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Quick T-chart assessment that asks students to categorize types of writing into fiction or nonfiction. This would be a great beginning of year assessment or finished early folder activity. My students seem to either really master this concept
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Ronald Dahl's The Landlady is a classic short story that my students always love. It is fun to do around Halloween because it is a bit spooky, but kids love it any time of year. This activity lets you know if your students can apply the concepts of
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This lets student practice citing text evidence, paraphrasing, finding counterclaims, and writing an evaluation. I know my students sometimes struggle to critically read a piece, without accepting everything at face value. With your help, this
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This Hyperdoc can be used on iPads, chromebooks, desktops, or any 1:1 school with devices using Google Drive. The activity can be posted to Google Classroom or shared directly within Google Drive. I have used this in my classroom with both
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These posters feature a single conflict resolution skill on each page, which can be used as guides for group work, peer mediation, or in the counseling room. There is also a combined list with all of the features. Check out my Communication
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This plot sort includes the basic labels of plot, and the key events in the short story, "All Summer In A Day" by Ray Bradbury. This activity lets you know if your students can apply the idea of plot to an actual story, which I have found is much
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This text structure sort helps students organize 5 of the most common text structures: cause & effect, descriptive, compare & contrast, problem & solution, and sequence. The students are asked to organize and sort the definition, key
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This fun activity asks students to sort definitions, formulas, and sentences about animals into the correct sentence type (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex). There are 4 sentences per category. The same sentences are also provided
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These communication skills give students strategies to maintain polite conversations in class or during peer meditation. These can be made with any color background to match your class decor, just let me know what you would like! These posters
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The parts of a plot are important for students to know, but sometimes you want to make this concept a little more challenging, especially for older students. I've included the fundamentals, with definitions, but there are also different
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This activity goes along with the popular short story, All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury. The discussion questions in this activity could be used in a whole group, small group, or individual format. These questions get increasingly complex and
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This fun plot sort activity lets students practice putting the labels on the plot line, as well as adding the definitions to the right categories. The descriptions get increasingly complex, so you can make this activity more or less challenging,
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This sort includes the basic labels of plot, a plot line, and the key events in the spooky short story, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. This activity lets you know if your students can apply the idea of plot to an actual story, which I
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Students can use this characterization chart with any fictional work or even nonfiction works that center around a person. Students have to describe why a character shows a specific trait in their own words (sometimes my middle schoolers struggle
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Definitions of the elements of fiction. Definitions provided: character, points of view, theme, plot, setting, plot diagram, protagonist, antagonist, characterization, foreshadowing, and flashback.
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Use this survey to get a feel for your students' interests, and use those to guide your topics throughout the year. I like to use this when creating stations or selecting articles. This is especially helpful if your students do not enjoy reading.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This reading response sheet has sentence starters that get students writing thoughtful responses about what he/she has read. The directions require the students to use text evidence, and could be the start of practicing text dependent writing.
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Quick & easy sort assessment that lets students demonstrate their understanding of fiction or nonfiction types of writing.
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This plot sort includes the basic labels of plot, definitions of those labels, and the key events in the short story, "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl. This activity lets you know if your students can apply the concepts of plot to an actual
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This fun activity asks students to sort sentences about Valentine's Day history, facts, and other ideas on the holiday into the correct sentence type (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex). Purchase includes color and black & white
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