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PUNCTUATION CARDS AND LIVING SENTENCE LESSONS Get students actively involved in sentence variety lessons by conducting "living sentence" role play challenges. BLOG POST WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND LESSONS: INTERACTIVE PUNCTUATION What do you
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
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By ELA Seminar Gal
HOOK YOUR READER: 10 Story Starters/Mini Posters for ELA Teachers Types of Story Starters/Poster Anchors include: 1. Active Verb Opening 2. Emphatic Word Opening 3. Emphatic Phrase Opening 4. Mystery Opening 5. Parallel Structure Opening 6.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Emergency ELA Substitute Plans Formula for Successful Sub Plans: • The instructions must be simple (so they’re understood by students and substitutes). • The tasks must be relevant (so students know that their work will be revisited or
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Research, Printables
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Design great bulletin boards, create custom lessons, and set up colorful learning stations on a budget. How? By printing letters, numbers, mini-lessons, pictures, and labels on Post Its. That’s right. You can run them through your own computer.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
HOW TO HOST A BOOK TASTING EVENT To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts. Students will... ... hunt for author’s craft techniques (e.g. word
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development, Activities
FREE
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Duration: 03:17
By ELA Seminar Gal
Guarantee lively peer-editing sessions, whole-class critiques, and traditional writing conferences that will provide valuable, formative feedback before asking students to submit final drafts. After the teacher conducts grade-appropriate
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Design great bulletin boards, create custom lessons, and set up colorful learning stations on a budget. How? By printing letters, numbers, mini-lessons, pictures, and labels on Post Its. That’s right. You can run them through your own computer.
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables
FREE
28
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Quick Write Freebee Students will assume the identity of a character and use a random word as springboard for a timed writing exercise. The directions are simple: #1 Cut out a character and glue it into your Writer’s Notebook. #2 Cut out a word
Subjects:
Writing, Creative Writing, Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Design great bulletin boards, create custom lessons, and set up colorful learning stations on a budget. How? By printing letters, numbers, mini-lessons, pictures, and labels on Post Its. That’s right. You can run them through your own computer.
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables
FREE
30
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By ELA Seminar Gal
The 10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME writing strategy helps students to 1) learn new things about their classmates, 2) get friends and family members involved in class assignments, and 3) learn to add concrete details to their writings.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development
FREE
30
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Duration: 01:59
By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITER’S NOTEBOOK SECTIONS: COLLECTIONS Fill the Collections Section with lots and lots of lists. Why? Because they make awesome reference pages and prewriting tools that can be used over and over again throughout the year. Here are a few
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Students take responsibility for missed assignments with this WHILE YOU WERE OUT filing system. Here is what you will need to set up your own system: Materials: Five black file folders (Amazon: http://amzn.to/16ZIFHN) Five days-of-the-week folder
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Other
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Use this Bloom's Taxonomy Quotation Quiz with any quotation or lifted text. Students complete any three connected Tic-Tac-Toe tasks to preview chapters or to check understanding.
Subjects:
Writing, Balanced Literacy, Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
More Posters Links: More Growth Mindset Posters Idiom Posters Growth Mindset Posters These TWO 8 1/2” x 11” growth mindset posters are the perfect addition to any middle school classroom. Each poster sports a positive and motivational message
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PRINT & GO READING RESPONSE SHEET This graphic organizer guides students through the process of making a claim, proving a claim, and crafting a full-circle ending. It is part of my It’s All About Evidence graphic organizer resource. Related
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
TOP TEN LISTS: Use these 3 Bell Ringers to build community and to gather ideas for information, opinion/argument, and narrative pieces. What’s included? Lesson 1: Ten Things You May Not Know About Me (for information pieces and personal
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
What the Pros Know is a PowerPoint demo containing lessons from the following three English Language Arts presentations: • Adjectives: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly • Simplifying Complex Sentences: Sharpening the Saw • Narcissistic Nouns:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, Staff, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Close Reading at a Glance Reference Card This handy reference card was designed to be used by teachers and students. I copy the reference cards (two per page) on bright card stock since I refer to them and have students refer to them regularly
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
LIVE WORKSHOP DEMO The SLIDE AND STOP WRITING STRATEGY helps students to 1) develop strong characters, 2) critique one another's' work in a non-threatening manner, and 3) learn to add concrete details to their writings. MATERIALS USED IN THE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development
FREE
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Duration: 20:31
By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITER'S NOTEBOOK SLIDE AND STOP LESSON Become the Character: Use precise language to capture a moment in time with this "Slide and Stop" snapshot lesson. How to use this lesson: Ask students to drop their fingers onto column #1 while you
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons
FREE
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I am a professor at a state college in New Jersey. I'm the owner of ELA Seminars and love making educational products, creating custom seminars, and providing job-embedded professional development for English Language Arts teachers. I have taught at the upper-elementary, middle, secondary and college levels. From 2007-2011 I served as a Teaching Learning Facilitator/Literacy Coach.

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Interactive

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Governor's Teacher Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Master's Degree + 30

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I enjoy motivating students and helping them conceptualize and apply sophisticated literacy skills. I especially like providing teachers with lessons that are easy to execute and engaging for multi-level learners. Secrets of Teaching, LLC ELA Seminars, LLC

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