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    How to Scaffold Grammar Instruction

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Complex Sentences
    Commas
    Sentence Combining

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    Close the Year with Joyful Writing

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    Improve SEL Through Literature

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Emotion
    Social-Emotional Learning

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    Surveying Growth in Your Writing Classroom

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    How to Give Good Grammar Feedback

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar

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    Keep Calm And Reflect On Your Teaching

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    How to Address Back-to-School Fears

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Fear
    Empathy
    Social-Emotional Learning

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    Make Way for Writers' Notebooks

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing to Learn
    Prewriting

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    Create Community in Your Classroom

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Mindfulness
    Team Building

    Blog Post

    Create Classroom Discussions Online

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Reading
    Writing to Learn
    Prewriting

    Blog Post

    Teach Revision with Writing Models

    English Language Arts: 
    Revising
    Reading
    Writing Process

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    Deeper Thinking for the Common Core

    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Building Arguments
    Succeeding in School
    Taking Tests

    Minilesson

    Creating Pie Graphs

    Teach how to make a pie graph.
    Computer Lab Pie Graph

    Minilesson

    Creating a Plan

    Help students plan projects.

    an image of a planning sheet

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    7 Graphic Organizers for Critical Thinking

    English Language Arts: 
    Critical Thinking
    Writing Process
    Prewriting
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Structure
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Researching
    Creating
    Writing
    Writing to Learn
    Studying
    Visual Literacy

    Minilesson

    Creating a Rubric to Evaluate Projects

    Create a quick rubric for any project.

    Rubric Sheet

    Minilesson

    Sequencing with a Time Line

    Use time lines for critical thinking.

    Marie Curie Time Line

    Minilesson

    Evaluating with a Pro-Con Chart

    Analyze good and bad with a pro-con chart.

    Westward Pro Con List

    Minilesson

    Analyzing with a Cause-Effect Chart

    Analyze causes and effects of any topic.

    Chemcial Cause Effect

    Minilesson

    Comparing with a Venn Diagram

    Analyze similarities and differences.

    Presidents Venn Diagram

    Minilesson

    Analyzing with a Line Diagram

    Analyze parts of a topic with a line diagram.

    US Gov Line Diagram

    Minilesson

    Writing a Tumble-Down Poem

    Help students write a free-verse poem.

    Dalmatian dog lifts his head up and sniffs

    Minilesson

    Writing a 5 W’s Story

    Help students write realistic stories.

    Two ice skaters glide along a frozen river

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