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8 Middle school reads that result in confetti worthy discussions !

8 Middle-School Reads That Result in Confetti-Worthy Student Discussions

8 Middle school reads that result in confetti worthy discussions !

Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

Free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades - very similar to RACE strategy we use in out classroom.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Read all this summer! Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

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MS YA Must Reads - excited to recognize/already love a lot of these!

Reading Literature Journal for Middle School | Activities for 33 short stories and poems | Writing activities | Projects | Middle School English | ELA grades 6-8 | Bloom's Taxonomy | Short stories for middle school

Reading Literature Journal for Grades 6-8: Activities for Short Stories & Poems

Reading Literature Journal for Grades Activities for Short Stories & Poems

Example of a song assignment for "Black Ships Before Troy"

Example of a song assignment for "Black Ships Before Troy"

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations, including this one, from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

The Literary Maven: 15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

FOCUS ON READING STRATEGIES IN THE UPPER GRADES WITH "THE NECKLACE" BY GUY DE MAUPAUSSANT. With a challenging text, reinforce lower and higher level reading skills in an interactive way. $

The Necklace Short Story by Maupassant: Reading Comprehension Strategies

FOCUS ON READING STRATEGIES IN THE UPPER GRADES WITH "THE NECKLACE" BY GUY DE MAUPAUSSANT. With a challenging text, reinforce lower and higher level reading skills in an interactive way. $

Using picture books to teach text structure to middle and high school students makes for efficient and powerful lessons.

Using Picture Books to Teach Text Structure in Middle and High School

It’s time for another post in my series about using picture books to teach writing to middle and high school students! Today’s topic is using picture books to teach text structure.

Do your kids have trouble remembering what they read? Try this simple reading comprehension strategy. For kids grades 1-12!

A reading comprehension strategy to help kids remember what they read

Do your kids have trouble remembering what they read? Try this simple comprehension strategy: read, cover, remember, retell.

A Tried-and-True Curriculum for Eighth Grade Reading and English

A Tried-and-True Curriculum for Eighth Grade Reading and English

A few fresh ideas to bring Christmas topics to your secondary ELA classroom: David Sedaris podcasts and informational texts on controversial holiday topics like Elf on the Shelf as Big Brother and opening stores on Thanksgiving.

Fresh Holiday Ideas for Secondary ELA Classes

David sedaris christmas elf essaytyper Dec 2012 · David Sedaris Reads From His 'Santaland Diaries. That essay helped launch David Sedaris.

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.

Reading Mini Anchor Charts

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently r

Everything you need for close reading and fluency practice in grades 4-8.  Includes leveled nonfiction reading passages and student responding pages with text-dependent questions.

Close Reading and Fluency Practice FDR & The Great Depression

Everything you need for close reading and fluency practice in grades Includes leveled nonfiction reading passages and student responding pages with text-dependent questions.

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