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Tara Gallagher Pinkler

Tara Gallagher Pinkler

Interactive Notebooks: Tips, Tricks, and Why We Love Them ..from One Lesson at a Time (blog)

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#papercraft #scrapbook #layout. Scrapbook Layout Ideas: This is just too cute...I have been into the little birds in my own scrapbooking!!!!!

Camping scrapbook page upside down flags for tents

Kid Conversation Starters II

Kid Conversation Starters I

There you are my beauty.... I think this was the best note-taking method back in high school in retrospect.

An article from the Ladies Home Journal more than 100 years ago about what the future was supposed to be like. It is amazing to see what the authors got right (especially telephones, color photos, war, airplanes, ready-cooked meals, street cars and so on. Sure wish they'd gotten the "Cities, therefore, will be free from all noises" right, though...

"Do not use semicolons,” Kurt Vonnegut said. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”

Cumberland Valley - TeacherSites basic ideas for interactive notebook- uses student reflection...

This KWL chart can be used for any age of student that can read and write. I have used it as young as first grade, but also with college students. ...

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ELA Seminars: argument vs. persuasive writing

Thesis Statement Graphic Organizer... I could actually use this for grad school...

Another graphic organizer for essay writing. This one has great tips in the margins.

Simply in Control: Note-Taking Tips and Strategies

TONS of great writing prompts! These are intended for 9th graders, but with some tweaking, some of these would be great for my class!

Composition Classroom: Writing Thesis Statements

$6.50 (gr 8-12) If you need a thorough analytical essay writing product - here it is. Intro to finished product with lesson plan, rubric, CCSS, and activities along the way.

This resource is an excellent review and editing tool for MLA essay formatting. Have each student print out and assemble the wheel, and they can have it as a guide when formatting their essays! You can also laminate and keep them in your class from year to year.

Different ways of saying 'said'. We should definitely incorporate these into our writing more often!

"Advice for Students: Taking Notes that Work" -- Useful introduction to the "The Cornell System" note-taking technique.

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