Thanks to everyone who watched a video, sent a note of encouragement, and/or completed the homework in the YouTube comments thread this week. I can’t believe this thing I’ve been thinking about for months is actually happening! In the past two weeks, I’ve had 3,000+ views of the series and that’s a l-o-t for this nerdy middle-aged English teacher. Thanks for sticking with me, y’all. Let’s go…

1. MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice):

Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides.

2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level vocabulary:

Click here for a semester-long set of these vocabulary bell-ringer slides.

3. Freestyle Friday – How to annotate text with a close read/annotation model of Shakespeare’s short poem, “Seven Ages of Man”:

Click here for the free “How to Annotate” handout with bookmark.

Click here for more materials to teach Shakespeare’s poem, “The Seven Ages of Man” (paid product).

Hope your week was great! Teach on, everyone.

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Thank you, Laura, for the hard work you put into everything you do, including these fabulous videos. This one on annotation is especially good–I’m going to post a link to it for my students. It’s a perfect introduction for early high school and a great refresher for those older students. I love how you model as you talk through the text. You could use this for a flipped class, too. Thank you, thank you!


  2. Thanks so much, HS Teacher, for the views and feedback! Glad you liked that one – it’s definitely my favorite so far, too. 🙂


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