Reading & Writing History for Building Classroom Community High School

Lit Up
Grade Levels
8th - 10th
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30 pages
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Lit Up
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  1. This bundle is all you need to build rapport and community in your classroom. You'll also facilitate students in establishing classroom and group norms. Lastly, you'll be able to review figurative language and get writing samples from all your students, all while students get to know you and their p
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This activity is great for building classroom community. It also allows teachers to get insightful writing samples from their students.

Students create a go-to list of topics that are meaningful to them and from there they reflect and share with their peers. This is a great activity for teachers who like to encourage journaling in their classrooms, as well.

This activity works well with the norms activity in my store as well.

The download includes everything the teacher needs to get this activity going. No prep necessary, just download, project, and instruct! The product also includes instructions and materials to complete this activity in-person or through remote/distance learning.

This download includes:

  • Slides for teacher (in-person)
  • Slides template for students (remote-learning)
  • Handout for Reflect and Share Cards (in-person)
  • Teacher directions in-person learning
  • Teacher directions remote/distance learning
  • Google slides template for students remote-learning activity
  • Writing Rubric
  • Remote/Distance Learning Discussion Board Rubric
  • Presentation Rubric
  • Daily Agenda (Bonus!)

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.


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