These are COMPLETE 400+ pages of Assessments and Teaching Notes for ALL English Language Arts Standards for 6th Grade. These will cover your entire year!
Reading comprehension (literature and informational), writing, language/grammar, speaking and listening are all included.
Use them for more tha
This is a complete and engaging novel study for the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It is one of my students' favorite books and it's a great book to study when we're learning about World War II.
It is divided into 3 sections as follows: Chapters 1-6, 7-12, 13-End.
This unit includes the f
Are you worn out of the same old parent-teacher conference format? Are you looking for a way to make your students more accountable learners in your classroom? Are you looking for positive ways to bring parents into your classroom? This Student-Led Conference Bundle for the Middle Grades is the con
Social Skills task cards for increasing appropriate social skills by introducing real life scenarios for social group work. Do you have middle school students who struggle with social skills? They are easily bullied and influenced by others? Social situations are confusing for them? Then you nee
Prosody and Intonation Activities, Reader's Voice
This is a hard-to-find product for all ages! Your students will learn how to effectively use their voices to orally communicate intent through expression. Included is a board game and card activity for using stress, intonation, rate, and melody in
This 10-Day Persuasive Writing Unit will have your students analyzing advertisements, developing an understanding of the critical components of persuasive writing, and writing their own persuasive advertisements. Since students write persuasive ads (filled with figurative language, propaganda techn
Socratic Circles: Engage your students in high-level dialogue through Socratic Seminars. This resource details the steps for implementation of Socratic Circles, and it includes great templates and student guides.
Included in this lesson plan:
• CCSS and suggested learning targets
• Step-by-step i
Are you looking to enhance your students' work using Google Slides? Grab this Wonder Novel Unit and let your students get to work.
Wonder by RJ Palacio is a MUST READ for your students in Grades 4-8! Your students will be inspired by Auggie and all that he is able to accomplish despite his challe
Are you looking for social skills materials on sarcasm, emotional tone and/or ELA materials on teaching formal and informal tone? Are you wanting appropriate materials for middle and high school students? Are you hoping that pictures depicting emotional tone are real photographs? Is it too much t
Common Core Speaking & Listening Rating Scales are informal evaluation tools to help determine education impact of speech & language disorders in the classroom, as well as to aide in documenting standard mastery, therapy baselines and postlines, or progress monitoring from grade to grade. Th
Incredible YEAR LONG resource collection to help you implement effective Daily ELA Rotations in Grades 4 through 6. Reading, writing, and word work are all covered with engaging, print-and-go lesson plans.
This special bundle features my classroom-tested, time saving tools for easy implementation o
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Looking to replace traditional book reports with a comprehensive language arts project? The BIG ELA Book Report Project LITE combines reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks that engage students and allow them to demonstrate what they know in a variety of ways.
Common Core State Standards Speaking and Listening Rubrics Bundle for Grades 6-8
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 6, 7, 8
These rubrics will be helpful for student assessment of the Common Core State Standards for speaking and listening. They can be used in ALL content areas a
I've Never Seen Kids Get So Excited About Vocabulary Acquisition...Until Now
CAN BE USED FOR ANY CLASS OR SUBJECT THAT TEACHES VOCABULARY
My Vocabulary in Action (V.I.A.) Bulletin Board is more than just a bulletin board; it is a year-long learning tool that inspires my students daily to seek out
Editable Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Grade 6 - easy-to use and customize!
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 6, 7, 8
AND Common Core ELA Standards Checklists for Grades 6, 7, 8
This 62-page resource features all of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards in an ea
Book talks are a great way to generate enthusiasm for reading, and they allow students to share books in a way that traditional book reports cannot. Students enjoy creating a "buzz" about their favorite books and making digital presentations to enhance their talks.
Perfect for keeping your 40 b
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Let's Make a Deal- 6th Grade ELA Review Game (Co
Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each autumn poem is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress through the analysis tasks on each page of their flip
In this ten-day, Common Core aligned unit, students will develop a deep understanding of the speech genre by investigating two famous speeches. After instruction on speech characteristics and purposes of speeches, students will closely read and analyze two speeches about incredible journeys. They’
Shakespeare research can be fun! In this activity, students enjoy researching the time period and background of Shakespeare as they assume various roles and tasks outlined by the RAFT cards. RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Task) is a differentiated writing strategy that helps students understand their
Now with comprehension activity, key, and teacher notes! Liven up your reading curriculum and satisfy the Common Core with this kid-friendly classroom play based on the 9th book of Homer's The Odyssey. Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Scholastic's Scope magazine, "Cyclops" is suit
Explore with your students the intriguing world of Puritan New England through the study of Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond!
This complete unit includes everything you need to help students understand the novel as well as hone their reading and language skills. Power Point pre
This is a tool your students can use to track their OWN PROGRESS! Sixth graders will become familiar with Common Core Objectives in relatively kid-friendly language. Reading, writing, speaking and listening, and research and range are covered in this document. Students will shade in boxes based on t
An entire year's worth of middle school literacy stations. There are eight stations total. I do two full rotations per grading period so there are a total of 64 different activities in this package.
We meet once a week in stations and students complete two stations on that day. They spend about t
Welcome to your indispensable ELA resource! Here is the complete package of all of my grade level English Language Arts handbooks. Save big when you buy them together! I’ll be very surprised if you don’t use this handbook during every English Language Arts block in your classroom. It’s an essential
The Common Core asks teachers to assess students' abilities with speaking and listening, including giving oral presentations. When you incorporate public speaking into your class, you'll find this oral presentation rubric and overview sheet very handy!
