15 Five Minute Teaching Tips

Teaching will be easier (and in many cases, more fun) with these 15 five-minute tips for busy teachers. Each tip is linked to a lesson or tutorial that will…
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Problems with Solutions: 1) Find Fun Strategies for Motivating Middle/Secondary Writers 2) Download Close Reading Cheat Sheets 3) Grab a Set of Eye-Candy Subject Dividers Efl Teaching, Teaching High School, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Ela Teacher, Busy Teacher, Teacher Resources, Writing Activities, Writing Tips
Problems with Solutions: 1) Find Fun Strategies for Motivating Middle/Secondary Writers 2) Download Close Reading Cheat Sheets 3) Grab a Set of Eye-Candy Subject Dividers
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Type Writer’s Notebook lessons on Post Its.  Use Post Its to make stunning learning stations.  Or organize your classroom using three different kinds of Post Its as labels. Simply attach Post Its to paper, type text or add a photo, and print!  A one-minute instructional video will show you how to print with Post Its. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm English Teachers, Education English, Teaching English, Instructional Technology, Instructional Video, Educational Technology, Tech School, School Classroom, School Stuff
Printing with Post Its
Type Writer’s Notebook lessons on Post Its. Use Post Its to make stunning learning stations. Or organize your classroom using three different kinds of Post Its as labels. Simply attach Post Its to paper, type text or add a photo, and print! A one-minute instructional video will show you how to print with Post Its. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Teach the S-A-W Strategy to help students seamlessly connect dependent clauses to independent clauses. By using just three subordinate conjunctions (S-A-W = Since-Although-When), young writers learn how to construct and punctuate complex sentences. Click on this pin to get a two-week, classroom-ready unit. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox by clicking http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Grammar Resources, Teaching Grammar, Teaching Language Arts, Grammar Lessons, Teaching Writing, Speech And Language, Writing Skills
Fragments Be Gone: Simplifying the Complex Sentence
Teach the S-A-W Strategy to help students seamlessly connect dependent clauses to independent clauses. By using just three subordinate conjunctions (S-A-W = Since-Although-When), young writers learn how to construct and punctuate complex sentences. Click on this pin to get a two-week, classroom-ready unit. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox by clicking http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Teachers’  Top 10  Reasons for Using Pinterest (90 Second YouTube Video):  10) To become inspired 9) To find discounts and freebees 8) To keep up with trends 7) To collaborate with teachers 6) To create bulletin boards 5) To learn management techniques 4) To find vocabulary lessons  3) To download assessments 2) To keep up with new technologies 1) to curate content. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/  or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm School Fun, School Ideas, Middle School, Common Core Checklist, Ela Standards, Ela Lesson, Management Techniques, Elar
Top Ten Ways Teachers Use Pinterest
Teachers’ Top 10 Reasons for Using Pinterest (90 Second YouTube Video): 10) To become inspired 9) To find discounts and freebees 8) To keep up with trends 7) To collaborate with teachers 6) To create bulletin boards 5) To learn management techniques 4) To find vocabulary lessons 3) To download assessments 2) To keep up with new technologies 1) to curate content. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Here’s how to create the center: First, buy two plastic popcorn containers. Then, type 25 prepositional phrases, leaving several spaces between each one before printing them out on yellow paper. Next, add 25 cartoons – and print them out on  white paper. Finally, cut out the phrases and the cartoons, crumple them up, and drop them into plastic popcorn containers.Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/  or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Ela Writing, Writing Center, Reading Writing, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Stuff, Yellow Paper, White Paper, Future Classroom
Popcorn Writing Center
Here’s how to create the center: First, buy two plastic popcorn containers. Then, type 25 prepositional phrases, leaving several spaces between each one before printing them out on yellow paper. Next, add 25 cartoons – and print them out on white paper. Finally, cut out the phrases and the cartoons, crumple them up, and drop them into plastic popcorn containers.Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Here's a  formula for conducting a close reading session: 1) Read a short passage - using a pencil to mark words, phrases and sentences. 2) Share notations with others. 3) Reread with a purpose. 4) Respond to a discussion-worthy, text-dependent question. Click to read more and to download free cheat sheets, too! Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/  or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Classroom, Teaching Reading, Teaching Schools
Close Reading 101
Here's a formula for conducting a close reading session: 1) Read a short passage - using a pencil to mark words, phrases and sentences. 2) Share notations with others. 3) Reread with a purpose. 4) Respond to a discussion-worthy, text-dependent question. Click to read more and to download free cheat sheets, too! Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Students who consistently earn advanced proficient writing scores have one thing in common: They know how to add the kind of details that satisfy readers. Fortunately, most of those writing strategies are easy to teach. Read about 8 of them here. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/  or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm 6th Grade Ela, 4th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Student Writing, Teaching Literacy, Teaching Ideas, Homeschool Writing
8 Effective (and ridiculously easy) Ways to Improve Narrative Writings
Students who consistently earn advanced proficient writing scores have one thing in common: They know how to add the kind of details that satisfy readers. Fortunately, most of those writing strategies are easy to teach. Read about 8 of them here. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Taking Control "How To" Tips including: 1) How to Avoid the Mistakes Many Teachers Make, 2) How to Manipulate Readers, 3) How to Control Project Clutter, and 4) How to Simplify Bloom’s Taxonomy Using the Story of The 3 Little Pigs (Free Bloom-based Verb List and Tic-Tac-Toe Test). Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/  or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Classroom Behavior, Classroom Fun, Classroom Management, Behavior Management, Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Teachers, New Teachers, Teaching Info, Spanish Teaching Resources
