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Dana McRaney Jones

Dana McRaney Jones

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Instead of simply reading your rules to the students on the first day, let them find the answers to their most common questions.Includes 30 que...

{freebie} this is a great resource to teaching middle school students to become stronger readers! It offers great advice at creating a reading workshop structure in the middle school.

In the Common Core State Standards middle and high school students are being asked to write arguments where they can write a claim that is supported by evidence. Many students find this difficult. To help them, it is easier to teach them to identify a claim and its evidence before they are asked to create one.

This bundle of middle school literature task cards includes 120+ task cards that cover seven Common Core Literature Standards. Questions are posed at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy so that students analyze character traits, understand how text organization contributes to a text, determine the differences of points of view, and more. The task cards contain short literature and informational text passages. $

100 different creative time-fillers for the end of the teaching period. FREE

Shelf Talkers: students complete shelf talker to recommend a book. Model with first classroom read aloud. Shelf talker must contain: title of book, author, color, eye-catching illustration, persuasive language, and teaser summary of book giving setting, character(s), problem, plot preview, description of author's style.

Create your own review games with these 10 PowerPoint templates! bestteacherblog.c...

Fresh ideas to add to your English/Language Arts classroom. #highschoolEnglish #middleschoolEnglish

Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this easy-to-use worksheet. Click HERE for print-and-teach materials!

Download Wonder by R.J Palacio Schools Resources now! #thewonderofwonder

Wonder by R.J. Palacio- Some of our Wonder inspired self-portraits.

Amuse your students with these real-world grammar mistakes as a rotating desktop background on your classroom's computers or use as weekly proofreading lessons. Lots of fun and your students will feel like experts, spotting errors that adult proofreaders missed. Good times.

Using Humor to Demonstrate the Importance of English Class - the ultimate collection of "Grammar Fails" and other real-world errors that demonstrate to students the importance of proofreading and editing skills. $

Buy ALL of my grammar products together and save 20%! Hook students into why grammar and proofreading are important, use my tactile editing checklist cards, and use the video project to let students teach each OTHER!

WritingFix: a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

In an intimate portrayal, authors Eileen Jerry Spinelli, discuss the craft of writing; its hardships and triumphs. Join Eileen and Jerry to learn about the inspiration and history behind Stargirl, Milkweed, Summerhouse Time, Knots in My Yo-Yo String and to the most recent Today I Will.

Milkweed Task Cards Holocaust -- This huge 123 page unit contains task card activities and assessments to go along with the book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli.

A Holocaust Curriculum Unit for Middle School Teachers - there are some great resources that could maybe be adapted for elementary

10 Haunting Holocaust Lit titles from @ DCG Middle School Library

Another moving Holocaust book by an amazing author. A great alternative to the Number the Stars or Devil's Arithmetic which aren't exactly at Middle School level.