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I think this is a fantastic tool to get students to expand their writing vocabulary. Having them make their own 'wheel of feelings' using a thesaurus would be even better.

When to Use a Comma anchor chart. C - Closing of a letter O - Opening of a letter M - Middle of a date M - Middle of a location (town/city, state) A - At the beginning of a direct quotation S - Series PHOTO CREDIT - Highland Fourth Grade

Students use hash tags to practice one-word summary writing. Can use as quick check for understanding of events, people, or theories. What an outstanding strategy!! Could even use at the end of a lesson to put on exit slip.

One of the first reading concepts I teach (or review) in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is plot structure. So, I thought it was the perfect time to share some of my favorite resources to use when teaching plot structure. 1. Posters First, click the posters above to grab this set of plot posters free …