Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

March Teacher Talk

St. Patrick’s day and so many teacher tried and true ideas are here for you this March. Best yet, spring is next week and the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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  Zen Classroom

  By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning


Some ideas for bringing peace and calm to your classroom, using practices found in yoga.


                                                                           A Disciplined Child is a Happy Child                                                                               

  By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern                                                                  

 I can’t express enough that one of the worst things a teacher can do is to prejudge a class or a student before they even enter the room. Let’s face it, some kids get along better with some teachers than they do with others, so it’s better to listen but with a grain of salt and                                                                                           make your own judgment.                                                                                                         


Make Math FUN this St. Patrick’s Day

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time of year and can break up break up the monotony of the winter months and make way for some fun! I think you will enjoy this limited release of engaging activities for students to use while still sticking with my curriculum. I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.

Harnessing the Wind

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Exploring NGSS physical science with some engineering! A true inspirational story motivate students to apply the engineering process to real life.

Illuminated Angles: Using Medieval History to Classify Angles

 Math doesn’t have to make you or your students cry. This explores one way to make measuring and classifying angles fun while “getting your history and literacy on.” Guaranteed teacher smiles AND student engagement.


Ethos, Pathos, Logos- The Three Pillars of Persuasion

Begin your argument unit by teaching the three pillars of persuasion- Ethos, Pathos, and Logos!

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-Real life examples in media to analyze!

-Lesson- 36 slides of info, definitions, notes, and examples that connect to media advertising, social media, marketing tools, and human behavior. Each pillar of persuasion also provides a how-to slide for students to apply this tool to their writing!

-Student led in-depth exploration with video examples and explanations that are engaging and unique.

-Application activity that gets students moving and collaborating.

-Bell Ringer practice to reinforce skills each day and engage students in learning!

-Beautiful classroom anchor chart poster

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CCSS Aligned!

Suggested Unit Outline:
1. This Ethos, Pathos, Logos lesson
2. Logical fallacies
3. Analyzing arguments lesson
4. Student written/crafted argument!

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Other Analyzing Rhetoric Lessons to Consider:
Analyzing Arguments with Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Logical Fallacies made Easy!
Rhetoric- Ethos/Pathos/Logos Bell Ringer Activities!
Rhetorical Analysis-Analyzing an Author’s Argument

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Analyze an Author’s Argument with Atticus Finch’s Closing Arguments

Adaptable Short Story Chart (adaptable to all works of fiction)



Adaptable Short Story Chart (adaptable to all works of fiction)


Adaptable Short Story Chart

This short story chart is perfectly adapted to all fiction (short stories, novels, plays….)

The document includes an explanation page as well as pages for students to complete.

It is excellent way to have students identify the different parts of plot.

It includes the following elements:
-Plot (initial situation, climax…)
-Memorable quotes

It’s teaching made easy!

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by Michelle Oakes

1st – 2nd Grade



This cute little rabbit writing craft gives your students a chance to use their imagination and write a “How to” about getting him out of his rabbit hole.

Need other rabbit ideas? Check out my Nonfiction Rabbits Mini-Unit






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