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Brenda Kovich discusses Common Core State Standards for Language 4.2 (L.4.2), including teaching kids to quote in her blog.

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I "Mustache" Your Opinion (An Opinion Writing Unit)

Fantastic resource for transitional words and phrases for OPINION WRITING --- I "MUSTACHE" YOUR OPINION (AN OPINION WRITING UNIT)

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Text Structure-Anchor Chart Reading Informational Text

Teaching Text Structure- Anchor Chart

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!

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Teaching students to "show" in their writing.

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.

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Writing & Reading "PEELS" Anchor Charts & Graphic Organizers

Writing & Reading "PEELS" Anchor Charts and Graphic Organizers - Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for writing (arguments, explan...

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!

Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

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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!