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Effective teaching strategies for middle school and high school English language arts teachers who believe in student-led learning. Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Instructional Technology, Differentiated Instruction, Teaching Tools, Classroom Cheers, Flipped Classroom, School Classroom, Student Centered Learning

3 Secrets to Low-Prep Hexagonal Thinking | Lindsay Ann Learning English Teacher Blog

Student centered learning doesn't have to involve a ton of prep work, even with hexagonal thinking activities. Check out these three tips to make hexagonal thinking more work for students than you! For starters, use Google Classroom to involve students in digital collaboration. This will boost student engagement in your high school English language arts classroom. Cheers to student led learning! #secondaryela #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #googleclassroom #studentengagement

Increase student voice & student choice in your English language arts classroom through use of differentiated learning strategies! If your goal as an English teacher is a student-led classroom that emphasizes 21st-century skills, this guide will help you to use differentiated learning as a part of your regular instruction! Student-led learning doesn't have to be a TON of work and can help you save time! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum… Poetry Lesson Plans, Poetry Lessons, Math Lessons, English Language, Ap English, Language Arts, Vocabulary Graphic Organizer, Student Voice, Professional Development For Teachers

Differentiation

Increase student voice & student choice in your English language arts classroom through use of differentiated learning strategies! If your goal as an English teacher is a student-led classroom that emphasizes 21st-century skills, this guide will help you to use differentiated learning as a part of your regular instruction! Student-led learning doesn't have to be a TON of work and can help you save time! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum…

Building Excitement for Slam Poetry Poetry Lesson Plans, Poetry Lessons, Vocabulary Graphic Organizer, Writing Poetry, Writing Prompts, Creative Writing Tips, Professional Development For Teachers, Slam Poetry, English Teachers

Building Students' Excitement for Slam Poetry

English teachers, if you're not teaching slam poetry in your classroom, now is the time to start! The tips in this free guide will build student excitement for slam poetry writing and performance. Most importantly, they will help you to teach slam poetry with ease and confidence while helping students to find their voice. These teaching strategies for slam poetry come directly from years of experience! #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #slampoetry

Their Eyes Were Watching God Hexagonal Thinking Activity Critical Thinking Activities, Critical Thinking Skills, Teaching Strategies, Inquiry Based Learning, Visual Learning, Project Based Learning, English Lesson Plans, English Lessons, Instructional Strategies

Critical Thinking Activity for Their Eyes Were Watching God

This student centered hexagonal thinking activity for Google Drive and print use requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between characters, themes, and ideas from Their Eyes Were Watching God. In the English language arts classroom, this teaching strategy increases student engagement in the middle of novel study and serves as a great formative assessment. #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #highschoolteacher

"I Have a Dream" Hexagonal Thinking Activity Inquiry Based Learning, Social Studies Activities, Visual Learning, Project Based Learning, Grammar Activities, English Activities, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Design, Teaching Strategies

"I Have a Dream" Hexagonal Thinking Activity

This student centered hexagonal thinking activity for Google Drive and print use requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between words and phrases from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In the English language arts classroom, this teaching strategy increases student engagement and serves as a great formative assessment. #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Build classroom culture and help students get to know each other with this student-centered self-introduction presentation for Google Drive. Students will design slides in a collaborative class presentation to introduce themselves to each other. Teaching Activities, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tools, Class Presentation, Interactive Presentation, Get To Know You Activities, Professional Development For Teachers, 21st Century Learning, Instructional Strategies

Google Slide Presentation Activity for Back to School

Build classroom culture and help students get to know each other with this student-centered self-introduction presentation for Google Drive. Students will design slides in a collaborative class presentation to introduce themselves to each other.

Learn more about why hexagonal thinking is one of the hottest teaching strategies for middle school Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Visual Learning, Hands On Learning, Icon Set, High School Activities, Brainstorming Activities, Grammar Activities, English Language Arts

Why Hands On Learning Beats Dark Chocolate on Popcorn | Lindsay Ann Learning

Learn more about why hexagonal thinking is one of the hottest teaching strategies for middle school and high school English language arts. This flexible visual learning activity encourages synthesis, making connections, reading comprehension, metacognition, writing, speaking, and analysis skills! #visuallearningactivities #teachingstrategies #englishlanguagearts

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FREE Hexagonal Thinking Templates

Plan your next hexagonal thinking activities for high school English or social studies with these free templates! This fun teaching idea requires critical thinking skills as students make connections between words, quotes, etc. in any text or subject area. Increases student engagement with visual learning and active learning in your classroom! #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Hexagonal thinking is a fun and engaging active learning teaching strategy fo. Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Learning Activities, Poetry Activities, Learning Stations, Grammar Activities, Differentiated Instruction, Teaching Tips, Classroom Activities

