Joan O'Neil

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12 Fun Ways to Teach Grammar in Your Classroom

Are you looking for fun ways to teach grammar in your classroom? For students, grammar can be an amazing experience, or it can be a monotonous routine.

15 best and worst words for your resume. Upgrade your resume.

15 best and worst words for your resume. Upgrade your resume.

Best Film Speeches and Monologues- Use for teaching monologues

Best Film Speeches and Monologues- Use for teaching monologues

Want to engage even your most reluctant writers in poetry? Try a found poem as a way to get them started. This activity is great for any novel. Students love it! Found poems can make great displays as well.

Want to engage even your most reluctant writers in poetry? Try a found poem as a way to get them started. This activity is great for any novel. Students love it! Found poems can make great displays as well.

Free resources and activities for middle school and high school English teachers. Literature, writing, grammar, poetry, and more!

Free resources and activities for middle school and high school English teachers. Literature, writing, grammar, poetry, and more!

Although this activity is one lesson in my The Crucible (Arthur Miller) Unit Plan, here is a version of it that is more generic so teachers can use it with any literature where mob mentality plays an active role.This lesson will engage Middle and High School students while they strengthen their critical thinking skills as well as their writing and speaking skills.$

Although this activity is one lesson in my The Crucible (Arthur Miller) Unit Plan, here is a version of it that is more generic so teachers can use it with any literature where mob mentality plays an active role.This lesson will engage Middle and High School students while they strengthen their critical thinking skills as well as their writing and speaking skills.$

Get students thinking deeply about their reading! A huge collection of response pages designed in an engaging notebook format. Use individually or create customized reader’s notebook packets. Use with virtually any piece of literature. Differentiated at three levels. Common Core aligned. Perfect for guided reading, book clubs, and practicing key reading skills. (Gr 2-5) $

Get students thinking deeply about their reading! A huge collection of response pages designed in an engaging notebook format. Use individually or create customized reader’s notebook packets. Use with virtually any piece of literature. Differentiated at three levels. Common Core aligned. Perfect for guided reading, book clubs, and practicing key reading skills. (Gr 2-5) $

I jumped on the “close reading” bandwagon pretty early on, so I’ve had a lot of time to try it and reflect back on my complete and utter failures using it. And there have been failures, trust me. In my first lesson using it, I had a student underline every single word on the page …

I jumped on the "close reading" bandwagon pretty early on, so I've had a lot of time to try it and reflect back on my complete and utter failures using it. And there have been failures, trust me.

Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.

Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.