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A free lesson plan (with worksheets and handout) for teaching summary writing; great for grades 7 to 10.

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Parts of Speech Practice Activity or Center

Color-coding parts of speech with markers makes an otherwise dry topic engaging!

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FREE evidence from the text prompt printable - great for written response questions! I put these on my student's desks. They could also be put in interactive notebooks or homework folders.

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Point of View - Anchor Chart - Elementary/Middle ELA Edit: Limited - Outside View + 1 Character's Thoughts

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Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

My students love using pictures to learn their reading skills!

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Literary Analysis Made Easy

Literary Analysis Made Easy! Teach your students this easy step-by-step process for developing a rich, insightful, and well supported literary analysis. Breaking down this challenging process for students allows for further depth in each key area of a quality response!

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5 strategies that help struggling readers improve reading comprehension.

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Figurative Language STATIONS - Common Core

Fun, motivating stations for figurative language and sound devices get students thinking deeply and creatively! You get 8 different stations with task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Students identify and analyze figurative language, and then brainstorm to apply their knowledge in imaginative ways.

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Great idea with sticky notes for word families!

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