Persuasive writing has been very popular in ELA classrooms in recent years. During a persuasive writing unit, students are typically asked to write ...
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As Common Core shifts writing methodology, teaching arguments will be new to some teachers. This post shares some differences between teaching persuasion and argument and what this means for the classroom.
Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.
"As you know Twitter has made such a big jump from just a social network where people get to share their mundane activities to a rigorous learning and teaching activitiy. The potential of Twitter is even way bigger than we might think and I personally depend a lot on it for my professional development. Anyway, to bring you closer to how you can leverage this social media tool in your classroom and to help you learn more about the essentials of 'educational tweeting' I would recommend that you have a look at the guide below .
A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.
We have just updated our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers. With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures.
Following a couple of requests we have updated these so that you can now add in your own newspaper name.
A few different types of newspapers are included in the template.
These spoof newspaper templates could have many uses, including college and school projects and fun cards to send news to your friends and family. You could make a nice news magazine using the template.
The template is also available in portrait (vertical) format and our latest template in the series the Magazine PowerPoint
A librarian’s ability to find quality texts, like all good magic acts, blends art and science to amaze the audience. We can accomplish things with Google and databases that exceed the ability of the average user. But should we keep this magic to ourselves?
The Common Core State Standards are quickly becoming a reality for the vast majority of the country. Many teachers in the U.S. are being faced with the task of aligning teaching materials to the Common Core Standards beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.
Why the Common Core Standards and The New York Times are perfect together, and a list of all our favorite literacy strategies for before, during and after reading a Times article with students. Bookmark this one!