Students need to learn how to embed quotations within their writing in order to formulate effective arguments, and to help them write mature, fluent essays. These resources will help that process!

EMBEDDING QUOTATIONS: Tools for Teaching Writing

Teaching students how to use and embed quotations in persuasive, informative and academic texts appropriately and effectively

Have students take a selfie that fits a given theme and then write about it. . . or have students create a "selfie" for a character and write about it.

Grade 8 Unit: Alter-Ego-Take "selfies" of your alter-ego? Grade 9 Unit: Reveal Conceal -take "selfies" as "connections" exercise -discuss what they reveal and conceal and how we filter our identity through social media--Photoshop project

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH: help your students develop a thesis for a literary essay.

Use puzzle pieces with parts of essays written on them. Have students solve the puzzle to learn the correct order, then display while students practice writing.

Looking for supplemental readings for students reading "To Kill a Mockingbird"?  CommonLit has 12 suggested paired passages for Harper Lee's famous novel. See all of them, along with dozens of other book suggestions, at CommonLit.org!

A vision of students today essay examples A Vision of Students Today, such as programs promoting community leadership public awareness Christian engagement by example, vision Essay

Taylor Swift or William Shakespeare? Click here to find out! || Ideas and inspiration for teaching GCSE English || www.gcse-english.com ||

Taylor Swift or William Shakespeare? - would be a fun play on hip hop or Shakespeare introductory Shakespeare (or poetry) unit/lesson

This strategy is AWESOME!

Back to School Outfits How to use the strategy of text mapping for reading comprehension -- a description of how a middle school teacher used it with struggling readers but would also be great with ELLs.

Ideas for pairing fiction & nonfiction in high school English

Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction in the High School Classroom

Ideas for pairing fiction & nonfiction in high school English. Relates very well to teaching high school englsih

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Teach Your Child to Read - A good list of writing topics students should master before high school. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

A whole year of pre-made and student-made bell-ringers/daily warm-ups for English Class!

Bell-Ringers & Programs Bundle for MIDDLE School ELA {UPDATED}

How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES!}. This post gives great ideas on how to get your middle school students ready to have their own TED conference at the end of the year. Templates and FREEBIES to download. Read more at: http://secondarysara.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-ted-has-transformed-my-english.html?m=1

How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES! This post gives great ideas on how to get your middle school students ready to have their own TED conference at the end of the year.

Great English Lesson Plans for High School: Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh & Twelfth Grade

Find engaging, interactive High School lesson plans, teaching ideas, and themed units you've been searching for at Bright Hub Education.

This is something that I would pass out to my class before writing our first paper of the year. I would also tape it to the wall.

Expository essay with thesis statement Expository thesis statement. Examples of thesis statement for an Expository essay

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH: Stations for grammar, independent reading, discovering theme, essay revision, story writing and more.

High School (English): Stations for grammar, independent reading, discovering theme, essay revision, story writing and more. This could be applied to other subjects as well.

Out with the old and in with the new! Contemporary young adult literature has so much to offer when used in the classroom. Its topics resonate with students and its characters are relatable; students can find parts of themselves in the novels. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, here's 21 young adult literature titles that are worth checking out for middle school and high school students.

Young Adult Literature for the Secondary Classroom: 21 Titles Worth Checking Out

Contemporary young adult literature has so much to offer when used in the classroom. Its topics resonate with students and its characters are relatable; students can find parts of themselves in the novels.

How to write a five paragraph essay.  Kids should start learning this by ninth grade, if not sooner.  Essential high school skill.

The Five Paragraph Essay-- The five paragraph essay measures a student's basic writing skills, and is often a timed exercise. Use this Guide to help you practice and succeed at this form of writing.

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