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Point of View eyeballs- Students create a view from a particular perspective. Ex. How colonists viewed events leading to Revolutionary War

Whether you are striving to implement the United States Common Core Standards or not, these 40 text-based response graphic organizers are going to challenge your students like never before. ($)

Diction and Syntax~Great teaching ideas are included in this post

50% off for the next 24 hours! If you are searching for a tried and true method to help your students analyze and understand poetry, then look no further! TP-CASTT is a systematic method of poetry analysis that helps students access poetry and enjoy it. TP-CASTT stands for: title, paraphrase, connotation, attitude, shift, title, and theme. A 52-slide Prezi and 4 PDF handouts walk students through the whole process!

FREE! Do you get annoyed when your students whine every time you say, “we are now going to write an essay” or, “now we are going to learn a new math concept”? Instead of getting irritated make it fun! Display this funny “Scoring Guide for Whining” and give them a grade for their complaining. If they get a “bad grade”, have them practice better whining. Your kids will think twice before they whine again!

I can think of all kinds of adaptions- do this for a Book character, yourself, or a grandparent

Language Arts Anchor Charts

ELA in the middle | Middle School English, Language Arts QUITE THE BLOG TO FOLLOW!

Use this flip book to review rules for comma usage with middle and high school ELA students. Each page includes three or more example sentences to illustrate the comma rule in use. -- from Mixed-Up Files ($)

▶ Figurative Language Examples in Songs: Part 1 - YouTube

Students draw a picture of the setting and then use direct quotes to "prove" that what they put belongs in the picture based on the actual text. (Teaching in Room 6)

Fix your grammar. I want to send this to 75% of the people I have seen on forums because they need to hear it.

Awesome set for teaching literary elements and lit analysis! Notes, interactive graphic organizers for students to fold and flip, engaging text analysis stations, and a huge collection of literary analysis constructed-response questions. Perfect for middle school and high school.

Poetry Towers. I've done this as 'story towers'. The kids loved it!

Free Interactive Close Reading Pencil Flags AND close reading resources!

reviseordie : A little guide to the ‘Cornell Note Taking’ method

Another Cumulative Novel Project!

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read. They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more!

Sentence frames/starters to provide evidence and explanations. (Common Core)

Teacher Classroom Sign In this class we don't by PromotingSuccess, $28.95

Beyond Book Reports- a list of 41 things to do after reading a book instead of the usual report, great for the middle school years.

Awesome blog post about using interactive student notebooks to support close reading... Musings from the Middle School: Interactive Student Notebooks and Close Reading... A Perfect Pair!

Great example of why students should vary sentences.