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**UPDATE*** - Now with answers provided! - Now with letters to post around the room! Students read ACT-style questions and respond with the best answer of the options given. Students then work with their peers (small groups of 4) to determine
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Not just for AP Lit teachers, but for ALL teachers who want to help their students identify and use a mature academic voice in their writing! Here's what's included: -2 worksheets, 10 problems each worksheet (20 total if you want to adjust the
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These printable sentence starters encourages students to use academic language and higher-order thinking skills to engaging in meaningful and productive conversations with their peers. General and can be used for any discussion! Great for Socratic
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This is an awesome way for a lesson to be student-centered and student-facilitated! The Peer Review Color Coding Checklist is a way for students to not only have a peer review their work for consistency and flow, but also for specific elements of a
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*3-4 day duration (both in and out of the classroom) *Higher-Order discussion questions, perfect for students to keep up with the reading and potential for Socratic Seminars during or after reading. *Perfect for individual, paired, or group
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If your students struggle with organizing their thoughts, rhetorical strategies they identify, and then formulating strong and successful body paragraphs, this is the PERFECT TOOL for scaffolding the AP Language Question 2 analysis essay. This is a
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Students hold silent discussions concerning a topic given to them by their teacher. This is a great tool to get students to think critically about what they read, respond to a explorable prompt, and then respond, expound, and ultimately collaborate
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A handy tool that can be blown-up into a poster and used in the room as an anchor chart, or could even be individually passed out to students. I do both! This chart is applicable to ANY subject! Higher-Order thinking questions warrant detailed
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All questions aligned to Main Idea (MI), Support Details (SUP), and Meaning of Words (MOW) CCSS!!! 10 questions total! Passage is suitable for high school students! **ANSWER KEY INCLUDED!** Great to use with distracter analysis tool, found in
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If students are working with a printed article or are able to write in their books, this is a wonderful tool for consolidating like-ideas and elements of literature into a specific color group! Especially for those who are new to annotating texts,
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Quotes are pulled from Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" that have difficult and/ or unfamiliar vocabulary for some high school students. Line numbers for the quotes are provided, but may be different for different versions of the play. There are 4
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~NEW PRICE!** **Similar to The Crucible Distracter Analysis for CRS, only this bundle has 4 chapters included!** There are four pages of CRS-style questions (4 questions/ page and 4 questions/ chapter) that ask students to identify the correct
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What's included: - Detailed directions of a pod/ group activity in round-robin format. Each group spends a given amount of time with a speech or piece of non-fiction provided by the teacher (you supply this!) and they craft a rhetorical question,
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This small group activity allows students to first create inference, comparison, and analysis questions individually, and then respond to their peers in the small group format. This in intended for chapter books, but can be modified easily for
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An overview of some of the basic comma rules with examples.
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Great review of characters and settings in the early chapters of "The Great Gatsby." Would serve well as a bell-ringer/ bell-work.
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This document houses a 4-step Group Sequence and a 3-Step Individual Sequence of analyzing, synthesizing, and determining the best answer from a multiple-choice question, as experienced on an Explore, PLAN, or ACT exam. This document offers
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This pairs with the "AP Literature-- Maintaining Academic Voice" product on my page! **I did not create nor do I own any rights to this document and do not and will not receive any form of payment for providing it here.**
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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." --Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird This activity will allow students to identify their own parent/
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This assignment is GREAT for having students actively re-read the text!! This assignment can be assigned at any point in their reading of "TCOA", and hones in on their active reading and annotation skills! Encourages students to: - find meaning of
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Student Centered Learning-- Student Led/ Teacher Facilitated Classroom-- College Readiness Standards/ Common Core State Standard focus-- Collaborative Learning Environment-- Reading and Writing Working Hand-in-Hand-- Reflective in Practice-- Metacognitive Inquiry-- Discussion-based Learning

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International Baccalaureate trained teacher (continuous)

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Concordia University; MA Reading Specialist (2015) University of Illinois at Chicago; BA English Education (2011)

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College Readiness Standards/ Common Core State Standard focus

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