English Is Weird Infographic -- Did you know that English is the first language of between 300 and 400 million people. However, only about of the total population of the world speaks English as a native language?
This could be a fine handout or poster for reminding all students, but especially ELLs still struggling with English grammar, of the most common writing errors and how to first spot and then correct them.
Take a Peek Inside The Mind of a Middle Schooler: Part 1
This ones for older students and can push students to use several different kinds of prompts in their writing. I love that it is visually stimulating and therefore students are more likely to refer to it when writing in class.
The Worst Essay of Your LIFE: A Unique Approach to Assessing Writing at the Beginning of the School Year
The beginning of the school year is an important time to assess the writing skill levels of new students in our English classes. One way to do this is to assign a diagnostic essay in order to "diagnose" each student's writing level.
Teach Your Child to Read - Advice, tips and ideas for improving students writing in the middle and high school classroom. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.