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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

These are great ways to really encourage the students to do more talking. This is a great teaching strategy.

You put an item in the mystery bag and then have the kids take turns asking questions to try to narrow down the possibilities. It is great for yes no questions

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End of the Year Reflection Activity for Secondary Students

End of the Year Reflection Activity for secondary students! Because middle and high school students need to reflect and synthesize, too! $

When students ask a question no one in the class knows (including myself), they can put it up on the Google Board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit, or whatever incentive you choose. They get really excited when a question comes up that they can put on the board and find out the answer to later...

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Bell Ringers – H.S. English Vol. 1 – Vocabulary, Grammar & Literary Terms

Click here for all of the grammar, literary device, and vocabulary lessons you'll need to take your high school students through AN ENTIRE YEAR of study.

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CommonLit

Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers.

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CommonLit

Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. www.CommonLit.org

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"Short Research Projects" Ten-Project ELA Bundle: Volume I {Updated}

Bundle of TEN "short research projects" to accomplish CCSS W.7 with a variety of prompts and final products so students never get bored! Also includes links to a NF article per project to read, write, and speak!

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Tools for Improving Writing BUNDLE

7 Engaging products to help improve students' writing skills.

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Interest Inventories, Learning Style Surveys, and Attitude Questionnaires

Do you need a way to quickly assess your students' interests, attitudes, and learning styles? Try these 10 easy to use questionnaires to get to know your students preferences right away. Students will enjoy completing these simple and cute surveys. You can use the information gathered to plan your instruction and gauge how students enjoy certain lessons and/or activities. Can be used a pre- and post-assessments for individual units.

This is an example of a classroom job chart. Giving students jobs to perform builds responsibility in them. This is associated with the Choice Theory management system.