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This is a great list!! Could be good for most ages! SmallWorld: 100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers

A Self-Editing Checklist. this gives your kids the chance to self correct their papers before you do (the checklist has a row for the student and one for the teacher.) quick feedback is often the best way to teach and reinforce the principles. This is great!

Self-Editing Checklist

Do you know how to crochet, but feel like patterns are a foreign language? You're not alone! Many of us crocheters learn how to do the stitches from a family member or friend, and don't learn to re...

A Crocheter's Guide to Pattern Reading- free download

This article provides a framework for how to write essay conclusions that are clear, strong and powerful. The concepts are applicable to the essays of middle school and high school writing all the way up through writing in college and graduate school.

How to Write the Conclusion of an Essay

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.

Argument: Counterclaim sentence frames

Using text evidence - nice idea for an anchor chart

The Crucible Humor

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Solutions for high school and middle school English/Language Arts classrooms

writing a syllabus for the seconday classroom...this is JUST what I need right now! :)

Writing a Syllabus for the Secondary Classroom

Words to live by

Prepositions Poster - Free Download - 1 page handout with images to help students understand and remember a few key prepositions.

Prepositions Poster - Free Download

Don't know how to teach without them. Check out this blog post for tons of excellent anchor charts!

Common Core Skills: How to show evidence from the text. From

During activities, punch holes in the papers of students that are off task. Easy to keep track of participation when you collect the papers!

Hole Punch | The Comprehensible Classroom

Close reading with poetry- great example for poetry reading in a more Common Core way! (includes freebies!)

Hello Literacy: Hello Literacy Says Hello National Poetry Month!

How to Manage Homework without Going Crazy

Solutions for the secondary classroom – High school English teachers

I wish high schools showed this on the first day of school instead of two hours of going over the student handbook. :)

Annotating Text - This is a good reading strategy to teach when you want them to 'dig' into the passage. We use this strategy quite a bit

Figurative language anchor chart

ELEMENTS OF POETRY GRAPHIC ORGANIZER For upper elementary and Middle School/ Junior High Students......One of my first TPT products. I gave it a slight facelift and added a page.

Halloween Lessons for High School ELA | Poetry, Short Stories, and More

TEDxTalk on how Shakespeare created hip hop. Great on getting students intrigued on Shakespeare.