8th grade ELA

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What's not to love about 8th grade students? They're funny and have unique perspectives on all sorts of things. These pins are all things 8th grade (or Middle School) English Language Arts. #lessonplans #ideas #activities

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Are you a Middle School Teacher? Do you teach teens and tweens? Then you’ll love this Christmas Teaching Idea to promote a different kind of gift giving in and out of the classroom for the holidays! Christmas Sunday School Lessons, Student Christmas Gifts, Christmas Bible, Christmas Wishes, Middle School Ela, Middle School English, Middle School Teachers, High School, Youth Group Lessons

Bringing Meaning to the Season for Middle Schoolers

Christmas Teaching Idea to Promote a Different Kind of Gift Giving #teaching #middleschool #classroom

If you are teaching your middle school students how to write an argumentative essay with a separate counterclaim paragraph and need an extra practice activity to help make sure they have the structure of the essay down pat, then this is for you! Writing Lesson Plans, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Ideas, Sentence Writing, Paragraph, Essay Writing, Middle School Ela, Middle School English

Practice Essay Structure

If you are teaching your middle school students how to write an argumentative essay with a separate counterclaim paragraph and need an extra practice activity to help make sure they have the structure of the essay down pat, then this is for you! #teaching #lessons #tips

Teach your middle school students critical figurative language vocabulary of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, and onomatopoeia with these interactive guided notes that I call Pixanotes®. Your students will record their knowledge with the notes and then afterward, have them play the included dominoes game to practice their learning!  #teaching #activities Ela Games, Absent Students, Student Picture, 8th Grade Ela, Alliteration, Middle School English, Simile, Figurative Language, Teaching Activities

Middle School Vocabulary & Examples

Teach your middle school students critical figurative language vocabulary of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, and onomatopoeia with these interactive guided notes that I call Pixanotes®. Your students will record their knowledge with the notes and then afterward, have them play the included dominoes game to practice their learning! #teaching #activities

This is one of my favorite anchor charts for my middle school students to refer to when we proofread writing in class. They get a kick out of the idea of being on “Proofreading Patrol”. Writing Lesson Plans, Writing Lessons, Writing Practice, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Ideas, Middle School Ela, Middle School Classroom, Middle School English

THIS is what it means to proofread!

This is one of my favorite anchor charts for my middle school students to refer to when we proofread writing in class. They get a kick out of the idea of being on “Proofreading Patrol”. #teaching #writingprocess

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FREE resources for teaching the Holocaust with Literature

Free 15 page guide to teaching the Holocaust with fiction. Perfect for Literature Circles, novel study, or independent choice reading. This guide includes teaching tips, essential questions, and a full unit plan. Collection of the best books for middle and high school, lesson plans, and resources. Grab the Educator's Guide to Teaching the Holocaust for FREE!

Use this challenge to get your middle school students WANTING to write Argumentative essays! Middle School Activities, Middle School Writing, Middle School English, Argumentative Writing, Essay Writing, Writing Strategies, Writing Resources, Secondary Resources, Persuasive Writing

Inspire your Middle School students to write!

Help your middle school students review the structure and organization of a text-based argumentative essay with this challenge! Students use a checklist to write an essay. Each successfully completed step earns a puzzle piece. On the appointed day, students are awarded whatever their puzzle shows that they earned! #teaching #activities #graphicorganizers

This is one of the anchor charts I have around my room for my middle school students to use when analyzing mentor sentences. It’s an oldie but goodie! 8th Grade Ela, Second Grade, Mentor Sentences, Word Work Activities, Middle School Classroom, Middle School English, Writing Practice, Anchor Charts, Teaching English

Help students remember what gets capitalized!

This is one of the anchor charts I have around my room for my middle school students to use when analyzing mentor sentences. It’s an oldie but goodie! #teaching #languagearts

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18 YA Retellings of Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales

Get some great middle and high school book suggestions! #teaching #languagearts

Need an engaging way to review the organization of a text-based essay?  Try centers (stations)!  Middle School students love the movement and you'll love the learning!  #teaching #structure Writing Lesson Plans, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Essay Writing, Writing Ideas, 6th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Ela, Middle School Writing, Middle School English

Essay ORGANIZATION Practice Centers for Middle School

Need an engaging way to review the organization of a text-based essay? Try centers (stations)! Middle School students love the movement and you'll love the learning! #teaching #structure

Keep your middle school students engaged on the last days before break by reviewing the plot of A Christmas Carol with this fun FREE game!  #teaching #languagearts Christmas Games, Christmas Carol, Ready To Play, Free Games, Middle School, Students, This Or That Questions, Teaching

FREE ZAP Game to review the plot!

Keep your middle school students engaged on the last days before break by reviewing the plot of A Christmas Carol with this fun FREE game! #teaching #languagearts

Teach your Middle School students how to cite textual evidence with a PowerPoint and matching interactive guided notes that I call Pixanotes®. A perfect way to help teach Writing Lesson Plans, Writing Lessons, Essay Writing, Middle School Ela, Middle School English, Powerpoint Pictures, Citing Textual Evidence, 8th Grade Ela, Ela Classroom

Citing Textual Evidence GUIDED NOTES with PowerPoint

Teach your Middle School students how to cite textual evidence with a PowerPoint and matching interactive guided notes that I call Pixanotes®. A perfect way to help teach R.CCR.1!

If your middle school students need more practice with elaboration, try these centers/stations! The students will love the movement and the activity while you'll love the learning! Writing Lesson Plans, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Essay Writing, Middle School Writing, Middle School Classroom, Middle School English, Writing Strategies

Essay SUPPORT Practice Centers/Stations for Middle School

If your middle school students need more practice with elaboration, try these centers/stations! The students will love the movement and the activity while you'll love the learning! #teaching #strategies

I help my middle school students pre-read by going over challenging vocabulary before we close read this text. Middle School Ela, Middle School English, 8th Grade Ela, Engage In Learning, Reading Anchor Charts, Text Evidence, Ela Classroom, Paragraph Writing, Free Lesson Plans

Middle School Students Pre6 6read

I help my middle school students pre-read by going over challenging vocabulary before we close read this text. #introducing #interactive

Fun Christmas teaching ideas for the last days before break! Christmas Activities, Christmas Fun, Holiday Fun, Middle School Ela, Middle School English, Learning Activities, Teaching Ideas, 8th Grade Ela, Literary Elements

Top 3 Pins for Holiday Fun in Middle School!

Fun Christmas teaching ideas for the last days before break! #teaching #middleschool #classroom #diy

When you teach citing evidence to your middle school students, start with vocabulary! This set includes a worksheet, word wall cards and a dominoes practice game! Citing Textual Evidence, Text Evidence, Kindergarten Math Worksheets, Phonics Worksheets, Middle School Libraries, Reading Anchor Charts, Vocabulary Words, Vocabulary Activities, Quotation Marks

Citing Evidence Vocabulary with Word Wall

When you teach citing evidence to your middle school students, start with vocabulary! This set includes a worksheet, word wall cards and a dominoes practice game! #activities #ideas

Teach your middle school students about irony, summarizing, text evidence and writing while close reading this great Thanksgiving story by O. Ela Classroom, Classroom Activities, Learning Activities, Thanksgiving Stories, Thanksgiving Activities For Kids, Middle School Ela, Middle School English, Paragraph Writing, Essay Writing

Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen Unit

Teach your middle school students about irony, summarizing, text evidence and writing while close reading this great Thanksgiving story by O. Henry! #lessonplans #languagearts