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Middle School Reading Strategies

Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

Simply Speech: Flocabulary!!

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How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study! 1,924 Downloads so far...

Best Books for Middle School :: PragmaticMom

7th Grade Reading List

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FREE today and forever. This is an introductory lesson/activity/worksheet that deals with twenty common and useful English proverbs. Perfect for MS.

Introduction to Proverbs (Grades 6-9)

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The Book Fairy-Goddess: Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!

The Book Fairy-Goddess: Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!

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Reading Graffiti Board...I love this! Put up black paper, provide silver sharpies and let students write one quote from a book. They'll be reading more critically to find that one perfect quote!

Life is Better Messy Anyway: Reading Graffiti

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Peter Pappas designed an amazing free document for teachers called: 18 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Readers. It is a 50-pg PDF. He includes How I Use It tips for EACH graphic organizer. If you teach reading, check out this resource.

18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare

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Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.

Corkboard Connections: Fun Countdown Timers for the Classroom

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