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Middle School Library Lessons

Using our thinking with our Thinking Maps--like how they took the posters and added (test) vocabulary to them to explain their purposes.

Thinking Maps - this would be a great reference sheet for students.

classroomnews - williamselementary

Use this PDF handout for students to chart Holden Caulfield’s path through those three “crazy” days in December in J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

FAST Characterization: Great for student writing and for analyzing characters in class novels

iHeartLiteracy: Characterization

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades by Maria Konnikova, nytiimes: New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. #Handwriting #Learning #Memory #Creativity

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Awesome photos for writing prompts...some are a little creepy...but there are some GREAT writing prompt pictures here!

50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations - noupe

Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop. This was a great lesson on teaching how to write a thesis.

Defective Detective--infers incorrectly--sometimes the clues don't add up as we think.

Add a little fun to ANY novel or narrative non-fiction unit with this easy-to-use worksheet. Print-and-teach handout for grades 6-12.

Sick of reading logs that allow students to lie about their at home reading? Try this! 8 different pages of interactive reading prompts aligned to the 7th grade CCSS ensure that students will be actively engaged during their reading. It also includes a rubric for grading the reading log, reading record, books to read list, monthly reading self-reflection,, and 28 recommended reading minilessons. Forget "homework" and use this!!!!

7th Grade Interactive Reading Log: Common Core Aligned

Middle School Reading Activities

Middle School Reading Activities

Characterization ...from iHeart Literacy (blog)

iHeartLiteracy: Characterization

Differences between Inference and Prediction. Excellent to use when introducing inferences. Students can tell what they know about predictions, and then learn about how inferenceing is different.

The Difference Between Inference & Prediction

Socratic Seminar preparation idea -- BRAWL -- Battle Royal All Will Learn -- This was done with Middle and High School students. Will try and figure out how to use the same format with Primary and Intermediate students.

Let's BRAWL: Throwing Socratic Seminars out of the ring

Love this idea. Seeing it correct and discussing rather than seeing it incorrect and correcting it.

dandelions and dragonflies: Mentor Sentences

Cooperative Learning: 7 Free PDF Assessment Instruments

Cooperative Learning: 7 Free PDF Assessment Instruments