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STORY DICE Quick and Easy WRITING CENTER using EMOJI's. Engaging and has so many uses! Perfect for third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade elementary classrooms and middle school. Writing Classes, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Prompts, Teaching Ideas, Third Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Daily 5, Easy Writing

EMOJI EASY PEASY WRITING Activity

Emoji's are a thing! I love "rolling" with the trends and things that will easily engage students, don't you? It's what makes learning fun and always different. A few a month's back I purchased a few sets of these emoji's (no affiliate link--just an emoji fan!) and kind of wondered what I would do with them---other than give them out to my students or put them on fab work. THEN I came up with this fun whole group activity that then became a fun end of year writing center. Totally stocking up…

it comes to scaffolding writing, using sentence frames helps all students. Ideal for the middle school and high school English classroom, using sentence frames helps build student confidence. Middle School Writing, Middle School English, Ela High School, 7th Grade English, Ap English, English Reading, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Math Lessons

Scaffolding Writing Instruction: Why I Use Sentence Frames

When it comes to scaffolding writing, using sentence frames helps all students. Ideal for the middle school and high school English classroom, using sentence frames helps build student confidence. #teachingwriting #highschoolwritinglesson #highschoolwritinginstruction #teachingmiddleschoolwriting #writinglessonideas

Ideas and resources for middle and high school English teachers! Ideas and resources for middle and high school English teachers! Middle School Grammar, Middle School Writing, Middle School English, High School Grammar Lessons, Ela Classroom, Middle School Classroom, English Teacher Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Gifts For English Teachers

How I Teach Grammar (The Grammar House Cup)

I was desperate for a better way to teach grammar. On my end, I was overwhelmed with how much I needed to teach: how to get it all done and how to do so logically. For my students, I was concerned about their engagement (not tuning out or getting bored) AND how to ensure that they "got it". These worries are particularly valid if you KNOW your students have knowledge gaps, are going to need a LOT of practice, or aren't doing well with transferring knowledge into their writing. Solution: The…

This is the activity I use to get my eighth-grade students to write riveting character descriptions. Middle School Literacy, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Ideas, 7th Grade Ela, Eighth Grade

How to Host Character MeetUps in Your Classroom: Get 'Em Moving - Then Get 'Em Writing

This is the activity I use to get my eighth-grade students to write riveting character descriptions. #narrative

The strategy the works for my grade writers! Social Studies Classroom, Ela Classroom, Middle School Classroom, English Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Design, Language Activities, Teaching Writing

ACES writing strategy posters!

ACES StrategyAnswer. Cite. Explain. Summarize. Product DescriptionThis is my go-to strategy to teach my 7th graders how to write organized responses with textual evidence! ACES represents the important pieces of a response and stands for: answer, cite, explain, and summarize. These resources will m...

Get started with Interactive Student Notebooks today in your classroom with this FREEBIE that teaches the difference between quoting summarizing and paraphrasing! Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Teaching Strategies, Student Teaching, Teaching English, Teaching Themes, Essay Writing, Teaching Tools, Persuasive Essays

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting

Blog post about teaching your students the difference between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing!

FREE - Lesson handout/guided notes, based on a TED talk, to help secondary students understand what the difference is between argumentative and persuasive writing! Argumentative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Essay Writing, Teaching English, Resume Writing, Teaching Spanish, Writing Rubrics

FREE Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing Activity

Need to explain the difference between argument and persuasion to middle or high school students? Let a professor tell your students why proposing and testing an argument is different from "winning"! Based on Daniel Cohen's TED talk about argument, students will complete a 45-minute lesson: pre-as...

Free theme writing lesson and scaffolded organizer. This theme writing assignment will help your students become stronger writers as they analyze the theme of any text you've read. 6th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Middle School English, Teaching Themes, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tips, Teaching Spanish, Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons

Scaffolding Writing Instruction: Why I Use Sentence Frames

Free theme writing lesson and scaffolded organizer. This theme writing assignment will help your students become stronger writers as they analyze the theme of any text you've read. #middleschoolwritingtask #middleschoolwriting #highschoolwriting #secondaryELA #teachingwriting

How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, FREE Slides + Handout, Model Intro. Four-Step Introductory Paragraph Format – free slides & handout to teach essay writing English Writing, Academic Writing, Teaching Writing, Learning To Write, Essay Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Resources, Paragraph Writing, Dissertation Writing

How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, FREE Slides + Handout, Model Intro.

These mini-lecture slides were designed to help middle school and high school students learn to write strong introductory paragraphs for literary analysis, argument, and research essays. This product includes PDF slides that can be projected as you lead a short lecture on a simple four-step formula ...

Free essay materials to help teen writers English teachers! Use this format to teach strong concluding paragraphs. Great for middle school and high school students. Essay Writing Help, English Writing Skills, Writing Lessons, Academic Writing, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Strategies, Writing Activities, Math Lessons

Essay Writing Help: Concluding Paragraphs

This week, I’m continuing the occasional “How to Write” series with a look at the power of an essay’s conclusion. English teacher friends, here is the three-sentence formula that often turns a B+ e…

Get your students moving with Quizlet Live relay races in any class. Mix up Quizlet Live and get students out of their seats. Classroom Games, Future Classroom, Classroom Management, Classroom Ideas, French Classroom, Spanish Classroom, Best Teacher, School Teacher, Teaching Tools

Quick Tip: Quizlet Live Relay Race

Get your students moving with Quizlet Live relay races in any class. Mix up Quizlet Live and get students out of their seats. #QuizletLive #SpanishClass #BrainBreak #QuizletinSpanishClass #Teamgames

This ready to print-'n-go resource challenges students to perform 30 intentional acts of kindness in 30 days! Print it today and use it tomorrow to build a strong classroom community and help your students make a positive difference in their world! Teaching Kindness, Kindness Activities, Class Activities, Teaching Respect, Social Emotional Learning, Social Skills, Social Work, First Day Of School, Beginning Of School

30 DAYS OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE: Student or Class Activity (FREE)

#kindnessnation Build a strong and caring classroom community and help your students make an active and positive difference in their world by encouraging them to be intentionally and actively kind, both inside and outside the classroom!Ready to print 'n go, this resources challenges students to perf...

Poetry Activities for Upper Elementary - FREE Poetry Booklet! Check out these poetry activities for upper elementary that your students will love! This post includes a FREE poetry types booklet and a FREE poetry terms Bingo board! Teaching Poetry, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Teaching English, English Teachers, Teaching Activities, Educational Activities, Poetry Unit, Writing Poetry

Poetry Activities for Upper Elementary - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Check out these poetry activities for upper elementary that your students will love! This post includes a FREE poetry types booklet and a FREE poetry terms Bingo board!

How to differentiate without planning 30 individual lessons! How to differentiate without planning 30 individual lessons!,Differentiation Learn how to differentiate without creating lesson plans for each individual student. You NEED to show your admin. Instructional Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Technology, Co Teaching, Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Strategies Gold, Teaching Resume, Visiting Teaching

How to Differentiate Without Creating 30 Individual Lessons

Learn how to differentiate without creating lesson plans for each individual student. You NEED to show your admin this post!

One-Pager Activity for any Poem Teaching Poetry, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Teaching English, Writing Activities, High School Classroom, English Classroom, English Teachers, Ela Classroom

One-Pager Activity for any Poem

Poetry One-Pagers: This fun poetry one-pager assignment can fit well into any poetry unit. Get students thinking deeply about the text and representing their analysis creatively. Take the guesswork out of the process for your students and for you with this clear guiding template and rubric. #poetry #englishteacher