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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
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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

‘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 …
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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 …

Analyzing informational text | Whole class activity | Graddes 7-12 | Works with ANY text
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Analyzing informational text | Whole class activity | Graddes 7-12 | Works with ANY text

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.
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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…

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.
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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.

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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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30 Modern, Middle Grade Classics – Literacious

There are amazing books being published every year, check out these 30 Modern, Middle Grade Classics.

Common Core expects students to analyze how authors and speakers convey their ideas. This blog post provides helpful strategies.
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Diction and Syntax

One of the greatest changes to assessments is the shift from what to why and how. A student that knows that an author uses figurative language or literary devices does not always understand how these writing tools contribute to meaning. Not only will students be expected to interpret the meaning of reading passages on Common Core assessments, they will sometimes be asked how an author achieves characterization, the tone of the text, persuasion, etc. This level of analysis requires an even…

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M A R T I N A C A H I L L on Instagram: “I had thoughts of doing a new bulletin board, but I just can't part with this one. The #famousfirstlines quotes are from…”

962 Likes, 34 Comments - M A R T I N A C A H I L L (@thehungryteacher8th) on Instagram: “I had thoughts of doing a new bulletin board, but I just can't part with this one. The…”

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!

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.
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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.

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Frickin' Packets | Cult of Pedagogy

Are your worksheets contributing to meaningful learning, or just keeping students busy?

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.

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read. They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more!
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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

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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.

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Theme and Symbolism

We are just wrapping up a study of theme and symbolism. To help students, better understand, I used a Pixar short. When the students came in, their warm up was to brainstorm questions to ask themse…