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Speech Presentation - FREE Teacher Evaluation Sheet. Easy checklist to assess a student's performance when making a speech or presentation. Assess whether student exceeds, meets, or does not meet standards for organization, staying on topic, supporting ideas, logical arguments, appropriate sources,
Accountable Talk is Where It's At!
Our job as educators is to prepare our students to be College and Career Ready! This Accountable Talk Resource Bundle will empower your students while participating in group work. Accountable Talk teaches students to respect one another and how to interact with on
This summative assessment for The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank provides three project options from which students can choose. My students LOVED this project, and everything is ready for you to simply print and use!
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*LOVE THIS GAME?! Check out the Original version!*This game is part of my 6th Grade ELA Let's Make a Deal Game Bundle*
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Let's Make a Deal- 6th Grade ELA Review Gam
Have you ever wished you had a way to evaluate students within a small group? Do you struggle to understand how teams are really functioning?
This rubric can be used across the disciplines. I have used this rubric for
-Group Writing Projects
-Group Science Labs
-Group Social Studies Projects
Common Core Standards for Speaking/Listening Posters for Back to School. The CCSS for speaking and listening in grade 6, 7, or 8 summarized in kid friendly language. Use as WE CAN posters or as a slide show. You can go over the standards with your students, and afterwards you can print out the slide
Looking for a way to engage your students in thoughtful conversation and meet the Speaking and Listening goals of the Common Core? Then, practicing seminar is definitely worth your time.
I trained and taught over a ten year period under the Paideia philosophy which utilizes socratic seminar as one
I've always had a lot of difficulty with my students using slang and text or informal language in their ELA work. I devised this handy worksheet to help students understand the difference and when it is appropriate to use each type of language.
In the worksheet, there are a set of scenarios with
This End of the Year Taboo Game is great for vocabulary development and can be used in many grades. It encourages students to practice their oral language and vocabulary skills. They race against the clock to explain the End of the Year-related word at the top of the card, but they are not allowed
Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe from Chronicles of Narnia Complete Common Core Aligned Guide - 172 Pages by Simply Novel
This Simply Novel Common Core Aligned Literature Guide for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligne
This open-ended critical thinking activity is perfect for gifted and talented middle grades students. Students are stranded in the middle of the ocean, and must figure out a way to return. A video, shark music, and rubric help steer students through their exploration. The activity culminates with a
This is a product I use every year when my students read The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. You can use it one of several ways:
1. You can use it to pre-assign roles to make sure each student gets a fair turn in the rotation.
2. You can use it to pre-assign roles to differentiate for your stud
Young people LOVE theater improvisation, and so will you. Improv can help you create a cohesive class culture, spark creative writing, and make your students 100% engaged!
Using this 4-page handout, you can explore many Improv WARM-UPS, EXERCISES and GAMES with your students - no previous improv e
This 7 page document includes everything you need to introduce speech writing and public speaking. It could also be used as a different format for students that are already familiar with this skill. Pages include:
* Brainstorming for general topics
* Narrowing down mainpoints to key words to hel
*Public Speaking Activities
*Writing for Public Speaking, Speech, and Debate
*Differentiated Activities for Public Speaking, Speech, and Debate
*Enrichment Activities for Public Speaking, Speech, and Debate
Book 2 by Ridley Pearson
* Higher-order, quality questions from each chapter
* Perfect for guided reading, partner/group discussions, literature circles, book clubs, Daily Five, comprehension check, differentiated instruction, etc.
Laminate cards, cut out and staple at top, insert in library pock
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Use your Student Council elections as an opportunity to teach your students more about the United States Government, and what it means to elect good leaders. This Unit begins by introducing students to the Three Branches of the United States Government, and then focuses on the Legislative Branch.
Directions to students: For each box on the mingle form you will have a conversation with a classmate. You will verbally exchange questions and answers, helping each other if needed. No one will write on anyone else’s paper. Your partner will tell you the sentence so you can write it, and vice ve
Through a series of accessible and enjoyable drama activities through which students experience, explore and imagine a cultural tale, an entire class works together to informally dramatize the tale, recreating it in their own words and actions. By participating in this process ESL students use langu
Power-Up your classroom with BYTES Power Smarts! This pack contains 25 Choice Cards where students use their creativity to design new and improved products and then write an advertisement or produce a commercial using propaganda techniques. See the full packet contents listed below and click on Pr
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35 PowerPoint Presentations (510 Slides)
26 Lesson Plans
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The Common Core State Standards are an essential part of any classroom's curriculum. This slideshow "beautifies" each of the 6th grade ELA Standards so you can impress your administrators, students, and students' parents with brilliantly displayed standards for learning. Present specific standards t
Welcome to your indispensable speaking and listening resource! I’ll be very surprised if you don’t use this handbook during every English Language Arts block in your classroom. It’s an essential reference for applying Common Core State Standards any time, anywhere.
Save money by purchasing the bundle. This set includes:
* Figurative Language Matching 3-Part Cards
* Figurative Language Matching 2-Part Cards with excerpts from literature
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This Research Greek Mythology Game is aligned with Common Core Standards and is appropriate for Grades 6-12.
Game Objective: To use critical thinking skills, creativity skills, and research about Greek mythology when formulating and responding to answers to Greek mythology questions and to share re