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New Year, No Prep

I am just here for a quick announcement while I am on a self-imposed social media break because I needed to tell you- It’s almost time to head back to school for the new year. In a show of solidarity, I am offering huge discounts on my NO PREP bundle units that span from several […]

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New Lesson: Step-by-Step Analysis

New Product Alert! I just created a step-by-step lesson on analyzing. My students have been struggling with analysis- often stating facts or not supporting their claims. I realized no one had taught them explicitly how to do this task! Analysis is needed in all walks of life and can be applied to any lesson (almost, […]

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NO PREP Holiday Lessons

I just posted 2 brand new NO PREP lessons for right before holiday break. They make great one off minilessons to reinforce concepts and skills. The first product is a Literary Analysis on 3 different short stories. The first story, students are walked through how to do a literary analysis and what to focus on. […]

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October Slump Sale

It’s the end of October and we’re all feeling a bit drained. Understatement of the year, right?! I’m throwing a sale to help us through! I have plenty of NO PREP plans and bundles to help you get the most bang for your buck. EVERYTHING in my store will be 20% off 10/21-10/23. Stock up […]

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Polaroid Poetry

Polaroid Poetry is a cooperative digital activity that students LOVE. Students take nature or pet (any non-human) photographs and send them to you to approve and add to the Jamboard or Powerpoint or Google Slide Polaroid templates. You then share the Jamboard or Powerpoint or Google Slide as a class and assign students to write […]

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Writing IN high school

So originally, this blog was all about bringing writing and grammar back into high school English classes. As high school teachers, we tend to have enough standards to focus on without worrying about basic grammar lessons such as sentence diagraming. Yet, we get frustrated when students continuously do not know how to write in an […]

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Who do you think about?

Stay with me here as I set this post up. There’s a teachable moment in here, I promise. I have this tendency to allow nostalgia to completely overwhelm me and it gets me in trouble. It’s as if I create drama where there once was none. This curiosity of what happened to people from my […]

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