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Argument Writing Foldable with Counterclaim, Evidence and

Argument Writing Foldable with Counterclaim, Evidence and Explanation

Dialogue Tags

Dialogue Tags: 100 Ways to Say “Said”

Fix your grammar. I want to send this to 75% of the people I have seen on forums because they need to hear it.

You'll Never Use These Common Words Incorrectly Again

Making common grammar mistakes is different than using what you've learned from your urban dictionary because that can be FUN, but if you are making these you might just look plain silly.

15 Common Grammar Mistakes You're Probably Making

Infographic for commonly confused (misspelled or misused) words. A helpful infographic from Your Dictionary. Perfect for the classroom!

Commonly Confused Words

Literature Circles Unit. Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text. This is a great unit for reading instruction at the middle school level because you can use it several times throughout the year with chapter book sets that are available at your school based on units and themes that you already use.

Punctuation infographic--it's a jungle out there! A helpful infographic from Your Dictionary. Perfect for the classroom.

What Are the Fourteen Punctuation Marks in English Grammar?

This is an anchor chart created with a middle school class. It works well for any grade, but particularly fifth grade through high school. Often multiple other standards depend on the assumption that students in these grades recognize claims and can move on to evaluate the validity and strength of the multiple claims.

A strong argument requires a strong claim... How to build a strong argument pack for grades 6-12

Argument Writing Common Core Grades 6-12

Useful graphic organizer to help students build an argument.

Teacher Resources

Culture of Achievement - TFA RGV - Picasa Web Albums

Picasa Web Albums - TFA RGV - Culture of Ac...

Interactive POETRY Notebooks ~ Poetry Elements for Common Core, Grades 4-8+ Do you dread teaching poetry? Do your students dread it even more? Spice things up this year with lessons that are fun to teach and fun to learn. Click for samples and comprehensive lesson overview in the preview file.

Parts of a Powerful Argument Anchor Chart (picture only)

10 Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom

10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom

Back in time

Argument: Counterclaim sentence frames

classroom rules for high school--Love this: simple, easy to remember, yet expansive in coverage.

Short stories for middle school classroom. I agree with all except "Young Goodman Brown"--that's a little advanced for middle school kids


Quiz: Jay-Z Lyric or Line From The Great Gatsby

George Orwell on writing well.

Outlaw English it!

20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students