In this Opposing View Essay Kit - students will: ~ select an essay topic ~ research opposing views ~ write a thesis statement ~ draft an outline, and ~ write and edit their research essay. ~ exchange and receive peer edits ~ address common core standards
Notice to Students (Big Text) - NEW School Classroom Student Motivational POSTER
This is a fun way to get students thinking critically about an author or character! This lesson is Common Core based and requires using evidence in writing. You can use this MULTIPLE times a year since it is adaptable for any piece of literature.
Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School
Lesson Plans for any book pages) List of Character Traits for student notebooks pages) Possible Themes poster or printable Evidence Web Critique Questions pages) Reasoning Web Example questions Book Response Reasoning Printable ROCKIN RESOURCES
Turn and Talk Anchor Chart- Modeling, practicing, and hanging an anchor chart related to "turn & talk" will help students know expectations for literacy discussions. Turn and Talk gives all students an opportunity to have a voice.
This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)
These are great places to look for images, music and sounds for your WebQuests, Powerpoint presentations and video productions. Most require only that attribution be given to the originator. Check each site for conditions of use.