Teacher Resources by Grade
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Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.
Students have the right to have fun in this lesson in which they create a PowerPoint presentation about civil rights and the Supreme Court.
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.
Students write and record their own essays for a class blog by first completing a series of activities designed to get them thinking and writing about their experiences.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
Using the structure of a list poem, students combine creative expression with poetic techniques and language exploration in order to write group poems about what really matters in their lives.
Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.
Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.
In this strategy guide, you’ll learn a few simple, yet powerful, techniques to encourage students to use peer talk and writing to enhance their understanding of content area texts.
Tisha Ortega | Teacher | Hartsburg, IL
I have been a Spanish teacher for almost 20 years, and I had always taught at large, urban schools