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This article provides a framework for how to write essay conclusions that are clear, strong and powerful. The concepts are applicable to the essays of middle school and high school writing all the way up through writing in college and graduate school.

Expository essay on global warming. Sudoku is a fun puzzle game once you get the hang of it. At the same time, learning to play Sudoku can be a bit intimidating for beginners. So, if you are a complet

Want students to write better sentences. This is so awesome!

writing, sentence variety, sentence length, Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

Text structure unit from Austin Schools...this is a great posting...includes lesson plans and student handouts for text structure...excellent!

Text structure unit from Austin Schools.includes lesson plans and student handouts for text structure.

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing - NYTimes.com

Students take their seats for the diploma ceremony at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (REUTERS/Brian Snyder).

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study!

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted”

Where's your proof? Teaching students to use evidence.

10 Textual Evidence Anchor Charts Well-placed anchor charts are a reference for students and a tool that promotes great discussions. These 10 anchor charts will reinforce your students' skills when it comes to finding and using textual evidence.

Change the way you read novels in class

Some cool things here from Kelly Gallagher! Change the way you read novels in class -- and 500 other awesome ideas for ELA HS teachers

Classroom Memes for Routines and Rules. Fun!

Classroom Memes for Routines and Rules. So funny! Great way to introduce procedures and get students engaged from the first day of class.