Projects by M.E. Ledbetter
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Success Series One
Success Series One includes forty project folders that can be used in a variety of ways to ensure that your students grow in their knowledge of literary devices, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. The folders can be used as exercises for whole-class instruction, partner work, or individual assignments. The Series incorporates various forms of media (newspaper articles, magazines, etc.) to motivate students and introduce them to real-life application of English / language arts skills.
Success Series Two
Teachers as well as students will enjoy the unique format of Success Series Two folders, which is based on thirty-six colored, elementary-drawn "prompt" pictures that comprise the front covers of each folder. All the models, however, are at a secondary 6-12 level.
Typically the left side of each folder contains a one-paragraph model for struggling students or any students for a Quick Write. Analysis questions and writing assignments follow that not only will help classes understand the structure, elaboration, and voice used to create the piece but will also provide students with an opportunity to compose their own paragraphs based on the example.
The right side and back of the folder are more in-depth essays labeled as "Challenges." All on-target and proficient students should either be able to readily write their own essay after having read and discussed the piece or be able to use it as a goal to work toward during the semester.
Some folders, such as "Individualized Commas," deviate from this structure because of the topic, but all folders are self-contained lessons--with models (which are student-friendly and difficult to find), analysis questions, and motivational writing assignments.
Students benefit from whole-class, partner, or individual instruction that can introduce, review, or serve as tests for writing in all modes, application of literary terms, and recognition of grammatical devices.
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Project Packet Cards
Each of the packets come with detailed instructions on their various uses as well as the ready-to-use cards themselves.
Literature / Reading Terms Application Cards
Includes teacher model cards and instructions. These cards serve as models for teachers' use to guide their students in writing their own cards applying every literary term to their lives. They prove to students that each term is relevant to their real lives.
Literature / Reading Cards
Includes test cards and instructions. Each card contains one literature term that can be used to "test" students on various aspects of a short story, novel chapter, etc. Several can be handed out at once. Instructions show a myriad of uses for these colorful "manipulatives."
Includes test cards and instructions. Each card contains a grammar term (eg. appositive, subject/verb agreement, etc.) that should be handed to students in order for them to analyze a piece through grammatical "eyes" as well as through literary devices. These cards are excellent for review as well as for introducing grammatical concepts through mini-lessons.