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Middle School Reading Strategies


Middle School Reading Strategies

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

This is one I'd actually like to try

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

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

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.

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

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...

LibGuide for making Book Trailers (gold mine!)

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.

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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Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies!)

Reading Graffiti Board...I love this! Put up black paper, provide silver sharpies and let students write one quote from a book. They'll be reading more critically to find that one perfect quote!

Life is Better Messy Anyway: Reading Graffiti

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Five Elements Of A Story - YouTube

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

Five finger tips for choosing a book

primelib / 5 finger reading test

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NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE CHARACTER TRAITS: Character traits for reading and writing -could also use this for important people in history

Creating a comic strip (we used Comic Life but could be done with pencil and paper) to summarize non-fiction text.

Two Minute Mysteries. Inference lessons

The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

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