Archive for September 2017

12 Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing to Secondary Students

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It can be tough to think of ways to keep things interesting when teaching writing to high school students. Fortunately, there are so many great lesson plans out there to give you a starting point. We’ve compiled a list of 12 great lesson plans for teaching different writing techniques and styles to high school students.…

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13 Little-Known Grammar Rules

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The English language is complex, and it’s difficult for even native speakers to know all of the intricacies of its grammar rules. Here are a few of the more difficult grammar rules you can teach your students to help them master the purist’s version of the English language. 1. Who v whom Whom should be…

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5 Reasons Gamification Works in the Classroom

Reasons Gamification Works in the Classroom

Worldwide, we spend over 3 billion hours every week playing video games, and it’s estimated that by 2018, the global gamification market will reach $5.5 billion. Gamification is seen everywhere from the workplace to the gym – so it’s no surprise it’s also used a lot in the classroom. It also helps that the principles…

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Word Mania 2017 Boosts Students’ Literacy Skills!

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School students in Australia and New Zealand have spent the equivalent of 30 years practising their literacy skills during Word Mania 2017. Run by LiteracyPlanet for Years 1 to 9, the annual competition is based on a digital word building exercise that challenges students to create as many words as they can from a board…

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