Category: Teaching Writing

Tiered Essays – Giving students choice and challenge in the writing process.

I was sitting at my desk, thinking about the upcoming essay and feeling very uninspired by the prompts I was considering giving my kids. I wanted to give them more freedom and creativity that still allowed them to focus on a few key skills.… Continue Reading “Tiered Essays – Giving students choice and challenge in the writing process.”

3 Ways to Teach Theme to Secondary Students

Theme is one of the concepts that is taught often, but students seem to lose rather quickly. It is a difficult concept to grasp and one that requires lots of critical and abstract thinking. But there are ways to lighten this conceptual load and… Continue Reading “3 Ways to Teach Theme to Secondary Students”

Musical Revisions: Get your students moving and improving their writing in just ten minutes.

Get your students moving and improving their writing in just five minutes with Musical Revisions.

Using an Escape Room to Teach Plagiarism

Over the past few years, I have seen a major interest in Escape Rooms, especially their use in classrooms. I have always been intrigued by them, but I didn’t feel confident implementing one in my own classroom, until now.  I wanted to find a… Continue Reading “Using an Escape Room to Teach Plagiarism”

Email Etiquette! 3 Things to Remember While Planning

One of the most important things we can do in this technological age is review Email Etiquette with our students. Even if the students have practiced Email Etiquette before, reviewing this material helps reinforce good habits and gives them opportunities to practice good communication.… Continue Reading “Email Etiquette! 3 Things to Remember While Planning”