Reading BINGO game

Motivating kids to read is sometimes very difficult and getting them to get through a potentially LONG passage adds a special challenge. Finish reading an Article BINGO: We are doing a Juvenile Justice Unit in our ERWC curriculum and we spent the last two days reading this Greg Ousely article: Greg Ousley Is Sorry for…

ERWC Juvenile Justice: Court Cases

This is the set of slides I use as one of the beginning activities in the ERWC Juvenile Justice Unit. This comes after THIS activity where we go over the Definitions and talk about that. This set comes with a Quiz as well as NOTES about Juvy Hall vs Adult Prison. Sometimes I do this…

Duck, Duck, READ! Lottery Game

SSR can be torturous… is that just me? So I came up with this game to help and to give some random kids motivation to actually read and actually work… It’s the end of the year and man, we need all the motivation we can get! And everyone likes a game of chance, especially when…

ERWC Juvenile Justice: Fiction Short Story

This is an essay I often use at the beginning of our ERWC Juvenile Justice unit. I find it helps as we start reading about child criminals and start talking about it, if they start imagining what that would be like, how that would feel. So I assign them to write a story about a…

Brave New World Daily Quizzes

Are you reading Brave New World? We are. I read 1984 for many years and this year I got the other option of teaching Brave New World and thought we would try it. Very interesting book and an interesting companion to 1984–wish we could somehow read both even, that would be a very interesting unit……

Putting together a Sunday Book (aka How I got my kids to behave in church)

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Writing a Research Paper: Organizing your Research Cards

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Writing a Research Paper: Rough Draft

This is my method for writing a Rough Draft of a Research paper This method I feel produces GOOD Research papers vs. the usual papers where all they do is type all their research cards and put random comments in-between. I feel this is specific enough about: THIS IS WHAT I EXPECT when it comes…

Writing a Research Paper: 2nd Draft

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Writing a Research Paper: Brainstorming a Topic

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Find the Chick

This singing time was a great super fun time. I can’t say that the quality of the singing time was too good But that’s kinda my general opinion of the “find the note” game in general But this added a cool twist to it that the kids were HYSTERICAL with…. First, we divided them into…

Are you Feeling Lucky? Primary Singing Time

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