This lists the rules for comma usage. This addresses the Common Core standard for 6th Grade Language: 6.SL.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
I.C.E. — Introduce, Cite, Explain. An acronym for teaching your students how to properly incorporate citations into their writing. Perfect for English teachers at the middle school or high school level. Print out the poster and hang it up in your room!
We've been working on finding the main idea of passages and paragraphs within a text. We've also been writing sentences and are ready to write an informative/explanatory paragraph on a topic (Common Core W.2.2 and W.3.2). I'm going to use Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book as a model for our writing.
FREEBIE! Showing Evidence Strips....These have great evidence stems to help your kiddos cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions. Just print and cut down the middle. Great for common core!
My February Top Ten List: Resources and Lessons for Fiction Reading
Great resources/ downloads...pictured: caracter traits (includes activity and another printable on inferring character traits from actions.) Also, at link printables for types of conflict and common themes in literature... I want to explore this blogger's site more!