TEACHING THE CORE has a great series of blog posts on many aspects of close reading, writing argument and debate.
I also like this video on writing analytical paragraphs. I’ve always believed less is more, so writing tight, to the point paragraphs is a skill worth doing. We don’t have to write full essays to teach important skills of writing.
Here are more youtube videos by this teacher Topics include: writing thesis statements,
analytical writing, dialectical journals and more.
WHAT IS ART?
TED-ED is a place where you can design lessons around TED videos.
This is a great resource for flipped classroom work.
The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard
This is a great way to address so many of of the common core standards and build listening and critical thinking skills.
It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.