Middle School First Day of School Activities ...there were only a couple ideas I liked, may even use.
The goal of close reading is to gradually release responsibility to students, a shift from the teacher modeling close reading strategies to students employing strategies independently. The role of the teacher is to make these strategies visible to students through thinking aloud, modeling, and posting anchor charts for reference. In this article are some strategies that set the stage for students to interact with a text through an independent analysis and group discussion with peers.
What lies beneath is sometimes more than we realize.
Transitions in writing: Showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this.
I love history, it helps bring life into prospective and make every day things more meaningful.
No More Name Tags on Desks. Stays on until you decide to remove it. This is awesome!
“Why Grammar?” An Argumentative, Nonfiction Text-Based Essay for Secondary ELA
Sick of preaching the importance of editing? Let students find out for themselves why we still need grammar! Students read nonfiction articles by credible authors and then write their own argumentative essays on whether or not grammar is still relevant in the 21st century.
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