Loved using this with my tough inner-city 8th graders. Made them smile as they easily made the connection from the story to what we'd studied, and opened up a great conversation as we learned about the Holocaust!
Well organized. I love the attention to detail. Students are walked through the writing process (use of transitions and closing sentences, etc.) Students also have a step by step guide to paraphrasing, citation, and more.
While I like the quality of these questions, I would like to have had them in student-friendly language as well. I have been able to use them to document my lessons, apply common core ideas, and formulate objectives. Thanks.
Yes, they are all there. Scroll to the last page of the document.
August 28, 2013
Tracy Mendez (TpT Seller) re: 8th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions
How much different are 6, 7, 8th grade. I bought the 6th grade and just found out I am teaching 7 and 8 too!
June 8, 2013
Tracy Mendez (TpT Seller) re: 6th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions
Not ready to buy this just yet. Not sure why adding it to my wish list isn't an option. Hope I can find it after I do all my looking and am ready to purchase. Here is my question...I like to start all my common core aligned lessons with the question that matches the standard. It looks as if each of your guided questions are labeled with the cc standard. Is this correct? Also do you happen to have the lesson plan template you actually use this with. I am required to WRITE a lot of FLUFF in my plans and need them to say what I need and what admin wants.
I'm not sure why you can't add it to your wish list. Perhaps you can contact customer support about that?
You are correct that each question is matched with the standard it meets. I usually create my lessons using the following format:
Today's Lesson: (Insert question here)
Teaching: (What I'm teaching & any modeling)
Active Involvement: (What the students do to practice the skill or explore the topic)
Closure: (How the lesson is wrapped up/Assessment)
I use the above format to create my lesson plan and the agenda that I display on the Smartboard for students.
I usually start off the lesson by introducing the guiding question as the day's topic. I'll also usually ask students what they already know about the topic.
Sometimes I use the guiding questions I created word-for-word and other times I'll modify the question based on the specific topic/skill I'm teaching. I keep the document in plastic page protectors in a binder and refer to them frequently.
Hope this answers your question!
February 5, 2013
Glende Hebestreet (TpT Seller) re: 8th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions
Do you have this in any of the other grade levels?
Yes, I created documents for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA. They should be listed under "My Products." Please let me know if you have difficulty finding them. Thanks!
November 5, 2012
Jennifer D. re: 7th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions
I love your product and plan on buying it when I get to school in the morning. I was wondering if you'd consider doing it for 6th and 8th grade ELA? It'd be so awesome and I'm sure many people would buy it from you.
Thanks so much! I would consider doing it for 6th and 8th, as I've taught both grades in the past. I might look to tackle that project during spring break. I've also created tons of common core lessons this year that I've been meaning to upload. Thanks again and please let me know if you have any other questions.
March 12, 2012
Lisa V. re: Word Study: Teaching Latin and Greek Roots/Affixes
I am very excited about (and just purchased) the Greek and Latin Word Study Unit! Each teacher in our 7th-grade team is tasked with finding/creating/borrowing a new word study unit to possibly implement, and this is just what I was looking for! You mentioned in the product description that there were Greek and Latin Challenge activities to complement the unit but I could not find them. I was curious about those - are they available too? Thanks so much!
I'm glad you liked the unit! My student have found the lessons helpful, so I hope yours will too. I took down the challenges because my students had difficulty with them. I'm planning on modifying them to make them more manageable, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Some of the words were too difficult for 7th graders, so I ended up using the challenges as extra credit.
That being said, I just uploaded them to the site and listed them as free. I'll keep it up for a few days so you can download the file. Maybe you can modify it to make it work. Good luck!