Back to School (Middle Grades) Bundle

Grade Levels
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Save $5 for buying the bundle! This is all you need to start the school year off right. This bundle includes everything from your classroom procedures to your first pbl to help students learn the processes in your classroom. Each section builds greater and greater community and student autonomy for the school year.

Included in this bundle:
Classroom Processes and Behavior Kit:
*Processes Posters for the classroom
*All the pages needed for a late work folder to keep track of students and to monitor student progress.
*Behavior management plan with student tracking sheets, communication log and restroom passes

Classroom Norms:
* What about a way to tame a wild room of middle schoolers? These classroom norms are beautiful in every way.
*They give you the ability to have conversations that go deeper and build on the thoughts of others in a safe environment.

Bloom's Taxonomy Practice:
*Note to teacher with detailed directions, discussion questions and how to include them throughout the year.
*Question strips for students to sort, organize and discuss as they manipulate and different levels. Teacher key included.
*Two page Bloom's Taxonomy Chart with common verbs and question stems.

Interactive Spiral Set Up Kit:
*Notes to the teacher- includes the basic elements of interactive spiral set up, suggestions for how to utilize each element, specific ideas that I have used in the past.
*Student handouts- Labels for the spiral sections, a table of contents, reflection stems, directions for their visual dictionary.

Document Based Question Cheat Sheet:
*Three pages of reference materials for students starting out with dbq writing.
*Each page has the suggestion with an example below for students to see it in practice.

Classroom Government Kit:
*Introduce the structure by using the Circle Map to brainstorm and the Tree map to differentiate between rights, responsibilities and privileges.
*Applications for the Supreme Court Justices and Governor, oaths to swear in the new officers
*Notes on the three branches of government
*And a form for students to propose new bills.

Why do we need to learn history?:
*Start your school year addressing the question that they have in the back of their minds, "why do we need this anyway?"
*Students will start with a "what if" activity where they will be asked to act as anthropologist learning about a new culture.
*Students are then given a link to multiple videos to chose from, all about different amazing things about history and learning about history. Students take notes on a Circle Thinking Map and write a collaborative summary.
*The lesson provides a chart for students to take notes while they share their information and gives you debriefing ideas.

Digital Citizenship: is Digital Access a Right?:
First in a yearlong series to engage learners in questioning and creating their status as digital citizens. This project focuses on digit access by looking at the what are rights vs. responsibilities vs. privileges. Students answer the essential question by creating their own infographic.

*Teacher Entry Packet:
-Standards (both the Common Core and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)
- Calendar for how to pace the project with daily introduction, and warm up suggestions, homework suggestions, and links to resources.
- Note on Technology used for the project. Project requires 5-7 computers with internet access, an account on Edmodo, Google education, or PowerPoint.

*Project Entry documents:
- Explanation of project for students
- Rubric for the infographic

*Entry Event documents:
- Circle Map brainstorming prior knowledge (student copy)
- Sort/Categorize what it is "Right/Responsibilities/Privileges"

*Norms/Assessment and Debriefs
- Handouts for both classroom norms and team norms
- Ideas for debriefing the entire project
- Notes on persuasive technique

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Thank you,
V. Furnas
Total Pages
90
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester

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Back to School (Middle Grades) Bundle
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Back to School (Middle Grades) Bundle
Back to School (Middle Grades) Bundle