Middle School English

Collection by Alyson Stokes

Alyson Stokes

Step-by-Step Writing Program with Interactive Notebooks | Rockin Resources

This STEP-BY-STEP WRITING® IS A COMPLETE WRITER’S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with all the tools needed for the entire year. It is filled with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice, and all the forms, graphic organizers, checklists, and rubrics necessary to teach and assess writing. It has been proven to be effective...

5 Love Languages for Children: 100+ I LOVE YOU'S + FREE Printable Bingo

How do you show kids "I love you"? Here are 100+ ways to express this via LOVE LANGUAGES FOR KIDS. Includes fun, free bingo printable activity

Guided Reading...for those high readers!

I really love to teach guided reading groups. It is always interesting and you really get to see how every student is unique in how they learn and process all the information. I like to see them make progress and move up reading levels and also REALLY comprehend what they are reading on another level. Amazing. I know many teachers may have struggled with this question before like I have...What do I do with those high readers? In second grade they are just not quite ready to start literature…

How to Teach Students to Cite Text Evidence - Caffeine Queen Teacher

Here's a step-by-step guide for teaching students to identify textual evidence and support answers to text-based questions with text evidence from passages.

Martin Luther King Jr, "I Have a Dream" Collaborative Poster, Writing Activity - Study All Knight

Total Pages: 34 File Size: 4 MB

3 ways to make student thinking visible

Help the learning process with these simple strategies for making studennt thinking visible. Perfect for middle and high school English classes.

Literature Circles Outline

1,042 Likes, 43 Comments - High School English Teacher 🤓 (@mudandinkteaching) on Instagram: “S W I P E & S A V E this post for future reference when starting your next #literaturecircles…”

Argumentative Essay Topics for Middle School

Use these argumentative essay topics to teach your middle-schoolers about the process of delivering well-researched, evidence-based arguments to their peers.

Art in English Class: 11 Activities

Read about eleven different ways to meaningfully incorporate art in ELA class. Keep the focus on students' learning, not their artistic abilities.

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Small Group Lessons Kids LOVE | Main Idea VIDEO — The Simple Classroom

If you’re new around here, you may not know that I am ALWAYS preaching on and on about managing your time in the classroom efficiently , especially when it comes to centers. This is because I am of the firm belief that centers clear space for the best teaching you can possibly give: small group

Adding Movement to your lessons!

Whether your students are lethargic or super-charged, adding movement to your lesson plans will help to solve both issues. Not only is it healthy to move throughout the day, but it can also help students focus and become more engaged with the content they are trying to master. Due to the nature of English classes, ELA ... Read More about 10 Ways to Add Movement in the ELA Classroom


This podcast episode focuses on literary analysis writing - specifically how to HOOK your students and get them engaged in their writing process.

everything just so - Jennifer Martinez

Browse over 140 educational resources created by everything just so - Jennifer Martinez in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

The Argument Scavenger Hunt

Although I'm not typically a fan of stand-alone activities, this exercise, presented at last year's NCTE Conference, incorporated many positive elements aimed at supporting writers working doing argumentative work...

Assigning a one-pager as a culminating novel study is a great way to engage students while also requiring them to show their understanding of the novel. I assigned this one-pager to my high school English students as a final project for Night.

Assigning a One-Pager as a Culminating Project

I recently assigned a one-pager final project to my sophomores for their culminating Night project. I wanted to combine as many rigorous ELA content ideas as possible, while also designing a fun project for students that provided them with a bit of choice. To make this project rigorous, I required my students to include multiple MLA-cited quotations with a literary analysis explanation. These are skills my students have learned and practiced all year long, so it was a way for me to assess…

Comma Rules Spoons Game 3 Games Included | Writing lessons, Teaching grammar, Writing classes

Help your students understand the rules about adding commas. This Spoons Game will help the students remember the different Comma Rules and help them apply the rules to their writing. Review and test prep disguised as a game. Let the learning and fun begin.This Comma Rules Spoons Game is set up for ...