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A Most Reprehensible Love

by Tyler Petterson

As strange as it sounds, the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle’s favorite play is about incest. This play—Oedipus Rex by Sophocles— tells the tale of Oedipus, a character who kills his unrecognized father in a fit of rage, and then proceeds to marry his unrecognized mother. 1,368 more words


Goal Setting Template for #Writing Students in the #English #Classroom

This is the six traits goal-setting chart that I use for my students. Whenever I hand back a writing assignment using the cover sheet that I posted last week, the students record their goals on this sheet. 62 more words

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I Hate Writing Essays

I never thought I would be writing essays at the age of 41, but here I am agonizing my way through an expository paper.  I did not go to university after high school and my education (or lack of) has always made me feel self-conscious.   424 more words

10 Historical Texas Citizens (Male) Expository Writing Prompts STAAR 3rd 4th 5th

This set includes 10 Historical Texas Citizens-Themed Expository Writing Prompts presented in the Texas STAAR/TEKS Format. They are targeted for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades. Each prompt includes a READ, STIMULUS, THINK, and WRITE/EXPLAIN just as is found in the STAAR Expository Writing Assessment. 110 more words

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Need some #extraCredit for your #Poetry unit, #EnglishTeachers? Here's the perfect wksht!

If you like my free printable worksheets, game ideas, and educational videos, please show your appreciation by liking, tweeting, and pinning! Thanks! 11 more words


Texas History Month!

March is Texas History Month!  Celebrate with my latest Expository Writing Set, “10 Expository Prompts Inspired by Famous Texas Landmarks.”  It’s written in the STAAR/TEKS Format and is available for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades, as well as 6th and 7th Grades.   72 more words

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