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How to Write a Cover Letter Effectively! - ESLBuzz Learning English

How to Write a Cover Letter ! Resumes may get you a job, but your cover letter opens the door, use the opportunity to address the employer personally if possible. This lesson will support you some tips to write a successful cover letter.

Socratic questions revisited [infographic] · James Bowman

Infographic illustrating the 6 types of Socratic Question to stimulate critical thinking

20 time year long project for middle and/or high school English. Students work 20% of the time developing their own projects!

20 Time: Research Project Developing a Solution to a World Issue

20 time year long project for middle and/or high school English. Students work 20% of the time developing their own projects!

This is a DIGITAL Interactive Notebook for grades 7-12 that focuses on informational text pieces. Students are given a link to access the interactive notebook through Google Slides!

DIGITAL Google Interactive Notebook: Informational Text 7-12 DISTANCE LEARNING

This is a DIGITAL Interactive Notebook for grades 7-12 that focuses on informational text pieces. Students are given a link to access the interactive notebook through Google Slides!

High School and Middle School English: focus on the process and use revision stations to do so. Read about how I use them in my classroom.

REVISION LEARNING STATIONS - Learning in Room 213

My tenth grade students have been immersed in the writing process this week. Their task is to complete a persuasive research essay, but we took our time, focusing on the steps writers can take to revise their essays. They started with an outline and a draft, and then each day I presented mini-lessons on things […]

outline for persuasive essay | Persuasive Essay Diagram Introduction I First Paragraph A Capture

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Every lesson, every day for an entire school year already planned out. Yes, this exists! FREE calendar for high school English teachers. #highschoolEnglish #lessonplans

Full Year of H.S. English – Week at a Glance

Every lesson, every day for an entire school year already planned out. Yes, this exists! FREE calendar for high school English teachers. #highschoolEnglish #lessonplans

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How to Write a Macbeth Essay? -- Structure, Steps

A Macbeth essay will most likely be a part of your studies if you are studying literature. Shakespeare's tragedies present a fertile ground for topic ideas.

This review activity for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a series of puzzles covering plot, character, figurative language, conflict, and quote identification. You can present this as a Breakout Box (groups work at their desks) or as an Escape Room (groups seek clues you’ve hidden in the classroom). It has been designed to take 30-40 minutes. This resource includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printing checklist, differentiation) and Answer Key. (grades 7-12)

Romeo and Juliet Escape Room Review Activity

This review activity for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a series of puzzles covering plot, character, figurative language, conflict, and quote identification. You can present this as a Breakout Box (groups work at their desks) or as an Escape Room (groups seek clues you’ve hidden in the classroom). It has been designed to take 30-40 minutes. This resource includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printing checklist, differentiation) and Answer Key. (grades 7-12)

Wonder Novel Unit Common Core Aligned for Grades 4-8

Growing Readers and Thinkers: Wonder Novel Unit Resource

Wonder is the perfect novel to share with your students, and this is the perfect activity to have students complete at the end of the novel to better understand the thoughts of each narrator and to better understand that there is always more than one side to every story.

Looking for supplemental readings for students reading "Fahrenheit 451"? CommonLit has 8 suggested paired passages for Ray Bradbury's famous novel. See all of them, along with dozens of other book suggestions, at CommonLit.org!

CommonLit | Book Pairings - Fahrenheit 451

Looking for supplemental readings for students reading "Fahrenheit 451"? CommonLit has 8 suggested paired passages for Ray Bradbury's famous novel. See all of them, along with dozens of other book suggestions, at CommonLit.org!

Here is a great way for students to learn and practice how to properly cite their sources in the MLA style. How to cite from books, websites, and magazines are clearly and simply explained. How to cite from encyclopedias is also explained (though the process is very similar to citing from a book). Students are started off with guided practice and eased into independent practice. A paired assessment is also included to test student knowledge on how to cite properly.

Citing Sources Packet: MLA Style 8th Ed. + Test (Distance Learning Enabled!)

Here is a great way for students to learn and practice how to properly cite their sources in the MLA style. How to cite from books, websites, and magazines are clearly and simply explained. How to cite from encyclopedias is also explained (though the process is very similar to citing from a book). Students are started off with guided practice and eased into independent practice. A paired assessment is also included to test student knowledge on how to cite properly.

Rhetorical Triangle: Persuasive Reading & Writing Quick Reference Anchor Chart

HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE/ TNREADY? Common Core aligned standards require students to do more than read and write. They must be able to analyze the effectiveness of an argument (hint Rhetorical Triangle) and construct persuasive arguments. Students need scaffolds to get there. Teach studen...

Teach rhetorical analysis to your students with The Gettysburg Address. Ideal for high school English classes, this rhetorical analysis unit includes activities, graphic organizers, writing, and more!

The Gettysburg Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity Packet

Teach rhetorical analysis to your students with The Gettysburg Address. Ideal for high school English classes, this rhetorical analysis unit includes activities, graphic organizers, writing, and more!