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INSTRUCTION - This would be great to read aloud and then post as an anchor chart in a late primary or junior classroom (maybe modify the vocabulary to avoid frustration). Make sure to really exaggerate the monotonous nature of using the same sentence length over and over, and the flow and excitement of varying the lengths! A great way for students to really understand how prosody relates to writing convention.

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One of my favorite writing examples. Every writer has their own tone. Read aloud to hear your rhythm. //This Sentence Has Five Words: A Lesson from Gary Provost on Varying Sentence Length//Writing tips//Advice//Editing//Style//

I had a lot of fun doing redaction poems with my 11th graders. They picked a…

Found Poetry .The artist has a couple of really beautiful examples on her deviant art page. This sounds really interesting. found poetry--GREAT use of all our discarded books for middle/high school English project

Obscure color words

List of obscure colour words and their definitions. How fun would this list be for a writing assignment? Change up your writing!

I love that I can read this in my brain perfectly in one go but I still flub through casual conversation all day every day

I read this out loud and it made me giggle with how stupid English is! English pronunciation- "If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than of the native English speakers in the world.

English odd facts.. Figured out the lack of future tense a few years ago and it's become frustrating! Great infographic!

English Is Weird Infographic -- Did you know that English is the first language of between 300 and 400 million people. However, only about of the total population of the world speaks English as a native language?

Although this can be useful for writers, it can easily be applied to people who use these words in their familiar game of "The Con".  My dad used them, so I recognize bullshit when I see it.

(Vocab) 100 Words that Sound Smart for a smart character. Plan: find out what half these words mean than use them.

When teaching your students to vary their sentence beginnings, use this list of 8 different ways to begin sentences. Give students a copy to keep in their Writing folders for reference!   Writer's Workshop, Sentence Fluency, Sentence Beginnings, Six Traits, 6 Traits

list of 8 different ways to begin sentences. Give students a copy to keep in their Writing folders for reference! Writer's Workshop, Sentence Fluency, Sentence Beginnings, Six Traits, 6 Traits

BRITTANY KAYE HENDRIX... OMGosh, if you're going to be a History Teacher PLEASE use this.

Understanding the government with gummy bears…

Funny pictures about Understanding Government Systems With Gummy Bears. Oh, and cool pics about Understanding Government Systems With Gummy Bears. Also, Understanding Government Systems With Gummy Bears photos.

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Transition Words: Break this up into separate lessons and let students practice making sentences before expecting them to use in their writing.

Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion. 21st century skills.

Seminar Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion.

Strategies for Writing a Story Beginning ~ Free lesson activities for teaching students to write a hook for their narratives.

Teaching Students to Write a Narrative ~ The Hook

Strategies for Writing a Story Beginning ~ Free lesson activities for teaching students to write a hook for their narratives. Five story hooks for the same story that illustrate five different methods for beginning the story. Read each one and discuss.

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