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4 Steps to Teach Students to Annotate Successfully!

Easy to implement tips for teaching your students how to annotate correctly. Perfect tips for your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom!

Upper Elementary Snapshots

Jenna's Comment: Just a procedural list of routines students should be aware of or follow. This can definitely be tailored for my own classroom that would tie in to the students cultural norms as well.

Writing an Effective Thesis Statement - This video quickly illustrates the components of a thesis statement: topic, claim, and the details that justify the claim. I chose this video because it would be ideal for a high school English class.

Video Game Music Composition Project

Video Game Music Composition Project: Organized Chaos. Great unit for upper elementary and middle school. Students create a videogame concept and compose music and add sounds. Links to famous video game composer interviews, discussion questions, fully editable worksheets, and more.

Free Christmas Activity printables for your students in upper elementary.