In this writing worksheet, student read a story extract about a wicked governess in charge of two children whose parents have gone on a trip. Students complete the story.
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4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a lesson based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and self-assessment tools that...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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6th - 7th English Language Arts
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: "Chalk Talk Strategy”
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7th - 10th English Language Arts
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3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed