Five poetry activities for your classroom.
Character Activities for Your Classroom: Part I
Nine character-focused activities for your classroom
Key Texts for an Introductory Unit on Reconstruction
Let’s look at three key texts from the early moments from this period and how they laid the foundation for what would come.
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3 Tips for Teaching Reading
For many students, reading comes naturally. It’s possible your students probably don’t think about how they read—they just do it. So for those who speak and read English proficiently, taking extra time to teach them reading skills may seem redundant. …
5 Creative Ways to Teach Story Elements to Middle Schoolers
Every time I tell my middle schoolers that we are going to analyze the elements of a story, I get a big groan from about half the room. Somehow, it’s gotten into their heads that writing stories is fun, while …
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Seven Icebreaker Ideas for the First Day of School
August is officially here, which marks the dreadful end of summer vacation. So, what can you expect on your first day back at school? Icebreakers, and lots of them. And if you’re anything like me, the thought of yet another …
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The Nature of Leadership: Engaging our Youth to Become Better Leaders
Excellent leadership skills can come naturally to some, but early experiences impact our adult leadership potential. At a young age, children learn to develop leadership skills by being nurtured and encouraged by adults such as parents, family members, teachers and caregivers. Qualities imposed by adults, …
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eNotes Homework Help: December Discussion Starters
Our Homework Help service helps students and teachers on their toughest academic questions. Our Educators have answered more than 300,000 questions–some straightforward with decidedly black/white answers, and others more open to interpretation and, consequently, discussion. Each month we’re compiling some of our favorite …
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