Jenni Waller

Jenni Waller

Illinois / English Teacher, Farm Wife, Mama-to-Be, Literature Lover, and Country Music Junkie
Jenni Waller
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*TOTALLY FREE!* One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. Often when editors get a chance to look at another person's writing, they can pick up on quite of few of the mistakes that the original author never would have noticed. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

film clips to teach figurative language | Culturally relevant Common-Core ELA

Watch Maya Angelou’s “STILL I RISE” poem, and other spoken word poetry performances and ask students to: “Identify, interpret and analyze the poem’s figurative language and theme.” Want more fun practice ideas? Instead of boring task cards or worksheets,

The perfect writing assignment to teach students to analyze and persuade!

They’re analytical. They’re argumentative. They’re intriguing. They’re bite-sized. Assertion journals are hands-down my favorite way to teach and assess writing.

Why not teach common core standards for English Language Arts using Pixar short films, Ted Talks, popular film clips for students and other inspirational video clips for students? For example, have students practice CCSS.RL.1: Instuct students to watch the Inside Out Video Clip. Ask students to “Describe how the author used indirect and direct characterization to share each character’s personality.” For an entire year of highly engaging, no prep lesson plans and student activities, download…

Why not teach common core standards for English Language Arts using Pixar short films, Ted Talks, popular film clips for students and other inspirational video clips for students? For example, have students practice Instuct students to watch th