Paragraph of the Week - The Writing Process for Google Classroom
Paragraph writing is a big challenge for many students. This post includes a step-by-step method to help your students write great paragraphs in no time.
How To Ace Your College English Class | 5 Tips from an English Major
The Best Essay My Students Ever Wrote
This is the first time in over a decade of teaching that I’ve gone through a stack of papers saying, “Yes! Yes! YESSS!!!!” I’m so proud of what’s been accomplished that I’m just dying to share with you how to make this happen in your own classroom. Here's how to write essay prompts, offer a new twist on outlines, and get everything graded quickly...
Weak Thesis Statements
This is a culmination of my own anchor charts, plus the best anchor charts that I could find online. This is a great place to find effective charts that get to the heart of what you are teaching in workshop. If you have a favorite chart that you'd like to add, please contact me! Also, if I have not properly given credit for an anchor chart, let me know so that I can fix it.
4 Simple Steps to Impress College Scholarship Judges
Learning how to impress college scholarship judges is just plain smart. Use these tips and win more money for college by submitting stronger applications. THAT is how you win scholarships!
Scholarships - Late Summer & Early Fall
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Argument Writing Student Visual Guide Common Core 6-12
Argument Writing Common Core-Aligned STUDENT VISUAL GUIDE for Grades 6-12 *This printable visual guide is only a part of my Argument writing unit. It does NOT include the student graphic organizers/handouts. This guide IS included in the following bundles: Common Core Argument Writing Unit Grad...
Scholarship for Volunteering Students
Do you volunteer in your community? Apply for the AXA Equitable College Scholarship and use the winning tips from the Scholarship Mom!
Science CER: Claim Evidence Reasoning DIGITAL
Self-Guided Digital Classroom, Remote, Online Learning Activities. Explore thought provoking, real world problems in the digital classroom! Claim, Evidence and Reasoning is a great way to help students understand the scientific method, so introduce scientific thinking while building scientific writ...
The Argument Games
Engage your students in over two weeks of "The Argument Writing Games" that culminate in polished argument writing pieces! Events Include: Finding Gold Medal EvidenceDeconstructing ArgumentsFormulating a Winning OutlineMoving from Outline to DraftRevision StationsClosing Ceremonies Publishing PartyI...
The Rhetor's ToolboxResources for connection, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultivating learning in the ELA classroomHow Assertion Journals Can Inspire and Challenge Your Students
They're analytical. They're argumentative. They're intriguing. They're bite-sized. Assertion journals are hands-down my favorite way to teach and assess writing. Here's how they work: Students are given an assertion, usually in the form of a pithy quotation. How much context you want to give your students is totally up to you. I just project the assertion…
Teaching the Process for Literary Analysis: Activities & Strategies
Do your students really understand the process of literary analysis? Do you get a lot of plot summary instead? I've been teaching analysis for almost three decades now, and the biggest lesson I've learned, from much trial and error, is that I need to focus on the process, not the final product. We n...
The 8 Elements of an Argument Posters (CCSS)
TWO SETS of posters define and provide examples for the 8 Elements of an Argument. Twenty-seven 8.5x11 PDF print-ready posters in total. Posters for each of the 8 terms below, which are defined with a practical example. Note: I updated the definitions/examples/color scheme and added the updated p...
Teach How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay STEP BY STEP - The Integrated Teacher
This article explains the 7 Step process in teaching students How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay Step By Step! These 7 steps include reading, annotating, planning, and writing!