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    Middle School Reading Strategies


    Middle School Reading Strategies

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    Great idea for comparing themes using short films - "The Lunch Date" and "For the Birds."

    Composition Classroom: Short film theme activity

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    ▶ The only way you will ever need to teach theme - YouTube

    The only way you will ever need to teach theme

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    Ginger Snaps: Reading Interest Survey to use at the beginning of the year

    Ginger Snaps: Long Range Plans and a Reading Interest Survey

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    This FREE resource will walk you through how to do shared reading with your upper grades (3rd-6th) students for 10-15 minutes daily to build fluency and comprehension skills. All you have to do is find the weekly articles. Included in the resource is a 5-day instructional plan for both nonfiction and fiction articles.

    Shared Reading in the Upper Grades 5-Day Plan

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    Terrific way to structure extended responses to reading-- great freebie!

    Teaching in Flip Flops: He Brought it Upon Himself to Visit...

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    Responding to Literature with Art and Technology

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    Point of view - second person, first person, third person

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    LOVE these ideas, seriously, LOVE, and there is a freebie too! Your students will beg to read out loud if you implement some of these awesome strategies.

    5 Fun Ways to get Students Engaged in Reading Aloud

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    WebQuest: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-- 1963: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker - Theme

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    This is one I'd actually like to try

    Ravelry: anneleterme's grr....GRR......gRr.....GrR.......

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    Reader's Theater--5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (& Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!)--Corkboard Connections

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    FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN A MUSICAL VIDEO~ Teach hyperbole, simile, and more using these visual clips.

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    This is a GREAT short video to use as you begin your poetry unit! I will show this and then challenge my class to make their own version.

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    A story without words for analyzing plot or inference

    15 Amazing Animated Short films

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    6th Grade Character Traits ELA - YouTube-You name the character traits of the characters-partner or group activity

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    Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

    Simply Speech: Flocabulary!!

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    How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study! 1,924 Downloads so far...

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    LibGuide for making Book Trailers (gold mine!)

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    POINT OF VIEW~ This can be a challenging concept for some students. I like this approach. It's got an engaging race car theme, and the ideas are clearly presented.

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    Best Books for Middle School :: PragmaticMom

    7th Grade Reading List

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    FREE today and forever. This is an introductory lesson/activity/worksheet that deals with twenty common and useful English proverbs. Perfect for MS.

    Introduction to Proverbs (Grades 6-9)

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    The Book Fairy-Goddess: Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!

    The Book Fairy-Goddess: Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!

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    Symbolism in Wonder by RJ Palacio

    Symbolism in Wonder by RJ Palacio

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    Symbolism lesson with short film and prezi

    Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi

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    Great activity to get students to dig into the text to "show me the evidence."

    Teaching in Room 6: Digging in to Find Evidence

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