Classroom in the Middle

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This set of thirty task cards helps students to really understand the meaning of characterization and use close reading to identify character traits. The activities include: Choosing character traits from a word bankChoosing character traits –
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1...
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This set of 30 task cards is all about solving and understanding analogies. The tasks include completing a group of analogies, choosing the correct type of analogy from multiple-choice answers, identifying the correct type of analogy without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5
$3.75
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Thirty half-page task cards for practicing capitalization and punctuation - includes basic rules plus punctuating quotes and capitalization when writing a letter. Also included - capitalization and punctuation posters.Capitalization Rules - Seven
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.2, L.5.2, L.6.2, L.7.2
$3.75
37 ratings
4.0
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By Classroom in the Middle
This set of 30 half-page proofreading, or editing, task cards gives students practice correcting common types of errors. The topics include punctuation, capitalization, grammar, run-on sentences, homophones, and spelling.Each of these cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
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59 ratings
4.0
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By Classroom in the Middle
This Cause and Effect Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of cause and effect - the set of Cause and Effects Task Cards, and a Cause and Effects Slide Presentation.Both resources address these cause and effect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5
$6.25
60 ratings
4.0
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By Classroom in the Middle
This story elements activity is a whole class game for reviewing story elements.The terms in this card game include: characters, setting, plot, theme, conflict, character traits, exposition, rising action, climax, static character, dynamic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
FREE
34 ratings
4.0
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Spring Reading Comprehension Task Cards is a set of 30 half-page task cards. Each card includes an original, non-fiction reading passage on a topic related to spring, Easter, or various springtime activities. There are six cards each on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
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The thirty half-page task cards include three cards each about nouns, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and conjunctions, and one card about interjections. In addition, there are eight cards that are each about several or all of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$3.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
Fictional and informational passages on 30 large task cards with topics including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Chinese New Year, and winter. The reading skills include: making inferences, identifying settings, identifying cause and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$3.75
34 ratings
4.0
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By Classroom in the Middle
Autumn Reading Comprehension Task Cards is a set of 30 half-page task cards. Each card includes an original reading passage on a topic related to autumn, fall holidays, or fall activities. There are six cards each on the following reading skills -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
20 ratings
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This set of thirty task cards provides students with practice using close reading skills to make inferences in a variety of situations. Students make inferences from paragraphs, quotes, cliches, signs, pictures, and more. They will make inferences
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$3.75
24 ratings
4.0
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By Classroom in the Middle
Task cards for practicing using context clues to:Choose the best definitionChoose among multiple meanings of wordsChoose and write synonymsDefine wordsMake good word choicesWrite sentencesSolve riddlesDraw detailed illustrationsThis set of 30 large
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4
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22 ratings
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By Classroom in the Middle
This is a set of thirty task cards that provide students with various types of practice identifying and understanding the meanings of proverbs or adages. The proverbs, or adages, are presented in sentences or paragraphs to provide context. With
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$3.75
11 ratings
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By Classroom in the Middle
This package of story elements task cards includes four sets - for the four major story elements: characterization, setting, plot and conflict, and theme. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$15.00
$12.00
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By Classroom in the Middle
This card game is a great way to review idioms. Each question features one idiom used in context. I Have . . .Who Has . . ? is an interactive activity in which every student in the class participates.The game consists of 28 question cards, plus 4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5
FREE
15 ratings
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By Classroom in the Middle
This package contains five sets of reading task cards for upper elementary through middle school. Topics include: Characterization, Using Context Clues, Understanding Idioms, Reading Proverbs and Adages, and Making Inferences. Each set includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$18.75
$15.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Classroom in the Middle
Connotations Task Cards is a set of thirty large task cards that provide students with a variety of practice exercises for the difficult concept of word connotations. Students practice recognizing the different nuances of word meanings and choosing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5
$3.75
13 ratings
3.9
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By Classroom in the Middle
Figurative Language and Imagery - large task cards with content perfect for middle school or upper elementary. The topics include similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole, and imagery of sight,sound, taste, touch, and smell.Thirty cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4
$3.75
4 ratings
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By Classroom in the Middle
This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story element of setting. Students use close reading and look for text based evidence to determine details of a story's setting. A good variety of activities make these cards appealing to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
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By Classroom in the Middle
This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story elements of plot and conflict. Students learn plot and conflict terms and practice outlining the plot of a story in several ways. You can see more sample cards in the preview.These are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.10, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My experience includes about twenty-eight years of teaching, mainly in middle school. For most of that time, I taught English and Reading, as well as a variety of other subjects in inclusion and self-contained classes. Currently, with my TPT store, I focus on creating teaching resources that are engaging for students and helpful for teachers, and I also stay in touch with teaching by volunteering in a literacy tutoring program.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is all about the middle grades, mainly grades 4 through 7. My goal is to create teaching resources that appeal to the active learning style of middle grade kids by using original written passages, colorful designs, and age-appropriate graphics.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My favorite reward from teaching is watching kids get really engaged in classroom activities. Hearing that other teachers find my resources useful and reading comments about how their kids enjoy the activities is very rewarding, too.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My bachelor's degree is in secondary education with a major in English, and my master's degree is in special education.

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