This is a rubric that I have my students use when they are self evaluating their writing. There are 9 yes/no questions about their writing and then 3 stars and a wish at the bottom.
Three stars and a wish is for a buddy evaluation. The three stars are three positives about their writing and the
Give your students a chance to show how they would change the school in a positive way given the chance with this fun writing competition. Students are first shown some of the many job responsibilities that principals have. They are also shown some of the things principals do not to (contrary to wha
We all want our students to love learning. We want them to explore the world around them, to ask inquiry questions about what they observe, to engage in deep thought about complicated ideas, both concrete and abstract.
But are we really giving them the opportunity to do that? Are we scaffolding th
The following 120 writing prompts covers the genres of Recount, Narrative, Exposition, Poetry, information and Free Writing. The prompts can be used in many different ways. They can be used as a whole class writing topic or catered to the needs of specific focus groups and students.I love to use the
Lines and Voices
This activity pairs with the Voice step of our Poetry UnVeiled system.
Part of getting to know the voice of a poem involves being able to imagine the speaker of any given poem as a variety of people or things. This resources provides printables to use in the classroom and introduc
Students can use this handout to identify two positive aspects (the Stars) of the work of a peer and then express a wish about what the peer might do next time in order to improve another aspect of the work. Students will be able to use this handle to self-assess themselves as well.Star prompts: - I