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Student essays hit the mark with this thesis statement poster. Explanations, tips, and formulas for strong thesis statements will help them take aim and focus their essays. ©2017. Middle school, high school. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated.

Student essays hit the mark with this thesis statement poster. Explanations, tips, and formulas for strong thesis statements will help them take aim and focus their essays. 13 x 38 inches.

Writing Center Problems: A blog about all the many different problems writing tutors encounter. Hilarious.

Writing Center Problems: A blog about all the many different problems writing tutors encounter. Hilarious.

Retro composition books never looked so smart.

Tutorial for a DIY iPad cover from a Composition Notebook. (This site has LOTS of great tutorials and projects)

20% of editing, writing, tutoring.

of editing, writing, tutoring.

10 #Vocabulary Dos and Don'ts #education

Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction: This infographic provides a list 10 principles (and 10 things to avoid!) for effective vocabulary instruction. The tips are easily adapted for pre-K and beyond.

peer tutor training at UW madison

Three Awesome Things to Do when Training Peer Writing Tutors

kids and teens make necklaces from steel washers and nail polish

Washer Necklaces

Maybe instead of giving away your nail polish do this and similar things. DIY washer necklaces - fun craft for kids

Work on Writing Menu that has students write about their books in authentic ways. Has rubrics that also go with!  I think I can modify this for writing about pieces of art.

Work on Writing Menu that has students write about their books in authentic ways. Has rubrics that also go with! I think I can modify this for writing about pieces of art.

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

The most-annoying writing mistakes.    I guess this infographic is mostly for me, as a writer guilty of about half of these!

Great Infographics for Language Teachers Part 4 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning annoying writing mistakes

FREE My Editing Checklist - 1 sheet. I used this with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to help them review and improve their writing. If any of their boxes are checked "NO" they must go back and correct the mistakes and check the "CORRECTED" box after they have fixed their mistakes.  I kept this sheet at our Writing Center and also had students use them for Writing Homework assignments.

FREE My Editing Checklist - If any of their boxes are checked "NO" they must go back and correct the mistakes and check the "CORRECTED" box after they have fixed their mistakes.

"Would You Rather" writing prompts. (You will need to copy, paste and print because this link is broken.)

Would You Rather?

"Would You Rather" writing prompts. (You will need to copy, paste and print because this link is broken.) Great ice breaker, too!

Boy oh boy…. I’m going to attempt to get all of my study tips from the past and present into this post. I’ve been getting emails/tweets/questions asking for my secrets. Before starting… there are a few “ground rules” I will lay out. I don’t have tips on how to be more motivated.  For me, there’s a...

Intense Study Tips! All college students could benefit from some great intense study tips. Any information on studying can be useful for us because we have to do lots of it. We can receive information on study tips from links such as this one.