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MLA Word 2007

May 30, 2011

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) format is a common guideline required by academic institutions for essays and papers. My high school requires MLA formatting and each year I try to get the 9th grade students MLA-ed. They need to be able to look at their own work and notice if it is MLA or not. […]

Create a Character Map in Word or Google Docs

May 26, 2011

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Often times, students use a graphic organizer such as a Character Map or a Story Map. Instead of them getting the graphic organizer in their ELA class, they can create the worksheet themselves. Here is an example of a Character Map with Names using text boxes. Students can create a document based upon an example […]

Crosswords & Vocab

May 26, 2011

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To help students with their ELA vocabulary, use some online crossword puzzle creators. This can be a regular activity to keep students on top of their require vocabulary. Prepare so students create crossword puzzles form different lists of  words. I make up about 3 lists and randomly pass them out.  If the list has 18 […]