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"What's Your Word?" Student Word Goals Get students setting focused, one-word goals for the new year! Like a New Year's resolution, but more powerful, simple, and with a cooler bulletin board. (The Thinker Builder) New Years Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Educational Activities, Educational Thoughts, Seasonal Classrooms, Educational Psychology, English Activities, Class Activities

"What's Your Word?" Student Word Goals for the New Year

"What's Your Word?" has students set focused, one-word goals for the new year. Like a New Year's resolution, but more powerful, simple, and with a way-cooler bulletin board. (The Thinker Builder)

This graphic organizer would be good for a reading class. It would be great for helping students understand the story. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Guided Reading, Retelling Activities, Guided Math, Reading Response, Reading Intervention, 2nd Grade Ela

Free "My 5-Finger Retelll" worksheet, 2nd grade reading .....Follow for Free 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools & fun teaching stuff :)

STORY DICE Quick and Easy WRITING CENTER using EMOJI's. Engaging and has so many uses! Perfect for third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade elementary classrooms and middle school. Writing Classes, Writing Lessons, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Prompts, Esl Writing Activities, Middle School Activities, Writing Games, Writing Centers

EMOJI EASY PEASY WRITING Activity

Emoji's are a thing! I love "rolling" with the trends and things that will easily engage students, don't you? It's what makes learning fun and always different. A few a month's back I purchased a few sets of these emoji's (no affiliate link--just an emoji fan!) and kind of wondered what I would do with them---other than give them out to my students or put them on fab work. THEN I came up with this fun whole group activity that then became a fun end of year writing center. Totally stocking up…

How to differentiate without planning 30 individual lessons! How to differentiate without planning 30 individual lessons!,Differentiation Learn how to differentiate without creating lesson plans for each individual student. You NEED to show your admin. Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Resources, Teacher Binder, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Quotes, Resource Teacher, Reading Lesson Plans

How to Differentiate Without Creating 30 Individual Lessons

Learn how to differentiate without creating lesson plans for each individual student. You NEED to show your admin this post!

How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, FREE Slides + Handout, Model Intro. Four-Step Introductory Paragraph Format – free slides & handout to teach essay writing Academic Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Help, Essay Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Resources, Paragraph Writing, Writing Practice, Apa Essay

How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, FREE Slides + Handout, Model Intro.

These mini-lecture slides were designed to help middle school and high school students learn to write strong introductory paragraphs for literary analysis, argument, and research essays. This product includes PDF slides that can be projected as you lead a short lecture on a simple four-step formula ...

Ideas and resources for middle and high school English teachers! Ideas and resources for middle and high school English teachers! Teaching Grammar, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, High School Grammar Lessons, Math Lessons, Teaching English, Grammar Rules, Education English, Teaching Spanish

How I Teach Grammar (The Grammar House Cup)

I was desperate for a better way to teach grammar. On my end, I was overwhelmed with how much I needed to teach: how to get it all done and how to do so logically. For my students, I was concerned about their engagement (not tuning out or getting bored) AND how to ensure that they "got it". These worries are particularly valid if you KNOW your students have knowledge gaps, are going to need a LOT of practice, or aren't doing well with transferring knowledge into their writing. Solution: The…

Free essay materials to help teen writers English teachers! Use this format to teach strong concluding paragraphs. Great for middle school and high school students. Essay Writing Help, Writing Strategies, Academic Writing, English Writing, Writing Lessons, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Skills

Essay Writing Help: Concluding Paragraphs

This week, I’m continuing the occasional “How to Write” series with a look at the power of an essay’s conclusion. English teacher friends, here is the three-sentence formula that often turns a B+ essay into an A- in my classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujHpCCNjTeA Click here to download the conclusion paragraph lecture slides and handout featured in the…

This is the activity I use to get my eighth-grade students to write riveting character descriptions. Middle School Literacy, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, 7th Grade Ela, Eighth Grade, Seventh Grade, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Ideas

How to Host Character MeetUps in Your Classroom: Get 'Em Moving - Then Get 'Em Writing

This is the activity I use to get my eighth-grade students to write riveting character descriptions. #narrative

The strategy the works for my grade writers! Social Studies Classroom, Ela Classroom, Middle School Classroom, English Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, High School, Language Activities, Classroom Design

ACES writing strategy posters!

ACES StrategyAnswer. Cite. Explain. Summarize. Product DescriptionThis is my go-to strategy to teach my 7th graders how to write organized responses with textual evidence! ACES represents the important pieces of a response and stands for: answer, cite, explain, and summarize. These resources will m...

Get started with Interactive Student Notebooks today in your classroom with this FREEBIE that teaches the difference between quoting summarizing and paraphrasing! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Teaching Tools, Teaching English, Teaching Themes, Essay Writing, Persuasive Essays, Teacher Resources

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting

Blog post about teaching your students the difference between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing!

FREE - Lesson handout/guided notes, based on a TED talk, to help secondary students understand what the difference is between argumentative and persuasive writing! Argumentative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Essay Writing, Teaching English, Resume Writing, Teaching Spanish, Writing Rubrics

FREE Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing Activity

Need to explain the difference between argument and persuasion to middle or high school students? Let a professor tell your students why proposing and testing an argument is different from "winning"! Based on Daniel Cohen's TED talk about argument, students will complete a 45-minute lesson: pre-as...