The English Classroom

A HELPFUL GUIDE FOR PRESERVICE AND GRADUATE TEACHERS

The Situation Your students need to get creative. The Solution Here are four fantastic writing activities to get your students engaged! The Future The future is a mysterious abyss that we cannot truly anticipate. Get students to consider life now in our current era and consider what life might be life in the future. Would …

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The Situation You’re unsure of the types of paragraph structures The Solution There are plenty of different ways to teach paragraphing and structures that you can experiment with. Below I have outlined two that you can choose to experiment with. PEEL Paragraph Structure For middle school, PEEL is a healthy way to introduce paragraphing. Check …

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The Solution Your students need to compare and contrast information. The Situation Venn diagrams are a useful tool to compare characters, features of a text and a number of other writing features. Remember, consider what you want your students to do and consider Bloom’s Taxonomy prior to making the lesson. A venn diagram is simply …

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