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For those of us who juggle family, children, cooking, cleaning, teaching, AND grading endless themes and essay tests!


Theme--Why don't they get it???

This is my first year teaching middle school (7th grade), and we're focusing on theme. Three weeks we've been on theme. I've explained the definition up, down, inside, and...

Started by Kim on 09/16/2009 in English Teachers

Last update on 07/11/2013 by Jacqueline


Beginning of the Year Ideas

Does anyone have any creative beginning of the year activities? Also, how about any ideas for bulletin boards? - I feel like I use the same ones over and over.

Started by Cassie on 08/05/2009 in English Teachers

Last update on 09/09/2009 by Jane


high school writing folders

My Virginia school system asks that we keep formal and informal writing samples from all of our high school students. I get that. What I do not understand is the rubric by...

Started by Jane on 08/12/2009 in English Teachers

Last update on 08/28/2009 by Jane


Best book read this summer?

Okay, gang, feel free to start topics of your own!!! And, since summer isn't over yet...(I will hold on to the very last second!!!)...I know the answer to this one may change,...

Started by Rene' on 07/19/2009 in English Teachers

Last update on 07/29/2009 by Mindy