Middle School Reading Strategies
LibGuide for making Book Trailers (gold mine!)
POINT OF VIEW~ This can be a challenging concept for some students. I like this approach. It's got an engaging race car theme, and the ideas are clearly presented.
FREE today and forever. This is an introductory lesson/activity/worksheet that deals with twenty common and useful English proverbs. Perfect for MS.
Symbolism lesson with short film and prezi
Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Great activity to get students to dig into the text to "show me the evidence."
Teaching in Room 6: Digging in to Find Evidence
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
Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.
primelib / 5 finger reading test
NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE CHARACTER TRAITS: Character traits for reading and writing -could also use this for important people in history
The Gragg Gazette
Creating a comic strip (we used Comic Life but could be done with pencil and paper) to summarize non-fiction text.
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
100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time.
100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time
Around the Kampfire: Tomie dePaola and a Strega Nona Freebie
Book Trailers that Hook Kids on Books
Seven Top Trailers to Hook Kids on Books - The Digital Shift
Reading Is Thinking: Inference lesson/poetry
Short book trailer with highlights of Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide (Print and digital versions of this book are available at www.powerreadingw...) $