Hexagonal Thinking Activities for Google Classroom

Hexagonal thinking is a fun and engaging active learning teaching strategy for any subject, including high school English language arts or social studies. Check out this bundle of student led activities for Google Classroom and print that allow you to use hexagonal thinking in your classroom with none of the prep and all of the hands on learning! #highschoolenglish #googleclassroom #englishlanguagearts #secondaryela #englishteacher #socialstudiesactivities

Rhetorical is used for, belonging to, or concerned with mere style or effect. It marked by or tending to use exaggerated language or bombast. Middle School Grammar, Middle School English, High School Classroom, English Classroom, Poetry Lesson Plans, Poetry Lessons, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading

Rhetoric

Are you teaching rhetorical appeals & rhetorical devices or writing a rhetorical analysis essay? This free guide will help you to teach rhetoric in the high school English classroom. If you find the teaching of rhetorical analysis to be a bit too academic and student engagement is dwindling, these six strategies will help you to put a bit of fun back into your instruction while maintaining academic rigor. #secondaryela #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #instructionalstrategies

Effective teaching strategies for middle school and high school English language arts teachers who believe in student-led learning. Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Instructional Technology, Differentiated Instruction, Teaching Tools, Classroom Cheers, Flipped Classroom, School Classroom, Student Centered Learning

3 Secrets to Low-Prep Hexagonal Thinking | Lindsay Ann Learning English Teacher Blog

Student centered learning doesn't have to involve a ton of prep work, even with hexagonal thinking activities. Check out these three tips to make hexagonal thinking more work for students than you! For starters, use Google Classroom to involve students in digital collaboration. This will boost student engagement in your high school English language arts classroom. Cheers to student led learning! #secondaryela #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #googleclassroom #studentengagement

Has high school reading lost its magic? How can we as teachers shift our reading instruction to help students rediscover High School Reading, High School Classroom, High School Students, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Teacher Stuff, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Career

How to Make High School Reading Memorable & Magical | Lindsay Ann Learning

Has high school reading lost its magic? How can we as teachers shift our reading instruction to help students rediscover the joy of reading? In this post, I explore my thinking after reading Ron Clark's End of Molasses Classes and reflecting that reading in high school is, for many, an exercise in compliance rather than learning. #secondaryela #reading #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum | Lindsay Ann Learning Blog

Nine digital choice board reading activities allow you to differentiate and engage students in non-traditional reading response designed to promote inquiry, self-expression, and textual analysis. Reading can be a fun, interactive, student-centered experie Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Classroom Websites, Classroom Ideas, Professional Development For Teachers

Paperless Fiction Reading Choice Board for Any Novel or Short Story

Nine digital choice board reading activities allow you to differentiate and engage students in non-traditional reading response designed to promote inquiry, self-expression, and textual analysis. Reading can be a fun, interactive, student-centered experie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Anticipation Guide Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Professional Development For Teachers, Online Classroom, 21st Century Learning, Blended Learning, Google Drive

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Anticipation Guide

Anticipation guides build schema for understanding and engaging with literature. This digital interactive resource for Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, complete with print handouts, will engage students and build excitement for discussion of Sherman

Every English language arts teacher needs a variety of successful, student led discussion strategies that will provide opportunities for student learning. Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Effective Teaching, First Year Teachers, Middle School English, Literature Circles, English Language Arts, Teacher Blogs

10 Ways to Ensure Whole-Class Discussions Will Flop

Leading whole class discussion can be effective...but teachers can overuse this discussion strategy. This English teacher blog post is food for thought for any English language arts or social studies teacher looking to increase classroom participation and find new class discussion strategies. #secondaryela #classdiscussion #englishteacher #teachertips #elacurriculum #discussion

Tips for Teacher Collaboration in Professional Learning Communities PLC Collaboration: Working with difficult colleagues and tips for successful professional learning communities. Co Teaching, Teaching Strategies, Student Learning, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Professional Learning Communities, Professional Development For Teachers, Teacher Staff Development, Leadership Development

Tips for Teacher Collaboration in Professional Learning Communities

PLCs - or professional learning communities - have become a common practice in schools all over the United States. The point of PLCs is for teachers to have the chance to learn from their peers and colleagues...but professional learning communities don't always run so smoothly. Having been part of both functional and dysfunctional PLCs, I've taken my experiences and written a blog post that talks about how to make teacher collaboration more achievable. Click through to read! #PLC…