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The perfect bundle to inject some self- and peer-revision and editing strategies into your argumentative writing unit. Because let's be real: these skills too often fall by the wayside, and it can be TOUGH to get creative about teaching one more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$15.00 $6.99
$5.94
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By Teacher Off Duty
The perfect bundle for boosting students' skills in writing smooth, cohesive arguments. Teachers teaching argumentative writing: don't worry. I get it:You're going through your pre-assessments, and it's like your students have never seen an outline.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1e, W.7.2a, W.7.2b, W.7.2d, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.9
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By Teacher Off Duty
Not sure how to teach students how to add research to their argumentative piece? I've got you with this 5-lesson research bundle. ---**Note**This bundle is included in the following, larger bundle at a discounted price:Full Argumentative Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.2b, W.7.4, W.7.6, W.7.7, W.7.8, W.7.9, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9
$12.50 $7.99
$6.79
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By Teacher Off Duty
So, you want to have students write about what they care about--but how do you get them to come up with an idea that they care about...and then how do you get them started?---**Note**This lesson is included in the following bundles at a discounted
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1c, W.7.2a, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.9, W.7.10
$17.50 $7.49
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By Teacher Off Duty
25 CCSS-aligned lessons walking students through writing passionate argumentative letters about an issue they care most about, one letter of which they will mail at the end of the unit. The unit begins by exploring how teen activists have changed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, W.8.1e, W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, W.8.2e...
$57.50 $22.99
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By Teacher Off Duty
This lesson goes beyond defining quotes and paraphrasing and helps students decide whether to quote or paraphrase information they find from other sources. Using a flow-chart, they can use questions to decide why they are including the information
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
CCSS:
W.8.2b, W.8.2d, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.8
$2.49
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By Teacher Off Duty
A lesson plan that combines Colbert and Wheat Thins to teach one of the most difficult-to-teach skills in argumentative writing: smoothly integrating quotes and evidence. ---**Note**This lesson is included in the following bundles at a discounted
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.8.2b, W.8.2c, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2c, WHST.6-8.4
$2.49
2 ratings
3.7
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By Teacher Off Duty
An easy way to teach students to evaluate their sources for reliability--whether for research or for life. ---**Note**This lesson is included in the following bundles at a discounted price:Research Lesson BundleFull Argumentative Writing Unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$2.49
1 rating
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
Don’t let editing grammar and formatting fall by the wayside this argumentative unit. ---**Note**This lesson is included in the following bundles at a discounted price:Revising, Editing, and Peer Feedback Pack (for Argumentative Writing)Full
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, WHST.6-8.2e
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By Teacher Off Duty
One of the most challenging argumentative techniques to teach, this lesson plan addresses the most common pitfalls students have while crafting counterarguments. It includes a scaffolded, easy-to-differentiate handout along with a detailed lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.8.1c, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1c
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By Teacher Off Duty
My go-to lesson plan for teaching claims, evidence, and reasoning, this lesson compares making an argument to riding a rollercoaster. ---**Note**This lesson is included in the following bundles at a discounted price:Brainstorming and Outlining
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1c, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, CCRA.W.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2c
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By Teacher Off Duty
So, you want to have students write about what they care about--but how do you get them to come up with an idea? This 2-day lesson challenges students to identify problems in their community and the world that they care deeply about. The first day,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
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By Teacher Off Duty
Forget giving an outline for students to mindlessly plug and chug. This CCSS-aligned lesson takes teaching organization one step further. This lesson begins with students annotating mentor texts for where they find claim, evidence, and reasoning,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.8.1a, W.8.2a, CCRA.W.4, WHST.6-8.1a
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By Teacher Off Duty
We hardly get it right in the first go, so why should we expect our students? This lesson plan prepares students to perform a speech, slam poem, presentation, or any other type of scary performance before the actual day. This lesson plan takes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
SL.7.4, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.SL.4, WHST.6-8.5
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By Teacher Off Duty
Unsure how to introduce slam poetry to your students? Nervous that they won't take it seriously? This is my go-to lesson plan to introduce slam poetry to my students (as featured in my blog post here. In 4 years, it's never failed me, and I'm
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
Wondering how to teach your students to give thoughtful, meaningful feedback on their writing, but not sure how? Productive peer conferences do not happen automatically, and it is a difficult skill to teach. It's no wonder that they can lead so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.L.3
$2.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
Looking to add slam poetry to your poetry unit, but too swamped to plan it out? I’ve got you covered. This one-week slam poetry mini-unit is designed to be inserted into your poetry unit, and is packed with 5 days of my best slam poetry lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4, W.6.3a, W.6.3d, W.6.3e, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.10...
$12.50
$8.99
33 ratings
3.9
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By Teacher Off Duty
Push students to write, revise, and publish multiple slam poems with this packed Slam Poetry Unit. Lesson plans built around thematically-curated, school-appropriate slam poems will challenge students' notions of poetry AND identity, encouraging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.7.5...
$40.00
$22.99
38 ratings
3.9
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By Teacher Off Duty
**UPDATE: THIS TOOLBOX IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE-DOWNLOAD ON MY WEBSITE, TEACHEROFFDUTY.COM** Classroom Management is one of the most important skills a teacher can have, as well as one of the hardest to learn as a pre-service teacher. This
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Printables, Professional Development
$1.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
A graph students fill out to track their GPA throughout the year. It is designed to be used repeatedly throughout the year, and comes with an accompanying lesson plan! I created the “Tracking my GPA” graph in response to a particularly tricky 6th
Subjects:
Study Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, For Parents
$1.50
1 rating
3.5
Digital Download PDF (4.25 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6 years teaching experience: 2 years-8th grade Writing, 7th grade Writing, and 6th Grade AVID 2 years-6th grade Writing and 6th grade AVID | 2 years-Teacher Coach Student taught in high school setting: Sophomore English and Senior Creative Writing

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in hands-on learning with authentic tasks, embedding skill lessons in units that focus on empowering student voices.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2015 IACTE Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award (Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) | Sponsor and Co-Founder of school's literary arts magazine, which earned a rating of Excellent by the National Council of Teachers of English | University of Illinois Bronze Tablet scholar--denoting that I graduated in the top 3% of my class

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated with Bachelors in English and Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 | Graduated with Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL/Bilingual Education concentration in August 2017 Endorsed to teach: English Language Arts: 6-12 Spanish: 6-12 Social Studies: 6-8 Soon: ESL 6-12

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