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Analysing Art and/or Photography guidance

A detailed guidance sheet for research and analysing and artist/artwork or photograph. This can be printed A3 r A2 to be displayed as a poster or can be pr...

An AP Lang teacher reflects on how to help students improve the quality of their analytical thesis statements and move beyond formulaic writing.

The Rhetor's ToolboxResources for connection, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultivating learning in the ELA classroomThe Analytical Thesis: A Student Writer’s Frenemy

An AP Lang teacher reflects on how to help students improve the quality of their analytical thesis statements and move beyond formulaic writing.

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DOK Question Stems

The purpose of this section is to assess students on their understanding of Geological Timelines, Geological layers, and the History of Earth. I wrote this test with one of my coaches and ev

Make rhetorical analysis engaging with a fun and rigorous collaborative poster project. Ideal for middle school and high school students.

Make rhetorical analysis engaging with a fun and rigorous collaborative poster project. Ideal for middle school and high school students.

I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. #socraticseminar #highschoolenglish

How to Have Meaningful Socratic Seminars

I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. This 13-page document contains: 1. A direct and brief description of SS appropriate for 7-12 (pg. 1-2) 2. A step-by-step plan for setting up a seminar 3. A how to guid...

Here is a list of my favorite speeches for rhetorical analysis. Speeches to analyze in high school. Here is a list of my favorite speeches to use in your next rhetorical analysis unit. #speechestoanalyze #rhetoricalanlaysis #highschoolEnglish #analyzingspeeches #secondaryELA #nonfiction #teachingnonfiction #teachingrhetoricalanalysis

My Favorite Speeches for Rhetorical Analysis

Here is a list of my favorite speeches for rhetorical analysis. Speeches to analyze in high school. Here is a list of my favorite speeches to use in your next rhetorical analysis unit. #speechestoanalyze #rhetoricalanlaysis #highschoolEnglish #analyzingspeeches #secondaryELA #nonfiction #teachingnonfiction #teachingrhetoricalanalysis

I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. #socraticseminar #highschoolenglish

How to Have Meaningful Socratic Seminars

I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. This 13-page document contains: 1. A direct and brief description of SS appropriate for 7-12 (pg. 1-2) 2. A step-by-step plan for setting up a seminar 3. A how to guid...

If you're teaching high school English (whether it's American Lit, British Lit, AP Language and Composition, or AP Lit), middle school ELA, or even rhetoric to college freshmen, you're going to want to get your hands on these FREE resources. Super engaging, student centered English lesson plans all year long. English teachers, this is AWESOME!

Free and Awesome Lesson Plans - Teach Argument

If you're teaching high school English (whether it's American Lit, British Lit, AP Language and Composition, or AP Lit), middle school ELA, or even rhetoric to college freshmen, you're going to want to get your hands on these FREE resources. Super engaging, student centered English lesson plans all year long. English teachers, this is AWESOME!

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Speed Debating in the ELA Classroom - Write on With Miss G

If you want to see me plan a GREAT lesson, don’t come find me on a Sunday afternoon when I’ve deliberately set aside a chunk of time for some hardcore planning. I’ll be priming my…

Common Core expects students to analyze how authors and speakers convey their ideas. This blog post provides helpful strategies.

Diction and Syntax

Common Core expects students to analyze how authors and speakers convey their ideas. This blog post provides helpful strategies.

The Rhetor's ToolboxResources for connection, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultivating learning in the ELA classroomCommandments of Teaching AP Language and Composition-Part One

This fall, I've received many messages from new AP Language and Composition teachers who are trying to find their feet. After some reflection, I decided to offer a few of the ideas and processes that drive my teaching. This is a two-part series, and I will cover five "commandments" in each part. Look for the…

Change isn't always good, but in this case, change is GREAT. Modifications to the AP English Language and Composition exam are coming in 2020. Read Angie Kratzer's tips and take on what they mean for teachers and students.

2020: Why Changes to the AP English Language Exam are Good for Students - Angie Kratzer

Change isn't always good, but in this case, change is GREAT. Modifications to the AP English Language and Composition exam are coming in 2020. Read Angie Kratzer's tips and take on what they mean for teachers and students.

The one pager is a common assignment. This resource expands it to the rigors of AP Language and Composition, asking students to watch or look for rhetorical choices and to synthesize materials. Great for visual sources or text sources.

AP Language and Composition One Pager

The one pager is a common assignment. This resource expands it to the rigors of AP Language and Composition, asking students to watch or look for rhetorical choices and to synthesize materials. Great for visual sources or text sources.Student sample included!