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Just Mercy Anticipation Guide

When you start teaching a book (whether fiction or nonfiction) an anticipation guide can be very helpful; this Just Mercy anticipation guide can truly work to grab your students’ attention at the beginning of the unit.  Why Teach Just Mercy  When I read Just Mercy several years ago I found it gripping and sobering. It …

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Teaching Well-Placed Adverbs

Love them or hate them, adverbs are a part of the English language, and teaching students how to use them well (and sometimes sparingly) can give students another tool in their writing toolbox. Read on for some insight on how to teach students about the well-placed adverb. What Is An Adverb… …and why do students …

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