Middle School – Writing

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May'15

Revisions that Improve Writing

How Do I Make It Better? ” Students sometimes wonder how they can make a well written early draft even …

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30

Mar'15

POETRY Notebook – Product and Performance

Poetry Notebook   Looking for a way to engage students to create a POETRY-Notebook that showcases their learning about poetry and other …

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28

Apr'14

POETRY DISCUSSION Questions

POETRY DISCUSSION Questions

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12

Nov'13

Efficient Classtime

Practical ways to manage class time and help students stay on task. Adapt for your classroom.

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18

Oct'13

Writing Convincing Arguments

Writing Convincing Arguments* “You cannot convince a confused person, so keep things tidy and ordered.” Reading Critically “When you read, …

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20

Aug'13

Talking and Writing About Texts

Talking and Writing about Text Preparing to Talk LITERARY ILLUMINATIONS*: Locate a few special sections of the reading that the …

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06

Dec'12

More Careful Reading – Homework Idea

Reading – Homework I love to share ideas from others that I wish I’d thought of myself.  Here’s one from …

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24

Aug'12

Train Essays and Pie Paragraphs –

 Seeing is Believing Sometimes, when students SEE how essays work, they can write their own with more confidence and competence. …

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10

Jan'12

WRITING – In-class Peer Feedback

Peer Feedback to Writing It is effective use of time to have student respond in class to the writing of …

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29

Oct'11

Language of Literature

Selecting and using just the right/write/wright approaches to teach students think more deeply and write more precisely about characters they …

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Teaching English Language Arts