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Rope Game Lesson Opener - Play Both Sides of Any Topic

Students love this rope game with opposing views on lesson topics. They will: ~ open lessons by engaging opposite views ~ add researched opposing...

Debates

"Is It Wrong to Photoshop Celebrities?" - A Free Sample Debate, Lesson Plan, and Scavenger Hunt Activity from #ScopeMagazine! - Students hunt through two engaging texts with opposing points of view to find the central claims, supporting evidence, counterarguments, and rebuttals in each. Which author makes the best argument? Your students decide!

Writing Competition – Great Feedback w/NO GRADING for You! "Make It Write" Theme

Facing soul-crushing stacks of essays to grade? Take a break after your next novel unit with this week-long writing contest lesson plan. The best part? NO GRADING FOR YOU! This cool, urban-pop designed lesson package will inspire your students to dig deep into the writing process and give them tons of feedback on their work. And, did I mention, NO grading for you? Check it out!

Argumentative writing common core grades 6-10

Argument Writing: This argumentative writing unit is comprehensive and easy to use! It includes a step-by-step approach to help your students writ...

Gallery

PARAGRAPH WRITING PowerPoint~ Fun, animated, slide presentation! This step-by-step approach helps students see how easy it can be to decode prompts, use prewriting activities to generate ideas, create a draft with organized ideas and supporting details, revise writing for clarity and fluency, edit writing for accuracy, and publish writing that is attractive and easy-to-read. This “nuts and bolts” approach takes the mystery out of writing!