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24 Short Stories for Middle School

Using Transitions to Move Your Writing Along...

every printable you can think of - I will be glad I pinned this one day

EVERYONE needs a good collection of comprehension questions listed in plain sight!!!

Not homework Homework

Story Mountain: I love the "Hook" at the bottom or the mountain...I've never seen it drawn like this!

Saw this idea on Pinterest. Use the National Geographic Picture of the Day to get students observing, inferring and predicting.

back to school back-to-school

Fall tree from paper bag

Reading Response for Any Book: One Concept, Five Approaches from Minds in Bloom

  • ronda crosby
    ronda crosby

    love this idea! I can use this with my word study

This 30 slide presentation is a great icebreaking activity for the first few days of school, and can be used interactively with whiteboards

Writing ideas!

  • Sheila McAninch
    Sheila McAninch

    We can use the "state" traits for a board!?!?

Meet the teacher night

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Literature Response Question Cards and other Literature Circle printables from Laura Candler

Student Self Assessment

Reading Workshop Notebook insert. This blog post has lots of ideas for setting up a reading and writing notebook.

The No Homework Binder- when kids dont do their homework, they have to write the date, assignment, and why they didnt do it. Can show at parent conferences!!!

PowerPoint Games

Free!!! 10 page figurative language mini unit!!!

show me the evidence anchor chart


The All About Me Gazette for the first day of school!

what respect looks like and sounds like

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!