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This is too funny! And, possibly, may even be a silly tool that the kids will remember and use in their writing. More

7 Great Ideas for Teaching ESL. These are some wonderful ideas that can be used alone or as part of a lesson. My favorite is number 4. It gets students used to filling out forms, which can be tricky in another language!

Thesis Statement Graphic Organizer - This is a great graphic organizer that teachers could hand out to help students with writing a thesis statement. I chose this document because I can see myself using it in my own classroom. I like how the template helps the students break down the different components.

"Thank you, Mark." Hahahahaha! :) This is great.

Good Topic Sentences. Remove the question option for STAAR (my English teacher colleagues say kids get penalized because it is 'weak' for 8-12 graders to do this), and you have a totally awesome anchor for Expository writing.

All I can think of is When Sebastian Roche told this story at a convention

British English, American English will be important as my nieces and/or nephews will be australian

How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES!}. This post gives great ideas on how to get your middle school students ready to have their own TED conference at the end of the year. Templates and FREEBIES to download. Read more at:

great resource for independent writing! 'Sophisticated Vocabulary' #learnenglish