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Middle School Common Core! Not sure you want to try interactive notebooks because of all the prep involved, but you like the way interactive notebooks get right to the heart of Common Core?
Here's your solution:
Interactive Notebooks that require no prep - just make a few copies!
Take a systematic approach to teaching an abstract concept, one day at a time. This unit helps you to scaffold the learning for all of your students, and build the critical thinking skills necessary for mastery.
These notebooks include:
* Instructions for putting the notebooks together
* Teacher's notes to explain exactly what you should be doing.
* Notebook pages for teaching Connotations at four different levels to help you walk your students through this abstract thinking. In the beginning the students are given the synonyms and the connotations, they move on to find the connotations themselves in given synonyms, then they must use the thesaurus effectively to do it independently. Yes...you will be teaching good thesaurus skills! Finally, they will evaluate sentences with various synonyms and determine the connotations/nuance of each choice.
* Student created thesaurus pages to find good synonyms with connotative nuances for the 75 most overused words.
* Writing revisions worksheet - use these concepts to improve student writing. Hooray!
CCSS Aligned for Reading/Writing/Speaking & Listening/Language for Grades 6-8. Download the preview for the full list of standards.
No prep required! Buy it today - use it today!
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