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Poem of the Week: 45 Poems with Audio and Video links, plus discussion/comprehension questions and creative writing prompts for each one.

Poem of the Week: 45 Poems with Audio and Video!

Interactive language arts practice for 2nd to 10th grade!

Tutorial for composition book cover with inside pockets

Sew a composition book cover

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

Teaching Teens in the 21st: Before the School Year Begins... great ideas from Kelly Gallagher!

Teaching Teens in the 21st: Before the School Year Begins...

Lessons with Laughter: The Mailbox #BeTheDifference Giveaway!

Lessons with Laughter: The Mailbox #BeTheDifference Giveaway!

Transitional Word List - I thought I had already pinned this one, but it is no where to be found on my board.

Transitional Words List Worksheets

Ideas and solutions for the secondary classroom. #highschoolEnglish

Sweet Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids: Catch of the Day (via FamilyFun magazine)

Sweet Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

COLLABORATIVE CLOSE READING: Kids create text-based opinion posters. Basically, they take the article they are reading, highlight important phrases that illicit a response from them, then write their opinion of the evidence on the poster.

Teaching in Room 6: Text-Based Opinion Posters

Inexpensive ideas for using IKEA products in the classroom. Time to go shopping!

Primary Possibilities: Teachers Love Ikea

This is an anchor chart created with a middle school class. It works well for any grade, but particularly fifth grade through high school. Often multiple other standards depend on the assumption that students in these grades recognize claims and can move on to evaluate the validity and strength of the multiple claims.

Teacher's Pet Displays » Editable Narrative Writing Checklist » FREE downloadable EYFS, KS1, KS2 classroom display and teaching aid resources

Interactive Notebooks and Young Learners

Custom Classroom Sign-Custom Order on Etsy, $55.00

In my experience, one of the most difficult age groups to find books for is 11 to 14 years old. For young teens and pre-teens, also known “tweens,” finding books can be tricky. As kids start to outgrow much of the independent reader section of the bookstore, heading to the Young Adult section might seem like a great choice. Unfortunately, some teen fiction often deals with very dark subject matter and is better suited to high school-aged teens.

Great Reads for Tweens

Compound Sentence Patterns

Looking to incorporate writing prompts into your classroom, but wanting to spice it up by using technology? These inspirational video writing prompts are an effective method for assessing a student's writing ability, comprehension, and critical thinking skills.

ELA in the middle | Middle School English, Language Arts | Page 8

Mario Adding Fractions Song. This is a fun video to recap what was learned about adding fractions.

Free middle school and high school English class resources. Click HERE for ready-to-go lesson materials!

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My Adventures Teaching : Plot, Interactive Notebooks

My Adventures Teaching Junior High English: Plot

Kids Who Need The Most Love Will Ask for it in the MOST UNLOVING of Ways! Parenting and Teaching Quote

3 Phrases No Parent Wants to Hear - Lemon Lime Adventures

Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions

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