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Middle School Language Arts

Heheheh, I've always had trouble with active and passive. This actually helps xD

Passages for Building Reading Stamina | | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

Wonderful figurative language video using pop music and movies!

Middle/High School - Close Reading of Text: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. by EngageNY. David Coleman leads a sample exploration of a complex text utilizing strategies outlined within the six shifts in instruction.

Perfect activity for the last day before Christmas break! Have students acknowledge one of their accomplishments from the current year and a goal for the following year!

Take a look at this mid-year reflection for both teachers and students.

Reading anchor chart: Post-its make you smart (when used thoughtfully)

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. DIRECT LINK

Tons of Teaching -- May need to change a little, but I really like it!

Fun strategy for answering textbook questions that gets the kids talking, thinking, and moving AND using a foldable :)

100 Books That Will Make You a Smarter, More Attractive, and Generally More Interesting Young Adult -- recommended reading list for high school students

wk 9 make linking verbs into literal links to connect words in a sentence

Is That Sarcasm? Including Irony, Satire, and Parody. Enhanced Lesson, Video Clips, and Printables. You'll laugh while you teach. Your students will laugh while they learn. ($)

Have your teens and tweens view this multimedia lecture, apply the six techniques, and see IMMEDIATE improvement in their writing. Click here for instant improvement!

This needs to be my next Halloween costume. Grammar Police: to serve and correct

13 Rules For Using Commas Without Looking Like An Idiot

Parts of the Newspaper

Great site for teachers who use Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Guided Reading. Also includes units of study

LITERARY DEVICES in Pop Culture (video clips included...great host)

In on a secret? That's dramatic irony - Christopher Warner

GRAMMAR BLAST~ Online grammar questions organized by grade level.

Rock and Roll Adverbs - Adverb Song

Cute comic that demonstrates why digital literacy and citizenship is so important!