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Middle School English Language Arts Interactive Notebook Bundle - No Prep!

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Middle School Common Core Bundle! - This product bundles three of my Interactive Notebook Units:
* Figurative Language
* Connotative Meaning
* Word Relationships/Analogies

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. These units help 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.

* Figurative Language notebook pages at three different levels to help you walk your students through this abstract thinking.

* Figurative Language with Quotes - have common ground to discuss specific examples of figurative language.

* Figurative Language with the Reading Text - move on to exploring the use of figurative language in the students' reading textbooks

* Figurative Language with Independent Reading - students find their own examples and continue to master the concepts.

* Worksheets to help Analyze Analogies

* Analogy Categories - helping the students to find the relationships

* 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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