I created this powerpoint for 6th, 7th, & 8th grade co-taught reading classes. I list SPI's for each grade on the right of the cover page. I like to break down poetry into discernable elements so that we can then use each element in analyzing given
Determining theme is one of the more difficult concepts for students. This powerpoint uses clear, concise language to help students see that the overall message simply uses the story as an example. It teachers students to look for the forest,
Understanding a moral dilemma, the possible solutions, and cooresponding consequences is a problem solving skill. Students need to adequately define what a moral dilemma is, then be able to determine what course of action they can take. This
Before our 8th grade inclusion students gave their speech on a biography, we took some time to teach the finer points of giving a speech. We showed some video clips of bad speeches and discussed what made them so bad. Then we watched great speeches
This moral dilemma group activity is to be used after the Moral Dilemma ppt. There are scenarios that groups discuss and determine possible outcomes and consequences for each. The group comes to a consensus on what they will do.
This powerpoint contains 16 poems that were used to teach the unit on poetry during the month of March. Each entire poem is found on the ppt, along with an author's slide to preface each one. The boys in particular enjoyed that we voted each day on
This mini-lesson practices finding irrelevant information using a biography of the president. It can be used as a printable, displayed on a smartboard or projector, or as an overhead. Students determine the one irrelevant sentence in each paragraph.
Finding grammar, spelling, and conventions mistakes in headlines, tweets, facebook messages, and billboards is a great way to teach language. This PowerPoint has different 25 slides of errors to be found and corrected. Great to use as warm ups, a
The STEAL method is an acronym for teaching the ways an author reveals a character. What a character SAYS, THINGS, EFFECTS on others, ACTIONS, and LOOKS. This powerpoint incorporates what it looks like on a test, and ways to determine how the author
I looked all over for a template that would allow me to have students write the purpose for which they were rereading each time. This template provides a place to write a Gist statement, then place for 3 more reads.
This Revealing a Character Bookmark accompanies my powerpoint using the STEAL method of teaching characterization. I give each student a copy of this bookmark when reading stories to guide them in determining how an author has revealed a character.
This note taker was designed to go with my Seven Elements of Poetry powerpoint. It was originated for introductory poetry instruction for grades 6, 7, and 8. Multiple standards are addressed in an easy format that is not too "busy". Can be copied
This bracket goes with the March Madness ppt that I used in an 8th grade inclusion class. We printed an individual copy for each child as well as a class copy. After reading two poems, the students wrote the one they preferred in their binders on