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Trading Cards

Trading Cards
ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows kids and teens a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters. Create trading cards for any number of categories, including: Fictional personReal personFictional placeReal placeObjectEventVocabulary word Each category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addition, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others. Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. Trading Cards is an educational app for all ages that adds creativity and fun to the learning process. Privacy: Your trading cards are private unless you decide to share them by e-mail. Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Trading Card Creator Talk it Up! Related:  Writing

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Need more writing ideas for this year? Bookmark this blog series. Check out the six blog posts filled with teaching ideas and resources—written by teachers—in our Teaching Young Writers blog series. We partnered with WeAreTeachers to bring this quick-to-read, inspiring series to life. As you lesson plan and gather ideas for the year, you'll find • 5 peer conferencing strategies for revising and editing. • 10 grammar lessons to fix some mistakes that drive us crazy. • 25 anchor charts for teaching writing and more! Need more support with writing instruction? Strategies for Writers, Zaner-Bloser's proven-effective writing and grammar program, teaches students to use the six traits of writing within the writing process. Request a sample of Strategies for Writers to see how this program develops these critical writing skills and strategies.

Standard Grade Bitesize English - Newspaper report : Revision 20 End of the Year Reflection Questions Here are 20 questions to help you and your students reflect on the school year. You could use these informally for discussion when you have a few minutes or for a more personal reflection experience, take a few of your favorites to use for a survey or as writing/journal prompts. There is also a list of reflection questions for teachers here.What is something we did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life? UPDATE: May 2015: I just made these questions into task cards! I recently found out that Laura Candler of Corkbord Connections has posted this terrific freebie called School Year Reflections that could easily be used with the questions on this post. Looking for more open-ended questions to ask your students? Have more to add?

How to give feedback on a text On Friday, you will get an essay from someone in another class. You are going to give feedback. To be able to do that, please watch the film. (LGR 11, Kunskapskrav för A år 9: För att förtydliga och variera sin kommunikation kan eleven bearbeta och göra välgrundade förbättringar av egna framställningar) Two Stars and a Wish STARSVariation and vocabulary Your language is varied. Clarity and coherence Your text has good flow. Adaption Your writing is well adapted to your theme. Grammar and spelling Good sentence structure and descriptions. WISHES Variation and vocabulary You could vary your vocabulary more. Clarity and coherence Your text could have better flow. Grammar and spelling You can improve the grammar in your text. Sara Ideas for English-Language Learners | Celebrating the End of the School Year Photo School calendars are different across the nation, so while classes may be in session for another two months where you teach, in another district, it’s time for prom, awards season and commencement. Below are some ideas for reflecting on the school year that can be adapted to wherever you are in the semester, and for students of any age and with any level of English proficiency. Since this is the final post in our English-Language Learner series for this school year, we also invite you to tell us, below, if you’d like to see “Ideas for E.L.L.’s” return next year. What could we do to make the series more useful for you? Portfolio-Making to End the School Year on a Positive Note Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize winner, has found that we tend to make future decisions based on the “peak-end rule” — that we primarily remember how particular events and time periods end, and that our “remembering selves” tend to focus on the best moments among them. Every Friday, Mr. Writing a Letter to Myself

Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Plan: Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't

Teach English Writing: Videos Write Story Summaries Writing Skills: idea, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, organisation Short videos with interesting plots make great prompts for an ESL writing class. Here are 5 videos which can help students learn English writing skills. What makes a good video prompt? I look for four features when choosing a video for the writing class. 1 Family friendly content Videos with swearing, nudity, graphic violence, bloody gore or sexual over tones just don’t work in the class, even in university. 2 Short and Sweet Videos that are 2 to 3 minutes work well. 3 Minimal Dialogue Videos with no dialogue work best. 4 Stories with a Message To get the best out of my writing students, I like to offer videos that work on several levels. The Writing Framework With a video prompt, I ask students to complete two main tasks that move up Bloom’s pyramid of cognitive domains. 1 Summarizing the Story Describe the main characters, the setting (time and place) and the plot (the basic story). 2 Evaluate

The Discovery The Discovery The Discovery Question time! What school trip were the children supposed to be on, do you think? What have they discovered? How did the skeleton get there? What animal is it? What will the children and their teacher do next? Have you ever made a discovery? Could you write about this discovery or a discovery you have made? Perfect picture! Can you draw a picture of the animal when it was alive? Story starter! The children disembarked the bus, and stood huddled together on the road. Their teacher beckoned them closer, and as one they edged cautiously towards the skeleton. Sentence challenge! A complex sentence must contain a subordinate clause. E.g. Write a complex sentence of your own and underline your subordinate clause. Try starting your sentence with: As While When If Even though Although Sick sentences! These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. The children got off the bus.

Nya ögon på egna texten · Mia Smith Jo, jag skulle gärna vilja ge alla mina elever individuell återkoppling på deras texter. Gärna varje vecka, för allihop. Men det finns inte en chans att hinna det med den arbetsbelastning vi har idag. Korta texter är också texter Självklart behöver eleverna träna på att skriva långt, men ibland räcker det faktiskt med något kort. Feedback på gruppnivå Om jag läser texter från en klass ser jag oftast samma sak hos flera elever.