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Best of 2014. Argument Writing. Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Why Read 20 Minutes? Pinterest-Inspired Visual! I saw a great visual on Pinterest regarding reading for 20 minutes each night. It came from the Perry & Lecompton Unified School District ( click HERE to see the original .) The Week Magazine: Political News and Cartoons, Current Events and Entertainment Online.

Itslearning. On-Demand End of Unit Assessment and Celebration of Opinion Writing. A.

On-Demand End of Unit Assessment and Celebration of Opinion Writing

Engaging the Writer and Unpacking the Learning Targets (10 minutes) Gather students together with their Peter Pan journals. Tell them that today they will get to write their opinion about their second favorite Peter Pan character.Ask students to sit with a partner and talk about which character they selected as their second favorite. Ask them: * “Why was that character your second favorite?” Tell students talk to each other about their second character choice. Connecting the Universal Refugee Experience of Fleeing and Finding Home to the Title of the Novel Inside Out & Back Again.


Connecting the Universal Refugee Experience of Fleeing and Finding Home to the Title of the Novel Inside Out & Back Again

Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Connecting the Idea of Fleeing and Finding Home with “Inside Out” (14 minutes) Remind students that in their end of unit essay, they will analyze how the meaning of the novel’s title, Inside Out & Back Again, relates to the universal refugee experience of fleeing and finding home and how this experience is revealed in Ha’s story.Tell students that in this lesson, they will focus on gathering evidence and forming claims related to two questions. Materials. Guide to Writing the Literary Analysis Essay.pdf.

Home: Tina SpurlockAP Language and CompostionEnglish 3 - Home. Common Core Prompt/Task Builder. Once you click on a template, use the field below to edit, revise, or add content to the template.

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The Context field gives you a place to add information about the audience or writing situation. The Context field can be left blank. When your prompt is finished, simply copy and paste it into a document or presentation. Sample 1 Write a letter to a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve education in underdeveloped countries. Lindenwold High School. Welcome to the dystopian world of 1984, a chilling novel by George Orwell.

Lindenwold High School

Consider the following Essential Questions as we journey through Winston Smith’s world: • How does our world resemble the dystopia presented by the novel? • Hoe can we ensure that our society doesn’t become like the one created by Big Brother? • How does language matter? Educational Leadership:Instruction That Sticks:Strategies That Make Learning Last. Daniel T.

Educational Leadership:Instruction That Sticks:Strategies That Make Learning Last

Willingham The second way is by illuminating fundamental principles of how students think and learn. Every teacher has a theory of how children learn; the theory may be unstated, but every teacher takes actions (or refrains from taking them) in the belief that doing so will help kids learn better. If researchers could offer principles of memory that are relatively universal across students, materials, and contexts, now that would help educators. America Achieves: Dashboard.

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We extend the following information to assure you, our guest, that we are concerned about and respect your privacy. Please know that America Achieves will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information or share it with any other organization. Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts. 1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (show more) Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts. Atlas - English 10 (CC) CCSS: English Language Arts 6-12, CCSS: Grades 9-10, Reading: Informational Text Key Ideas and Details 1.

Atlas - English 10 (CC)

MasteryConnect. ELA Seminars, LLC. offers hundreds of free high-interest writing prompts, content-rich blogs, and user-friendly graphic organizers.

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This site is a valuable resource for inexperienced and experienced English Language Arts teachers. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts are part of the Common Core State Standards initiative coordinated by the Council of Chief States School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governor’s Association (NGA) in partnership with other national organizations. 45 states, Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the state-led Common Core State Standards initiative.

This Dear John letter is an entertaining punctuation assignment for student pairs that demonstrates how much punctuation affects meaning. Education Week, an award-winning online and print source for K-12 education news that raises awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. is a free, professional social network for the education community. Google Form Lesson Plan Builder.

Dottsenglish. NoRedInk makes learning grammar fun and easy. Freshmen Proofreading. If a writing assignment is completed outside of class (e.g. journals), students are expected to proofread their writing for the assignment in order to eliminate mechanical errors prior to the due date.

Freshmen Proofreading

When working on writing assignments outside of the classroom, students should always refer to the Proofreading Expectations guide in order to ensure that submitted work meets ninth-grade expectations. This guide will provide a list of non-negotiable errors that will not be academically tolerated in high school students’ writing. For each of the non-negotiable errors (which are listed in each grading period’s Proofreading Expectations) that are present in a submitted assignment, 10% of the total possible points for the assignment will be deducted – up to a maximum of 50%. Mr. Benton provides several resources to students to research, study, and practice their diverse writing issues. Grades 10 ELA, Building Evidence-Based Arguments Unit: Search Warrant. Skip to main content Grades 10 ELA, Building Evidence-Based Arguments Unit: Search Warrant ‹ Previous Unit II: Making Evidence-Based Claims Literary Technique Unit: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost Grade 10 English Language Arts.

Gender Roles. What historically male names have increasingly been given to female babies? What names have managed to remain gender neutral? Read about the back-and-forth of some popular names in the United States. In 2012, a group of people retraced the route of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales pilgrims in a four-day trek. Listen to the audio and watch the videos embedded throughout the article to hear the participants recite pieces from the work. 21st Century Skills - Common Core Toolkit Resources. Questioning Sequences in the Classroom Reproducibles. Teacher Resources » TextProject. Lists & Forms Essential resources to help teachers focus on the specific vocabulary needed for academic success, in the early grades and beyond. Proficiency Scale Bank. DocsTeach. Text Complexity Collection. The Reading & Writing Project - Services.

The TCRWP provides a wide range of professional development services, from in-school staff development devoted to implementation of reading and writing workshops and content area literacy instruction to day-long workshops, week-long institutes, and year-long study groups. Requests to work with the Project exceed our capacity, but we regularly forge relationships with new schools and are eager to talk with you about that possibility. For more information about receiving professional development services from the TCRWP in your school or district, please email us at

In schools our work includes: a sequence of around 10-25 school-based staff development days, spaced throughout the year. Usually this work involves the entire faculty and focuses on reading, writing, and content area literacy. At Teachers College our work includes: For more information about a particular service, click on the relevant link in the menu on the left hand side. Responses to Change. Nearly every nation on earth—except for the United States—primarily uses the metric system for all weights and measures. With its clear base-10 relationships among measurements, the metric system is easy to use. So why does the United States still mainly use the far more complicated customary measures? How Stuff Works explores the American resistance to change.

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