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Teacher Truth! How can I get this made into a HUGE door poster - I tell students it's not a democracy, it's my world and I'm the queen!

The ABC's of On Demand Writing - from Kelly Gallagher A great strategy to help students organize their ideas for timed written assessments.

ABC and D of On Demand Writing Strategy | BetterLesson

Need a quote for an assignment, newsletter, or inspiration? Check out this site that has quotes chosen especially for the classroom - nothing inappropriate or irrelevant. Makes it way easier to find the quote YOU need.

Launching reading workshop with independent reading and stamina building.

In one version, students use Shakespeare’s language to hurl insults, poetry-slam style. In the other version, students try to flatter and impress using unique combinations of Shakespeare’s honeyed words. Two separate engaging and creative lessons.

Differentiated Instruction - Choice Boards...might be nice to keep something like this handy in the classroom to be more constantly cognizant of differentiating instruction

she had blue skin, and so did he. He kept it hid, and so did she. They searched for blue their whole life through, then passed right by- and never knew. - Shel Silverstein

I love this. It's so true. Please, if you get a chance, stand up for someone being bullied.

Common Core Nonfiction List | Scholastic's Partnership with Schools - list of great nonfiction arranged according to grade level bands and themes

Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer routines! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity! All you have to do is choose the day of the week for each, and your planning is complete.

BLISSFUL ROOTS: Teacher Appreciation Quote {Printable}

Nerd Quirk #43: You keep all your old materials from previous classes with the justification that "they might come in handy someday"...I have kept every single thing from every English class I've taken since my Sophomore year of high school...