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"What's Your Word?" has students set focused, one-word goals for the new year. Like a New Year's resolution, but more powerful, simple, and with a way-cooler bulletin board. (The Thinker Builder)

"What's Your Word?" Student Word Goals for the New Year

"What's Your Word?" has students set focused, one-word goals for the new year. Like a New Year's resolution, but more powerful, simple, and with a way-cooler bulletin board. (The Thinker Builder)

Workbook for ANY novel | Grades 7-12 | Middle and High School | Includes activities, projects, and assessments

Workbook for ANY Novel: Unit Study Grades 7-12 EDITABLE + Independent Reading

Workbook for ANY novel | Grades 7-12 | Middle and High School | Includes activities, projects, and assessments

Shower Caddy Turned Whiteboard Organizer - Learning In Wonderland

Shower Caddy Turned Whiteboard Organizer

I was scrolling through IG the other day and I stumbled upon a post from @charleysclassroom via @targetteachers. I quickly ran to Target to get this caddy and made a label for it to match my decor. Here it is: It's a little larger than I expected it to be so it does take up a bit of whiteboard space. I am willing to sacrifice it though to have everything in one area. I'm so happy to have it in my classroom! It's so nice having all my markers in one spot! It has plenty of room so I also stuck…

Teach middle school and high school English students how to properly embed and cite quotations in their writing. This lesson is ideal for research, literary analysis, and informative writing. Secondary ELA writing.

Embedding Quotes: A Common Core Lesson About Writing with Quotations

Teach middle school and high school English students how to properly embed and cite quotations in their writing. This lesson is ideal for research, literary analysis, and informative writing. Secondary ELA writing.

Teach Your Students to Love Reading: 3 Better Ideas - Chalk & Apples

Teach Your Students to Love Reading: 3 Strategies that Work - Chalk & Apples

Teach Your Students to Love Reading: 3 Better Ideas - Chalk & Apples

Assigning a literary one-pager project is the perfect way to wrap up a novel study in the middle school ELA or high school English class. #secondaryELA #onepager #highschoolEnglish #novelstudy

Assigning a One-Pager as a Culminating Project

Assigning a literary one-pager project is the perfect way to wrap up a novel study in the middle school ELA or high school English class. #secondaryELA #onepager #highschoolEnglish #novelstudy

Assigning a One-Pager as a Culminating Project

I recently assigned a one-pager final project to my sophomores for their culminating Night project. I wanted to combine as many rigorous ELA content ideas as possible, while also designing a fun project for students that provided them with a bit of choice. To make this project rigorous, I required my students to include multiple MLA-cited quotations with a literary analysis explanation. These are skills my students have learned and practiced all year long, so it was a way for me to assess…

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In-text Citations for Middle School Students

Students will learn in this tutorial when and how to use an in-text citation. They'll also practice putting some together. Robin Hood may be involved.

Short research project for secondary ELA - students research the steps needed to complete an item on their bucket lists and present their findings to the class. (Goal-setting in disguise!)

The Bucket List: “Short Research Project” with Real-World Goal-Setting

Bucket Lists don't have to be morbid; they can inspire us, give us hope, and force us to change or try new things. Setting goals is a valuable skill made even more priceless when we learn HOW to achieve them!Hook students into doing research in disguise, hiding the work within a topic that they actu...

A lesson on integrating quotes that my secondary students loved, involving Colbert and Wheat Thins (seriously, how could that combo NOT win?

A Lesson on Integrating Text Evidence that my Secondary Students Loved | Teacher Off Duty

A lesson on integrating quotes that my secondary students loved, involving Colbert and Wheat Thins (seriously, how could that combo NOT win?

Because of Winn Dixie Novel Unit Activities, Includes Inte

BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Novel Study Unit Activities | DISTANCE LEARNING

In this novel unit, you'll find 18 differentiated activities for "Because of Winn Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo. This novel study is complete as is, or makes a great companion to your current curriculum. Each activity comes in 2 formats to mix and match based on the needs of your classroom - cut/paste in...