Lesson Ideas

Beginning the Year

Wright Family Vacation Icebreaker/Listening Activity
“Laying Down the Law” then eliciting student expectations
Clocked Connections (Easily get students into changing pairs all year)
Stop Start Continue (Great writing assignment to start off, especially for 9th graders)

Language & Grammar

Grammar Bytes (Grammar Lessons in PowerPoint, Interactive Exercises, and Printable handouts)
Reviewing Parts of Speech with Carroll’s “Jabberwocky”
Actively Teaching Active Voice
And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Mini-Lesson (Proofreading Lesson)
Avoiding Sexist Language Using Gender Fair Pronouns

Literary Analysis

Zodiac Characters, Dialog, and Inference (with Romeo & Juliet)

Writing

Speed Up The Q & A

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