Differentiated Novel Study Choice Boards (Literature Circles)
Two differentiated choice boards for students reading any novel or participating in a literature circle. Dozens of prompts for responding to the text are included, meeting many different learning styles and covering Bloom's Taxonomy! Are you looking for more ideas for READING RESPONSE? Reading Sk...
Text Evidence Color Coding Freebie | Text Evidence Freebie for 3rd - 5th Grades
This Text Evidence Color Coding Passage Freebie will help your students practice finding relevant text evidence. The text evidence Fireflies passages are differentiated into three levels (which look the same at first glance) and work well in reading centers, for one on one, for independent work, or ...
Story Starters for Kids
Use these fun story starters for kids to motivate your middle school class to start writing… and to see what fresh ideas they come up with!
How to Improve Student Writing With Writing Checklists | Rockin Resources
Checklists are used for many academic tasks, and writing is a common one. Are they really effective? Absolutely! This post will explore why checklists are used, research results, and how to use writing checklists to improve student writing in the classroom. Why Are Writing Checklists Used in the Classroom? When children have the opportunity to...
The Five-Paragraph Essay Must Die
In his new book, John Warner argues that we can't fix how we teach writing unless we also fix a toxic mode of high school assessment.
The Tulip Teacher on Instagram: “Editing ...... because your first draft does not equal your final piece. 😂 #itshocksthem #everytime #readitoutloud #ithelps”
76 Likes, 1 Comments - The Tulip Teacher (@thetulipteacher) on Instagram: “Editing ...... because your first draft does not equal your final piece. 😂 #itshocksthem #everytime…”
Abandoned Places - Creative Writing from Nonfiction - Distance Learning
In this creative writing activity, students draw inspiration from a nonfiction article about ten real-world abandoned places! Students choose one as a setting for a piece of Flash Fiction. Differentiate with a condensed or expanded brainstorming worksheet. Includes an optional vocabulary in context ...
5 Essay Grading Tips for Grading Essays Faster and More Efficiently: Save time grading essays online or in print - Building Book Love
Dragging 75 essays home to grade over the weekend should not be a badge of honor. It doesn’t prove that you are a good teacher, and there’s evidence that it won’t give your students an adequate return on your time investment. Whether you are grading essays online or in print, I believe educational magic happens in the ... Read More about 5 Essay Grading Tips for Grading Essays Faster and More Efficiently: Save time grading essays online or in print
Funny Picture Writing Prompts | HoJo's Teaching Adventures
There are times where you're short on writing time, but you can still make the most of your writing block with these funny picture writing prompts!
How to Sequence Writing Instruction | Reading and Writing Haven
Wondering how to sequence writing instruction in the secondary ELA classroom? Writing is a difficult concept to pin down to a formula, but certain approaches are more effective than others. Read more in this post from Reading and Writing Haven.