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Grammar Songs - Grammar

Grammar Songs - Grammar

This song not only illustrates clearly the concept of the action verb, but it demonstrates in a clear and effective way why verbs are necessary when writing.

High school and middle school English – Bell-ringers and proofreading lessons to quickly improve teen writing #grammar #EnglishTeacher

Full Semester of Grammar, Proofreading Lessons to Quickly Improve Teen Writers

High school and middle school English – Bell-ringers and proofreading lessons to quickly improve teen writing

5 ways to encourage your upper elementary to middle school students to enhance fluency.

Great tips for helping older students continue developing their fluency. 5 ways to encourage your upper elementary to middle school students to enhance fluency.

I CAN !!   Free Kid-Friendly CCSS I CAN Statements for all grades - K through 12th grade high school.

Free Kid-Friendly CCSS I CAN Statements for all grades - K through grade high school.

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

Poetry is a great genre to use to teach about grammar and literary devices. I'm always looking for a new good poem to bring into the classroom.

Table Texting: great way to work on higher level questioning, generating questions and answers based on text, and more

"Table Texting" is a strategy to use with any piece of text or topic. Pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Students respond to the question in writing. The teacher col

Argument writing made easy - for middle and high school (grades 6-12) (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post668909&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

Argument Writing Common Core Grades 6-12 Editable

set it up on their desks...a statement and a question (or quiz question) to end a lesson. Exit slip...

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LOVE this idea! "Give Me a ." as a formative assessment or exit ticket. Students write a statement about what they've learned and a question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question, they can create a quiz question.

ATTN HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS! The most difficult part of the argumentative essay is the commentary (a.k.a. explanation or analysis). This is the part of the essay that requires the critical thinking, and students often struggle with what to say, so this handout guides students through how to write deeper commentary in their essays. FREE HANDOUT! Don't forget to leave feedback!

The most difficult part of the argumentative essay is the commentary (a. explanation or analysis). This is the part of the essay that requires the critical thinking, and students often struggle with what to say.

Slam Poem Videos Appropriate for Middle School (and others) – Teacher Powers

Slam Poem poetry Videos Appropriate for Middle School (and others) – Teacher Powers

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

On My Bookshelf: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year

$- Students make chapter study guides - assess literal comprehension, summary, main idea, supporting a thesis, and more! Students lead in-class discussions and write test questions! Use during reading instead of chapter quizzes (or in addition). Use for ANY middle or high school non-fiction book (or textbook!)

Chapter Study Guides {Non-Fiction}: DURING Reading Activity for ANY Book

Need an alternative to chapter quizzes? Want individual student accountability and comprehension that is mutually beneficial to students AND the teacher?

Team building activities for middle to high school students: 1. Toxic River 2. Human Letters 3. Minefield

Human Letters- Teams of Ss build a letter that is called out. Extensions- photograph letters, have Ss guess word you are spelling

50 Five Minute Reading Riddles That Will Get Your Kids Thinking!

50 Five Minute Reading Riddles That Will Get Your Kids Thinking

Teachers, These reading riddles are great to use as either "Do Now" questions or as "Exit Ticket" assessments. They are great for students in grades The first thing my students do when they come to the guided reading table is answer a riddle.