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Anchor Charts: Hacks and Tips

Do you look on Pinterest for Anchor Chart ideas and give up at the thought that your Anchor Chart could never look that amazing? It actually doesn’t have to be that difficult to make an amazi…

Rating Our Writing Anchor Chart for Kindergarten and First Grade

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Writing - Mrs. Richardson's Class

Rating Our Writing Anchor Chart for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!

ENGLISH BELL RINGERS : VOL 4

Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!

Oh, it's so #bleeping on. Blackout #poets, unite! #blackoutpoetry #Aprilis…

Oregon City Public Library on Instagram: “Oh, it's so #bleeping on. Blackout #poets, unite! #blackoutpoetry #Aprilis #nationalpoetrymonth #youreapoetandjustdontknowit #OregonCity…”

Oh, it's so #bleeping on. Blackout #poets, unite! #blackoutpoetry #Aprilis…

Sentence Stalking Anchor Chart for using Mentor Sentences in Word Study

The Literacy Effect

When it comes to teaching reading and writing to middle school students, it's overwhelming to know where to start with what to teach them. Below I'm going to recap a few of my favorite lessons to teach within the first two months of the school year. Lesson One: Selecting Independent Reading Material The way I run Reading Workshop rests on doing a daily reading minilesson following the gradual release of responsibility (modeling, have-a-go, application, share). During that application time…

Teach students to identify and avoid plagiarizing in their writing. This resource from The Reading and Writing Haven has teacher lecture materials and guided practice activities to help middle and high school students distinguish between plagiarizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, and directly quoting research.

Avoiding Plagiarism Unit: Engaging Plagiarism Lessons for Distance Learning

Plagiarism...what a "downer" topic! For years, I dreaded teaching it because students thought I was the Wicked Witch who was out to get them for every missing quotation mark in their essays (or at least that's how I felt as I taught them about the rules of citing sources). In an effort to make writi...

FREE handout to help your high school students master MLA formatting.

MLA Paper Formatting – FREE Handout to Model M.L.A. Front Page Submission Format

FREE handout to help your high school students master MLA formatting.

Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain: Anchor Charts: Reading and Writing Goals

Anchor Charts: Reading and Writing Goals | Teaching and Tapas

Looking for anchor charts that remind students of their reading goals or writing goals? I have the perfect solution! If you have read many of my blog posts, you would know that I really love lamination+vis a vis markers! I think this obsession is because I used to work in a school without a laminator. My current school is very generous with our laminator and I am SO GRATEFUL! Anyway,

Writing Prompt: Setting

Writing Prompt: Setting

Even in the year 2016, when we have all of the technology in the world right at our fingertips, the old-fashioned practice of handwriting notes in class continues to be the best method of learning. Actually writing things down on paper – not typing them, not plugging them into your iPhone, not listening to a recording or watching a video – is still the most effective way to memorize and comprehend the material.

Even in the year 2016, when we have all of the technology in the world right at our fingertips, the old-fashioned practice of handwriting notes in class continues to be the best method of learning. Actually writing things down on paper – not typing them, not plugging them into your iPhone, not listening to a recording or watching a video – is still the most effective way to memorize and comprehend the material.