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Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

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14 Must-Read Works Of Chicano Literature

14 Must-Read Works Of Chicano Literature Unputdownable books that speak to Chicano politics, identity, and culture.


Character Traits: A Lesson for Upper Elementary Students

Character Traits Anchor Chart... plus a FREE character traits printable activity…


Getting Your Students to Think and Respond with Depth and Complexity.

Getting your students to think and respond with depth and complexity. Critical thinking at it's best! Free critical thinking book marks included!!!

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Classroom Escape Room (Review Game)

Freebie! Great for the holidays Classroom Escape Room (Review Game)

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15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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Guys, Can We Talk About Albus Potter And Scorpius Malfoy For A Second?

#SPOILERS Guys, Can We Talk About Albus Potter And Scorpius Malfoy?