Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia 11 Quotes that Inspire Writers Workshop Lessons and Activities How do you learn to write? By reading the works of great writers! Here are 11 quotes about the writing process and the writing lessons and projects they can inspire by WeAreTeachers lesson-ideas blogger Erin Bittman. This is the second post in the Teaching Young Writers blog series sponsored by Zaner-Bloser's Strategies for Writers. Writing About Cause and Effect"At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Lesson: Magic Journey Take a walk around the school.
Letters of Note Free & Bargain Kindle Books | Pixel of Ink 11 Vocabulary and Test Review Games and Activities to Keep Your Students Thinking from Sadlier School WeAreTeachers is pleased to welcome guest teacher blogger Sarah Ressler. Sarah is a high school English teacher and writes the Vocab Girl blog at Sadlier School. Find Sarah's blog, as well as free language arts lesson plans, classroom activities and games, at Sadlier’s PubHub. How do you make those vocab words stick—not just for the quiz tomorrow but for the long term? Practice, practice, practice! Oranges to Oranges: Quick, define "chimerical"! Bingo Vocabulary Game: Admit it, everyone secretly loves bingo. The Vocab Gal (aka Ms.
Booktopia – A Book Bloggers' Paradise – The No. 1 Book Blog for Australia Ubik | All-TIME 100 Novels Welcome to the massive, anguished, exalted undertaking that is the ALL TIME 100 books list. The parameters: English language novels published anywhere in the world since 1923, the year that TIME Magazine began, which, before you ask, means that Ulysses (1922) doesn’t make the cut. In May, Time.com posted a similar list, of 100 movies picked by our film critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel. This one is chosen by me, Richard Lacayo, and my colleague Lev Grossman, whom we sometimes cite as proof that you don’t need to be named Richard to be hired as a critic at TIME, though apparently it helps. Just ask our theater critic, Richard Zoglin. For the books project, Grossman and I each began by drawing up inventories of our nominees. Even so, there are many titles we couldn’t fit here that we’re still anguishing over. This project, which got underway in January, was not just a reading effort. There were also first time discoveries. Lists like this one have two purposes.
Shakespearean Musical Chair My AP students enter my class having read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade… and that’s it. No Othello in 10th. No Julius Caesar. No Hamlet. It’s the hand I’m dealt and rather than lament this, I have to get to work building skill as quickly as I can. I knew I had to develop a way to reduce their inhibitions, build their close-reading skills, front load information about the play, and make it fun and inviting at the same time. Before the lesson I pull the 30 best quotes from Act I and print them in 20pt font.I cut the quotes into strips. In Class I tell the students that they will gain knowledge about the characters, setting, and conflict of the play, and they won’t even open their books to do it.I then place a quote on each student’s desk as well as a graphic organizer and tell them that we are going to play a game of musical chairs, yet it is not competitive. Closure We do this for 20 minutes, then return to rows to make sense of it all. What is effective about this approach is twofold.
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