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Lindsay Ann Learning | High School English Activities
Differentiated writing, reading, speaking and listening activities are an important skill-building part of any English classroom. This no prep TED talk activity sequence for high school students encourages student engagement, critical thinking, and rhetorical analysis of multimedia nonfiction texts. #secondaryela #digitallearning #remotelearning #secondaryenglish

TED Talk Reading and Writing Rhetorical Analysis Activities & Choice Board

Differentiated writing, reading, speaking and listening activities are an important skill-building part of any English classroom. This no prep TED talk activity sequence for high school students encourages student engagement, critical thinking, and rhetorical analysis of multimedia nonfiction texts. #secondaryela #digitallearning #remotelearning #secondaryenglish

If you had a chance to listen to a podcast or read a book, which one would you pick? In full transparency, I would much rather read a book than listen to a podcast. But...I have found that podcasts are a form of self-care that is easy to manage. They can also be a great form of professional development or a much-needed brain reset. What’s more, I can listen to them while I’m cooking dinner or even when I’m working on a blog post! #englishlanguagearts #professionaldevelopment #p

Best Podcasts for Teachers

If you had a chance to listen to a podcast or read a book, which one would you pick? In full transparency, I would much rather read a book than listen to a podcast. But...I have found that podcasts are a form of self-care that is easy to manage. They can also be a great form of professional development or a much-needed brain reset. What’s more, I can listen to them while I’m cooking dinner or even when I’m working on a blog post! #englishlanguagearts #professionaldevelopment #p

If you had a chance to listen to a podcast or read a book, which one would you pick? In full transparency, I would much rather read a book than listen to a podcast. But...I have found that podcasts are a form of self-care that is easy to manage. They can also be a great form of professional development or a much-needed brain reset. What’s more, I can listen to them while I’m cooking dinner or even when I’m working on a blog post! #englishlanguagearts #professionaldevelopment #p

Best Podcasts for Teachers

If you had a chance to listen to a podcast or read a book, which one would you pick? In full transparency, I would much rather read a book than listen to a podcast. But...I have found that podcasts are a form of self-care that is easy to manage. They can also be a great form of professional development or a much-needed brain reset. What’s more, I can listen to them while I’m cooking dinner or even when I’m working on a blog post! #englishlanguagearts #professionaldevelopment #p

Use UBD to build a high-quality unit that is cohesive and focused using backwards planning (also called backwards design). Let’s talk through an example of how to begin with the end in mind in planning a unit in my English classroom. #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolela #ela #backwardsdesign

Backwards Design

Use UBD to build a high-quality unit that is cohesive and focused using backwards planning (also called backwards design). Let’s talk through an example of how to begin with the end in mind in planning a unit in my English classroom. #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolela #ela #backwardsdesign

Student centered learning doesn't have to involve a ton of prep work, even with hexagonal thinking activities. Check out these three tips to make hexagonal thinking more work for students than you! For starters, use Google Classroom to involve students in digital collaboration. This will boost student engagement in your high school English language arts classroom. Cheers to student led learning! #secondaryela #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #googleclassroom #studentengagement

3 Secrets to Low-Prep Hexagonal Thinking | Lindsay Ann Learning English Teacher Blog

Student centered learning doesn't have to involve a ton of prep work, even with hexagonal thinking activities. Check out these three tips to make hexagonal thinking more work for students than you! For starters, use Google Classroom to involve students in digital collaboration. This will boost student engagement in your high school English language arts classroom. Cheers to student led learning! #secondaryela #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #googleclassroom #studentengagement

Increase student voice & student choice in your English language arts classroom through use of differentiated learning strategies! If your goal as an English teacher is a student-led classroom that emphasizes 21st-century skills, this guide will help you to use differentiated learning as a part of your regular instruction! Student-led learning doesn't have to be a TON of work and can help you save time! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum…

Differentiation

Increase student voice & student choice in your English language arts classroom through use of differentiated learning strategies! If your goal as an English teacher is a student-led classroom that emphasizes 21st-century skills, this guide will help you to use differentiated learning as a part of your regular instruction! Student-led learning doesn't have to be a TON of work and can help you save time! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum…

English teachers, if you're not teaching slam poetry in your classroom, now is the time to start! The tips in this free guide will build student excitement for slam poetry writing and performance. Most importantly, they will help you to teach slam poetry with ease and confidence while helping students to find their voice. These teaching strategies for slam poetry come directly from years of experience! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #slampoetry

Building Students' Excitement for Slam Poetry

English teachers, if you're not teaching slam poetry in your classroom, now is the time to start! The tips in this free guide will build student excitement for slam poetry writing and performance. Most importantly, they will help you to teach slam poetry with ease and confidence while helping students to find their voice. These teaching strategies for slam poetry come directly from years of experience! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #slampoetry

This student centered hexagonal thinking activity for Google Drive and print use requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between characters, themes, and ideas from Their Eyes Were Watching God. In the English language arts classroom, this teaching strategy increases student engagement in the middle of novel study and serves as a great formative assessment. #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts   #secondaryela #englishteacher #highschoolteacher

