Middle School Library Lessons
Middle School Library Lessons
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"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."
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7-Up Vocabulary Practice. Great vocabulary strategy for your early adolescent students.
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The Brown-Bag Teacher: 7-Up Vocabulary Practice
Main Idea foldable—fun way to practice citing textual evidence!
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LOTS of reading foldable ideas
Main Idea foldable—fun way to practice citing textual evidence! Many different comprehension strategies!
Main Idea foldable
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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Vocabulary Die: This could be used as a Spanish activity for kids. The sides say: act it out, define it, synonym or antonym, draw it, use it in a sentence, and your choice. These messages could be written in Spanish and used with Spanish vocab cards. Great way for older kids learning Spanish to get creative!
A more detailed explanation of the Cornell Method can be found here
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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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How to make ancient Egyptian papyrus
7:28 minutes. How To Make Papyrus Paper - YouTube a good motivation!
Anchor Chart Storage Solutions- love this. Laminate with labels on the back and store in a decorated (and clean!) garbage bin for future use.
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neat chart storage solution! Teaching With a Mountain View: Classroom Organization
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Anchor chart storage solutions....maybe if I move to a school that doesn't have drawers/closets?
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.
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The Evidence Based Terminology guide includes the formal language students must use when citing text evidence.
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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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READING COMPREHENSION~ 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 (characters, setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story. Knowing their answers will be displayed helps increase student engagement!
The Smoke Seller. Great text for inferring character traits or feelings
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El Vendedor de Humo [Каждое слово]
El Vendedor De Humo (The Smoke Seller) - Short Film
Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google
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Google lesson plans for middle school students on digital citizenship
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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Lesson plans for teaching your students how to be safe and smart online
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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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Stanford has some great ideas for teaching history
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Home | Stanford History Education Group Lots of lesson plans and ideas for American and World History
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Teaching social studies with Stanford History Education Group; reliable, quality lesson plans, primary sources, and more! Wow this is great stuff!!!
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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.
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Plagiarism handout- Get them out of their seats. Loved the lesson plan.
high school practicum: plagiarism
Using Comic Life (or just creating a comic strip) to help the students understand the concept of summarizing non-fiction text.
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Teaching in Room 6: language arts Make a Comic Strip to summarize Non-Fiction Readings
social studies Nonfiction Summarizing using Comic Strips with a bit of technology
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EDITABLE LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE. ORGANIZE YOUR YEAR IN STYLE! CREATE A DIGITAL OR PRINTED LESSON PLAN BOOK USING THIS BEAUTIFULLY FORMATTED LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lesson-Plan-Template-2-page-weekly-layout-507087
Using our thinking with our Thinking Maps--like how they took the posters and added (test) vocabulary to them to explain their purposes.
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Thinking Maps - this would be a great reference sheet for students.
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A concise, clear explanation of some very versatile graphic organizers. Thinking_Maps.png (2064×3054)
Mrs. O'Connor: Third Grade Gifted Reading/Language Arts
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Teaching with a Touch of Twang: Notice and Note Book Study: Defining Signposts (Freebies Giveaway)
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Notice and Note Book Study: Defining Signposts (Freebies Giveaway)
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Use this PDF handout for students to chart Holden Caulfield’s path through those three “crazy” days in December in J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
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FAST Characterization: Great for student writing and for analyzing characters in class novels
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Character traits: FAST in journals. Use to write responses, and give the WHY to the "T" part.
FAST Characterization: Great for student writing and for analyzing characters in class novels. Point out character traits as well.
FAST Characterization graphic organizer
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades by Maria Konnikova, nytiimes: New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. #Handwriting #Learning #Memory #Creativity
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Reasons for continuing to teach handwriting--my preference: Handwriting Without Tears (which has great supports for kids and teachers). What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades by Maria Konnikova, nytiimes: New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. #Handwriting #Learning #Memory #Creativity
The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. Children not only learn to ... Read the full story at The New York Times
neurosciencestuff: What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between ...
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades
Upload any picture, this website turns it into a pattern to quilt!
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Make your own quilt pattern! Upload any picture, this website turns it into a pattern... Choose number of colors, color scheme, size, number of squares, etc...
Upload any picture, this website turns it into a pattern to quilt. V and A patchwork pattern maker.
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literacy anchor charts | Reading Anchor Charts / anchor chart-evidence based terms and examples
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This is a huge part of Reading wonders and Common Core. I will be using this in my classroom.
Anchor chart for using evidence based terms. Anything to help me teach language arts better
upgrade a little for middle school but some good ideas on how to use evidence
Anchor chart for using evidence based terms. Great for reading comprehension.
Anchor chart for using evidence based terms. Great for preparing students for Common Core. Needs to be cranked up for 8th grade, but I like the idea
Awesome photos for writing prompts...some are a little creepy...but there are some GREAT writing prompt pictures here!