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Middle School Library Lessons

Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories

What does the earth look like to a paleontologist? A magical series of historic, valuable layers. #hmnspaleo

periodic table showing abundance of elements on earth

More “un-Googleness” and what that can look like in practice Still putting this on the Google board because it's a good reminder. Don't make research rote skill practice. There must be THINKING involved!

Inference / Conclusion free printable

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers #tlchat #tlelem #edchat #edtech #nced

AVID Cornell Notes Rubric

Roll-an-Emotion Fluency Activity. I like this as an idea for writing and practicing "tone." Obviously, I'd have to come up with some better attitudes, but the idea of rolling the dice is really fun.

Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: Fluency: Listening to Oral Reading During Guided Reading

Teaching students how to answer short answer questions.

Teach with Love - A great teaching blog. I love her brain break video clips!...If you play these vids you will easily be the coolest teacher in the building!

Brand Spanking New! The House on Mango Street Literature Guide - CCSS Aligned

Reading Strategies sentence stems reading comprehension think aloud questions sentence stems

Beneficial Bookmarks-- Students fill them out as they read and use the back for questions or tricky vocabulary words. This set is for The House on Mango Street

How to Do a Close Reading for fiction - I seriously LOVE this.

Cheryl Dobbertin's 5 Actions to Change Readers' Lives -- from her forthcoming book: Common Core, Unit by Unit: 5 Critical Moves for Implementing the Reading Standards Across the Curriculum

CLOSE READING EXEMPLARS: These exemplars (grades 1-12) contain FULL MATERIALS for two to five lessons each, including: 1) readings with teacher and student instructions 2) text dependent questions, 3) student discussion activities, 4) vocabulary and syntax tasks for challenging words and phrases, and 5) writing-based formative assessments FICTION AND NONFICTION LESSONS SEARCHABLE BY GRADE LEVEL

Make learning fun and engaging by sending your students on a novel scavenger hunt using sticky notes with printed questions on them! $

Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Literature and Reading

Literature Circles Resources from Laura Candler's online file cabinet at Teaching Resources

Literary Devices in Pop Culture---awesome!!

Free Poster/Handout {Are You a Text Talker?} Using the Text-Based Language of Close Reading Sentence Starters

Free Teaching Materials from the Zinn Education Project

100 things that I Love....

  • Lori Hughes

    Would be a great activity for my students to do for Valentine's Day!