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If you need a timeline and map for Middle Earth,

February 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

When I first saw this, Sheldon, Leonard, and the rest of the Big Bang crew came to mind!  For those Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans, The Timeline of Middle Earth is for you. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Lord of the Flies (and real fighting flies)

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

If your students read Lord of the Flies, you might want to explore this lesson from the NY Times Learning Network which pairs the novel witan informational text on a fight club for flies.  Please click here for the link.

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Argument, Persuasion, Propaganda

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

  Secondary students analyze World War II posters to explore how argument, persuasion & propaganda differ: http://t.co/YUFOzkEFTm — ReadWriteThink.org (@RWTnow) January 18, 2015 The above tweet from ReadWriteThink will help your high school students determine the difference between argument, persuasion, and propaganda.

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A is for …(alliteration in MS)

January 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

Interesting ELA lesson from ReadWriteThink (from Twitter) Introduce the term alliteration as middle-level students create headline poems with this ReadWriteThink lesson: http://t.co/u5sDfubGSt — ReadWriteThink.org (@RWTnow) January 11, 2015

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