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Seven steps to the perfect story

We did this with my son's first grade class for the auction & it was a HUGE hit!

Click HERE for middle and high school English class resources.

Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game - YouTube This would be a great game at the beginning of the year. It would help kids work together as teams and build trust. Its also great for focus, when everyone is talking, you have to listen for your partner.

LOVE THIS GAME. Everyone has to work together to get the balls from one bucket into the other without spilling.

Great video for teaching kids to cite evidence and give reasons in opinion writing. "I have evidence that my dad is an alien" Audi commercial.

Free Technology for Teachers: A Free Complete Guide to Evernote

Great way to teach simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole. My middle school students LOVED these! Literary Elements Found in Songs.m4v

Absolutely crazy.. Must watch

Brilliant! QR codes for book trailers.

100 most powerful resume words

Team building/ ice breakers

"My friend is a middle school English teacher. This is by far the most awesome lesson she’s taught."

type in your quote, pick a template

Good book to teach perspective taking - element of trickery in this plot. Good for similes and figurative language

Use this Storytelling Arc handout with ANY short story, novel, or play. Click now for this FREE worksheet!

Interactive vocabulary bulletin board.

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language - Dr. Robert Beard

Figurative Language - GREAT video!! I prepared a worksheet for my students. They copied down parts in the lyrics that were similes or metaphors, identified each according to what it was and then wrote what the artist was comparing...the true meaning behind the words. My students sat on the edges of their seats waiting for each song! It was a very engaging way to teach these literary devices!

Literary Techniques with video clips (symbolism, foreshadowing, flashback, atmosphere, plot twist)

GENRE OVERVIEW: includes brief definition of teach genre.

Great anchor chart for summarizing non-fiction!

YouTube - great way to teach figurative language

Reading anchor chart: Post-its make you smart (when used thoughtfully)