Critical Thinking Activity for Their Eyes Were Watching God

This student centered hexagonal thinking activity for Google Drive and print use requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between characters, themes, and ideas from Their Eyes Were Watching God. In the English language arts classroom, this teaching strategy increases student engagement in the middle of novel study and serves as a great formative assessment. #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #highschoolteacher

This student centered hexagonal thinking activity for Google Drive and print use requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between words and phrases from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In the English language arts classroom, this teaching strategy increases student engagement and serves as a great formative assessment. #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts   #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

"I Have a Dream" Hexagonal Thinking Activity

This student centered hexagonal thinking activity for Google Drive and print use requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between words and phrases from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In the English language arts classroom, this teaching strategy increases student engagement and serves as a great formative assessment. #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Build classroom culture and help students get to know each other with this student-centered self-introduction presentation for Google Drive. Students will design slides in a collaborative class presentation to introduce themselves to each other.

Google Slide Presentation Activity for Back to School

Build classroom culture and help students get to know each other with this student-centered self-introduction presentation for Google Drive. Students will design slides in a collaborative class presentation to introduce themselves to each other.

Learn more about why hexagonal thinking is one of the hottest teaching strategies for middle school and high school English language arts. This flexible visual learning activity encourages synthesis, making connections, reading comprehension, metacognition, writing, speaking, and analysis skills! #visuallearningactivities #teachingstrategies #englishlanguagearts

Why Hands On Learning Beats Dark Chocolate on Popcorn | Lindsay Ann Learning

Learn more about why hexagonal thinking is one of the hottest teaching strategies for middle school and high school English language arts. This flexible visual learning activity encourages synthesis, making connections, reading comprehension, metacognition, writing, speaking, and analysis skills! #visuallearningactivities #teachingstrategies #englishlanguagearts

Plan your next hexagonal thinking activities for high school English or social studies with these free templates! This fun teaching idea requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between words, quotes, etc. in any text or subject area.  Increases student engagement with visual learning and active learning in your classroom! #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts   #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

FREE Hexagonal Thinking Templates

Plan your next hexagonal thinking activities for high school English or social studies with these free templates! This fun teaching idea requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between words, quotes, etc. in any text or subject area. Increases student engagement with visual learning and active learning in your classroom! #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Hexagonal thinking is a fun and engaging active learning teaching strategy for any subject, including high school English language arts or social studies. Check out this bundle of student led activities for Google Classroom and print that allow you to use hexagonal thinking in your classroom with none of the prep and all of the hands on learning! #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts   #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Hexagonal Thinking Activities for Google Classroom

Hexagonal thinking is a fun and engaging active learning teaching strategy for any subject, including high school English language arts or social studies. Check out this bundle of student led activities for Google Classroom and print that allow you to use hexagonal thinking in your classroom with none of the prep and all of the hands on learning! #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Are you teaching rhetorical appeals & rhetorical devices or writing a rhetorical analysis essay? This free guide will help you to teach rhetoric in the high school English classroom. If you find the teaching of rhetorical analysis to be a bit too academic and student engagement is dwindling, these six strategies will help you to put a bit of fun back into your instruction while maintaining academic rigor. #secondaryela #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #instructionalstrategies

Rhetoric

Are you teaching rhetorical appeals & rhetorical devices or writing a rhetorical analysis essay? This free guide will help you to teach rhetoric in the high school English classroom. If you find the teaching of rhetorical analysis to be a bit too academic and student engagement is dwindling, these six strategies will help you to put a bit of fun back into your instruction while maintaining academic rigor. #secondaryela #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #instructionalstrategies

Student centered learning doesn't have to involve a ton of prep work, even with hexagonal thinking activities. Check out these three tips to make hexagonal thinking more work for students than you! For starters, use Google Classroom to involve students in digital collaboration. This will boost student engagement in your high school English language arts classroom. Cheers to student led learning! #secondaryela #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #googleclassroom #studentengagement

3 Secrets to Low-Prep Hexagonal Thinking | Lindsay Ann Learning English Teacher Blog

Student centered learning doesn't have to involve a ton of prep work, even with hexagonal thinking activities. Check out these three tips to make hexagonal thinking more work for students than you! For starters, use Google Classroom to involve students in digital collaboration. This will boost student engagement in your high school English language arts classroom. Cheers to student led learning! #secondaryela #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #googleclassroom #studentengagement

Has high school reading lost its magic? How can we as teachers shift our reading instruction to help students rediscover the joy of reading? In this post, I explore my thinking after reading Ron Clark's End of Molasses Classes and reflecting that reading in high school is, for many, an exercise in compliance rather than learning. #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum | Lindsay Ann Learning Blog

How to Make High School Reading Memorable & Magical | Lindsay Ann Learning

Has high school reading lost its magic? How can we as teachers shift our reading instruction to help students rediscover the joy of reading? In this post, I explore my thinking after reading Ron Clark's End of Molasses Classes and reflecting that reading in high school is, for many, an exercise in compliance rather than learning. #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum | Lindsay Ann Learning Blog