January 28th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Jazz & Similes: Language Meets Music by Teaching Channel

Elementary School Resource Jazz & Similes: Language Meets Music The objective of the lesson in this video is for students to understand and use similes to express ideas in writing. Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.4.1.c, SL.4.1.d, SL.4.1.e and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response […]

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December 25th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Using Kidspiration in the Classroom

Middle School Resource Using Kidspiration in the Classroom KidspirationĀ® is designed specifically to match the learning needs and abilities of K-5 students. With Kidspiration, young learners use graphic organizers to improve learning and thinking skills across the curriculum in reading and writing, science, social studies and math. Related NY State Academic Standards: W.3.6, W.4.6, W.5.6 […]

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November 28th, 2018

High School Resource: Writing Whimsical Dialogues

High School Resource Writing Whimsical Dialogues Students will write dialogues in the subject areas and demonstrate knowledge in various subject areas in relation to a specific topic. Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.2.1.B, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.MI.6.A and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher […]

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November 27th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Persuasive Writing

Middle School Resource Persuasive Writing This lesson will incorporate one of the many different writing tasks emphasized in the fifth grade ELA curriculum. It is important that students are able to express their opinions/point of view in an appropriate format. The students had to choose whether the town council should build a mall or a […]

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August 30th, 2017

High School Resource: Guided Journal

High School Resource Guided Journal In this unit, students, posing as fictional adults, write a journal. They complete a journal entry every week during the school year, after completing the Dossier handout that defines the qualities of the journal character (e.g., age, nationality, employer, education, etc.). Journal entries are a minimum of two pages, and […]

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June 19th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Dinosaur Poetry

Elementary School Resource Dinosaur Poetry This teacher resource gives you ideas on how to help your students with writing a funny dinosaur poem. Can be used as a writing activity when studying dinosaurs. This Resource is appropriate for grade level(s) 2. Related NY State Academic Standards: ELA2.E.SW2C, ELA2.E.SW2C.02.02 Be sure to check out our Educational […]

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June 14th, 2017

High School Resource: Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way by ECSDM

High School Resource Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way by ECSDM All students have great creative short stories implanted in their minds, however, many of them lack the confidence to write the story down. Here is a fun approach to engage students in the creative writing of original short stories that involves the entire class […]

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June 13th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Write a concluding paragraph by LearnZillion

Middle School Resource Write a concluding paragraph by LearnZillion In this lesson, you will learn how to write a concluding paragraph by restating your claim and reasons and ending with an action point. Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.1.e Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, […]

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June 12th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Write a strong opening by LearnZillion

Elementary School Resource Write a strong opening by LearnZillion In this lesson you will learn how to pull in the reader by writing a strong opening and thesis. Related NY State Academic Standards: W.5.1.a Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and […]

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October 31st, 2016

Elementary Resource: Autumn Writing by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Elementary School Resource Autumn Writing In this lesson, students will review and brainstorm the signs of autumn through a PowerPoint presentation with embedded video clips. After brainstorming ideas as a group, the students will use Kidspiration to develop a graphic organizer and follow the writing process to write three paragraphs on the seasonal changes that […]

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