I believe that the most important academic lesson I teach my students is how to organize a five paragraph essay. This is the structure that they will use for writing assignments through high school and college. My product "Five Paragraph Essay" includes a graphic organizer, a rubric for grading and directions for using this in class. I have used this organizer for both informational and opinion essays. To download Five Paragraph Essay, please visit Artistry of Education at ... Read More about How I teach my students to write essays
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Help your students to create a solid narrative essay with this narrative writing prompt. Take students from brainstorming, through outlining, drafting, editing and revising. There’s even a rubric to allow you to give your students feedback. Download your free copy from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. ... Read More about Narrative Essay Writing Prompt
Could you use a little help teaching the elements of a Descriptive Essay? Check out my blog post, with TONS of tips on the elements of the Descriptive Essay, plus how to organize the Descriptive Essay! Also, for a FREEBIE to help students learn descriptive writing, try this Show, Don't Tell activity. Thanks for stopping by! Secondary Solutions www.secondarysolutionsblog.com ... Read More about Writing Descriptive Essays
Our kids/us are stealing every day and we do not know it. If we knew it, we wouldn’t be calling what we do: being mean, bullying, gossiping, lying, plagiarizing, etc. Basically, we are stealing. We just don’t think we are until we break the concept down to where a 6 year-old understands. The basis for all law is the 10 commandments. The 8th commandment is Thou Shall Not Steal. “It means we cannot take anything that belongs to another person.”1 So here ... Read More about Engage Your Students with this Concept Against Stealing (activity)
Do you have work and life balance? Do you know what the secret to it is? I don't know all the answers, but I can tell you that everyone struggles with this and perhaps there really isn't such a thing as work/life balance anyway. Furthermore - maybe we should stop striving for something that actually might make us LESS effective. Hmmmmmmm you say? If you think about work/life balance as something that you are trying to multitask, it suddenly makes sense that by trying to ... Read More about Do you have work and life balance?