ELA Summer School Curriculum Bundle - Grades 6-8 Digital for Distance Learning

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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  1. This entire year of ELA curriculum will take you from the first day procedures and syllabus to the final end-of-year activities. Every day and every lesson is planned and created for your 8th or 9th grade students which leaves you with a no prep, no planning school year! A detailed curriculum map ou
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Complete ELA Summer School Bundle will provide you all of the lessons, materials, and activities to teach summer school- ZERO prep involved! From introduction activities and procedure slides (introduced using fun memes) to specific reading and writing strategies that have been the most beneficial to my struggling readers and writers. This is a digital and printable resource. It can be used for distance or e-learning. This unit will contain a Google File Link Page that will provide you with a Google Doc/Slides for each activity.

For many years, I too taught summer school. There are so many benefits to taking on this very important role, but I will admit that I was driven by the money! I also distinctly remember not wanting to spend all of my precious summer planning and crafting curriculum! That is why I created this unit bundle! Let my experiences do the work for you! What I have done is compile lessons from my curriculum that will most benefit the struggling reader and writer. I start summer school by teaching close reading strategies (which I call “talking to the text). Then I spend the remainder of summer school continuing to practice these strategies through every unit. The first few days of this unit bundle include detailed lesson plans to help you best support your students with these close reading strategies. Then, each added unit contains its own detailed lesson plans. A unit outline will support your planning of each of these lessons! This unit bundle will give you everything you need to teach summer school in a way that dramatically improves the reading and writing skills of your students!

Click on the preview of this bundle to see the Outline/Pacing Guide and a sample of the Close Reading Lesson Plans. Click on each link to see a full preview of each of these products.

Close Reading Strategies (Text Annotation to Support Reading Comprehension)

Teach your students how to use close reading strategies to improve reading comprehension and written analysis. This gradual release method will encourage your

Reader's Workshop: Reader Response Log for ANY NOVEL! Digita Get your students reading a choice novel this summer with this reading log. Students will work on close reading strategies for this choice text, while making and reflecting on their reading goals/growth.

Summarizing Nonfiction Lesson, Graphic Organizers, & 12 Differentiated Texts

Teach your students how to create a concise summary of nonfiction texts that are free from personal judgements or opinions with this simple, easy, step-by-step

In-Text Citation Lesson, Practice, and Assessment, MLA 8th Edition

The MLA 8th edition lesson on incorporating textual evidence (quotations with parenthetical citations) will help your students learn: -How to create an in-text citation with and without an author's name. -How to lead into or out of a quote with the student's own words. -How to pepper a quote.

Argument Games - A Fun Way to Get Students Practicing Their Argument Skills! These five fun and interactive games will get your students thinking about creating quality arguments as they prepare to write the argument essay.

Argument Pre-Writing Activity- The Cube of Perspective This pre-writing activity will get students brainstorming a topic of choice for their argument essay. The pre-writing strategies will help students develop this topic further!

Writing the Argument Essay Complete Unit Bundle + Student Interactive Notebook Students will have all the tools and support to help them draft their argument essay.

Grammar- Complete Sentence Structure Unit Bundle - Understanding Commas! This complete grammar/sentence structure bundle will support students in drafting quality compound and complex sentences. Help students fix those common sentence structure issues and comma errors! Includes several grammar games for a fun, collaborative experience.

Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature! 1. Lesson on Tone and Mood 2. Lesson on Connotation/Denotation 3. Tone

"The Most Dangerous Game" Vocabulary Stations and Context Clues Lesson The context clues lesson will help struggling readers fully grasp the tips and tricks to learning and understanding new words based on the context. Then students will enjoy collaborating on the stations for "The Most Dangerous Game". This story has proven to draw in even the most reluctant reader!

"The Most Dangerous Game" Character Analysis Unit Bundle-Digital/Printable Students will be able to analyze the characters in this story, looking at flat/round characters, direct and indirect characterization, character development, and the character's impact on the plot/theme of the text.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


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