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Annotating Text

Annotating Text

Play "Attack" with your students! It's a review game that can be used in any subject that your middle school students will be begging to play! FREE instructions

FREE Review Game for the Secondary Classroom

How to Teach Imagery - a lesson plan to reduce stress

How to Teach Imagery - a lesson plan | eHow


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The Three Voices in Writing 1. ACTIVE VOICE "You ate all the bacon." 2. PASSIVE VOICE "All the bacon was eaten (by you)." 3. PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE VOICE "You ate all the bacon and no one else got any. Don't worry it's fine. Clearly, you needed that bacon."

How to Use the Passive Voice Correctly | Grammarly Blog

Writing Process Posters Chevron Design!

Chevron Design Writing Resource

A great resource for daring and adventurous lesson plans and ideas for high school English.

The Daring English Teacher

google tools for teachers

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Answering short response questions

Short Response Question Tips

What Is Privilege

What Is Privilege?

Visible Thinking is about helping students become better thinkers. The way our students think and their disposition towards thinking, are each greatly influenced by the culture of our schools and c...

Nurturing a Culture of Thinking From the Start

▶ Michael Lee - "The Addict, a Magician" (Rustbelt 2013) - YouTube

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This guy just broke my heart in under 3 minutes. Completely passionate and amazing. This is beautiful.

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Fun and free poetry lesson for even the most-reluctant writer.

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Teacher Toons: Tone vs. Mood Comic to help students understand the difference between tone and mood when reading a text.

Teacher Toons: Tone vs. Mood

Punctuation: Purposeful Pauses

Gifts with Quotes on Writing for Writers

Reading Literature Interactive Notebook for grades 6-9! Specifically focuses on: character development, figurative language, plot development, citing textual evidence, and vocabulary! $

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"claims of fact assert that a condition has existed, exist or will exist and that their support consists of factual information" (170).

CER: Claim Evidence Reasoning

Common Core Booster: Text-Based Answers (Sentence Writing Prompts) - MsJordanReads - TeachersPayTeache...

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Using Marzano question stems in the high school classroom. PRINT THESE!!

Using Marzano Question Stems in a High School Classroom

Here are three of my favorite tips from 10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading: 1) Require proof that the paper has been edited/revised. 2) Set a timer so that you don't spend too much time on each paper. 3) Create a key for common errors to cut down on the time it would take to write out comments.

10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading | Secondary Solutions

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

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Writing prompt: write a character based on some of the geodes shown below.

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Journal Prompts

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Teaching Classroom Design, Coaching Tips, Teacher Resources - Ms Houser - Part 10