"How To" Tips for Teachers
Taking Control "How To" Tips including: 1) How to Avoid the Mistakes Many Teachers Make, 2) How to Manipulate Readers, 3) How to Control Project Clutter, and 4) How to Simplify Bloom’s Taxonomy Using the Story of The 3 Little Pigs (Free Bloom-based Verb List and Tic-Tac-Toe Test). Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
The “Essential 3” spelling strategies include: 1) a list of the 1,000 words used in 89% of everyday writing, 2) a reading response sheet, and 3) the 25 most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes that appear in over 15,000 words.  Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Classroom Language
ELA Seminars' Easy Tips for Busy Educators
The “Essential 3” spelling strategies include: 1) a list of the 1,000 words used in 89% of everyday writing, 2) a reading response sheet, and 3) the 25 most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes that appear in over 15,000 words. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Do your students think that the prewriting part of the writing process is a waste of their precious time? If so, change their minds by having them create Top 10 Lists, What’s Hot, What’s Not Reports, and Pro Tip Sheets as prewrites instead. Read the full blog post to get step by step instructions. You will find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm 5th Grade Writing, Middle School English, English Writing, Writing Workshop
3 Sneaky Ways to Get Kids Excited about Prewriting
Do your students think that the prewriting part of the writing process is a waste of their precious time? If so, change their minds by having them create Top 10 Lists, What’s Hot, What’s Not Reports, and Pro Tip Sheets as prewrites instead. Read the full blog post to get step by step instructions. You will find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Set up a While You Were Out Station so that when students miss your class, they can help themselves to missed assignments. Read this blog post - which includes a one minute video demo link - to get additional details and to download free kit materials. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have teacher-requested tips delivered to your inbox by clicking: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Organization And Management, Teacher Organization, Class Management, Education Sites, Kids Education
Organizing Make Up Assignments
Set up a While You Were Out Station so that when students miss your class, they can help themselves to missed assignments. Read this blog post - which includes a one minute video demo link - to get additional details and to download free kit materials. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have teacher-requested tips delivered to your inbox by clicking: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Learn the tricks that authors like J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins use (e.g. designing emotion-evoking names and settings) to create characters that jump of the page and settings that captivate readers. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox by clicking http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Writing Lab, Teaching Middle School, Writing Advice
Inspiration from a Remedial Writing Lab
Learn the tricks that authors like J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins use (e.g. designing emotion-evoking names and settings) to create characters that jump of the page and settings that captivate readers. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox by clicking http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
An emphatic word (e.g. Lies.) or phrase (e.g. No response.) is a type of sentence fragment writers use to dramatize fiction and nonfiction pieces. Your grade school English teacher may not approve, but examples of these rule-benders can be found in novels, newspapers and magazines (see full post). Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox by clicking http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Novel Writing
Two Writing Tips You Won’t Find in Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition Handbook
An emphatic word (e.g. Lies.) or phrase (e.g. No response.) is a type of sentence fragment writers use to dramatize fiction and nonfiction pieces. Your grade school English teacher may not approve, but examples of these rule-benders can be found in novels, newspapers and magazines (see full post). Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox by clicking http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Students select a character trait, job and place (e.g. a vain model on a plane). Then they “become” their own characters by writing character sketches that tell reades about the situation they are experiencing . A three-minute  teacher demo will show how to run a mini-lesson that will engage multi-level learners. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm 7th Grade Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Homeschooling, Work On Writing
Writer's Notebook Clip #1
Students select a character trait, job and place (e.g. a vain model on a plane). Then they “become” their own characters by writing character sketches that tell reades about the situation they are experiencing . A three-minute teacher demo will show how to run a mini-lesson that will engage multi-level learners. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
We all know adults who still misspell these commonly confused words: (1) there: place (2) their: possession (3) they’re: contraction. A two-minute videoscribing tutorial demonstrates the importance of “getting it right.” There's also a review lesson on the tutorial about the power of a well-placed comma.  Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm Grammar Tips, Grammar And Punctuation, Teachers Corner, School Work
Fun with ELA Common Core Standards
We all know adults who still misspell these commonly confused words: (1) there: place (2) their: possession (3) they’re: contraction. A two-minute videoscribing tutorial demonstrates the importance of “getting it right.” There's also a review lesson on the tutorial about the power of a well-placed comma. Find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars
Janice Malone - ELA Seminars