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Reader's Notebook idea(s)....they keep notes and examples of the skill learned each week.

Following My Heart to First Grade: Our Reader's Notebooks

Good summary technique

Writing to Learn - Adolescent Content Literacy

Inference-This is an awesome Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference. allow students to watch the entire film (5 minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions.

Impossible Wordless film. Great for inferring right from the get go...Infer the setting, the profession of the man, what might happen, character feelings based on actions and expressions...really good.

Use this FREE poster / anchor chart to help your students pull the supporting evidence and details out from the text.

Evidence in Writing Poster

French Toast / Short Animation Movie You use your SCHEMA (what you already know / your prior knowledge) and EVIDENCE (observations / clues) to make an INFERENCE. Your assignment is to watch the film but pause to infer at 1:50, 3:35, 4:25, and 6:24. What do you think will happen? What can you Predict?

Tons of Teaching - Close Reading

Tons of Teaching : Close Reading - Common Core Alligned

How to answer Common Core short-response questions {Click the image for useful tips for teaching this skill}

OBSESSED with this word wall!! Just use a clothespin to hang the words on the ribbon!

educationjourney: Five For Friday


Classroom Organization: Proven Strategies for Managing Paperwork in the Secondary Classroom!

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.

The Best Writing Advice You Will Receive All Year (Even though I'm not an English teacher, this may come in handy!)

The Best Writing Advice You Will Receive All Year

Combining Reading and Language arts in middle-high school.

Teaching English Language Arts to the Tough Kids |