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    A 30-question multiple choice quiz designed to assess student comprehension of the main ideas of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. #teachers #lessons

    Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.)


    Coming from an English teacher's perspective--this website is great! It gives a list of websites to help teach students argumentative and persuasive writing strategies. You could use this as early as 6th grade. It would meet the Common Core ELA Writing Standard 1: writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    Letter from Birmingham Jail Nonviolent Protest Activity: What better way to really understand Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision than for students to “walk in his shoes” and create their own protest demonstration on an issue they feel passionate about. #lessons

    One of the pages in the Reasons and Evidence Unit by The Teacher Next door. Great practice with comprehension as well as citing evidence. $

    Reader's Response Sentence Starters & Tic Tac Toe Boards - 5 boards for fiction (no repeating questions) and 2 for nonfiction, along with 4 pages of skills and strategies sentence starters!!

    Teacher Poem

    I chose to call this unit “Lessons in Leadership” because students need to understand what qualities make a leader. Martin Luther King Jr. was ONE ...

    I love this activity!!!!

    Chit~Chat Chart...OH YES! Everytime someone talks while teacher talks they pull a square, after 3 your out for a time during recess. I SO NEED TO START THIS!!!

    Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Writing prompt paper for students write about their missing teacher. This is perfect for a sub day when the kids don't know you're going to be absent and they brainstorm where their teacher could be.

    Behavior Management www.elementarysch...

    I just died a little and went to teacher heaven.

    Love this! Meet the teacher night

    21st Century Teaching.

    CoTeaching in Special Education

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

    10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Managment: If you are having classroom management problems, take a look at this article, which explains what NOT to do, and the more effective practices you should try instead. Such good reminders!!

    Absolutely changed the way I teach! If you are a secondary level English teacher, you must read this! I feel inspired.