Bringing Meaning to the Season for Middle Schoolers
Christmas Teaching Idea to Promote a Different Kind of Gift Giving #teaching #middleschool #classroom
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
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 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
FREE resources for teaching the Holocaust with Literature
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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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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