Middle School Library Lessons

Middle School Library Lessons

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To Engage Them All: Grudgeball, Text Mapping, Keep it or Junk It and More....Engaging Middle Schoolers in Social Studies and Nonfiction Text!!!

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ahhhh hang up the higher order questions then you won't forget to ask the right questions the one day you are scored :)

Following My Heart to First Grade: Anchors Away!


Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies


Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: 5 Tips for Making Research Meaningful to Students (STICKY NOTES)

5 Tips for Making Research Meaningful to Students (Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach)


Digital citizenship has been a big topic of debate at #iste13 - here's a fun way to teach it!

Comfortably 2.0: The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit


Call/Response...so fun! I might try this for the upcoming year. Last year about did me in with trying to get their attention.

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Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book.--I also like that I would be able to see at a glance who didn't turn work in...

Fifth in the Middle: Optimum Organization Linky - I'm in Heaven!


Paperless classroom #elearning #edtech #education

The best tools for your paperless classroom - Daily Genius


Digging Deeper: Writing about Reading!

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Anti-bullying video by schoolchildren backed by Coldplay

Anti-bullying video by schoolchildren backed by Coldplay


Teacher Toons: Tone vs. Mood Comic to help students understand the difference between tone and mood when reading a text.

Teacher Toons: Tone vs. Mood


"We just wasted over a minute of classtime thinking and sharing about the word obstinate, and I have no idea if students actually understand what the word means. Here enters the game of 7-up."

The Brown-Bag Teacher: 7-Up Vocabulary Practice


Free Close Reading Passage of the Week~An Annotated Key Is Included

Literacy & Math Ideas: Free Close Reading Passage of the Week


Main Idea foldable—fun way to practice citing textual evidence!

Crystal's Classroom: Reading Foldables


Vocabulary Die: use as a game in the classroom to go over vocabulary words. The sides say: act it out, define it, synonym or antonym, draw it, use it in a sentence, and your choice. Great way for kids to get creative!

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A more detailed explanation of the Cornell Method can be found here

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VIDEO (7:29): A wonderful demonstration on the making of papyrus paper. Papyrus is a strong, durable paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, and is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt as far back as the First Dynasty.

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Anchor Chart Storage Solutions- love this. Laminate with labels on the back and store in a decorated (and clean!) garbage bin for future use.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Chart Storage Solutions


Free: The Evidence Based Terminology guide includes the formal language students must use when citing text evidence.

Store: Darlene-Anne - TeachersPayTeachers.com


Seven Alternatives to Google Image Search - Comparison Chart

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The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

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The Smoke Seller. Great text for inferring character traits or feelings

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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

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The Reading Like a Historian curriculum by the Stanford History Education Group engages students in historical inquiry.

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plagiarism handout, and thinking this may be a great intro to plagiarism with the freshmen. Get them out of their seats. Loved the lesson plan.

high school practicum: plagiarism