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English/Language Arts Teachers, page 2
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The Folger Shakespeare Library
Lesson plans, primary sources, and Shakespeare for kids: a terrific resource!
Tips for writing successful grants and some organizations offering them.
KWL charts, Venn diagrams, Webs, and a variety of language arts organizers.
Hot Potatoes Homepage
Six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Available in both Mac and Windows versions. Read the licensing agreement carefully: it's free under certain circumstances (for which most teachers will qualify).
The Jigsaw Classroom
Everything you need to know to implement the jigsaw technique in your classroom.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
An outstanding Web resource for teachers!
Colorful and easy to navigate, this site offers links to a variety of resources for young children.
Language Arts Warm-ups for Every Day
Sometimes called "warm-ups," "do nows," or "bellwork," these exercises help a class focus on a task while the teacher takes attendance. This site offers 36 weeks' worth of activities.
Lesson Plan Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Suggestions from a professor of education.
You say you need a library? This site has almanacs, current events, public records, legal references, and many more, along with helpful articles and trivia of the day. If you can't find the right reference resource here, it's not online.
Definitions of literature circles and student roles, as well as other resources.