Middle School Library Lessons
Immigration - KIDS DISCOVER. This site has a great lesson plan for students about immigration. It depicts an interactive news paper that students can read and understand about immigration. The paper has great pictures to really set the lesson off.
Immigration - KIDS DISCOVER
1/2 hour - Ellis Island - History of Immigration to the United States (1890-1920)_ Award Winning Documentary - YouTube
Character Traits-Uses the acronym F.A.S.T. for Character's (F)eelings, (A)ctions, (S)ayings, (T)houghts...Could do this in students readers' notebooks.
Confessions of a (former) Fourth Grade Teacher: My Anchor Charts!
I love this...summarizing chart with squares for post-its...will laminate these for re-use.
I Teach. What's your super power?
Glenda Funk's lesson: '"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich": Imagining and Inventing an "Epic" Hero' Objective: SWBAT use the hero monomyth as inspiration for creating an "epic" hero project. Big Idea: We all have personal heroes and ideas about heroes whether from personal experience or pop culture.
What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler
Literature Circles Unit. Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text. This is a great unit for reading instruction at the middle school level because you can use it several times throughout the year with chapter book sets that are available at your school based on units and themes that you already use.
Horrible Histories It's A New World song OK, I love Horrible Histories as much as my kids do. And it's teaching them more about history than their teachers.
How to Become a Google Search Jedi Master - #infographic
Notes for the website www.wingedsandals.... Before the kids can explore the sight (AKA playing games), they must watch two of the "storytime" stories and fill out this graphic organizer.
Download this Printable Writing Aid: Words that describe someone's voice... from Butterfly and Bear (blog)
Writing Aid - words that describe someone's voice
Anchor charts for Historical Reading Skills!