This is a mini-lesson designed to express the importance of differentiating the opening sentences of an introductory paragraph. The students should focus on alternate methods (i.e. dialogue, anecdotes, etc...) to engage the reader from the very
The following document is a syllabus I created for Alternative High School grades 9-12. Each of the texts and assignments were chosen to revolve around a particular theme: resilience.
Thematically, each novel, short story, etc... is related to one
The following document is intended for argumentative papers. The assignment calls for student to identify his claim, thesis statement, and hook for the introductory paragraph. The student will then research five articles, three of which support his
This is a great activity to send home on the first day of school to establish communication with the parents and to get to know the students. In addition to the profile is a contact log to keep track of conversations with the parents.
CCSS aligned lesson plan outlining a 40 minute lesson for middle school students about alliteration. The lesson is designed to take student understanding to the next level by discussing alliteration with consonants and consonant SOUNDS.
At the beginning of the school year, I hand out a slip of paper outlining the rules and expectations for the class. The outline is short and to the point. Each student is expected to sign the slip to express their acknowledgement of how the