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Grading Writing: My philosophy to help students become better writers
Grading Writing: My philosophy to help students become better writers. Helpful grading ideas and tips for the middle school English and high school English teacher. #grading #teacherlife #teacherhacks #teachingwriting #2ndaryela #highschoolenglish #middleschoolenglish
Year long philosophical chairs
Philosophical chairs allow students to take a stance on a topic in a non-confrontational manner. This year long activity helps students develop critical thinking and research skills, while learning how to communicate their opinions in a socially acceptable way. This activity doesn't just teach students skills to only be used in academia, but skills they can use as adults. This resource includes 50 philosophical chairs prompts, differentiated feedback forms, and inner and outer circle tickets.
The Rhetor's ToolboxResources for connection, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultivating learning in the ELA classroomBeyond the Political Cartoon: Rhetorical Analysis of Visuals
One of the most neglected form of analysis in my school is of visual arguments. Sure, students might look briefly at an historical photograph or a political cartoon now and then. There are so many …
The Rhetor's ToolboxResources for connection, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultivating learning in the ELA classroom75 Questions for Rhetorical Analysis
One of the very best close reading strategies I teach is questioning using Costa’s levels; however, students sometimes need to build familiarity with what effective questions actually look li…
Word Choice - 5 Ways to Expand Your Students' Vocabulary - Appletastic Learning
Enhancing Vocabulary | Shades of Meaning: Start with an okay word and use a thesaurus to identify 8 synonyms. Have students circle 3 of the synonyms in varying degrees of strength. Fill up the remaining paint-swatch boxes with the varied synonyms, building up.
September Writing Prompts
See this! This September, invite students to think about the type of positive changes that the world could use. Use these journal prompts to teach students about important world issues from a lens of positivity. With a new school year just beginning and commemorative Patriot Day events taking place, September is the perfect time for students to think about the challenges ahead of our world.
TEN Writing Assignments to Build a Writing Community in the Classroom — Bespoke ELA: Essay Writing Tips + Lesson Plans
Creative writing is the art of constructing original ideas by synthesizing literary elements and techniques to communicate an overarching theme about life. One of the most important things we can do as English teachers is allow our students the time and the room to be creative. Here are TEN writing prompts to build a community in the classroom from day one! #bespokeELA #writing #essaywriting #creativewriting #englishteacher #2ndaryela
Megan | Literacy Specialist’s Instagram photo: “👥Peer conferencing is so important. When beginning the process, I have always given my kiddos sentence stems to help make the conference…”
This helpful anchor chart is quick to make and provides sentence stems and a sequence for your students to have successful conversations with each other. Perfect for ESL kiddos or for building a routine with students beginning the conferencing process. #anchorchart #peerconference #writingworkshop