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Using Prezi to Teach Figurative Language to Your Students {especially ELL students!} FREE Prezis at blog post!

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HoJos Teaching Adventures: Using Prezi to Teach Figurative Language to Your Students {especially ELL students!

Setting up and printing mini Post-it rubrics

*(If putting post-it notes through a printer is possible, CLICK IT for instructions!) Lesson Deli: Mini Post-it Rubrics

One of my favorite ways to engage my students in grammar instruction is to play Grammar Quidditch. You've been asking to learn how it's played for a long time, and I'm finally sharing the rules and instructions for Grammar Quidditch in this blog post! Click through to get the whole scoop!

For the past five years, I have been slowly improving and managing the “Grammar House Cup”, our Harry Potter-themed, inter-homeroom comp.

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i. one on characters, one on setting etc).

Teaching Plot Structure using PIcture Books.  This blog post breaks down the template for retelling fictional stories as well as having students write them.

Tammi Sauer books make for great tools when teaching plot. On this web page, there is a lesson shared, as well as videos of the lesson and videos that go along with the books she recommends using.

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