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Middle School Common Core

Black cat....this one is fun...use squares...great for 1st/2nd...maybe even 3rd :)

Geometric Serigraphs by Breyna Fries, via Behance. I'd like to try this, it looks deceptively simple. But I'd make it as one solid quilt in my own colors.

The Quilted Turtle: Homemade Superhero. I'm thinking it would be fun to make some of these for the classroom, to use as behavior/work motivators.

This HUGE collection of 40 foldables will breathe some life back into notes on many Middle School Math concepts. Each foldable includes directions and pictures, as well as a variety of options for you when it comes to how complete you want the foldables to be.

MVP Cube #1 - Making Sense of Problems CCSSM FREE download of two cubes that can be used to discuss or write about the first Mathematical practice in the Common Core! Great tool for problem solving!!

Get students engaged with solving crime, researching and putting the royalty/explorers/nations on trial. This is a one week hook for the beginning of the school year. *Solve a Crime -Grab their attention by having students solve a crime. Students will be given clues and will have to piece together which are important to solve the murder. Answer to the crime included.

A detailed PowerPoint presentation on how to properly reference material using MLA guidelines. Updated for 2013. $

How to Blend and Cite Quotations - A mini-lesson and handout explaining the various ways students can blend and cite quotations within their writing - particularly when referring to a novel they are reading. A number of examples are provided. $

Writing Conclusions / Concluding Paragraphs - A mini-lesson and handout on how to write an effective conclusion or concluding paragraph. Common Core aligned. $

How to Use Paragraph Transitions - A mini-lesson and handout teaching students how to use transitional phrases or words to connect paragraphs and ideas within an essay or other form of writing. Common Core aligned. $

Common Idioms Used in the English Language - An exhaustive 13-page list of nearly every common idiom used in the English language. A very good reference for students to help decode idiomatic language used in common conversation and literature. Especially helpful for ESL or middle to high school ELA students. (CCSS.ELA-Literarcy.RL) $

Sentences! This PowerPoint presentation covers: - types of sentences - subjects and predicates - direct and indirect objects. Great for middle school or ESL/ELL students! Grade 7 Common Core Aligned (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.7.1) $

The Outsiders - Novel Study Resource Bundle - SAVE OVER 30%! Common Core (CCSS.ELA) Aligned.

Night - Elie Wiesel - Complete Novel Study Teaching Bundle - This teaching bundle includes: complete printable study questions and vocabulary activities for students; teacher answer keys; pages of essay and discussion questions; two potential summative tasks - sight passage analysis and/or literary essay with assessment rubrics; and much more! All you need to teach a unit on Elie Wiesel's Night. 139 pages. Common Core aligned.

Here's a nice post with a video on using subitizing dot plates. Includes a subitizing arrangement pattern chart.