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hmmm...helpful...I am teaching 2 different learning styles to 2 very different children...."I can do all things through Christ"...I think the hard part of that is that I TOTALLY understand how to teach the one who learns just like I do....the other one is soooo challenging for me to understand, but I am determined to get it!! :)

What Type of Learner Are You?

These reflective essay prompts for high school students invite teens to think about role models; challenges and growth; and missed opportunities.

Reflective Essay Prompts for High School Students

Teachers, what's in and what's out for professional learning in YOUR district?

We Are Teachers

Shakespeare Translation Chart-This is a three column chart that I use to help students pay close attention to Shakespearean language (it can be used with any of his plays). As they read, students record puzzling words or phrases from the text in the left-hand column.

Shakespeare Reading Chart-Define and Critically Analyze Language & Vocabulary

Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop. This was a great lesson on teaching how to write a thesis.

Rap Songs for Reading & Writing Skills - Comprehension Strategies

FREE EXPOSITORY WRITING LESSON PLAN - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph: This expository writing lesson is student directed because it guides the students through the process of writing a descriptive paragraph, up to and including grading their own final paper before turning it in for teacher evaluation.

EXPOSITORY FREE LESSON PLAN - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

Digital writing and research lab's - Lesson Plans Great site

How To Write An Essay (+exercise)..... This is an excellent site for english teachers!!! So many work sheets and activities for every grade level!!!

How To Write An Essay (+exercise)

Venn Diagram - Character Study. Venn diagram for character study, allowing students to compare annd contrast two characters. Two overlapping faces create a venn diagram which can be filled out in many ways including with words or by drawing the characters.

Venn Diagram - Character Study

Talking to Parents: What Every Teacher Needs to Know Connect effectively with parents this year. via Scholastic

Talking to Parents: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Teaching Theme in the Classroom | Anchor Charts | Graphic Organizers | Exit Tickets | Reading Notebook Printables | FREE from The Curriculum Corner

socratic seminar | Socratic Seminar Ground Rules

Socratic Seminar Ground Rules

Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests! I think this would be great for a poetry unit.

Tagxedo - Gallery

In my unit the students are going to write a poem based on characters from "Out of the Dust". I would use this idea in my unit as a way to teach the students the correct poetry elements before having them write their own poems.

Critical Thinking and Teamwork activities (especially after lunch)

Twitter / Christchurchsw9: Critical thinking and teamwork ...

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day | Mental Floss

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher | Edutopia- Excellent list!

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

Help your students learn how to dig deep into analyzing text with these FOUR SEPARATE CLOSE READING LESSONS to use with Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Google docs If you don't use Google Docs in your classroom yet, you're crazy. Amazing the collaboration it creates with peers and teacher and how much students truly grow visually seeing you work with them on their writing.

35 Interesting Ways to use Google Docs in the C...

Trying a fun new way to get info to my kids! Independent Reading Projects | @Piktochart Infographic

Independent Reading Projects

Master Management Challenge- Revise to improve you classroom environment

Master Management Challenge #8: Revise

Real talk about teaching and focusing on what matters.

Real Life Isn't Always Laminated - Celebrating the Struggle -

Montessori Learning At Home. Each Toolbox Has Video Instruction And All The Materials For Hours And Hours Of Montessori Learning. Ages 3 - 5

Learning Language

I love this website....great prompts for journals...I just add the image to my blog and students write each morning. There is a new prompt each day (some for older students). Very interesting topics