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The 10 Minute Vocabulary Lesson -- Middleweb Blog 1.) 10 second vocab jingles 2.) vocab cutie pies 3.) synonym roll call 4.)

Great mini videos each with their own list of suggested guiding questions and writing tasks. Built for elementary school but by changing the questions could be used in middle school. is a research-based program for teaching reading comprehension. The lessons are FREE and are Common Core Aligned. Simply choose your state. ReadWorks’ lessons focus on the essential skills and strategies students must master to become successful readers.

Here are three of my favorite tips from 10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading: 1) Require proof that the paper has been edited/revised. 2) Set a timer so that you don't spend too much time on each paper. 3) Create a key for common errors to cut down on the time it would take to write out comments.

Catlin Tucker's education blog, "Common Core: Reading, Understanding, & Analyzing Complex Texts." (teaching annotation)

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K-4 - Capitalize with MINTS - ELACCKL2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. ELACC1L2a: Capitalize dates and names of people. ELACC2L2a: Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. ELACC3L2a: Capitalize appropriate words in titles. ELACC4L2a: Use correct capitalization.

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