Middle School Language Arts

Middle School Language Arts

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Poem to teach Inferencing...Great skill that is difficult to teach!

Inference lesson/poetry


This is a PowerPoint that takes students and teachers through the steps of citing textual evidence, and it begins with what happens during reading ...

How to Teach Textual Evidence-8th Grade ELA- CCGPS Aligned


Video of a teacher showing how to get the kids to cite textual evidence to use in their writing.

Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence


Print-and-teach materials to use in any high school or middle school English/Language Arts classroom.

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middle school textmapping - bloody heck is that impressive - I wonder if it can be modified for high school too (God knows they hate reading, and I feel like this would help those who struggle with it more - plus it seems like more fun then just sitting there reading some text).

The Middle School Mouth: Textmapping


The Hero's Journey - A Lesson in Writing Myths--takes students through the elements of myth writing. designed for 9-12 but can easily be adapted for middle school. Has lesson plans on the site

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How do you fit everything in when it comes to reading and writing instruction in middle school? Download this FREE handy guide to help you plan out how to best structure your time with students.

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Make learning fun and engaging by sending your students on a novel scavenger hunt using sticky notes with printed questions on them! $

Novel Scavenger Hunt Using Sticky Notes-- Common Core Aligned


Literacy Station Inspiration: Stations: Interactives and Manipulatives, games, etc for middle school- perfect for block schedule!

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Beyond Book Reports- a list of 41 things to do after reading a book instead of the usual report, great for the middle school years.

Beyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans


Neat idea for an exit slip - "Give Me a . and a ?" at the end of a lesson. Students have to write a quick statement about what they've learned and question they are not sure about. If they don't have a question they can create a quiz question.

Blog Swap and Hop


Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

The Middle School Mouth: interactive notebooks


Summary Graphic Organizer. Make 5 columns with the headings Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then

Performing in Education: The Back to School Circus: Year 6!


Interactive Notebook Examples and Templates

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Parts of Speech using picture book mentor texts

Teaching MOMster: Mentor Monday: Parts of Speech


For all my teacher friends PIN THIS NOW!! Incredible reading management binder to track student progress. Every form you will need for assessing students and developing instruction. A great addition to your reading workshop management.

Reading Management Binder


Inference chart from ELA in the Middle | Middle School English Language Arts

Inference chart


Increase Parent Communication with Friday Journals

Increase Parent Communication with Friday Journals


Nonfiction Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment. Perfect for the upper grades!

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Vocabulary During Writing Workshop: No more "said." Here's a way to display the various words to use instead of said. (This can be done with any overused word.)

» Classroom displays 6/5 Lilac


Making Geography Fun for the Gifted Student :: Do you have a gifted junior high or high school student who loves to be challenged? Then this article is for you! :: ManagingYourBless...

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Teaching Teens in the 21st: Using Kelly Gallagher's strategies for close reading & whatnot. I love Kelly Gallagher, too!

Teaching Teens in the 21st


prefix, suffix, base/root word

Inferences, Prefixes and Suffixes, and a Dollar Store Find {Five for Friday}


Storyboard Paper - great option - students create "graphic novel" in lieu of reading response/summary

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I've been using these word wall cards for roots and affixes in my classroom for years. It started a few school years ago, when I made cards for roots that my students encountered in my literacy and drawing classes. Over the years, I've added cards for science, math, and social studies teachers, too. This summer I had a chance to add even more, reorganize and color code them. There are over 240 cards in the set, covering all the common Greek, Latin and Anglo-Saxon prefixes, roots, and suffixes.

Roots of Success - Word Wall of Roots and Affixes - Common Core Aligned