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Middle School Common Core


Middle School Common Core

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3 Close Reading Passages - 9 Close Reading Activities --- Hands-on, interactive, and designed to help students uncover layers of meaning and develop a deep understanding of each passage and the skill of close reading.

MINI-BOOK for Literature Response - Instantly engage your students with this Mini-Book foldable assessment after reading ANY short story, short drama, or section of a novel! Students will enjoy creating these 7-page mini-books while analyzing literature and practicing Common Core literacy skills. Grades 5-8

Make learning fun and interactive with these turn-key sequencing centers. The resource includes 6 centers that will have students reading, writing, and working collaboratively to master the skill of finding the sequence in a text.

Make learning fun and interactive with these turn-key sequencing centers. The resource includes 6 centers that will have students reading, writing, and working collaboratively to master the skill of finding the sequence in a text.

While many teachers use Socratic Circles or Seminars as a way to engage their students in higher order thinking skills, they do not teach the actual Socratic dialogues as they are difficult to teach to Middle School or High School students. This unit takes a small section of Plato’s APOLOGY and makes it accessible to younger students. This is a self-contained unit on The Socratic Method or dialectics (widely used in Colleges, Universities, and Law Schools). (GRADES 7+) $

A complete 3-week unit on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, including a student packet with answer key, graphic organizers that prompt close reading and critical thinking, engaging activities, author’s craft, poem analysis, and a short literary response essay. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards included.

Teaching what causes the seasons to middle school students? You need this. Check out this one of a kind, hands on activity that will help your students truly understand WHY we have seasons. It's awesome.

This unit is hands-down one of the most motivating and engaging Persuasive Writing units! In this 10 day unit, students will develop background knowledge on roller coasters, study and analyze advertisements, develop an understanding of critical components of persuasive writing, write their own persuasive advertisements for a roller coaster they designed, present their advertisements to the class, and actively listen to their peers’ writing.

This six-sided brochure for the short story "Flowers for Algernon" will be a hit with your students as they practice Common Core skills in a fun format! Students cite text evidence, make inferences, experience new vocabulary, examine conflict, and determine theme. Cover artwork provides a nice touch for a great display!

A complete 3-week unit on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, including a student packet with answer key, graphic organizers that prompt close reading and critical thinking, engaging activities, author’s craft, poem analysis, and a short literary response essay. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards included.

Basketball fans will enjoy factoring more with this themed worksheet! Students will factor twelve quadratic equations to find their solution(s). Each equation will need to be set equal to zero before factoring and the "a" value will equal one. There is no GCF to factor out as this is intended to be an introductory lesson. CCSS A-SSE

In this 10-day, CCSS-aligned Expository Writing Unit, students will demonstrate a deep understanding of the features, critical elements, and purpose of expository writing. During the unit, students will write an expository news story about a historic event. Through instruction on the news story structure and investigations of sample news stories, students will understand the critical components of a news story so that they can write their own. It's engaging and ready to print-and-teach!

Students love to imagine what's around the corner, what an opposite view looks like and how opposites can be engaged with respect for all! This resource uses that magical curiosity to teach from opposite sides of key topics.

Your students will love this 5-day fun and engaging literature study of Thank You, Mam. In this unit students will be assembling Interactive File Folders as they develop a deep understanding of the text. The 3-D shapes and Interactive File Folders pr

You and your students will absolutely LOVE this close reading mini-unit for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s speech, What is Your Lifes Blueprint? One of Kings most inspiring speeches, its content and message to be the very best person you can be is perf

The Diary of Anne Frank Play - Student-Ready Complete Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Aligned with CCSS, most specifically RL8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and W.8.1, 8.2, 8.3.

Everything you need to teach a complete, four-week unit on "The Giver" by Lois Lowry! This differentiated unit includes a variety of engaging activities, graphic organizers, and writing assignments that result in close reading, deep understanding, and critical thinking!

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Students PLAY BASEBALL GAME to identify multiple rhetorical devices before annotating a speech provided with these materials. Students use trivia questions to familiarize themselves with devices provided and then locate rhetorical devices within several texts. Students will PLAY RHETORICAL DEVICE BASEBALL AND MORE as seen in ... Tips on How to Annotate a Speech Rhetorical Baseball Game Directions Single Trivia Questions Double Trivia Questions Triple Trivia Questions

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