This bundle contains a wealth of materials that can be used in a middle school ELA classroom!
Back to School Bundle
Back to School Bundle – This resource contains forms, activities, and plenty of ideas that can be used in the first week of school!
Digital Notebook Story Edition
Digital Notebook Story Edition - This digital notebook is specifically for the following story elements: characters, setting, plot, mood, theme, and point of view. Each Google slide is designed to teach these elements and how they work together in a piece of literature.
Some slides have movable pieces that students will drag and drop. Other slides will require students to put in their own picture, take notes on the elements, or make up their own example.
There are also passage practice slides where students read a short passage and apply what they have learned about these story elements. Of course, you can add your own slides too! Going digitally means students don’t have to keep up with a notebook. It’s all on the computer!
A full answer key is included with complete notes, answers, and examples! In addition, a support document is included that will give you suggestions and/or needed information for using each slide!
Literacy Centers for Middle School ELA
Literacy Centers for Middle School ELA – This resource includes ten fun and engaging centers! We provide you with different ideas on how to use centers in your classroom as well as several checklists that can be used to assess the work completed in centers.
Book Clubs for Middle School Kinds
Book Clubs for Middle School Kids -This teaching unit is divided into three sections, and each section includes a wealth of resources for holding book clubs. There are 394 pages in this product! We have prepared specific handouts for 24 high interest novels. You can definitely add to these by choosing books of your own as well!
For each of the 24 titles, this resource includes:
1. Reading assignment schedules specific to the novel
2. Comprehension checks specific to the novel
3. Group activity specific to the novel
4. Final test specific to the novel
Roots and Affixes
Roots and Affixes – Using this resource, in just six weeks, your students will work with 108 roots and affixes! We have been amazed in our own classrooms at how this study helps students decode unfamiliar words and helps to improve end-of-year test scores!
This is a spiraling affixes/roots unit designed to be completed in six weeks. The unique spiraling approach means that the word parts learned in week one will still be reviewed and tested in week six. Each week, students are introduced to eighteen grade-appropriate affixes and roots. The word cards and practice pages can be used to meet your classroom needs.
Grammar Lesson of the Week Mega Bundle
Grammar Lesson of the Week Mega Bundle– This resource will allow you to teach a grammar lesson a week in an easy to understand format that will once and for all help students understand tough concepts. This book was born out of two problems that we saw in our own classrooms. 1. Grammar must build, and 2. Most students do not like learning it.
With this curriculum, grammar lessons will be presented in small, easy portions so that students do not become overwhelmed. We start with the basics, assuming that they know nothing – not even the eight parts of speech. The lessons, which include helpful tips and tricks to help students, build each week so that students have the background knowledge needed to move forward.
Grammar Task Cards Mega Bundle
Grammar Task Cards Mega Bundle-This mega bundle includes all of our grammar task card sets and games to go along with them! You can use these cards along with the Grammar Lesson of the Week or even in Centers.
This bundle includes task card sets for each of the following:
Action Verbs Task Cards and Game Ideas
Helping Verb Scoot Game
Types of Verbs Scoot Game
Verb Review PowerPoint Game
Prepositional Phrases Task Cards and Game Ideas
Direct Objects Task Cards and Game Ideas
Indirect Objects Task Cards and Game Ideas
Predicate Nouns Task Cards and Game Ideas
Jobs of Nouns Activity Cards
Gerund Phrases Task Cards and Game Ideas
Infinitive Phrases Task Cards and Game Ideas
Participial Phrases Task Cards and Game Ideas
Phrases Vs. Clauses Task Cards and Game Ideas
Types of Clauses Task Cards and Game Ideas
Types of Sentences Task Cards and Game Ideas
Types of Sentences Review Game
Grammar Gremlins -This teaching unit includes twenty-four ready-made printable mini-lessons, foldables/cut-outs, practice pages, and quizzes. Each lesson is geared to be a week-long study and begins by revealing a “gremlin” – a widespread and common error found in student writing. A few of the “gremlins included: its vs. it’s, too vs. to, accept vs. except
Analyze the Development of Theme
Analyze the Development of Theme– This teaching unit is over seventy pages and is specifically designed to teach students the difficult task of analyzing an author’s development of theme.
The complete unit will take approximately one week. This unit provides you with tools to help your students "see" how an author may develop the theme. A teaching PowerPoint as well as activities and guided practice handouts are included! Everything is ready for you to teach! The only prep needed will be for you to read over the directions and print the handouts!
Objective Summary - We developed this unit to help us teach students how to write objective summaries, but while creating it, we figured we could review a few other standards as well. That’s why this resource contains one document titled Objective Summary Practice and another document titled Objective Summary Practice with Extras.
Text Dependent Analysis Packets Bundle
Text Dependent Analysis Packets Bundle – This ELA test prep bundle will help you teach your students how to effectively respond to a TDA. Each packet provides a passage as a printable and a Google Doc. Multiple choice questions are included as a printable and as a Google Form in each packet. A text dependent analysis prompt for each passage is also included too as a printable, along with brainstorming organizers and a sample essay!
End of the Year Mega Bundle
Middle School ELA End of the Year Mega Bundle – This resource is perfect to use in the last weeks of school! This huge bundle includes 8 of our super fun and engaging resources!
Welcome to My Fairy tale
Weak Words Dead and Gone
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
Middle School ELA End of the Year Activities
The Emperor's New Clothes Readers' Theater and More
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Movie Test
An Inquiry Based Project ~ Writing a Children's Book
Oh Rats! It's the End of the Year ELA Packet