The only way you will ever need to teach theme
(youtube.com) more on my blog: http://guidingontheside.blogspot.com/ Broken down into the cognitive steps, students can determine theme with the support of modelling and c...
How to Make a Collage of Words in Any Shape! • A Turn to Learn
I am SO excited by being able to blog about making a collage of words in any shape! So many people know about Wordle which lets you make awesome “word clouds,” but today we’re going to play around with a fun website called Tagxedo, which in my opinion, is like Wordle on steroids! Now, onto […]
Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies
Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students
Minds in Bloom presents Yara of Sea of Knowledge with her post on reading comprehension for ESL students. We hope you'll enjoy it! Reading skills are essential at any stage, but for ESL students this skill can be quite challenging, especially when teachers have a mixture of levels in their classes. My class in particular has about five ESL students of a lower intermediate
Theme vs. Central Idea Chart
This chart will help students remember the difference between theme which is found in literature and central idea which is found in informational text. It includes a definition for each and a set of steps to find the theme and central idea. It is a great resource for students to keep or for teache...
Writing and Vocabulary Novel or Book Response Choice Board
Two different choice boards to provide differentiated options for your students to show their learning and thinking. One choice board has writing response prompts to respond to novels and the other has vocabulary responses. Enjoy this freebie! Follow me to be notified of new freebies, products, a...
A Lesson on Integrating Text Evidence that my Secondary Students Loved | Teacher Off Duty
Want some ideas on how to teaching students how to integrate quotes and textual evidence in to writing? I've got you.
Teaching Theme: Tips and Resources
Understanding and identifying theme is a higher-order skill that often leaves many students scratching their heads. Use these tips, examples, and resources from Presto Plans to help you along the way. This free bulletin board and activity helps students differentiate between topic and theme by having them write a thematic statement in the form of a social media post (140 characters or less) with a relevant topic hashtag.
LITERARY TERM OF THE WEEK
Literary Terms: Teach literary terms in a modern and engaging way with this ready-to-use resource! This is a Teachers Pay Teachers Top 100 selling resource that will last you the entire year. The product teaches students various literary terms through the use of modern examples (music lyrics, TV, ...
Biography Research TicTacToe Choice Board
This TicTacToe board has nine activities and all the graphic organizers necessary based on research to create a biography that will extend students' content knowledge while they work independently. This works very as an independent project for early finishers or can be used in conjunction with sta...
Name Posters- First Day of School Art
Name posters are an easy art project for the first day of school and also double as classroom decor!
Evidence Graphic Organizers for Literary or Informational Text DIGITAL and PRINT
Use this great Evidence Tracker Graphic Organizer to help your students find and analyze evidence from any unit you're studying! Great to use as a writing tool for your students!
Public Speaking Christmas Debate with Assignment Sheet and Rubric
This public speaking assignment features a fun holiday debate topic: Is Santa Claus a positive or negative influence on children? Some say he promotes generosity and good behavior; others argue that he promotes greediness and materialism. This debate gives students the chance to explore the topic...