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By Texas ELAR Coach
Lesson in a box! Everything you need to share a multi-media presentation is included in a compressed file. No links. No searches. No downloading. Unzip and go! This 62-slide multimedia presentation introduces Truman Capote's nonfiction novel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Novel Study
$4.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
These are four weeks of mini grammar instruction. Students are given one to two flawed sentences to edit. They not only correct the errors, but also explain their rationale for choosing their response. Therefore, these warm ups serve as
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Printables
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Lesson in a box! Everything you need to share a multi-media presentation is included in a compressed file. No links. No searches. No downloading. Unzip and go!Collaborative, small-group instruction in the upper-level classes using learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
$10.00
14 ratings
3.8
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By Texas ELAR Coach
These lessons would be good to introduce argumentative writing to freshmen after their English I EOC in March or as a review for sophomores at the beginning of the school year. The lessons would also be good in a remediation setting for repeat
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Eleven STAAR-formatted expository essay prompts designed with the gradual release of responsibility in mind: I do -- We do -- Y'all do -- You do. Plenty of opportunities to model and practice persuasive writing. = use the first prompt to model
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Six separate presentations (108 slides!) that may be used to introduce and teach the most-tested novel on the AP English Literature Exam. Topics include: = Literary themes and techniques defined through art, e.g., symbolism, surrealism,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Other
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Handy dandy sample list of 26 different opening lines, hooks, leads, and introductions. When student authors struggle to begin an essay or keep using the same techniques, encourage them to refer to this printable. Related Products Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Printables
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Four STAAR-formatted expository essay prompts designed with the gradual release of responsibility in mind: I do -- We do -- Y'all do -- You do. = use the first prompt to model writing with a think aloud = use the second prompt to write a class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Suitable for independent practice in literacy stations. Interactive notebook activity where students cut and match SOAPSTone element descriptions before analyzing the text.The SOAPSTone strategy employs an acronym that helps students analyze a text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Twenty six lines to fully develop an idea. It's not much space, so each word must be carefully chosen. Evidence needs to be on point. Help students organize and develop evidence for their STAAR persuasive essay using acronyms and best practices.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Posters
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Graphic organizer helps students structure expository essay and encourages providing ample detail to support thesis. Uses ABC thesis method: make an Assertion, Be and insider, and Clear message. Students practice writing clearly and concisely
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
During the first few days of school, let students pick their walk-up music theme songs. Introduce the activity with the film clips I provide and your own walk-up music. Students will write a short rationale to justify their music choice and will
Subjects:
Music, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Multimedia, Printables
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
This activity is intended to give students confidence. They’ve been taught how to write expository essays, and they’ve been practicing all year. Somehow, though, on game day they panic and choke. We want to give our students a fighting chance.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Handouts
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Whether reading the novel, viewing the movie, or both, students may use the graphic organizer to gather evidence to facilitate comprehension. Students: = Take notes in the table about what each courtroom participant says and does. = Use the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Outlines, Novel Study
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Lesson in a box! Everything you need to share a multi-media presentation is included in a compressed file. No links. No searches. No downloading. Unzip and go! Hook them with a big ta-da presentation! This PowerPoint provides an engaging
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Lesson in a box! Everything you need to share a multi-media presentation is included in a compressed file. No links. No searches. No downloading. Unzip and go! Updated with more media! Use songs, video clips, and poetry to introduce the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, Multimedia
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Texas ELAR Coach
This activity is intended to give students confidence. They’ve been taught how to write persuasive essays, and they’ve been practicing all year. Somehow, though, on game day they panic and choke. We want to give our students a fighting chance.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Handouts
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Extensive 30-slide PowerPoint presentation to introduce or re-introduce expository writing with a review of the structure and elements of the essay. Includes sample student notebook and speaker notes. Suitable for fourth, seventh, and ninth
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
$5.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
Students choose revising and editing techniques to use during revision stage of the writing process. Dollar (point) values have been affixed to the strategies for students to choose according to need or ability level. Individual or collaborative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Texas ELAR Coach
PowerPoint presentation to introduce or re-introduce persuasive writing with a review of the structure and elements of the essay. Includes sample student foldable for interactive notebook Suitable for all levels of student writers. Includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Test Preparation
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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