Making Curriculum Pop

This summer return to check post for interesting links, ideas, and video you may find useful as you

plan for the Fall.  Some will just be Fallfun, others intriguing, some even challenging to you and your students.  I'll add to it as I find new treasures. Enjoy!

Amazing Word Riddle -video - an interesting video clip for a DO IT NOW, bell class starter.
Once your students get the idea, try these two, then invite them to create their own.

restarted, restated, estate, state, sate, sat, at a

splatters, splatter, platter, latter, later, late, ate, at, a

Ever considered incorporating Socratic Seminars as learning experiences for your students.  To get you started, here's a link to the WAYSEEKER site, "Socratic Seminar Guidelines: A Practical Guide"

Teaching Text Structures - Kristi Orcutt's slide presentation on teaching Text Structures  makes for a efficient and informative introduction or review to this learning strategy.

Shakespeare in the Park
While you students may not recognize all the reference, it still would be fun to have them do comic strips of key quotations from the literature you study together.  Doesn't have to be a long, drawn out assignment.  Could be a prep before a test with teams of three or four incorporating selected quotations.  Here's a link to a comic maker program.


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