Summer School has never been easier with this all-in-one reading and writing project-based curriculum for middle school! - including PowerPoints, notes, and 4 weeks of Lesson Plans for important skills such as plot diagrams, summarizing, researching, and group work!
1. Take a multiple intelligences assessment.
2. Be grouped by strength.
3. Choose a short story to study.
4. Learn about plot diagrams, summarizing, research, and group work.
5. Complete a group project using their strength.
6. Present that project at the end of the summer.
✅ Teacher's Guide
✅ FOUR WEEKS of Editable Lesson Plans
✅ PowerPoint to guide the project
✅ PowerPoint, Video, and notes for Plot Diagram
✅ Plot diagram
✅ PowerPoint and Notes for Summarizing fiction
✅ PowerPoint and Notes for Research Skills
✅ Group Work Skills - included in the PowerPoint that guides the project
✅ Active Listening Exercises
✅ 5 Public Domain Story Texts: "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Necklace" by Guy De Mausspant, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, and "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell.
✅ Audio links for each of the 5 stories.
✅ Checklists for students and teacher
✅ Group role responsibilities
✅ Answer keys for the plot diagrams and notes
✅ Rubrics to grade the projects and presentations.
Your students will love having choice and some independence which fosters engagement and you will love your role as a facilitator!
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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