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
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
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 &
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!
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…
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...