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Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!
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How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

Have you ever heard of using the "Tug of War" strategy with your students? I got this great idea from the book, "Making Thinking Visible" This is an AMAZING teaching resource! If you are looking for ways to promote engagement and critical thinking in your class (who isn't?!) this is definitely a must read! So, the Tug of War strategy goes like this: Present a fairness dilemma. Identify the factors that "pull" at each side of the dilemma. These are the two sides of the tug of war. Ask…

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Winter Fun!! - A Spoonful of Learning

As this week has come to an end and I have been putting this blog post together, I have been thinking about how much my students have grown this year. It truly is amazing to think about! I couldn’t be more proud of them! They have grown tremendously with their academic successes and their independence. […]

Spend time showing students the major differences between argumentative v. persuasive writing.

Compare Argumentative v. Persuasive Writing

The adoption of college and career-ready standards has included an addition of argumentative writing at all grade levels. Interpreting expectations among the types of argument (e.g., opinion, persuasive, argument, etc.) can be difficult.

27 Argumentative and Persuasive writing prompts -
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27 Argumentative and Persuasive writing prompts -

High school English teachers and middle school English teachers looking for the most engaging (and time saving) lesson plans -- look no further. This is a treasure trove.

Pop Culture Lesson Plans - Teach Argument

High school English teachers and middle school English teachers looking for the most engaging (and time saving) lesson plans -- look no further. This is a treasure trove.

Differentiated pages- students sequence pictures, then write the steps!
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Differentiated pages- students sequence pictures, then write the steps!

A fun way to teach or practice writing persuasive essays during the month of December! Students have to convince Santa if they have been naughty or nice! Easy paragraph is outlined step-by-step and this pack includes a brainstorming sheet, Christmas writi
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Christmas in the {Computer} Classroom

A fun way to teach or practice writing persuasive essays during the month of December! Students have to convince Santa if they have been naughty or nice! Easy paragraph is outlined step-by-step and this pack includes a brainstorming sheet, Christmas writi

This download is a FUN and ENGAGING Halloween writing activity for your…
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Sell this Haunted House Middle School Halloween Writing Activity

You can watch a video preview of this resource here: Video Preview.You can read a blog post I wrote about this activity HERE! This resource is now offered in a digital format as well. You can find it by clicking the link below:Sell This Haunted House- A Digital Writing ActivityThis resource is a FUN...

This mini-unit teaches middle and high school students about informational texts in order to make them better argumentative essay writers.
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Argument Writing Unit for Secondary ELA

This mini-unit teaches middle and high school students about informational texts in order to make them better argumentative essay writers.

*TOTALLY FREE!* One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. Often when editors get a chance to look at another person's writing, they can pick up on quite of few of the mistakes that the original author never would have noticed. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.
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Peer Editing Sheet

One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. Often when editors get a chance to look at another person's writing, they can pick up on quite of few of the mistakes that the original author never would have noticed. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a st...

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FREE! Help your students to better understand argumentative writing with this fun practice resource! Download it now and use it tomorrow in your classroom.
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Argument Writing Practice Activity - FREE - Common Core

FREE! Help your students to better understand argumentative writing with this fun practice resource! Download it now and use it tomorrow in your classroom.

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What a wonderful world persuasion is! In this FREE lesson, students will get familiar with Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals for…

Persuasive Writing- *Sell Me This Pen*- A Lesson in Logos, Ethos, and Pathos!

What a wonderful world persuasion is! In this FREE lesson, students will get familiar with Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals for persuasion- Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. With an informational activity sheet, along with a *Sell Me This Pen* worksheet, students will find current examples of an ancient...

How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich- writing booklet.
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How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich- writing booklet.

Can your students write complete correct sentences? With this digital resource, students type a sentence while responding to picture prompts.  A planning prewrite page is provided before students write their complete sentence.  Use Google Slides in your Google classroom.  Works well for elementary students and ELLs (English Language Learners).
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Respond to a Picture Prompt Sentence Writing for the Google Classroom

Can your students write complete correct sentences? With this digital resource, students type a sentence while responding to picture prompts. A planning prewrite page is provided before students write their complete sentence. Use Google Slides in your Google classroom. Works well for elementary students and ELLs (English Language Learners).