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PYP English curriculum design

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Teaching the Hero's Journey in the Secondary ELA Classroom

Fantasy stories

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Reading skills

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Teach Tone with One Sentence - ELA Buffet

Speaking skills

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Developing tiered lessons using nwea map scores
FREE Video! This is a STUDENT video center aligned to NWEA MAP Testing for Primary Reading! I use this video during Guided Reading as a center (Daily 5 Word Work) The video is aligned to the NWEA MAP Testing RIT Bands 121-150. A table of contents is included to list exactly what literacy skills are covered.I created this video because my students needed more GUIDED practice.
A 4 Step Process for Answering Multiple Choice Reading Questions

MAPs testing teaching

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Read this movie blog post for English learners and watch an amazing short film. #english, #englishgrammar, #shortfilms, #conditionals
How to learn english ideas esl 46 new ideas #howto

grammar teaching

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Riddles from The Hobbit | Lord of the Rings fans will love this free printable worksheet featuring Bilbo and Gollum's riddles and a full answer sheet. Great for KS2 and KS3 literacy lessons, students learning English, homework or revision activities.
The Hobbit Lesson Plans & Worksheets | Lesson Planet
Cherished Hearts At Home: Hobbit Day or Bilbo's Birthday Plans


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FREE! 25 Question Multiple-Choice Common-Core Aligned Quiz for Bridge to Terabithia. This covers covers the first three chapters of the novel.The multiple choice format allows quick and easy grading for teachers. Purchase the full A+ Literature Guide here: Bridge to Terabithia A+ Literature GuidePress the links below to purchase other A+ Literature Guides:The BEST Halloween Ever Novel GuideSarah, Plain and Tall Novel GuideThe BFG Novel GuideThe BEST Christmas Pageant EVER Novel GuideCharli...
FREE Bridge to Terabithia Text Messaging Comprehension Activity
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Bridge to terabithia

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Dyslexia resources

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The Big Six is a tool that I developed to help teachers take a consistent, rigorous, and focused approach to teaching poetry analysis. The components are entry points, or doors, into analyzing a poem: students can enter from any place they choose or feel most comfortable.
Do you teach poetry in your primary classroom? We read and learn a poem of the week and complete tons of activities to help build fluency and word knowledge. Children love to read these weekly poems and yours will too! Check out this post and grab a few FREE poems for your classroom.
FREE Shel Silverstein Poetry Study and FREE Printables

Poetry resources and ideas

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Building Book Love : How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students
Interactive read alouds are so powerful for elementary, especially kindergarten, first grade, and second. Find out how to build reading strategies like comprehension and making connections. Plus, students always have fun being exposed to new mentor texts! #readaloud #balancedliteracy

vocab development

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Ideas by Jivey walks you through each day of the first week of mentor sentences.
Directions for student notebooks for the mentor sentence routine, grades 3 and up!

Writing improvement

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Close observation of an image will reveal the poetry within
Pie Corbett's story map and story Alien Landing.

Talk for writing

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NOTE: Be sure to read the entire listing and review the tips that Ive posted as the last photo. That should answer most any question you have

Book week ideas

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Here are the Eight Great Spelling Rules with links to memorable MP3 songs and raps to help your students (and you) remember them. TURN THEM UP!
FREE kid friendly syllable rules poster and bookmark, help students tackle the decoding of longer words with these tools! A great addition to phonics instruction in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade!
I love teaching two syllable words! It's always exciting when I get to that point in the year where they are ready to take that next step...

Inquiry spelling

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How to Storyboard a Short Film. Plus Free Template downloads to use on your own productions. filmmaking | filmmaking tips
Some examples of how the colours you wear act as symbols for your self-expression!

Potential Film studies unit grade 4

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Tons of tips for teachers to help the "readling relationship" between parent and child. Plus a handy parent brochure for reading with their child, perfect to pass out at a Meet-the-Teacher-Night or parent - teacher conferences. From The Thinker Builder
Need activities for parents? Make and Take Literacy Activities for grades 3-5 are minimal prep - just print, copy, and go! Link to freebie in blog post from Hello Mrs Sykes
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Parent engagement

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Do you want to achieve less teacher talk and more students talk? Use these 4 ways to reduce your Teacher Talking Time. You can also get Your Guide to reduce your TTT and enhance its Quality. Your students will get more engaged#TeacherTalk
Invite teachers into your classroom The Pineapple Project Sharing Ideas


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Gina Kennedy-Brown, "Putting the Life Back in Education, One Lesson at a Time.": MONDAY MORNING DIFFERENTIATION IDEAS!
7 Ways to Simplify Your Literacy Stations
Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts: Meeting the Common Core With Intellectual Integrity, K-12: Lois A. Lanning: ...


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Teaching With a Mountain View: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts
This resource is useful if your students need practice with including evidence from the text to support their answers. New state testing (SBAC in my state) requires students to include evidence to support their answers. This teaches kids how to include evidence in their answers.:

Comprehension skills

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