Reading Reference Helpers
Help your students with reading skills and strategies. These handy reference anchor charts are great companions to interactive notebooks. There are so many ways to prep and use these reference charts! These also help parents when assisting their child with homework. Sentence stems, genres, reading skills and reading strategies are included! #reading #guidedreading #interactivenotebooks #referencecharts #anchorcharts #readingskills #readingstrategies
CLASS DISCUSSION TECHNIQUES: NO HIDING, NO OVERPOWERING
‘Split into small teams and discuss …’ Why won’t they discuss? There might be a whole lot of reasons for that: I don’t know enough words. I’m worried about my grammar. I’m …
Hold Their Feet to the Fire
You know the drill. You give your class a chapter for a novel to read for homework, or maybe you start reading a chapter together in class and then you want your students to finish the chapter as h…
Analyzing Informational Text Manila Folders & Annotation Stations + DIGITAL
Analyzing informational text | Whole class activity | Graddes 7-12 | Works with ANY text
10 Powerful Truths for Middle Schoolers Navigating Life
Middle school is tough, so arm your kids well with these 10 truth bombs so that when the going gets tough, they'll know just how to respond.
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…
12 Poems that Speak to Middle Schoolers - Just Add Students
These 12 poems seem to have been written just for middle school students. Perfect for discussions and literary analysis. From classic poems to contemporary, this post addresses the poems that middle school students will respond to. Lessons for each poem.
These free book covers for your kid's return to school are fantastic!
Now that it's time for the kids to go back to school, why not use these free book covers.
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Get The Best FREE Printable Binder Covers For Your School Binders
LOVE FREEbies?! Grab these FREE Printable Binder Covers! There are coloring, kids and even cute choices to choose from! Print yours out today!
4 Steps for Teaching Figurative Language
Teaching Figurative Language can be fun and meaningful for your students. Teaching figurative language through poetry can make it even better! Here are my best tips for teaching similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, imagery, alliteration, and personification.
Teaching The Process of Literary Analysis - Learning in Room 213
Do your students really understand how to analyze a text? Use these classroom-tested strategies to teach the process of literary analysis to your students.
Frickin' Packets | Cult of Pedagogy
Are your worksheets contributing to meaningful learning, or just keeping students busy?
An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! - Teaching with a Mountain View
It's no secret that I love a good cumulative novel project as an assessment. I usually spend the entire novel brainstorming how we can sum it up! Sometimes the projects are a miss (you don't get to read about those!) but sometimes they are great successes. Like the character project we completed for Rules or ... Read more
Paired Texts for To Kill a Mockingbird / Moore English
Prepare to teach Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird with these texts, including 3 poems, a creed, an informational text, chart, and video.