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High School Classroom Ideas

What a good idea for dealing with those pesky water bottles! Use a bicycle water bottle rack on chair legs!

Great resource! The literature guide provides necessary background info, a nice collection of rigorous activities, and fantastic follow-up material. I like the fact that you can use whatever fits your schedule and capabilities of the class. The vocab work is varied and effective. The comprehension sections hit the important aspects of the story. The writing components are relative and meaningful. This guide ties easily into standards as well. Highly recommended.

This guide is wonderful. Besides the ordinary chapter quizzes and study questions, it includes lots of activities that correlate to state assessed skills... expository writing, rhetorial analysis, etc.

HIGH SCHOOL HOTS/ HIGH SCHOOL HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS unit #1. The ELA CCSS require students to learn how to read texts carefully; This is a self-contained unit that focuses on HOTS/Textual Analysis/Critical Thinking. Everything you need is here. Included: ➢A small excerpt from Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. ➢ A brief introduction ➢ CCSS related info ➢ A multiple choice test with answers ➢ Critical Lens Q ➢ Questions aligned with ELA-Literacy CCSS 9-12 (answers are provided) AND MORE $

California 10th Graders Improve Their Writing Skills—Through an Interactive Fiction Game

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples..awesome idea! School house rock/flocabularyvideos : )


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This guy has a really interesting approach to teaching AP English 11. I love the idea of using colored markers for notes. He's also against homework and uses a workshop approach to teach writing.

Now this is a great PBIS form. This is perfect for those kids who never seem to get recognition.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

This checklist is a way to ensure that you are on the right track with shifting away from “doing a project” and moving towards project-based learning.

introducing the Bard’s most popular plays to a generation of technology-confident students in a way that enables them to read, digest, understand and appreciate the text in bite-sized chunks or "bits" – either at home or as part of an organized class tutorial. With five titles currently, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Julius Caesar, Shakespeare In Bits provides an easier, more digestible way of tackling Shakespeare.

Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools

The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr

Technology Word wall - with pictures, words, and definitions all together - really great!

Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci and underlying many of his design compositions, is the phi relationship (also known as the Golden Ratio or the Golden Mean), a ratio of approximately 1:1.618, found in nature and creation, and inherent in the Fibonacci sequence. The Golden Rectangle, the Golden Triangle, and the Golden Pyramid, all based on the Golden Ratio are all appear prominent in the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. He referred to the Golden Ratio as the "divine proportion".