Never forget what Snowball did here….

I’m excited to share this video of Emily DiMatteo’s English class.

First, it’s a great example of how Embedded Nonfiction can infuse a discussion with background knowledge and thus build its rigor. That’s an idea we’ve been passionate about for a while but have recently come to realize it hard to implement well without a curriculum.

And as it happens Emily is teaching a lesson from our new curriculum in this video so that’s a second reason to share the video and offer some thoughts.

And then there’s Emily’s exemplary teaching which you’ll notice right away.

Setting: Emily teaches 8th grade English at Cincinnati Country Day School.

She and her students are reading the section from George Orwell’s Animal Farm where Squealer attempts to manipulate the…



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