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While the CRAAP test was also discussed in digital literacy, this is imperative to critical literacy in general as students must be aware of where information comes from in any medium. For example, this means that students can and should even question their teacher if they are truly embracing these ideas. -LB

While the CRAAP test was also discussed in digital literacy, this is imperative to critical literacy in general as students must be aware of where information comes from in any medium. For example, this means that students can and should even question their teacher if they are truly embracing these ideas. -LB

This site allows you to type in the title of a favorite book to generate a web of suggested titles for your next read. Great for choosing novels!

This site allows you to type in the title of a favorite book to generate a web of suggested titles for your next read. Great for choosing novels!

"Discussion Tables" is a fun activity to analyze text. Pick a passage from the class' book and glue it to a large sheet of paper. In groups, students write their thoughts around the corners of the passage. Set the timer and then rotate!

"Discussion Tables" is a fun activity to analyze text. Pick a passage from the class' book and glue it to a large sheet of paper. In groups, students write their thoughts around the corners of the passage. Set the timer and then rotate!

NoRedInk is a free website that allows students to practice grammar with sentences based on their interests.

NoRedInk is a free website that allows students to practice grammar with sentences based on their interests.

Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get students thinking/writing!

Tip of the Week – Thought Bubbles on Photos

Socrative Smackdown - Interesting game approach to teaching argument and debate http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/print-play-games-2/socratic-smackdown/

Socrative Smackdown - Interesting game approach to teaching argument and debate http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/print-play-games-2/socratic-smackdown/

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.

How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES!}. This post gives great ideas on how to get your middle school students ready to have their own TED conference at the end of the year. Templates and FREEBIES to download. Read more at: http://secondarysara.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-ted-has-transformed-my-english.html?m=1

How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES!}. This post gives great ideas on how to get your middle school students ready to have their own TED conference at the end of the year. Templates and FREEBIES to download. Read more at: http://secondarysara.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-ted-has-transformed-my-english.html?m=1

PEEL Your Paragraphs writing scaffold. Literacy mats. Particularly for extended writing in history or essays. Helps to make sure students can access at least Level 6 at Keys Stage 3 by explaining and evaluating.

P.E.E.L. paragraphs literacy writing mat scaffold in history (PEEL)

PEEL Your Paragraphs writing scaffold. Literacy mats. Particularly for extended writing in history or essays. Helps to make sure students can access at least Level 6 at Keys Stage 3 by explaining and evaluating.

FREE! Writing Narrative Endings Printable anchor chart- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

FREE! Writing Narrative Endings Printable anchor chart- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini