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Connectives/Conjunctions
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Connectives/Conjunctions

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This source can be used to introduce a set of grammar work or as a whole lesson. It focusses on each of the following: -What are connectives? (+examples) -What punctuation works with them (+examples) -Where can conjunctions be placed in a sentence (+examples) -A brief recap of what was learned in the lesson
The Help  study guide (Pre-viewing/reading activities)
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The Help study guide (Pre-viewing/reading activities)

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This engaging resource can be used either with the film or the novel by Kathryn Stockett. The questions are focused on helping illicit ideas and prepare students for the actual watching/reading portion of their study. Like most of my other resources there is material for discussion and debate or even just individual critical thinking. The resource addresses: slavery,Jim Crow,segregation,civil rights, women’s rights and the wealth gap. There are also some key dates that teachers can build knowledge on as background information and context. Students can explore the time period of the 60s and the pros and cons of living in that time period. Teachers can also use the tasks to discuss Jim Crow and the impact the laws had on community as a whole.
Critical Thinking Task:  Refugees-Allow or Refuse Entrance?
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Critical Thinking Task: Refugees-Allow or Refuse Entrance?

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The task focuses on the long-debated question- whether refugees deserve to seek refuge in safer countries or whether they should not be allowed entry to first world countries.The lesson includes 2 clip sets that can be shown in class, a series of questions allowing for critical thinking and a short-essay section in which students argue for or against this topic.
Propaganda: A critical study (Part 1)
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Propaganda: A critical study (Part 1)

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Purpose: This first part explores Edward Filene’s seven criteria for identifying propaganda. The slides define propaganda and it’s origin/popularity,and also include common elements of propaganda. This resource is aimed at students in the following subjects: Social Sciences (Historical Sciences) Literary study and analysis Critical Thinking
Learning  How To Summarize
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Learning How To Summarize

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This PPT. describes what summarizing skills are, and how to identify key points of information from any type of text. It covers the 7 ‘WH-’ question words used to discern important information in paragraph questions: Who/whom Whose Which What Why When Where It also includes three practice paragraphs for students to practice their summarizing skills.
Blank lesson plan (weekly)
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Blank lesson plan (weekly)

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This template is useful for planing daily or weekly lessons. It has place for you to write your class goals and objectives, themes; and also a self-evaluation section for teachers.
Character Analysis of the Novel : 'The Help'
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Character Analysis of the Novel : 'The Help'

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This resource explains each of the characters from the 2009 novel: 'The Help'. It explains the context and background of each character as well as the historical background of the time, such as: the Jim Crow laws and segregation.
Improving Your Writing: Figures of Speech
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Improving Your Writing: Figures of Speech

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This resource focuses mainly on the use and function of the following figures of speech used in Literature: Antithesis (Opposites) Similes and Metaphors (comparisons) Hyperbole (Exaggerations) Euphemism (Understatements) Personification (personal qualities given inanimate objects)
Improving Your Writing: Figures of Speech
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Improving Your Writing: Figures of Speech

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This resource focuses mainly on the use and function of the following figures of speech used in Literature: Antithesis (Opposites) Similes and Metaphors (comparisons) Hyperbole (Exaggerations) Euphemism (Understatements) Personification (personal qualities given inanimate objects)
The San-Bernardino Massacre: Why Was this Such an Unusual Shooting?
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The San-Bernardino Massacre: Why Was this Such an Unusual Shooting?

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This resource can be used as a single unit of work or as a point of reference for discussions and assessments. It tackles issues on gun laws in North America and the right to bear arms. It also has an in-depth section dealing with the unusual aspects of the events-what made this shooting so different from most others? Lastly, the resource covers the similarities of the event and why it has some likeness to other massacres of the decade.
Easy Grammar! Active and Passive Voice Presentation.
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Easy Grammar! Active and Passive Voice Presentation.

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This resource can be used as a whole lesson or in conjunction with other worksheets and supplementary materials. The presentation explains the following: 1)The definition and difference between active and passive voice. 2)Practice examples and questions 3) 2 full exercises to test knowledge with attached answer key.
Diary of  a Wimpy Kid -Full novel study with quiz
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid -Full novel study with quiz

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This resource is for the first of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It has a full workbook and vocabulary list for each chapter of the novel. This bundle also has a student quiz for all of the vocabulary words and a PPT with answers to the workbook for in-class checking of homework.
Grammar made easy-Booklet of activities for Nouns
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Grammar made easy-Booklet of activities for Nouns

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This booklet has 8 activities on nouns that focus specifically on the following: 1)Singular and plural nouns. 2)Apostrophes and nouns of possession. 3)Spelling and correct suffixes. 4)Functional grammar for sentence writing. I have used this resource with my classes many times, and they loved the fact that there was a rubric for them to monitor their progress, as well as, a chance to select what they found difficulty with.