15 Five Minute Teaching Tips

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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 take about five minutes to execute or create. Whether you need complex ELA standards simplified or just want a few high-interest, low-prep organizational tips, this pin board will have something for you.

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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 Strategies, Teaching Tips, Middle School Teachers, Elementary Teacher, High School, Problem And Solution, Close Reading, Sixth Grade

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

 Simply attach Post Its to paper, type text or add a photo, and print. English Teachers, English Classroom, Teaching English, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tips, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources

Printing with Post Its

Download free at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Janice-Malone Here is my teacher-friendly version of a Printing with Post Its video tutorial. If yo...

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. Grammar And Punctuation, Teaching Grammar, Grammar Lessons, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Speech And Language, Teaching English, English Teachers

Fragments Be Gone: Simplifying the Complex Sentence

You tell yourself, “This year will be different.” You have a high-interest, data-driven teaching strategy in place. You… …hand out your favorite list of subordinate conjunctions. …plan a great mini-lesson on independent and dependent clauses. …provide stimulating practice sessions until your students can write award-worthy sentences on demand. “This group of students will include masterful…

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Top Ten Ways Teachers Use Pinterest

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Popcorn Writing Center

After reading Amber Beeson’s blog post at Apples to Applique, I was inspired to give Popcorn Writing a try. I thought it would be a super-easy center to make, and I was convinced it would be a sure-fire hit with kids. I was right on both counts! Here’s how I created the center: • First,…

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Close Reading 101

What is close reading? Close reading is a strategy which requires students to read and revisit short, complex passages. Its purpose is to help students uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has endorsed close reading as a teaching strategy to…

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. 4th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Ideas, Student Teaching, Writing Help, Math Teacher, Student Life

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 to their stories that satisfy readers. Fortunately, most of the techniques they use are easy to teach. Here are eight elaboration strategies I share with students to help them add effective details to narrative pieces:…

3 Sneaky Ways to Get Kids Excited about Prewriting 7th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Middle School Teachers, Pre Writing, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Ideas, Teaching Tips, High School

3 Sneaky Ways to Get Kids Excited about Prewriting

LET'S BE HONEST Do your students hate prewriting? Do you they throw a few words on top of their papers and call it a “Prewrite” just to make you happy? Do your students think that the prewriting stage of the writing process is a waste of their precious time? If these issues…

Learn the tricks that authors like J. Rowling and Suzanne Collins use (e. designing emotion-evoking names and settings) to create characters that jump of the page and settings that captivate readers. Teaching Grammar, Grammar Lessons, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Tips, Writing Lab, 5th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing

Inspiration from a Remedial Writing Lab

Engagement Strategy It was the last period of the day when I entered the writing lab, and to say that the thirty-two sophomores slumped in desks and computer chairs looked bored would be an understatement. Images of Salvador Dali’s soft watch paintings drifted through my mind as I scanned the room. The writing teacher…

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Two Writing Tips You Won’t Find in Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition Handbook

I don’t remember many English rules from my early years in school (who does?), but I do remember that I wasn’t allowed to put any periods on my paper until I was absolutely certain I had included a noun and a verb in every sentence. When I landed in middle school, I discovered that the…

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Writer's Notebook Clip #1

http://www.elaseminars.com/ Lesson available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Make-Your-Characters-Jump-Off-the-Page (DIRECT LINK TO UNIT) This ...

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How to Deliver an Effective Speech (Podcast)

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