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Simone Larson's lesson 'What's Your Problem?' Objective: Students are introduced to four types of literature conflicts. Big Idea: By the end of the lessons, students will discuss examples of conflicts from their lives, books, and movies.

There is nothing worse than another teacher undermining your authority when they don't know the whole story.

45 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Be a Teacher

Redefine the dictionary - wordia

Redefine the dictionary - wordia

Free online dictionary with video examples from comedians, celebrities, sports-stars - and you! Your life, your words, your dictionary.

A Long Way From Home by Janet Plummer, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1490817913/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_sQrrtb033N2JH/187-9040003-8765607

A Long Way From Home by Janet Plummer, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1490817913/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_sQrrtb033N2JH/187-9040003-8765607

15 Most Common Errors in Student Writing

This could be a fine handout or poster for reminding all students, but especially ELLs still struggling with English grammar, of the most common writing errors and how to first spot and then correct them.

Use this two-day poetry lesson to help your students connect modern song lyrics to classic poetry. Click HERE for print-and-teach materials!

Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare/Contrast Poems, CCSS

Use this two-day poetry lesson to help your students connect modern song lyrics to classic poetry. This is potentially a great cross-curricular lesson.

High School and Middle School English: focus on the process and use revision stations to do so. Read about how I use them in my classroom.

Writing stations for essay revision: High School and Middle School English: focus on the process and use revision stations to do so. Read about how I use them in my classroom.

Provide a Safe Place for runaways.

Provide a Safe Place for runaways.

Analysis is quite challenging for most kids - hence why it's so high on Bloom's Taxonomy! After five years of struggling to get kids to do better written analysis, I have finally created a resource that totally lays out the process for them and sets them up for success. Click through to learn more!

Analysis is quite challenging for most kids - hence why it's so high on Bloom's Taxonomy! After five years of struggling to get kids to do better written analysis, I have finally created a resource that totally lays out the process for them and sets them up for success. Click through to learn more!

Cooperative learning ideas

Read about the funny stuff students say in my classroom and get intermediate teaching ideas!

basically took 4 of the state exams from the past and copied them on different colored paper depending on the year.  student helpers cut apart the multiple choice questions.  From there, determine the major categories, Inference, Word Meaning, Adding Information, Setting, Prediction, Text Features, Author's Purpose/Craft, Non-fiction, Interpreting a character's feeling, Poetic/Literary Elements, Main Idea...etc.----this can be done for other subjects too.

take old exams from the past and copy them on different colored paper depending on the year - sort based on type of question

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