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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes Animated Loved this ever since Anne of Green Gables!

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes Animated Loved this ever since Anne of Green Gables!

This worksheet helps students summarize the events in the teleplay, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Sterling.  It helps them to ident...

This worksheet helps students summarize the events in the teleplay, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Sterling. It helps them to ident.

Inference Bags - Put mystery items in each bag. Have students write out 6 clues about their mystery object in the bag.  The clues shouldn't be obvious, but they do have to be factual. Once finished, students will read clues & make inferences about what the mystery object is.

Inference Bags - Put mystery items in each bag. Have students write out 6 clues about their mystery object in the bag. The clues shouldn't be obvious, but they do have to be factual. Once finished, students will read clues & make inferences about what the mystery object is.

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"I am poem" One of my favorite activities to do with kids. **There is also a Poetry Unit and Some Awesome Info. On Student Led Conferences!

Favorite Pin Friday

Favorite Pin Friday

set up a 'crime scene'-students draw inferences, writing project, and/or do some related forensic science experiments ~ love this idea. maybe not a crime scene for my kiddos but something similar

"Let It Go": An example of a close reading lesson created with song lyrics (from Falling in Love With Close Reading--Lehman and Roberts).

A Close Reading Example: Let it Go

let it go-an example of a close reading lesson created with song lyrics (Falling in Love with Close Reading-Lehman and Roberts)

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

Paint Chip Story. Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling. Have kids choose five color samples with intriguing names to write a story from.

Practice Paint Sample Storytelling

For older kids-- Practice Paint Sample Storytelling - Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling.

Work on so many ELA skills with these text message conversations! Motivating and relevant reading!

Reading & Responding, Interpreting Language & much more {with text messages!}

Teach Your Child to Read - Work on so many ELA skills with these text message conversations! Motivating and relevant reading! Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Yes. An ellipsis is only THREE dots! Not 7 not 4 not 25. Just 3 http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/ellipsis.htm

FREE poster for printing. The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty. From The Visual Communication Guy

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