Teacher Resources by Grade
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Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App
Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.
Grades 7 – 9 | Lesson Plan
Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.
Students compile a playlist of 10 songs representing a literary character and explain their choices based on the book’s dialogue, plot, conflict, and resolution.
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.
With e-pals, students develop real-life writing and social experiences, learn the format of a friendly letter and parts of an e-mail message, and discover other cultures, languages, and geographic areas.
Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.
The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.
Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.
This meeting covers the new education legislation from the US government, including the President's budget, the re-authoring of NCLB, and the adoption of Common Core Standards.
A yearlong professional development program that address the unique needs of adolescent learners.
Jennifer Smith | 8th grade science, grammar, literature teacher | Monticello, IL
Last year I had the opportunity to coteach an eighth-grade language arts/literature class with a special education teacher in my building