Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems!

I have never been any good when it comes to poetry. This is a springboard for teaching poetry in my class. Fantastic examples of different types of poetry.

Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud” provides a great springboard for rhetorically analyzing an expertly crafted modern love song.

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” based lesson plans for high school English / secondary ELA. Engaging, rigorous, and aw

Learning Spelling Words ...How can you make this tedious activity fun and engaging for your students? You CAN! Check out how I get my students EXCITED about learning how to spell their weekly spelling words!

Spelling Instruction throughout the Year

How can you make this tedious activity fun and engaging for your students? You CAN! Check out how I get my students EXCITED about learning how to spell their weekly spelling words!

20 hands-on projects for any novel | middle and high school | grades 7-12 | Includes assignment sheet, rubrics, and examples

20 Hands-On Projects for ANY Novel: 20 Rubrics Included

Use stations and rotations for effective peer editing. High school English. Middle school English. Writing. Teaching writing. Secondary ELA.

Peer Editing Stations and Rotations

Teach Your Child to Read - Use stations and rotations for effective peer editing. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud” provides a great springboard for rhetorically analyzing an expertly crafted modern love song.

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” based lesson plans for high school English / secondary ELA. Engaging, rigorous, and awesome!

FREE Character Role Play Cards~  Students work in pairs to problem solve real-life situations that involve trust, empathy, cooperation, and inclusion.  Use these 16 cards as a springboard for writing skits, class discussion, or problem-solving current school issues.

FREE Character Role Play Cards~ Students work in pairs to problem solve real-life situations that involve trust, empathy, cooperation, and inclusion. Use these 16 cards as a springboard for practicing DBT skill role plays.

"Remember When..." | Jot down some memories from this past year. | Great for the end of the year.

A great end-of-the-year display! Use as a springboard for end-of-the-year writing activities such as an opinion piece on the best activity of the school year.

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Principal III Guideline Guide personal goal-setting and expectations. Students who have a hard time staying on task can use these guidelines to come up with a personal goal and know what is expected of them.

Introducing Shakespeare's Language: Help students understand Shakespeare's Language by breaking down the process. Use these engaging activities to introduce the vocabulary, grammar, and rhythms used in his language. Students will also explore Shakespeare's influence on the English language and do some translation. Blog post.

Teaching Shakespeare's Language

Introducing Shakespeare's Language: Help students understand Shakespeare's Language by breaking down the process. Use these engaging activities to introduce the vocabulary, grammar, and rhythms used in his language. Students will also explore Shakespeare'

The books we share with students go a long way in developing their compassion for others. Here are 24 books about social justice recommended by teachers.

24 Books That Teach About Social Justice

Books that teach Social Injustice. The books we share with students go a long way in developing their compassion for others. Here are 24 books about social justice recommended by teachers.

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May get caught reading Be sneaky. Sneak around the school taking pictures each week of kids caught reading. Post them in the library and see if kids notice they've been "caught".

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