Desk With a View

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This set of 15 task cards offers narrative passages of appropriate content and complexity for middle school students. Whether you're working on close reading or teaching "show, don't tell" in writing, promoting group discussion or practicing
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This simple, engaging writing activity allows students to focus on VOICE as they structure an unusual encounter between two familiar – but very different - characters. What would happen if the Chik-Fil-A Cow spoke to Abraham Lincoln? Or if Buzz
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A companion novel to Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Boy at the Top of the Mountain follows the development of an orphaned boy who finds himself under the care of his aunt, a housekeeper employed at Hitler's vacation home-turned-headquarters, the
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Teach the 5-paragraph THEMATIC essay with a poignant, insightful middle-grades film! From the specially supported to the gifted and talented, students from a variety of backgrounds will connect with Max; idea-generating process and final essay
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These advanced questions are based on three passages from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a novel by Michael Chabon. This product is recommended for gifted and talented and/or AP high school students. A suggested answer key is
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Assess incoming students’ writing, inferring, and figurative language skills! This free stand-alone two-page assessment asks questions based on four short excerpts from a novel by Robin McKinley. Learn where your students are, and help them more
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* easy-to-understand handout over basic plot elements; will help students structure their own stories and begin to analyze literature * includes examples from Beauty and the Beast & The Blind Side
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"Bread on the Water" is a short story by David Lubar included in Destination Unexpected, a 2006 anthology compiled by Donald R. Gallo (available on Amazon Prime). I've used this story with 6th grade students as a beginning-of-the-year look at
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Once your students are familiar with the terms "general" and "specific," they are ready to learn to be CONCISE! Use this worksheet to show that being SPECIFIC and being WORDY are NOT the same! {I love to play "human dictionary" as a follow-up
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Resources in This Purchase: 2 mini-lesson worksheets for use halfway through the book (context clues & types of conflicts) a final assessment (a chronological fill-in-the-blank activity with 26 blanks plus three
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Looking for a classic, dynamic, new-to-them text? Short on time? George MacDonald's 1904 short story/novella is included here with integrated study questions - many aligned to 6th grade common core standards. (The story is chunked so that many pages
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This formative assessment based on excerpts from George MacDonald's "The Day Boy and The Night Girl" gives students essential comprehension practice while allowing teachers to assess their ability to follow complex sentence structure and understand
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This product was used with 7th grade classes as a summative assessment on The Outsiders. Students individually determined what they believed to be a major theme of the book and developed a thesis statement for a 5-paragraph essay. Rubric is
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Teach the Westing Game using a classroom-proven note-taking method! Students will take careful, thorough notes without being overwhelmed by the 16 main characters and will demonstrate their understanding through a final character development
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10 years of teaching experience in public, parochial, and private schools (two years of gifted education in a 4th grade classroom; two years of 6th-8th grade literature; six years of 6th grade ELA; private tutoring)

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