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Sliding Doors Project----Many people use the final days of December to take stock of the year -- counting their blessings or wallowing in regret. Maybe this is because, as Dana…

Sliding Doors by John S. O'Connor | Poetry Foundation

Sliding Doors Project----Many people use the final days of December to take stock of the year -- counting their blessings or wallowing in regret. Maybe this is because, as Dana…

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Good Grammar Is . . . : The Semicolon

Where the art of communication is appreciated, practiced and polished

Comma Summary Chart

How to Use Commas: A Summary

This chart from Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students gives examples of the 15 most common ways to use a comma. Some of the items represent style choices instead of rules, such as how to use a comma in a list, but when you're making a simple list, you have to make choices

This Sentence Has Five Words

Sentence Rhythm and Variety

This Sentence Has Five Words

Halloween Would You Rather Questions - Classroom Freebies

Would you rather Be chased by five zombies or be chased by one werewolf? Would you rather eat all of your Halloween candy yourself or trade all of your candy for ten dollars? Kids love answering Would You Rather questions and they are great when you have a few extra minutes. Here are 20 Halloween-themed Would ... Read More about Halloween Would You Rather Questions

Ideas for Pairing Classic Literature and Modern Literature in Secondary ELA — Bespoke ELA: Essay Writing Tips + Lesson Plans

Ideas for Pairing Classic Literature and Modern Literature in Secondary ELA — Bespoke ELA: Essay Writing Tips + Lesson Plans

This post explores the connections between Classic texts and modern texts. They explore the following connections: Lord of the Flies & Hunger Games, “The Necklace” & Nonfiction Pairings, Macbeth & Long Way Down, Night & Between Shades of Gray + Salt to the Sea, The Scarlet Letter &

If you need an idea for back to school or distance learning collaboration in your middle or high school English class, why not try a video Where I'm From poem with your students!  Poetry activities are great for distance learning because they engage the creative side of students who are bore and stuck in an elearning situation that they don't enjoy.  Bring fun and creativity into your remote learning classroom with this fun activity!

Where I'm From: A Poem for Distance Learning

If you need an idea for back to school or distance learning collaboration in your middle or high school English class, why not try a video Where I'm From poem with your students! Poetry activities are great for distance learning because they engage the creative side of students who are bore and stuck in an elearning situation that they don't enjoy. Bring fun and creativity into your remote learning classroom with this fun activity!

Sliding Doors Project----Many people use the final days of December to take stock of the year -- counting their blessings or wallowing in regret. Maybe this is because, as Dana…

Sliding Doors by John S. O'Connor | Poetry Foundation

Sliding Doors Project----Many people use the final days of December to take stock of the year -- counting their blessings or wallowing in regret. Maybe this is because, as Dana…

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School- National Poetry Month

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School - WeAreTeachers

Poems for middle school and high school students can be tricky to nail. You want to inspire creativity, not yawns. Here are a few that will do the trick.

Watch Maya Angelou’s “STILL I RISE” poem, and other spoken word poetry performances and ask students to: “Identify, interpret and analyze the poem’s figurative language and theme.” Want more fun practice ideas? Instead of boring task cards or worksheets, use a read aloud video of “Where the Wild Things Are” or film clips from “The Little Prince”and spoken word poetry videos to teach tone, mood, connotative language, negative connotation, positive connotation and figurative language.

Teach Figurative Language and Connotative Language using film clips

Watch Maya Angelou’s “STILL I RISE” poem, and other spoken word poetry performances and ask students to: “Identify, interpret and analyze the poem’s figurative language and theme.” Want more …

Mid-century modern was born out of a desire to combine comfort, functionality, and art. Follow these decor suggestions to upgrade your living room.

27 Mid-Century Modern Ideas for Your Living Room in 2020

Mid-century modern was born out of a desire to combine comfort, functionality, and art. Follow these decor suggestions to upgrade your living room.

Not Another Syllabus! TEN Refreshing Back to School Activities to Try

Not Another Syllabus! TEN Refreshing Back to School Activities to Try

When students enter our classrooms on the first day of school, we know that more often than not, they didn’t necessarily choose to be in our class. The first day of school is our opportunity to make…

the ART of learning: Gummy Bear Government

Gummy Bear Government

We have been studying the different types of government that can be found around the world today and throughout history. The most common include, Anarchy, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy, Democracy, and Republic. In order to better understand these systems, we first applied hand motions to them (See THIS post to watch these in action), created a flip book with their definitions, and finally, ACTED them out with GUMMY BEARS! I got the idea for this off of a pinterest picture and…

teaching passive voice - Google Search

teaching passive voice - Google Search

teaching passive voice - Google Search

teaching passive voice - Google Search

Six Word Memoirs Home - Six-Word Memoirs

Six Word Memoirs Home

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Collaborative Writing Activities - The Secondary English Coffee Shop

WRITING ACTIVITY: SNOWBALL WRITING

Narrative Snowball Writing: This fun collaborate writing activity is sure to get even your most reluctant writers putting pencil to paper. The snowball writing method is a fun and interactive way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. I can guarantee this will be a lesson your studen...