Going the Distance

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This lesson provides a mentor text and a prewriting activity to help students choose a person to write to. It then breaks down the process of writing a sincere, meaningful thank you letter for students including sentence starters. This is a one to
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The kids love the interactive, image-heavy presentation AND the old black and white show. They will laugh the whole lesson; they will totally understand all the forms of irony, and they will beg for more Andy Griffith!
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Can be used for characterization with any story, or characterization of historical figures. See the example product below: Katniss Everdeen Katniss is like an arrow. She’s a valuable weapon and tool in a battle, and she doesn’t break
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Use this template to write your own expository essay prompts. The template follows the formatting of a STAAR prompt, so students will be familiar with the format when they see it on the test.
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This is an assignment that can be used with any Non-Fiction text. Students create the die according to the directions, then switch with a partner and complete each other's work. Students will roll the die to determine which four (out of the six)
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Use this assignment to keep students in ISS busy, and give them a grade. Students will write two essays to complete the assignment. One essay about why it is important that they be in your classroom instead of ISS, and the other about how students
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Students start with their shoes, then list where they wear them, what they do in them, and who they are with. Magically, students are able to quickly list memories. The trick is to time them. Give them one to two minutes per box. :)
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Students will easily come up with a topic for their personal narrative using these sentence stems. :)
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Please check out the preview file for free! One of the struggles in having students write a paper is leading them to revise and edit for specific purposes. Well, I have created a magic bullet for descriptive personal narrative revision! This chart
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Use this with any short story or poem that includes characters, even student choice. I like to walk students through this rubric once at the beginning of the year, then assign a new one every six weeks to keep them sharp!
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Here is the explanation I am handing out to parents and students. of course, every document in this file will need to be edited to adhere to your classroom, school and district policies. Also, feel free to check out my free preview file which
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YOU CAN TRY THIS BEFORE YOU BUY IT. Download the preview file. :) Anyone can look up SAT words online, right? After finding the words, there is a lot of work to do. I ALREADY DID IT. I am selling access to the private link to my SAT Vocabulary
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ANY Poem - Comprehensive Poetry Assignment - Addresses: Diction, Tone, Mood, Topic, Theme, Symbolism, Imagery, Shift, Writing Response, Etc. This assignment can be used to lead students to achieve a broader understanding of any poem- no matter how
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This assignment can be completed with any novel, biography, autobiography, or history book. I often use it as an SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) Response assignment. Students will identify the elements of Plot Development for the purpose of creating
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Teach an engaging, high interest lesson on tone, mood and paraphrasing using "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe! This flexible lesson plan can be used with cooperative groups and includes links to audio and video to use with "The Raven," as well as the
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The Problems: -When students are absent, they forget to ask for their work, or you forget to give it to them, or a combination of these. -When students do ask for their work, they ask at a time when you should be teaching the whole class or
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Kids do the work, I facilitate.

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Hector P. Garcia Middle School, Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX Teacher of the Year

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Master's in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, the University of Texas at San Antonio

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