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FREE- Common Core requires that students understand complex text independently. Here's a quick way for students to practice that just takes a few minutes but really uses thinking skills! This would work well independently or in partners. It would also be great in an independent writing center or as a bell-ringer activity. Students analyze/ respond to a quotation (or more than one) of Nelson Mandela. Six different quotation sheets are included.
We asked secondary teachers: “What are the phrases in student writing that make you cringe, wail, and gnash your teeth?” From hundreds of responses, we narrowed it down to a carefully chosen list of Outlawed Words and Phrases. Here are 3 great ways to use it: 1) as an Editing Guide 2) as an “Outlawed Phrases” Bulletin Board, and 3) as a Flip It! activity (e.g. Share the poster with students and challenge them to create their own list of 11 rules for writing powerful essays.). Free poster