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ONE PAGERS: Ready for one pager success? Want some free templates to help your students maximize their potential with this fun design activity from AVID? Check out this post for tips, examples, and four free templates to get you started.

One Pagers: The Simplest Way to Success

ONE PAGERS: Ready for one pager success? Want some free templates to help your students maximize their potential with this fun design activity from AVID? Check out this post for tips, examples, and four free templates to get you started.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Which TED Talks are the best for your English class? How can you use TED Talks to create engaging, inspiring lessons and get students to speak up in class? Don't miss this post on 5 of my favourite TED talks. Join the FREE printables library at the end of

5 Inspiring TED Talks To Transform Your English Class - The Teaching Cove

Which TED Talks are the best for your English class? How can you use TED Talks to create engaging, inspiring lessons and get students to speak up in class? Don't miss this post on 5 of my favourite TED talks. Join the FREE printables library at the end of

5 argument games for creating arguments, counter-arguments, evaluating evidence and reasoning. #teachingargument #argument #teachingdebate #debate skills #secondaryargument #argumentlessons #argumentgames

Argument Games - A Fun Way to Get Students Practicing Their Argument Skills!

5 argument games for creating arguments, counter-arguments, evaluating evidence and reasoning. #teachingargument #argument #teachingdebate #debate skills #secondaryargument #argumentlessons #argumentgames

High school English and middle school ELA lesson plans and resources that engage students with pop songs! Perfect for teaching close reading, argument, rhetorical analysis, argument writing, and more!!

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FREE lessons, ideas, back-to-school organization and more for high school and middle school English.

Carla McLeod

Browse over 110 educational resources created by Carla McLeod in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Teaching Figurative Language can be fun and meaningful for your students. Teaching figurative language through poetry can make it even better! Here are my best tips for teaching similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, imagery, alliteration, and personification.

4 Steps for Teaching Figurative Language

Teaching Figurative Language can be fun and meaningful for your students. Teaching figurative language through poetry can make it even better! Here are my best tips for teaching similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, imagery, alliteration, and personification.

5 super cool short films your ELA students will love. "Love using film to engage your students? Here are my top 5 films to use in high school ELA classes - for teaching critical theory, concepts in literature, writing, and debate!"

5 Super Cool Short Films Your ELA Students Will Love., Teacher Idea

5 super cool short films your ELA students will love. "Love using film to engage your students? Here are my top 5 films to use in high school ELA classes - for teaching critical theory, concepts in literature, writing, and debate!"

Teach students to appreciate poetry by first introducing the skill of analyzing poetry #highschoolela #poetrylesson

10 Ways to Connect ELA to Real Life | Reading and Writing Haven

Looking for meaningful ways to make learning relevant? Connecting ELA to real life is fun! Here are 8 approaches both teachers and students will enjoy. #highschoolela #middleschoolela

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FREEBIE Pre-reading activity poster to go with the novel Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes novel : Pre-reading Activity Poster

FREEBIE Pre-reading activity poster to go with the novel Holes by Louis Sachar

Check out Room 213's blog for lessons and activities designed to engage middle and high school students .

Home - Learning in Room 213

Check out Room 213's blog for lessons and activities designed to engage middle and high school students .

If your textbook is outdated and isn't relevant to your students, it is time to diversify. In this Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed sources for contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Teachers also shared their experiences with verse novels, graphic novels and "reading" other media: videos, images, and infographics. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.

The Literary Maven: Diversify Your ELA Curriculum: Non-Traditional Texts to Engage Middle & High School Students

If your textbook is outdated and isn't relevant to your students, it is time to diversify. In this Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed sources for contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Teachers also shared their experiences with verse novels, graphic novels and "reading" other media: videos, images, and infographics. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.