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Your Best/Worst of Anything

Writing to Engage and Entertain

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

Where is the best place to go on vacation? The worst? What are ways that your students could answer these questions descriptively? In this engaging lesson, students will practice descriptive writing skills by creating uniquely individual "Best/Worst of" lists in e-book format. Read more »

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Your Best/Worst of Anything

Writing to Engage and Entertain

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • Composition, Creative Writing

Tag Related

  • Informative Writing

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 6.4.W.2, 6.7.R.2, 6.7.W.1, 6.7.W.2
More 190 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)

In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of meaningful Bell Ringers through the modeling of interdisciplinary instructional strategies. Participants are asked to a) address superficial uses of Bell Ringers and more meaningful uses of Bell Ringers, b) actively engage in authentic... Read more »

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Time Frame 2-3 hours

Participants will use provided data to construct a viable argument using mathematical reasoning. Participants will also explore ways to incorporate math strategies in other content areas to support math achievement. Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Collaborate, Cross-Curricular, Reflection
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Venn Diagram is an App/Web 2.0 by ReadWriteThink that provides an easy and quick way to create a digital Venn Diagram. Read more »

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Timetoast is a web-based tool that allows you to create interactive digital timelines. An account is required, but signing up is free. Read more »

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Storyboard That is an online storyboard creator with an easy-to-use drag and drop interface. It provides background scenes, characters, text bubbles and other resources needed to create an appealing visual sequence. There is a free and a paid version of this tool. Read more »

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DebateGraph is a robust concept mapping tool with a focus on breaking down complex issues into smaller components. It is designed for individuals to engage in open reasoning and collaborative learning. This is a free tool, but an account is required. Read more »

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A web 2.0 tool that allows users to upload and add interactive tags to a picture. The tags can pop up text, images, videos, and music. Read more »

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Storybird provides curated artwork to inspire creative writing. Students and teachers alike can create comic books, picture books, chapter books, poems, and short stories. A paid membership is required, but discounts for educators are available. Storybird is available as a web-based tool, an iOS app,... Read more »

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Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Read more »

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