Range of Resources – Common Core Aids

Common Core Teacher Resources Click on any of the lines to be taken to explanations, assignments, and other examples of ways to enhance teaching and improve learning. GENERAL GRADING GUIDELINES General Grading Guidelines for Written Assignments General Grading Guidelines - SLIDES BOOK REPORTS Collage on Common Book or Story -…

Multi-Genre Projects

Research and Cross Curricular Connections This post page will be devoted to sharing links to multi-genre projects I've designed and those my generous colleagues give me permission to add to the page. Author Project - Based on the writing of Nobel Laureates for Literature Living History -This integrated project is…

Patterning Poetry with Hughes

 Patterning Poetry Looking for a poem to evoke conversation and to practice patterning?                              “Dayrbeak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes is an excellent poem for any grade because it subtly addresses current social and political issues of diversity, it demonstrates the use of similes and an extended metaphor, and appeals to the…

On-Line Timer

Looking for a timer for use in class?  See it on the TeachIt webisite under Whizzy Things. So much better than the old-fashioned kitchen timer I've always used. You download or use online a timer you can set the tier for seconds, minutes, hours and choose the kind of bell, whistle or…