Media Literacy Worksheet 1 -- Follow up: have students create commercial of their own for story/novel.

Media Literacy Worksheet 1 Worksheets

The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey

Great idea game for review. I think this is a great game that could be used over and over without much prep work.

Simplifying Radicals: Bazinga

Literary Jenga for grades 7-12 based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

Play "Attack" with your students! It's a review game that can be used in any subject that your middle school students will be begging to play! FREE instructions

FREE Review Game for the Secondary Classroom

How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students

How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students

This is a fun way to get students thinking critically about an author or character! This lesson is Common Core based and requires using evidence in writing. You can use this MULTIPLE times a year since it is adaptable for any piece of literature. You will get a well-written example and a student writing page.

Literary Playlist: A Fun Writing Activity to use with ANY Piece of Literature

The Seven Deadly Sins of Punctuation And How You Can Avoid Them (Note: Read carefully. They preface each "faux pas," telling you the correct usage, but provide the WRONG way as examples. It's confusing).

The Seven Deadly Sins of Punctuation And How You Can Avoid Them

35 Terrible Puns To Brighten Your Day

I've been sharing a little series of posts about how to use living literature to teach writing - specifically, narratives and persuasive pieces. In this post, I'm focusing less on a particular sty...

Picture Books to Teach Literary Techniques

This would be cute to do at the library.

Competition: Match the selfie to the shelfie! | HPPC Library

Book Fireplace Display, for those frigid months!

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Fiction Meets Reality

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22 Creative Classroom Door Ideas

22 Creative Classroom Door Ideas - Clicky Pix

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover…But What about the First Line?: A Teen Library Display | The Magpie Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Modern Life and Etiquette

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover...But What about the First Line?: A Teen Library Display

I wonder if we could get Advisory, LA, or reading classes to choose a book they like and recreate the cover on the door.

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That's awesome!

Fast Food In Real Life

This is a PowerPoint presentation that I use with the short story "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes. The students use inferencing skills to analyze Hughes's characterization of the two characters based on their dialogue and actions. The concept of literary theme is reviewed, and students are asked to summarize the story.

Thank You Ma'am Discussion Questions

Altered book art project.... A page taken from an old book, with certain words left uncovered by painting to create a found poetry style statement, then applied to a page in an old style type journal/ledger

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Silent Games, Perfect when you need the class to calm down.


Middle school - Would you rather...have kids justify their thinking. Facilitating discussion before writing...give supportive details to opinions

Classroom Freebies: Halloween Would You Rather Questions

A list of English idioms

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Character Traits Anchor Chart (blog post includes a FREEBIE and an activity idea!)

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High School Classroom signs (inspiration from

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Mentor Sentences in High School

Why I Use Mentor Sentences to Teach Writing in my High School English Classroom