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Love using film to engage your students? Here are my top 5 films to use in high school ELA classes - for teaching critical theory, concepts in literature, writing, and debate!

Love using film to engage your students? Here are my top 5 films to use in high school ELA classes - for teaching critical theory, concepts in literature, writing, and debate!

FREE Poetry Book and Anchor Charts for student notebooks. Great for literacy centers and test prep

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it

Love these poetry anchor charts! They were perfect for my language arts bulletin board. I also made copies for my writing workshop folders. This was a great poetry vocabulary resource!

Have you heard of escape rooms in the classroom, but you're unsure exactly how to set one up?  This blog post includes everything you would need to know to create your own escape room for the ELA classroom, including step by step picture guide to how I set up an escape room in my 7th grade classroom.    For more interactive and engaging ideas for the secondary ELA classroom, check out www.readitwriteitlearnit.com

Have you heard of escape rooms in the classroom, but you're unsure exactly how to set one up? This blog post includes everything you would need to know to create your own escape room for the ELA classroom, including step by step picture guide to how I set up an escape room in my 7th grade classroom. For more interactive and engaging ideas for the secondary ELA classroom, check out www.readitwriteitlearnit.com

FREE Topic Sentences Activity! I wrote eight short paragraphs and taped them each to a bag. Then, groups went around the room and wrote topic sentences for each of the paragraphs. They put their sentences in the bags, and later we pulled them out and read the huge variety of topic sentences that they had written. It was a super successful lesson, and it connected well with our main idea reading skill, too!

Topic Sentences

Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. I will use as a group activity to identify main idea topic sentences.

Character Traits Anchor Chart... plus a FREE character traits printable activity…

Character Traits: A Lesson for Upper Elementary Students

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

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