Writing an Effective Thesis Statement - This video quickly illustrates the components of a thesis statement: topic, claim, and the details that justify the claim.  I chose this video because it would be ideal for a high school English class.

Writing an Effective Thesis Statement - This video quickly illustrates the components of a thesis statement: topic, claim, and the details that justify the claim. I chose this video because it would be ideal for a high school English class.

Great blog by a high school English teacher with posts that are actually insightful and interesting!

A treasure trove of ELA instruction resources for every subject. A great place to start when planning a lesson or unit planning.

Writing a Research Paper and Using In-text Citations. Hilarious! A must for all high school English teachers and students.

Writing a Research Paper and Using In-text Citations. This is a hilarious video about plagiarism. A MUST SEE for all high school English teachers and students.

Free - Activities to collect sentences from literature that use different grammar concepts! Great for middle & high school English class & Common Core.

Grammar in Literature Activity: Use for Any Novel!

Free - Activities to collect sentences from literature that use different grammar concepts! Great for middle & high school English class & Common Core. Could adapt for the primary classroom.

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Thesis statement anchor chart for argumentative writing. Put term up and have kids research or give ideas.

This short story unit is perfect for any high school English classroom.  The stories have been used in my class with great success.  The students e...

Short story unit plan

This short story unit is perfect for any high school English classroom. The product includes eye-catching presentations, discussions, videos, and creative assessments.

All writers of essays need to know how to write a thesis statement. Unfortunately, this proves difficult for inexperienced writers so teaching thesis statements should be the first step in teaching students how to write essays. This lesson plan on reviews the qualities of a good thesis statement and shares attention-grabbing ideas and activities.

All writers of essays need to know how to write a thesis statement. Unfortunately, this proves difficult for inexperienced writers so teaching thesis statements should be the first step in teaching students how to write essays.

Free middle school and high school English class resources. Click HERE for ready-to-go lesson materials!

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Real World Lesson Ideas Modern Connections for Middle School and High School English

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163 Questions to Write or Talk About - NYTimes.com

163 Questions to Write or Talk About

This site provides 163 discussion or essay prompts appropriate for high school English students --some will work for middle school as well.

FREE Teaching resources for Middle and High School English Language Arts and Literature Teachers

Ap essay questions for heart of darkness Discovery School includes Heart of Darkness in its Great Books series, available for purchase. Teacher Guide and Discussion Questions. Shmoop Video Overview is.

Bundle of 15 activities to compare books with movies (CCSS RL.7) for middle and high school English class!

Movie vs. Text Bundle: 15 Comparison Activities for ANY Literature Unit! (RL.7)

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