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Giving Text Evidence

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ELA Interactive Notebook Activities BUNDLE (essay, grammar, punctuation, etc.)

This English Language Arts foldable bundle can be used as writing skills mini-lessons throughout the year and are a perfect addition to an existing interactive notebook, or perhaps the start of a new one.

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The Literary Maven

Looking for fresh teaching ideas and resources for your English Language Arts middle school or high school classroom? Search no further than The Literary Maven, a blog written by a high school ELA teacher specializing in reading interventions. Read on for easy to implement ideas to make instruction in your classroom simpler and more effective.

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Setting Up a Secondary ELA Classroom: Ideas for Seating Arrangement, Decor & Displaying Student Work

During the school year, your classroom is a second home to you and students. You want it to be functional but also comfortable and welcoming. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed their classrooms: seating arrangements, decorations, organization of materials and supplies, and student work displays. Teachers also shared pictures of their classrooms and ones that inspire them. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.

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Figurative Language Cheat Sheet

This is a great free figurative language cheat sheet to help you teach the various devices in your middle school classroom (could even be used in upper elementary!). Use this worksheet with other activities for students!

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Mini-Lessons Teen Relevant & Editable Middle & High School English Language Arts

Mini-Lessons for Middle & High School Language Arts. Use these ten customizable, standards-based mini-lessons at the beginning, middle, or end of class – plus, most can be extended for a full class. They are designed to last from 15-45 minutes each. These lessons are excellent hooks, discussion starters, rewards, re-engagement strategies, brain breaks, extended bellringers …. Plus, they are print and go ready with step-by-step teacher's directions and tips. Learning targets are included.


FREE! English Language Arts Word Wall for Grades 7-12. 60 words.*The CCSS requires your instruction to incorporate academic and content vocabulary. As you teach your units of study, just add the words you will cover in your lessons. Your classroom environment should include a word wall. During your observations it will be noted that you have your content vocabulary displayed.*