Yes, YOU CAN! Use PDF Files for Distance Learning — Bespoke ELA: Essay Writing Tips + Lesson Plans
Teaching online certainly comes with its share of obstacles and roadblocks. It also forces us as educators to become more innovative in our practices and approaches; however, there are so many amazing tech tools to help circumvent these issues— even if a file happens to be a PDF. Here are three ways to use PDF files for online teaching, distance learning. #covidteaching #teachertips #techtips #onlineteaching #distancelearning #remoteteaching
How to Build a Writer's Toolkit for Students — Bespoke ELA: Essay Writing Tips + Lesson Plans
A writer’s toolkit is a resource for students to use as a reference guide during writing workshop. A writer’s toolkit can take the form of a digital folder or even physical folder. Both options can work for students depending upon the needs of your students— or your individual preference.Here are the basic steps for building a writer’s toolkit for students to use during writing workshop throughout the school year. #writingworkshop #writersworkshop #essaywriting #essay #englishteacher
THE COMPLETE MAUS | MAUS I & II BUNDLE | INTERACTIVE LEARNING MAUS
MAUS II (test, questions, teacher notes) PRINT OR DIGITAL 29 PAGES AND 22 SLIDES *10 PAGES OF TEACHER NOTES – some of these notes are my own but others are from the Jewish Virtual Library, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, and from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. *10 SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS IN PRINT FORM *12 SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS IN SLIDES *22 GOOGLE SLIDES! A MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST with 20 questions, answers, and page numbers. CLICK TO SEE MORE!
The Complete Gothic Unit for High School-- Close Readings, Assessments + MORE!
This high-interest bundle contains 50+ items for teaching Gothic literature to high school students. It includes close readings of novel passages, short stories, and poetry along with creative writing assignments, assessments, and fun stuff! Students LOVE Gothic literature, and these readings + activities are a sure way to motivate students to read, write, speak, and listen. #gothic #readingworkshop #frankenstein #dracula #poe
The Literary Maven: Two Sentence Horror Stories: Build Students' Writing Skills Even on Halloween
This year I am pushing my students to write and rewrite, to look at their word choice and choose stronger verbs and more specific nouns, to add sensory details. On Halloween, we'll do all that and work through the entire writing process in just one class as we write two sentence horror stories.
Slide Show Book Report Project Template | Paperless Post-Reading Assessment
This Slide Presentation Book Report is no-prep, fully editable, and paperless. You can change, add, or remove slides in the template to fit your needs. Directions are included on each slide so you could leave this project with a sub, or assign as homework/ independent work, etc.
Argument Prompt: Does a hashtag create real social change?
Whether you're preparing for a socratic seminar or an argumentative essay, this is the outline of a unit to do either. This mini unit plan contains ten sources for students to read, a prompt to respond to, two outline options, and lesson plan ideas for teachers. Using textual evidence as a basis for discussion in high school English is critical for college readiness. Take your lesson plans to the next level using inquiry-based teaching and a student centered approach.
5 Alternatives to the Traditional Essay — TeachWriting.org
Check out these FIVE alternatives to the traditional essay to challenge your students in new ways while also assessing the same important skills. #essaywriting #bespokeela #iteachwriting #essaywriting #essay #elateacher #elalessonplans #teachwriting #writingworkshop
6 Ideas for Gothic Literature ELA Lessons
Six creative teachers share their Halloween style lesson plans for the creative ELA classroom. Packed with inspiration and free downloads, this teacher podcast episode will give you fun, new ideas to bring into your high school clasroom.
Jack the Ripper: Analyzing Tone and Bias in Nonfiction
Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. There are over 100 theories about his identity. If you're looking for a high-interest nonfiction topic to get your students interested in analyzing nonfiction, this is it! This activity has two parts. This high-interest nonfiction unit is sure to catch the attention of reluctant readers across levels. #bespokeela #englishteacher #iteachela #iteachenglish #secondaryela #2ndaryela #tone #bias
Paragraph of the Week: 25 Texts, 25 Student Samples, FULLY EDITABLE: Grades 9-12
This bundle contains 25 prompts for "Paragraph of the Week" in grades 9-12. Each prompt contains a passage from a text and a prompt. The texts range from poetry to prose to non-fiction. The paragraph prompts range from persuasive to descriptive to personal narrative to literary analysis. #paragraph #writingworkshop #essay
The Literary Maven: 7 Realistic Fiction Titles to Recommend to Your Middle School Students
Teachers' lives are hectic, and though many of us love to read, we don't always have the time to do it, which can make it tough to make recommendations to students or to select titles for our classroom library. Here's 7 realistic fiction titles that I've
Create a Board Game Book Report Project | Post Reading Assessment
Looking for a fun and creative book report project? Middle or high school students will really get into creating their own board game based on their book. This project can be used as a post-reading assessment for a whole class novel, short story, independent reading, or even a long poem.
Reading Response Question Cards for Any Book-- Task Cards for Close Reading
These 100 question cards for any novel will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading. The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, symbolism, point of view, style, and more! Students will need to use reading strategies such as inference, summarizing, comparing and contrasting etc. to dig deeper into the text.#closereading #readingworkshop #literaryanalysis
The Literary Maven: What I'm Reading & Teaching in October
After a choppy start, I'm settling into routines with my classes: independent reading, choice writing, our first unit, and soon our whole class novel. In October we are continuing with our "Animal Intelligence" unit and almost ready to synthesize our nonfiction readings and have a debate. We will also soon be starting our first whole class novel of the year, Pax by Sara Pennypacker.
How to Teach a Long Novel — Mud and Ink Teaching
Here are five tips, strategies, and ideas on making your long novel unit engaging. From War and Peace, to To Kill a Mockingbird, to Pride and Prejudice, these are ideas that will keep your kids involved in your unit rather than exhausted by every last detail.