The lesson comes complete with a Brainstorming section, a Thesis Statement development component, and an Expository Writing Tutorial.
This last week of October eight years ago today found me trying to launch a new website for my colleagues. By the end of that month, Daily Teaching Tools rose slowly into the internet with one single page aboard. There are some secondary purposes as well. Many of the tools that you will find here are mine, but just as many I "stole" from the resourceful teachers I've had the pleasure of working with throughout the years.
Please feel free to steal, uh, I mean, borrow them from me too. What you WON'T find here is exactly the sort of stuff that I don't like when I visit websites that focus on teachers and teaching resources.
That sort of stuff includes long lists of unexplored websites that were copied and pasted, recommendations for products or services that the authors never tried themselves, stuffy academic language, and above all else, insincerity.
You won't find any of that here. Rationale These economic times have been difficult for all of us. In my case, I was forced into early retirement at the age of 59 because of our district's budgetary constraints.
After all, since I was on the top rung of the salary schedule, the money they were spending on me, could be used to hire two new beginning teachers! More bang for their buck--at my expense, and I think, at the expense of the kids. I have nothing against beginning teachers whatsoever.
After all, I was one myself, once upon a time. But, I also know that experience leads to better teaching and that kids benefit from that. Which brings me to why I'm doing this--as corny as it might sound, I love teaching.
In fact, I am actively pursuing ways to get back into teaching, a task, once again, made more challenging by the state of our economy. In the meantime, while I'm waiting for an opportunity, why not do something that reconnects me with something I love? I've been working on Daily Teaching Tools for over 4 years now, every day of every week, 7 to 9 hours a day--sometimes more.
This is my way of continuing to make a meaningful impact in the world of education. And, I am passionate about it. All I ask in return is that you support my efforts by sharing an idea with your fellow teachers on the Teachers' Ideas pageor if you have a little spare time chuckle, chortlehow about writing a page for Daily Teaching Tools?
LOTS of teachers would see your work, allowing you to impact the lives of students way beyond the walls of your classroom. For more details, please see this page.
This site has grown so much that I figured it was well past time for an updated look. I sincerely hope that these changes, and the ones that will be following in the days and weeks to come, meet with your approval.
If you have suggestions, questions, or comments related to anything regarding this site, I'd love to hear from you.
Please contact me and let me know what's on your mind. In the meantime, I will continue adding teaching tools and plan to do so throughout the coming year and beyond.
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Expository Paragraph - Step Up to Writing [SMART Notebook lesson] This is the Step Up to Writing format for teaching expository paragraphs, or power paragraphs.
Subject: English Language Arts.
Descriptive Essay Lesson Plan; What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples Descriptive Writing Lesson Plan; Expository Writing . Expository Essay [SMART Notebook lesson].
The students focus on Thanksgiving as they learn to write an expository essay. First they brainstorm topics t Subject: English Language Arts Grade: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5.