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Use these paragraphs for students to practice analyzing the text structure. They are also useful as text organization quizzes, group projects, minilessons, etc. There are ten pages with several paragraphs on each page. There are forty-eight short
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Eight short scripts using two to four readers. Actual text of Matilda rewritten in drama form. Excellent way to get students to read the same text repetitively and increase reading fluency. Excellent for use with ESL and special education
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This chart includes ten text structures and the author's purpose for each structure. Each strucure also includes clue words for that structure and a graphic organizer. Research shows that when students comprehend the text structure, their
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Interactive notebooks have been proven to increase students' comprehension, reading skills, and test scores. Learn how to set up, use, manage, and grade interactive notebooks with your students. Students love using them and are extremely motivated
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Students match ten paragraphs with ten types of text organization patterns including cause/effect, problem/solution, persuasion, narrative, compare/contrast, etc. Copy the game on one piece of paper or cardstock and then cut apart. Great hands-on
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Students match ten paragraphs with ten types of text organization patterns including cause/effect, problem/solution, persuasion, narrative, compare/contrast, etc. Copy the game on one piece of paper or cardstock and then cut apart. Great hands-on
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Use these writing frames to scaffold your newcomer ESL students when they are writing. Each frame features a paragraph on one specific topic. Students can fill in the blanks and then recopy the entire paragraph on their own paper. Students learn
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This worksheet helps students identify the argument and bias in an author's writing. Useful with persuasive text or editorials.
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This higher-order thinking unit accompanies the novel My Brother Sam Is Dead by Christopher Collier and James Collier. It includes a VERY helpful timeline of the American Revolution and a description of the different sides of the war. This is
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What a great way to teach symbolism! Students use the guide to create an original family crest using colors and graphics. Each color and graphic represent a family characteristic. For example, red symbolizes courage and the dove symbolizes peace.
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Gives practical ideas for teaching writing to ESL students with a very limited English vocabulary. This resource is a must for ESL teachers and content area teachers with newcomer ESL students in their classes.
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This graphic organizer helps students critique different features of nonfiction by analyzing the verbs used, language, descriptions, beliefs, opinions, claim, and conclusion. The student uses the analysis to determine the author's point of view.
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Graphic organizer for persuasive writing useful for regular and ESL students. Includes author's claim, reasons and conclusion. Provides space to record persuasive techniques used (emotional appeal, bandwagon, etc.)
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This unit is to be used with Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George and focuses on evaluating and analyzing. The unit includes an aniticipation guide with research to be done before reading, a chart to evaluate changes in the main character,
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This is a fun and interactive way to teach your students terms they will ned to know on standardized reading tests. These are great to use with all levels of students, in groups or for independent practice. Copy on both sides. Match the numbers
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Students are very motivated to write a story about themselves as a superhero! First, students research popular superheroes to identify common elements of all superheroes. Then, students each complete a prewriting web before writing stories
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Inform parents of their child's need for behavior improvement in several areas. Checklist allows for ease of completion. Each English phrase is translated into Spanish. This is very useful for teacher documentation.
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Presents literary elements such as tone, antagonish, turning point, flahsback, etc. in easy terms with pictures to facilitate scaffolding for ESL students. Also useful for regular and special education students. Very student-friendly!
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This graphic organizer helps students analyze an author's opinion and method of persuasion.
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The new STAAR test will require students to analyze an author's point of view, purpose, and message. This graphic organizer will help your students understand how to analyze the author of nonfiction!
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Master of Education degree; eighteen years of teaching experience; thirteen years of experience teaching ESL in elementary, junior high, high school, and community college; experience as an instruction support coach; designated a master teacher by school district; presenter at teacher conventions and trainings

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