Grade English, Journalism, Tiger Tribune
Years of Experience: 30+

“Every teacher’s art is different.”

Reflection Questions

  1. What aspects of Joye’s teaching philosophies do you find most significant?
  2. What ideas can you adopt to improve your education practices?