This three-minute video tutorial teaches fourth graders to summarize and find a theme. Students learn to include character, situation, problem, reaction, and outcome in their summaries. Using the character’s reaction and the outcome, they determine a theme. Sixteen pages of support materials provide
Full and specific directions/rubric for students to do a thorough biography on a U.S. historical figure. This includes 15 different areas to address, including key critical thinking questions to help students analyze the effects of their influential American's main actions. Excellent to help student
This unique lesson provides my most effective instruction in helping students build a simple sentence. This lesson has been so effective whether teaching this to younger grade levels or helping older struggling students relearn basics for a stronger, clearer foundation. This is perfect for any stude
This resource provides the directions for students to do a creative cover letter, allowing the students to create their own background for a job they would want someday. I have had applicants from veterinarians to fashion designers to volleyball coaches. These are always a lot of fun to read and it
This three-minute video tutorial teaches fourth graders to construct responses. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, cite, support with detail sentences, and conclude. Fourteen pages of support materials provide everything you’ll need to teach, reinforce, and assess this
I have had amazing success teaching students to develop multiple paragraph essays and have seen excellent results on the writing portion of our common core state tests at the 6th grade level even in under-performing schools. Many of these students had been struggling writers, ELLs, or were below gra
Easily and effectively teach "ed" and "ing" endings with these clear strategies. These are laid out very clearly for you to turn around and teach to your students clearly. I know these methods will help you as they have helped me with ELLs and struggling writers, although these methods work for any
This is perfect if you wish to help your students succeed in writing. This lesson clearly guides you to teach Compound Sentences effectively. This lesson helps more if you have guided students through learning my Simple Sentence builder method. I encourage you to look into that resource as well in o
Here I just provide a link to an amazing irregular verbs resource, plus I give a couple more tips when teaching irregular verbs.
This is also an excerpt from my book, "Basic Sentences to Essays: A Quick & Easy Step-By-Step Guide to Teach Students to Write Well" which is here in my Teachers Pay
This video introduces single point rubrics: Unlike traditional rubrics, A single-point rubric only contains what the student is expected to do to succeed. That makes it faster to write, faster to use, and easier for students to read and understand. You are writing one column instead of five.
High school & middle school teachers! Don't get buried by the ever-growing stack of student papers. Instead, borrow these tips from an experienced high school English teacher who has reclaimed her life while still giving rich, meaningful feedback to her students. Episode 4 of this four-part (act