An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! - Teaching with a Mountain View
It's no secret that I love a good cumulative novel project as an assessment. I usually spend the entire novel brainstorming how we can sum it up! Sometimes the projects are a miss (you don't get to read about those!) but sometimes they are great successes. Like the character project we completed for Rules or ... Read more
Close Reading Highlighter Labels
Love this idea!!! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.
Chapter Study Guides: Student-Led Notes & Discussion for ANY Novel!
Chapter Study Guides - for ANY novel unit to replace or support chapter quizzes. Students write summaries, test questions, discussion questions, famous quotes, and more! For secondary English classes
ENGLISH BELL RINGERS - VOL 3
Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!
Using Sentence Frames to Write Reading Responses
In upper grade classrooms, students spend a great deal of time responding to the texts they read. Over the years I have found that no matter what grade level I teach, students have a difficult time writing thorough and meaningful reading responses. At the start of every year my students need quite a bit of guidance when writing their responses. One of the best ways that I have found to teach students to write meaningful responses is by providing them with sentence frames. I like to encourage…
72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know
Grab this FREE resource! It will download straight through your email. Toss that Test Aside! As we all know, students already get plenty of tests, so why not let your students show what they learned creatively? Whether your students are reading independent books or your class has just finished a unit on space or pioneers, a culminating project can really cement that learning. Here are
8 Reasons Authors Don’t Complete Their Manuscripts
I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.
Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic
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