Category Archives: Educational Resources

Levels of Questions Reading Strategy (FREE)

Levels of Questions (Open via TPT)

demoLevelsofQuestionsLoQs3846282 (1).png***This works with any text. It’s a strategy I learned while in PD at Empire High School. I’ve been using it for years, and it engages students while keeping them accountable during the reading of a text. I’ve used this strategy when teaching 9th, 10th, and 12th grade.

 

****Levels of Questions (LOQs) is a reading and critical thinking strategy to drive discussions with student-based personal question/answer. The strategy Levels of Questions is structured around Questions for Critical Thinking via Bloom’s Taxonomy. Continue reading

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Advanced Composition Lesson Plans (Year) + Free Preview

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Free Preview – 1 Week of Lessons

***This bundle includes 36+ Weeks of Lesson Plans for an Advanced Composition course for 12th Grade.

*** The course can be taught for students that come to class on Tues/Thurs or Monday through Friday – email for any clarification.

Description: course content focuses on the writing process (planning, drafting, and revising). Students will focus on different writing genres and organizational structures: expository, persuasive, narrative, descriptive, comparison-contrast, exemplification, process analysis, classification, cause and effect, and definition. Advanced grammar Continue reading

Elements of Hip Hop Unit (Literature+)

Unit Description: This unit will introduce students to various elements of Hip-Hop culture that include but is not limited to the following: art, fashion, emceeing, music appreciation, and politics. Enrichment will take place through various forms of discussion that will be facilitated via informational text, literature, poetry, music videos, video documentaries, etc.

Students will infuse social elements of Hip Hop that will give them a chance to work on mastery level academic skills that include but are not limited to listening + speaking, critical thinking, critical reading, and critical writing. I think it’d be an interesting concept to infuse Hip Hop music in with the following critical thinking activities:  Socratic SeminarsLevels of Questions, OPTIC Strategy, ECQs based on musical themes, and 5, 4, 3, 2 + 1 Discussion. 

FREE Teaching Resources

Screen Shot 2018-06-09 at 5.51.41 PMAfter about three years, I’ve decided to reactivate the blog. The blog will be used for several of the following purposes: offering educational resources, posting about miscellaneous educational topics, and I’m not quite sure what else. I figured I would start off by sharing a few free resources. Who doesn’t like free? 

There are 9 free teaching resources, below, that I’d like to share with others. The only request that I will make is that if you find them useful, share them with others. You’re able to directly go to each individual resource, below, by clicking on the title, or you may view all of them on my TPT Store. I also have over 30 resources for sale… Enjoy!

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