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JUST FOR ENGLISH

After my freshmen wrote a creative mystery they could go here to add background sound effects to enhance the overall tone/mood of the story.

(submitted by Kinsi King)

https://booktrackclassroom.com/content/intro


Purdue OWL: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Excellent resource for all student writing and citation needs. Contains guides to APA and MLA formats, as well as general academic/professional writing.


UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

This is another resource for student writing and citation needs, containing an array of handouts that guide students through all stages of research and the writing process.


ReadWriteThink: readwritethink.org

Excellent resource for English/Language Arts teachers or in fact anyone who teaches writing. Among the best resources I’ve found are the graphic organizers, including interactive essay and argument maps that allow students to organize and then save their written work.

The Essay Map can be found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/essay-30063.html

The Persuasion Map can be found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/persuasion-30034.html

There are many other organizers on this site as well, and full lesson plans for literature and writing (all grade levels).


“Black Space: Improving Writing By Increasing Lexical Density”:

http://www.learningspy.co.uk/writing/black-space-increasing-lexical-density/

Tired of students thinking that “more” invariably equals “better” when writing essays? This article outlines a technique that enables students to cut out “wordfat” in their writing, resulting in tighter, more streamlined and less “bloated” written work.

JUST FOR FINE ARTS

JUST FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

JUST FOR MATH

JUST FOR SCIENCE

JUST FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

JUST FOR ESL & EC

GAMES FOR EVERYONE

Kahoot

STRATEGIES FOR EVERYONE

1. Use Google Forms for exit tickets and accountability reflections (submitted by Merrilynne Henderson)



Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/

Site contains a bank of resources, many of them free graphic organizers or informational materials that teachers can use in the classroom.


Visible Thinking (Harvard’s Project Zero): http://www.visiblethinkingpz.org/VisibleThinking_html_files/01_VisibleThinkingInAction/01a_VTInAction.html

Click on “Thinking Routines” and you’ll get a drop-down bar on the left side of the screen listing “Core Routines,” “Understanding Routines,” “Fairness Routines,” etc. Many of these routines can be used as bellwork, lesson transitions, or exit tickets.


Facing History and Ourselves:

https://www.facinghistory.org/for-educators/educator-resources/teaching-strategies

Contrary to its name, this website contains another bank of “routines” much like the ones above, some of which can be used as bellwork, transitions, and exit tickets, and others which provide the framework for an entire lesson.


LearnNC: Alternative Discussion Formats: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/altdiscuss/?ref=search

For teachers who often hold class discussions but would like to “spice up” the format, this article features a number of possibilities, such as talk shows, PR campaigns, or museum exhibits.


Schmoop: Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/shmoopdotcom

Schmoop produces humorous video guides to various topics across a number of different academic subjects.


TedEd: http://ed.ted.com/


Very similar to Schmoop, except that these lessons are more “meaty” and intellectual. They are mostly animated and cover all subject areas (and are significantly shorter than regular TED talks--4 to 5 min instead of 20 min).

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