Short Story & Novel Assignments Formatted For Google Slides & Google Drive Sharing! 45 Assignments In Total!
Great idea for comparing themes using short films - "The Lunch Date" and "For the Birds."
▶ The only way you will ever need to teach theme - YouTube
Ginger Snaps: Reading Interest Survey to use at the beginning of the year
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.
Terrific way to structure extended responses to reading-- great freebie!
Responding to Literature with Art and Technology
Point of view - second person, first person, third person
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.
WebQuest: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-- 1963: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker - Theme
This is one I'd actually like to try
5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (and Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!) - If you've ever considered adding reader's theater to your reading block but thought it would be too much work, check out this guest post from Sarah Wiggins!
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
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.
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
FREE today and forever. This is an introductory lesson/activity/worksheet that deals with twenty common and useful English proverbs. Perfect for MS.
The Book Fairy-Goddess: Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!
Symbolism in Wonder by RJ Palacio
Symbolism lesson with short film and prezi