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Bell Ringers to Establish Classroom Community. Writing prompts for love, acceptance, tolerance, and diversity. Ideal for high school and middle school students.

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High school counselor bulletin board advice to my high school self ask staff for their advice to themselves and an old high school picture (or a recent one) kids love this!

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13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

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This great Instagram Activity is perfect to use in your elementary or middle school (or even high school!) classroom to help student further understand characterization, symbols, and evidence based writing. Hits multiple Common Core Standards in a fun way

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Blog post from Literature Daydreams: 5 awesome short films to wow your high school ELA classes. Teach writing, literature and critical thinking by using these fab short films.