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Literacy and Lang. Arts

Literacy and Lang. Arts

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Free! This PowerPoint works like traditional flash cards, except instead of using plain ol' text, these flash cards use interesting, colorful, funny images to help kids make a meaningful, lasting, mental connection to the meaning of the root.

Greek Roots PowerPoint Flash Cards

Good parent visual for parent/teacher conferences -- and for the kids!

Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?

Writers workshop

Socratic Seminar in the Classroom

How to use Socratic Seminar: | Secondary Solutions

Socratic Seminar in the Classroom

How to use Socratic Seminar: – Secondary Solutions

Fun and free poetry lesson for even the most-reluctant writer.

Soundtrack of Your Life

LitTunes Lesson Plans / Soundtrack of Your Life

Free! Figurative language anchor word wall cards. Hyperbole, personification, alliteration, metaphor, simile, idioms, & more. For a quick, spontaneous ELA writing activity, I like to attach a few of these to the white board, give the students post-its, an instruct them to write an example of each and stick it on the board near the corresponding poster. If time permits, after every student has at least one on the board, they go get a random one and evaluate it.

FREE Interactive Notebook Templates - Comments: "Wow, super cute and fun for the kids - thanks!", "Great foldables for interactive notebooks! Thank you!", "These will be a fantastic addition to our interactive notebooks next year! On colored paper they will really stand out.", "Very cute, and different from the other foldables and interactive notebook pages out there!" Check it out!

A great little video explaining (via super hero animation and a very catchy tune) the differences between similes and metaphors. - The Bazillions

The Difference Between Similes and Metaphors

Close reading questions for ANY nonfiction article - aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Close Reading Questions: Nonfiction Articles Common Core Aligned

Need Help with Common Core for grades 6, 7, and 8? My Common Core Literature Analysis Cards are a Wonderful Resource to help Diagnose, Instruct, Assess, and Remediate your students--100+ Pages!

Common Core Literature Analysis Cards 6th, 7th, 8th Middle School

This Common Core Non-Fiction News Debate centers on the debate over mandatory drug testing for middle and high school students. This unit is entirely differentiated and allows you to customize the activities to meet the needs of your students and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (RI.6-8.1, W.6-8.1, and W.6-8.5).

Common Core News Debate: Mandatory Drug Testing for Students

You can use these 5 reading response sheets to help your students practice proving what they think through textual evidence. This is an important common core skill that can be difficult at times. Use these sheets with almost any book or text selection to help your students grow as readers who can “prove it”! FREE

Common Core Prove It Reading Response Pack {3rd and 4th Grade}

"NonFiction Find It and Check It"

NonFiction Find It and Check It

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Students bring in a picture of themselves from a favorite trip, write about it, and share it with the class.

Miss Abbott's WKHS Blog: Oh The Places You'll Go


21 Biographies for elementary. Great picture book biographies.

21 Picture Book Biographies - No Time For Flash Cards

OREO persuasive writing anchor chart

Cause and Effect Song to the Adam's Family…listen carefully and you can write down the words…Love this!!

Tools for Homeschooling Middle School: Teaching Science. Videos, books, unique resources, and more. @Education Possible

Tools for Homeschooling Middle School: Teaching Science

FREE worksheets/quizzes over metaphors, similes, personifications, alliteration, and onomatopoeia

Figurative Language Quiz #1

Alliteration Lesson by Christine Neubauer. This digital vodcast is a lesson on a poetic device, alliteration.

Using song lyrics to identify poetry terms (music is perfect for those sound devices like alliteration and assonance).

Poetry Terms Presentation with Song Lyric Examples

This resource includes 30 task cards for students to practice including figurative language into their writing to enhance description.