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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Close Reading for Literature: A Review Activity Overview: Common Core Curriculum makes it clear that our young people need to be able to tackle more challenging texts. Unfortunately, many students don't know what to do when they run into a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$3.00
62 ratings
3.9
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Teaching an abstract topic like "theme" to middle school kids can be a legitimate challenge. In this lesson, you'll discover how to lead students to come to an understanding of theme inductively. And, in so doing, you'll also provide a powerful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Handouts
$5.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Common Core Curriculum is driving education more and more to a "Data-Driven" approach. We need to know what our students are capable of when they arrive. We need to see numerically how students are improving. And we need to have evidence to show
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4...
$5.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Close Reading Part 2: The 2nd Draft Read: Overview: Common Core Curriculum makes it clear that our young people need to be able to tackle more challenging texts. Unfortunately, many students don't know what to do when they run into a complex
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
$2.00
33 ratings
3.9
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
The ultimate goal of teachers is to prepare students to be independent thinkers and learners. But what do many students do when they come across a word they don't know in a challenging text? Far too many students skip the unknown words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$10.00
$5.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Perfect for the Middle School English/Language Arts Classroom, as well as, Homeschools! Writing is an art! Students need to learn how to craft their sentences for fluency, variety, and style! This all encompassing study of sentence combining is
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Common Core Curriculum makes it clear that our young people need to be able to tackle more challenging texts. Unfortunately, many students don't know what to do when they run into a complex text. For some students, the moment they do not understand
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
$2.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Close Reading Part 3: The 3rd Draft Read: Overview: Common Core Curriculum makes it clear that our young people need to be able to tackle more challenging texts. Unfortunately, many students don't know what to do when they run into a complex
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Multimedia, Mini-Course
$2.00
32 ratings
3.9
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
I don't know about your classroom, but when I mention to my middle school students that they will be writing BCRs, I hear all kinds of moans and groans. But once I explain that writing BCRs is simply practicing for a lifetime of winning arguments,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1, W.8.4
$5.00
17 ratings
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Close Reading • Text Dependent Questions • Rigorous Texts With the advent of Common Core, we're hearing about these things more and more. But what does it boil down to for our students? The reality is that students need to be able to approach text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1
$3.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
This mini unit has everything you'll need to get your students up to speed on the "Big Three" elements of literature: Plot, Character, and Setting. Creative explanations, examples, and activities abound. You'll have fun while your students have fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Close Reading for Literature: An Annotated Guide Overview: Common Core Curriculum makes it clear that our young people need to be able to tackle more challenging texts. Unfortunately, many students don't know what to do when they run into a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3
$5.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Common Core / PARCC Connection for Fiction Writing teachers already know what a fantastic tool fiction can be for students to expand their creative horizons, explore relevant themes, and understand the impact that storytelling can have on the lives
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$5.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
By the time kids reach middle school, they have an extensive, built-in recognition of all things fiction. From the time our middle schoolers were knee-high to a grasshopper, they were told bedtime STORIES. Very few parents read encyclopedia articles
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
$10.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
CONTEXT CLUES ULTIMATE: Using Context Clues to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary Teaching students isolated lists of vocabulary is helpful…but only to a point. It's like the old proverb: If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
10 ratings
3.7
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Common Core: {Cue Dramatic Music} Love it or hate it, it's here. What's a Middle School English Language Arts Teacher to do? Well…teach, of course. The Common Core Standards for ELA include the things we've always done: Reading, Writing, Speaking,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.6.7, W.6.5, SL.6.4, SL.6.5
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
English teachers know that learning the ins and outs of English Grammar and Conventions requires years of practice. English is a complex language with lots of rules, lots of exceptions to rules, and lots of changes due to current “style”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.2, L.6.2a, L.6.3, L.6.3a, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.6.6
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Common Core Curriculum is driving education more and more to a "Data-Driven" approach. We need to know what our students are capable of when they arrive. We need to see numerically how students are improving. And we need to have evidence to show
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Teaching an abstract topic like "theme" to middle school kids can be a legitimate challenge. In this lesson, you'll discover how to lead students to come to an understanding of theme inductively. My first TpT lesson on Teaching Theme can be found
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.7, W.6.1, W.6.9, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Batguy's ELA Emporium
Tired of handing students a list of vocabulary words to memorize, when you know in your heart-of-hearts that the majority of the students will memorize the words for the quiz and then forget them soon after? In the end, you haven't taught them a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Whole Courses, Activities
$10.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.63 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• 26 Years of Middle School Experience • Language Arts, English, Reading • Published Author of 16 Young Adult Novels

MY TEACHING STYLE

Absolutely Outrageous. • Energetic, Dramatic, Creative, Spontaneous, Cooperative, and Fun

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• #2 CBA Bestseller (YA) • #4 ECPA Bestseller • Featured Front Page Washington Post • Interviewed on National Fox News Morning Show w/Steve & Gretchen • Mom’s Choice Award • Lamplighter Award for Fiction • Silver Moonbeam Award Nominated: • Clive Staples Award • Cybil Award • AFCW Book of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• BA in English Education from University of Maryland • MS in Guidance from Bowie State College • Plus 30 Credits in Reading from McDaniel University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I come from a long line of family teachers. Both of my parents were teachers, so I guess it came naturally to me. But I never imagined how much fun teaching could be. And, as it turns out, teaching changed my life. I began writing short stories for my students. You know, to supplement the curriculum' s rather dry literature selections. My students loved these stories. And they bugged me and bugged me to write more and more. Eventually the first story, The Door Within, became a novel. In 2004 I received a contract to publish The Door Within and it has sold over 100,000 copies. Since that time, I've continued to involve my students in every book I write. They are my first line editors, and you would not believe the literary discussions we have each year. I am in my students' debt and outrageously honored to be a teacher.

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