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.
How to Teach Paragraph Writing: Paragraph Structure
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 ($)
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!