Writing Rules-Where Old and New School Meet

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Writing Rules-Where Old and New School Meet
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This is not some ordinary Compare and Contrast. It's actually a whole lot of fun, not to mention sneakily intellectual. Keep your kids interested in the Parcc with actually interesting, diverse sources that make a person want to explore the
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This is a review as well as a guide to fill in. It features visuals such as Venns, examples, as well as illustrations from a children's book to illustrate basic narrative technique.
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This has worked for years alongside the student as he or she composes. It's nothing short of ried and true! It's one of those sure-fire recipes that works dinner party after dinner party. It just can't get messed up. Plus, it produces a
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Here are the first 4 "rules"/parallels of 18 to flying that help you analyze a poem: Taking a plane is the beginning of a journey. Consider your journey: What new understanding of life will you have once you finish/”return?” Look at the title
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This dynamic document gives solid ideas for creating a sane, well- balanced approach to teaching middle to high school writing. It's charming, "boxed cake approach," has clever and easy-to-implement techniques for the establishment of an effective,
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Old School Type Image, Modern Pictures & Content based on Vintage find I have been collecting in flea markets over the years. Perfect for fifth graders as well middle schoolers!
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It compares itself to a style one might see in a YMCA type swim class with different levels of swimming and also does a comparison with belts in karate. Super cute, tried and true! NJSLSA.W1-10.
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This is excellent if you are offering professional development or a flex class to educators.
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This is for students. I have used in as a presentation for mIddle school LA students for creative writing. It's great because it relates to the visual aspects of media in the Common Core.
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Lessons Taught by a 17 Year Veteran of LA Artisanal Lesson Plans. Homemade, no Textbook Bore Here. Use my lessons, homemade rubrics, handouts, guidance, mnemonics, iconic photos, and peruse a book you'd see at Anthropolgie, all by a Teachers
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This is a super original, likable, reader-friendly section of a template to ensure original writing all entirely teacher-produced.
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What can spur your creativity? This is an introduction on creativity. The teacher sources information for middle school students on how to act like you are three again so as to create metaphor, restructure a thought to make it work, using
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Maura is a veteran middle and high school teacher who is Teachers College educated. She is the creator and teacher of Writing Rules. She has been a sixth grade Language Arts teacher for thirteen years. Prior to this experience, she has worked in the high school setting in New York City. Maura has a wealth of experience in financially-stable as well as more fiscally-challenged environments, urban and rural-suburban settings, and with early and late stage teenagers. This background allows her to come to education with a variety of very accessible, multi-disciplinary techniques. She will bring out the best in your students using novel approaches and exciting methods. See for yourself by downloading a free sample of her work.


Today's students are pop-culture savvy and any teaching technique presented to them should ideally reflect the interests and events that have shaped them. Stuffy grammar concepts with no context in students' real lives will quickly be forgotten. Their attention will increase if the subject matter is contextually more relevant to them. The ability to use their own influences to capture their attention is possible. The average teaching plans and tools, for the most part, do not create a sense of exhilaration and enthusiasm that would therefore encourage students to continue into higher education.


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Columbia University Teachers College, January 1999 Awarded Master of Arts in English Education Partial Scholarship Awarded The New School, December 1995 Awarded Bachelor of Arts in English Pen and Brush Club Award


Published poems: a day of may," Force 10, Sligo, Ireland; "Mossy Rocks," The Salmon Review, Clare, Ireland and Asylum, Kerry, Ireland. Appeared alongside Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate.

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