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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


FREE! Lights, camera, action! Save some of the viewing for those days before breaks and holidays when students will probably need a bit more motivation.

FREE: Comparing Literature to Film


This is a COMPLETE mnemonic unit on eighty-four Greek and Latin roots that are the building blocks of thousands of English words. By the time your students are finished with this unit, they will have memorized the meanings of these eighty-four common Greek and Latin roots. As a result, they will be able to figure out the meaning of thousands of English words. I made it about five years ago for 8th graders. Been using it ever since for a variety of grade levels!

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Greek Mythology: A Complete Interactive Notebook Unit on the Mythology of Ancient Greece! 142 page packages, including Foldables, Reading Passages, Comprehension Questions, Activities, and Projects! Student friendly versions of a variety of myths included!

Greek Mythology: Complete 142 Page Interactive Notebook Unit


Figurative Language Prezi for 6th, 7th, 8th grades. Aligns with ELA Common Core standards. TpT

Figurative Language Prezi


These 37 FREE identity cards are designed to help students make personal connections with the victims of the Holocaust, and could be used before a novel study or a history lesson.

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Station Work for ELA Centers. I plan to make some of these for my 8th Grade Reading Class.

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implementing daily 5 in the upper grades {plus, she has AMAZING ideas!}

Following My Heart to First Grade: Daily 5 Stations


Love this re-useable board for groups. To change groups, simply erase! Why have I not thought of this?

Guided Math Photos - Guided Math


Crockpot Sweet Potatoes! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ they're such a cinch to make in the Slow Cooker and SO delicious!! #slowcooker #sweetpotato #recipes #thefrugalgirls

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Text-dependent question stems. Great for close reading, literature circles, guided reading and more! $ #textdependentquestions #createabilities #reading

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Creating a Dynamic Classroom Library - a detailed post on how to create the perfect middle school classroom library.

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