Common Core Literature Analysis Cards 6th, 7th, 8th Middle School

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James Whitaker
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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Common Core Mastery Series
Literature Analysis Cards, Mini-Lessons, & Organizers—100+ Pages! Grades 6-8+

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I am offering part of this Product for FREE: Common Core Literature Analysis Freebie Standard 2: Determining a Theme

Product Preface:

This is a dynamic, professional, and sophisticated approach to teaching the Common Core ELA Literature Standards. It is student and teacher friendly and allows for the differentiation of instruction on many levels. This is a rigorous product that is more than just a collection of graphic organizers. Use these illuminating forms in a myriad ways to instruct, remediate, challenge and assess your students!

The forms are presented on four different levels: Basic, Average, Advanced, and Complex and come in 2 versions—with and without lines. There are FOUR FORMs for each of the 11 Standards of Literature (The 11th standard is for NYS teachers but can be used by every and anyone). Each form comes in TWO VERSIONS. There are a total of 88 FROMS specifically aligned to the Middle School Literature Standards!

Again, each form is specifically aligned to the Common Core and follows both the CC Anchor Standards and the Standards for Middle School Grades 6, 7, and 8. Each card has a Standard that is an amalgamation of the specific 6-8 grade Common Core and overall Anchor Standards. Most forms provide an overview or introduce associated vocabulary, terms and concepts. These micro-Lesson tutorials focus on the Major Elements and Ideas hinted at in the standards! See the preview for a visual presentation!

This product includes a smorgasbord of EXTRAS! There are 10 Customizable (After Printing) Templates; I have included a side by side comparison of 6-8 Common Core Standards; a Universal Rubric for grading the templates; and a legend for understanding the forms and symbols.

I also have Mini-Lesson handouts and vocabulary lists included with this product. These resources are compact and concise overviews of the elements of Literature. They are rigorous and highly detailed, but should be taught over time and not all in one session. Skilled teachers will be able to use this as the forefront of their lessons but the forms should not take the place of in-depth instruction. They are supplemental, auxiliary resources to help bolster understand of the Common Core.

Remember part of teaching is MODELING. If you just give these forms to students with no visual or intellectual background you will not make the most out of them. Do not cheat yourself or your students! Love—Teach—Learn!

Compared to similar products, my product is well-worth the price. Best Deal for Your Buck and Your Students’ Minds! Still not a believer? Download my FREEBIE OF Standard 2! -- Common Core Literature Analysis Freebie Standard 2: Determining a Theme

Please feel free to ask any questions—
I will definitely respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion.
Please, check out my other products and resources at my teacher store: SophistThoughts™

Hopefully my products will help strengthen your lessons, help your students learn, and make your life easier.
Thank you and enjoy! —J.D. Whitaker

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