The Best Anchor Chart Paper Ever & A Giveaway!
If you've read Teaching With a Mountain View for any amount of time, it's likely that you know how much I ADORE anchor charts for the classr...
POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM: 10 FUN ACTIVITIES
Looking for fun activities to explore the art of poetry and use it to support language learning? Try these simple and fun activities. Is your favourite activity missing from this list? * * * If you are thinking about using poetry in the classroom or looking for some fresh ideas, check out these resources: Using…
New Year, New Goals, New Teaching Activity!
Teaching blog with a focus on Middle / High school students covering ELA, Science and Social Studies.
Digital Writing Prompts with Google Slides
Digital and remote learning is a reality. If you are using Google Slides for your remote learning leads, this is a great activity for daily writing. There are prompts for each day--Mindful Monday----Top 10 Tuesday----Which one Wednesday----Throwback Thursday----Fantasy Friday--The Google slide link ...
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences!
Writing Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences (This FREEBIE will help the kids with writing these sentences!!!)
Writing Notebook: Finishing up "Write Ideas" and first Invitation: AAAWWUBBIS!
Happy Monday!! Today I am continuing on with the Writer's Notebook! Last time I left off, students had just finished their "100 Things I Love". After that, students completed their writing territories, which I got from Nancie Atwell's book Lessons That Change Writers. We spent the first day discussing writing territories out loud, going through the list in detail, so that students had ideas of what to write about. I told them to think of it like the caption for a picture. One to two…
How to Create an eBook with Google Slides | Shake Up Learning
Google Slides Did you know that Google Slides can be used for much more than just presentations? Google Slides is one of the most flexible learning tools in the G Suite. In fact, I used Google Slides to create my eBook: The Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students! That’s right! Google Slides madeContinue Reading
Say Mean Matter Writing Strategy
The say mean matter strategy has been a game-changer in strengthening my students' abilities to perform analysis in writing. Before using this technique, my students often only performed surface level analysis of a topic, and I struggled to get them to think deeply without leading them to the answer...
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...
Comma Rules Interactive Notebook Flipbook
Do your students know when and when NOT to use commas? Use this comma rules foldable with sports-themed mentor sentences to review comma usage with middle and high school ELA classes. These punctuation "rules" are based on style guidelines from MLA 8 and Strunk and White's The Essentials of Style.Pr...
Text Structure Sort : 50 Card Sorting Activity
Teaching informational text structure? Add some fun with this 50 card sorting game. A great activity to keep kids engaged and practicing types of text structure, including chronological, sequence, cause/effect, compare/contrast, description, and problem/s
Power Lesson: "This I Believe" Essays | Cult of Pedagogy
This assignment builds bonds between students and prompts them to be more intentional with the language they use, both in word choice and rhetorical strategies.