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A mini-unit on “The Diary of Anne Frank” including scaffolded notes, discussion starters, graphic organizers, learning objectives, and common core standards. I teach “The Diary of Anne Frank” in ELA while students are learning about WWII in Social Studies. The letter students write to Anne at the end of this mini-unit make a beautiful addition to their portfolios! #thediaryofannefranklessonplans #thediaryofannefrankcommoncore #middleschoolELA #teacherspayteachers

An exciting and engaging unit on Native American Myths designed to be used in grades 6-8! This multi-disciplinary unit can be taught in either ELA or Social Studies, or a combination of both. Students analyze a variety of NA myths through close reading, scaffolded note-taking, and the use of graphic organizers. Then they write their own myth or legend! Includes #nativeamericanmyths #middleschoolELA #nativeamericanscommoncore #teacherspayteachers

A complete 3-week unit on “My Brother Sam Is Dead” by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. Packed with engaging activities and projects, including a student packet, vocabulary work, character analysis, author’s craft, graphic organizers, activities, plotting the sequence of events, Web Quest, vocabulary quizzes, unit test, answer keys. #mybrothersamisdeadlessonplans #mybrothersamisdeadcommoncore #teacherspayteachers #middleschoolELA

A complete 3-week unit on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, including a student packet with answer key, graphic organizes that prompt close reading and critical thinking, engaging activities, author’s craft, poem analysis, and a short literary response essay. #theoutsiders #theoutsiderslessonplans #theoutsiderscommoncore #teacherspayteachers #middleschoolELA

Common Core Resources for Any Subject/Content Area - Grades 9-12: Includes materials for reading, vocabulary, speaking/listening, research projects, and Common Core check lists. Every activity aligned with the CCSS. Discounts for schools to purchase licenses for staff; POs accepted. www.teacherspayte...

Middle School students are still learning how to write well and they need strategies! These strategies can be used in all content areas to foster common language and help students transfer effective writing skills to all classes and subjects. Includes 22 anchor charts, 3 student bookmarks, and 4 student checklists. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core State Standards are all included. $9.60 #middleschoolela #middleschoolwriting

Everything you need to teach a complete, four-week unit on "The Giver" by Lois Lowry! This differentiated unit includes a variety of activities, graphic organizers, and writing assignments that result in close reading and critical thinking. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards all included. $24

Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles: Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis aligned with common core standards and expectations. Includes exemplars (questions) from American and world literature. Grades 9-12 $

Preparing Students for the Writer's Workshop, An 8-Day Common Core Unit. An Absolutely essential, and yet seldom taught unit.

A complete unit on Fables, includes reader's theatre, lessons, writing activities. Aligned to the common core.

Common Core Aligned Informative / Explanatory Writing Rubrics for Middle School This packet includes the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade versions of a complete 4-point rubric that assesses eight Common Core Standards. The categories of Research, Organization, Language, and Conventions are segmented according to each of the eight standards. Descriptors for the 4-points are detailed and specific.