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Teaching Point of View - Teaching with a Mountain View
I absolutely love teaching point of view! We have been busy working on point of view, and most specifically, on how an author’s point of view impacts how a story is written or told. I loved some of the activities we did, and I’m excited to share them with you! We started the unit by ... Read more
First Day of School Stations - Back to School Activities - Print & Digital
Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.
Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence
“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.
REVISION LEARNING STATIONS - Learning in Room 213
High School and Middle School English: focus on the process and use revision stations to do so. Read about how I use them in my classroom.
Commas - Escape Room - Middle School English
This Comma Escape room is great for beginning of the year review and pre-assessment. It is also great for the end of the year review before and after state tests. Students will need to access a google form, so ANY technology that allows them to access and complete a google form will work! There ar...
That’s Plagiarism?: Teaching Paraphrase Skills to Pre-university Students
Learning how to paraphrase another’s words is difficult for any writer, even more so for nonnative speakers who come from countries that don’t have any concept of plagiarism. Man
The Literary Maven: Introducing Text Annotation Using the Gradual Release Process
Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.
Teaching Literary Analysis
Guide students through the five steps of understanding and writing literary analysis: choosing and focusing a topic, gathering, presenting and analyzing textual evidence, and concluding.
Literal Vs. Inferential Thinking - Teaching with a Mountain View
Last week, we focused on inference and cause and effect. My kids did well with it, but I wanted to make sure my kids understood the difference between literal and inferential questions and observations. So this week, we focused on literal vs. inferential. You can see the definitions my kids came up with in the ... Read more
What Awaits Every Cheater in the Plagiarism Hell? #infographic
Have you ever thought of plagiarists as sinners suffering hard from their copy-paste misdeeds? Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Unplag team created a visualized version of… that very… plagiarism hell having nine different circles for the lost souls. Sounds terrifying? Yes, it’s really so. The souls travel from circle to circle to the deepest reaches of hell depending on the type of plagiarism crime they committed. It’s no wonder that each circle can be too overcrowded, just…
In-text Citations for Middle School Students
Students will learn in this tutorial when and how to use an in-text citation. They'll also practice putting some together. Robin Hood may be involved.