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Hyperbole

Here are some examples of hyperbole: My potatoes are swimming in gravy! It’s so cold that the polar bears are wearing jackets. I’ll be ready in a second. He is as old as the hills. He has a ton of...

Blaise Pascal

Writing Concisely

Concise writing involves focusing on one idea at a time and eliminating unnecessary words. Sometimes writing less is more. Here is a little exercise in writing concise sentences. Seventeenth century French mathematician, physicist, inventor and writer Blaise Pascal observed how...

2012-2013 Three Month Calendars

These 2012-2013 three-month calendars are in Word format. Each file represents three months and has space for notes. Aug/Sept/Oct 2012 Nov/Dec/Jan 2011-12 Feb/Mar/Apr 2013 May/June/July 2013 (.doc files) You may also like… 2011-12 Academic 3 Month Calendars 2014 Three-Month Calendars...

Short Story Overview

Plan a short story with the setting details, point of view, characterization, genre, and a graph of the plot. You may also like… Story Plot Graph Story Plot Terms Notes Mapping Your Story Predict and Review Form for Short Stories



Spring Word List Using Wordle

8 Ideas for Using Wordle in the Classroom

Wordle.net creates these colorful, attention grabbing graphics from word lists you supply. This wordle image was created from a list of springtime words, but there are many possibilities. Here are a few suggestions for using word clouds in the classroom....

Critical Reading Questions

Careful reading involves asking questions. Use this worksheet to answer the questions Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How as you read. You may also like… Interactive Bookmark for Critical Reading Prereading Questions SQ3R Reading Comprehension Form Aesop’s Fables Reading...

Vocabulary Organizer

Write the word, synonyms, antonyms and associations. In the associations box put pictures or concepts that help you remember the definition. You may also like… Vocabulary Word Definition Form Vocabulary Boxes Vocabulary Sketches Flashcard Template Vocabulary Memorization Cards