50 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Teens (That Won't Annoy them)
Here's a list of 50 thought-provoking questions to ask teens that won't actually annoy them. Do you feel like your teen or pre-teen is talking to you less and less? Do you feel like they rush away from the dinner table the second they’re done eating? We all know that communicating with our kids is important. It’s been proven that kids who spend time talking to their parents over the dinner table are more likely to perform well in school and less likely to abuse alcohol or do drugs. Plus, as…
TED Talk Questionnaire
Love TED Talks in the classroom?! Here is a versatile TED Talk viewer guide! This easy to use worksheet provides students with questions that may be used for any talk! ...
Offering Choice in your Reading Response Activities | Top Teaching Tasks
Reading Response activities will likely form a major part of your reading programme, whether you are running guided reading groups, a daily 5 system,
Teacher Brochure for Parent Communication on Back to School Night
Back to School Foldable by Shaw in the Classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers Open House, Meet the Teacher, Back To School Night, Parent Night, Teacher Brochure, Parent Brochure
40 Weird Questions to Ask Your Students to Help You Get to Know them Better - Fun, Fresh Ideas
The first few weeks of school are all about getting to know our students. We have them fill out worksheets telling us about their favorite foods or songs, we ask them if they have access to the Internet at home, and sometimes we have them tell us about their summer vacations. But… is it enough? ... Read More about 40 Weird Questions to Ask Your Students to Help You Get to Know them Better
10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving - Speech is Beautiful
10 wordless videos that teach problem solving – I use these videos with in my speech therapy with older elementary students. You will be surprised how much language you will get from your quietest kids as they figure out how to solve the characters’ problems. - Speech is Beautiful #videosforspeechtherapy #speechtherapy #speechtherapyideas
Task Card Activity for Literature: Apply to ANY Novel or Short Story!
Literary response task cards for ANY fiction text, ready to help students pinpoint story elements and critically analyze the story or novel! Middle or high school English classes
Summarize Quote Create Parenthetical Citations for Research MLA
No more plagiarism! Teach students to accurately summarize, paraphrase, and create in-text citations (also called parenthetical citations). Lesson guides students step-by-step. Easy to use, no prep, great for research writing and projects. Current MLA guidelines.
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…
10 Things for English Teachers to Have on Hand that Make it Look Like You Have a Plan - Building Book Love
Alternate Title: 10 Tickets to Keep You from Looking Like You Just Stepped Off the HotMess Express 😉 I think my brain must work better in panic mode because most of my more creative ideas come to me about 5 minutes before class beings when I have absolutely no plan for the day. I can normally ... Read More about 10 Things for English Teachers to Have on Hand that Make it Look Like You Have a Plan
100 Teacher Jokes You'll Want to Steal For Your Classroom
There's nothing like breaking the ice in your classroom than a good, old-fashioned, corny teacher joke! Now you can stock up with this awesome list.
The Literary Maven: 15 Poem and Song Pairings to Liven Up Your Poetry Unit
Many students are intimidated by poetry, so using music can help you ease them into poetry analysis as there's really no difference between looking at the lyrics of a song and the lines of a poem. Read on for 15 song and poem pairings that will liven up your poetry unit.
Quote Quilt Book Novel Study Report Response Graphic Organizer Lit Circles
A perfect way to capture important quotes from whatever novel you are reading. Students select 4 important quotes from the novel. On the back of the quotes, students can write an explanation of why the quote is important to the novel. Perfect for Lit Circles, Novel Study, Literacy centers, Reading...
The Ultimate List of Free Grammar Games
Looking for free grammar games to make teaching fun? This list of games for teaching parts of speech, punctuation, and writing will provide fun all year!