Scary Podcasts for High School Students – Engaging and Effective Teaching
This is the perfect nonfiction podcast! The subject of the unsolved 1912 ax murders of an entire family and their guests keeps students engaged, and it aligns with CCSS since students evaluate purpose, bias, and validity of evidence. Great for Halloween o
Book Spine Poetry Free Resource
FREE poetry templates for student poetry writing make an easy English lesson. Use this creative writing activity for language arts just for fun, as an easy sub plan, or as a part of your next poetry unit.
The Literary Maven: 15 Poem and Song Pairings to Liven Up Your Poetry Unit
Many students are intimidated by poetry, so using music can help you ease them into poetry analysis as there's really no difference between looking at the lyrics of a song and the lines of a poem. Read on for 15 song and poem pairings that will liven up your poetry unit.
Teaching Details in Writing Workshop
This blog post is full of engaging ideas on how to use toys to teach specific skills during writing workshop. Toys are a fun way to get the attention of young children and can be used to teach details, focus, elaboration, and much more. See more in this blog post. (Creating Readers & Writers) #WritingWorkshop #Details #Toys
Halloween Figurative Language Similes Metaphors Hyperbole Idioms Cliches No Prep
Is figurative language learning haunting your class? Well, these zombies are out of the bag with Halloween Figurative Language Activity. In Halloween Figurative Language Activity, students use their skills to become more acquainted with...similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, clichés, alliteration, assonance and hyperbole.
Sentence Writing Activities and Task Cards
Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Use these engaging activities to teach students how to write longer, more complex sentences! Sentence Go Round includes a sentence sorting activity, a cooperative learning writing activity, sentence task cards for formative assessment, and two quizzes.