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This whole thing makes me laugh and cringe all at the same time

"My friend is a middle school English teacher. This is by far the most awesome lesson she’s taught.awesome lesson for a texting obsessed world

Jennifer's Teaching Tools: September 2012

Higher order thinking questions after reading - Jennifer's Teaching Tools: Guided Reading.for those high readers!

This series of Facebook handouts can be used to create a mock facebook page for any character(s) from short stories, novels, films etc.  This

Facebook Character Page -- Versatile Activity for any Character

Create a "fakebook" page for a character.my students have done this, but I never could find a good template! They just created it on a piece of posterboard, but this would be great to give them a better idea of the layout.

Image result for r.a.c.e. paragraph template, secondary

Image result for r.a.c.e. paragraph template, secondary

Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text  ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, order/sequence, compare/contrast, persuasion techniques, primary and secondary sources, nonfiction text features. Includes Common Core Alignment and 14 original nonfiction passages for teaching each strategy. $9 by selma

Grades Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core.

lap books and foldables

The Chronicle of the Earth: lapbook - lovely multi-sensory lap book. Lots of shape, color, folding,etc.

Interactive Reading Notebooks

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Teaching Literary Elements with Common Core Alignment for Grades Links to other grade level Reading Notebook packets.

Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

Free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades - very similar to RACE strategy we use in out classroom.

Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this easy-to-use worksheet. Click HERE for print-and-teach materials!

Character Cell Phone – Fun Writing Handout, Use with ANY Literature Grades 6-12

Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this easy-to-use worksheet. I think I miss teaching middle school :-(

Interactive Grammar Organizers make a great lap book! Organizers may also be used in an interactive notebook. $

Interactive Grammar Organizers

Interactive Grammar Organizers make a great lap book! Organizers may also be used in an interactive notebook. Idea for word work have students create their own grammar book

This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource   includes everything you need to start each English Language Arts class off with   an engaging activity!

English bell ringers - volume 1

Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer routines! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity! Great idea to modify.

How to dress up like a character  using posterboard!

Biography or character report. For all of my teacher friends. Money is tight these days. A very good alternative to dressing up like the person! Would have never thought this idea! Could use for STEM social studies!

The goal was to understand what a character looks like on the inside and the outside. Before writing about characters in a book, students wrote about themselves!

The goal was to understand what a character looks like on the inside and the outside. Before writing about characters in a book, students wrote about themselves! I love this for teaching characterization!

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