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WRITING MECHANICS~ These are the 15 punctuation marks in order of usage difficulty.

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty

for writing papers....this is so helpful!!

Jessie's Resources: More classroom display ideas

Now you have no excuse. It is not that tough!

Whisper - Share Secrets, Express Yourself, Meet New People

Literature black paper on your classroom wall....have students write with silver Sharpie quotes that they love as you/they read throughout the year.

Kestutis: Literature Graffiti

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

MLK Day and Peace Themed Bulletin Board Idea -- such a cool idea for the whole school to do for MLK day

When You Close Your Eyes... - MLK Day Bulletin Board

Excellent video on MOOD and TONE--students must be able to infer meaning simply from "reading" the visuals.

Argument: Counterclaim sentence frames... from Twitter!

PQA- a great strategy for teaching kids to write in complete sentences- perfect for test taking

This blog post includes helpful teaching tips and free task cards to help students vary their sentences.

Literacy & Math Ideas: Vary Sentence Structure

Prompt -- you have the ability to freeze time. when you do, everyone freezes as well. one day, you freeze time, and out the window, you see a girl moving around


The Sarcastic Muse Writing Community

standards based grading

sbgchat - Twitter Search

Awesome photos for writing prompts...some are a little creepy...but there are some GREAT writing prompt pictures here!

50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations - noupe

writing prompts:

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) [Paperback]

How to Write an Essay Like the Pros (Infographic)

How to Write an Essay Like the Pros (Infographic)

If Our Characters Had Instagram (cute activity & bulletin board!)

(100 Reading Passages) Grade 7 Daily Common Core Literature and Informational Text--Analyze characters, analyze figurative language, evaluate the plots of multiple texts, and more-- Original YA fiction, adventure, historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and informational text passages plus Common Core questions are included. Every Common Core Literature and Informational Text Standard is covered. The Common Core Standard is written next to each question for easy progress monitoring. $

"I Can!" Common core standards unpacked for 7th and 8th grade ELA! Free downloads. This is amazing!

nJb: I Can Common Core!

This is awesome

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Good Readers Show Evidence- great bulletin board to encourage students to use evidence based terms to respond to their reading! {freebie posters included!} adapt for upper grades

Life in First Grade: Showing Evidence Freebies

Great way to help kids see the purpose behind the learning! Goals in Sight By: All for the Love of Teaching

All For the Love of Teaching: Goals in Sight


Teaching With a Mountain View: Nonfiction Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment. FREE assignment sheet!