Important resource to keep in your writing toolkit - images, lists, links. Something to get right.
This is important professional development for MS and HS teachers - in any subject area. Grow your instructional literacy!
If you are as woefully out of touch as I am, click through this and select a few to read, even if you have to judge by the covers. We have to start somewhere!
A highly selective list of charities to consider. Any one of these would be a great target for a student designed and led fund-raiser.
It doesn't get more "real" than that.
Pick a state and a grade. Are you surprised that Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are tops in most states in grade 6? In your state? They all Lexile over 1000 - hmm - but they are also short - and illustrated. This is worth a deeper look.
I know, I know - many of you don't believe that coding is a literacy. But I do. Don't like the male-appeal of this image, though.
Don't pretend that typing (keyboarding) is not necessary in our schools. These online game apps pay off - more than SSR - if they are consistently allowed time and monitored.
Short annotations as well as titles. Keep this one handy.