Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Paragraph writing can be tough to teach. Read about how this teacher teaches paragraph structure in upper elementary. I LOVE the freebie!!

How to Teach Paragraph Writing: Paragraph Structure

Paragraph writing can be tough to teach. Read about how this teacher teaches paragraph structure in upper elementary. I LOVE the freebie!!

Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity!

Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity!

Build sentence fluency by having students write compound and complex sentences with these spring-themed task cards. Each card provides two clauses, and students must combine the clauses with a coordinate conjunction or subordinating conjunction to write a compound or complex sentence. -- from Mixed-Up Files ($)

Compound and Complex Sentences Task Cards Spring Theme

Build sentence fluency by having students write compound and complex sentences with these spring-themed task cards. Each card provides two clauses, and students must combine the clauses with a coordinate conjunction or subordinating conjunction to write a compound or complex sentence. -- from Mixed-Up Files ($)

Examples of Top Quality Constructed response Questions http://www.pieas.edu.pk/umarfaiz/workshop/qualitycrqs.pdf

Examples of Top Quality Constructed response Questions http://www.pieas.edu.pk/umarfaiz/workshop/qualitycrqs.pdf

I have used this Narrative Writing Diamond its from Empowering Writers - my writing bible!!!! Its a great visual and really gets students writing a fabulous story!

I have used this Narrative Writing Diamond its from Empowering Writers - my writing bible!!!! Its a great visual and really gets students writing a fabulous story!

post-it notes for students to use to show when they find figurative language in books...

post-it notes for students to use to show when they find figurative language in books...

Here are 365 Creative Writing Prompts to help inspire you to write every single day! Use them for journaling, story starters, poetry, and more!

Here are 365 Creative Writing Prompts to help inspire you to write every single day! Use them for journaling, story starters, poetry, and more!

Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

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