Check out my English I and II STAAR EOC testing pep materials for the extended constructive response. Newly updated! It has student handouts, models, graphic organizers, teacher instructions, etc.
See the unit I created for the hero’s journey for 9th grade unit. It includes mythology and texts like The Odyssey. See my whole unit plan for free.
See how I reduce my grading load by using technology and planning ahead.
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This graphic organizer will help you teach your students how to answer short answer questions for the STAAR EOC tests. It’s also good for short answer responses in the classroom. It features detailed instructions on ways to use this in the classroom including gallery walks.
Have students write a creative short story using the hero’s journey! This is perfect to include in a unit over the hero’s journey. Over 10 pages including instructions, outline, editable rubric, how to write dialogue guides, handouts over the stages of the hero’s journey, and more!
Tired of the usual book reports? Try having students create a book trailer! The purpose of the video is to show off their book analysis and to persuade their peers to read the book. This product includes instructions, resource page, a reflection writing assignment, story board pages, book proposal form, etc.
I have updated my ACE Short Constructive Response graphic organizer to meet the new STAAR English EOC Short Constructive Response part of the test. Writing a short constructive response is tricky because the STAAR character limit is 475. My example is 469 characters. I had a difficult time cutting it down to fit that character…
My school has been recently renovated and added on to. They don’t want us hanging anything on the new walls. We are only allowed to hand posters on the one self healing wall in the room. It’s not enough space to display all of our anchor charts, reminders, and behavior management posters. I have 3…
This year another introduced me to Canva and I love it! Educators get free premium features. Check it out here: https://www.canva.com/education/ I used it to create some posters. My district has a printing center where we can print and laminate posters. I used that to print my Canva designs. Making them was incredibly easy! I’ll…
After a 3-week or 6-week progress report: I have the failing students fill out a Google form that get’s them thinking about why they failed and how they can succeed. The Google form includes their name and period. It also includes the following questions: Next, asking about their intentions to pass gives me a clear…
I love teaching Greek mythology! I incorporate a variety of texts across different genres in this unit including fiction, drama, informational texts, YouTube video and movie clips, poetry, and comic books. Introducing the Hero’s Journey We start with the hero’s journey plot pattern archetype. I like to introduce it with this TedTalk. CommonLit.org also has…
It’s easy to turn a worksheet into an editable Google Slide. You can watch this video I made or just read these step by step instructions. Link to my video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/–FTy0o2H14 First you need to export your PDF to an image file. I prefer to save it as a PNG file. There are…
I have taught both English I and English II in Texas. Both grades have an English STAAR EOC test that includes a writing portion. On the English I test students have to write an expository essay. On the English II test they have to write a persuasive essay. I’ve put together the strategies and models…
A syllabus is an important document. It introduces your students to your class, your policies, and your expectations. I give students a copy of it. They also get a home contact sheet where I collect their parent/guardians information and have both them and the student sign a statement on it that they received the syllabus…
First year secondary teachers, congratulations on your first teaching job! There is a lot to do to prepare for the year beyond curriculum stuff. You need to think about the following: Will you accept late work? If yes, under what conditions? How will you make sure students receive and turn in makeup work? How will…
Yes, as long as it’s on a closed LMS like Google Classroom or Canvas, and not posted to the public.
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