In this activity, your students will sort and answer text based questions to get into the minds of the ELA test makers. Your students will come away with a better understanding of the thinking they need to do in order to successfully answer ELA
These clear, step-by-step organizers, clozed writing prompts, posters and bonus assessment support the close reading strategies found in the book, Notice and Note.
This work provides strong support to students at the beginning and fosters more
This center game focuses students on question reading and understanding what ELA questions are actually asking students to do by using the game, TROUBLE.
Students will look at four questions, determine which question doesn’t fit with the others
In this activity, your students will analyze texts to determine structure. During State tests, students have to be ready to read many different types of passages. Knowing a text’s structure allows students to get themselves mentally prepared for
The ELA is not just a test of reading and writing, it’s a test of stamina and how well kids can “switch registers,” meaning quickly switching from one genre to the next. Since the brain uses different functions to process different types of text,
This step-by-step guide will help your students effectively and efficiently write small moments and expand their writing. The guide is clear and fits into a composition notebook so your students will be able to reference the guide each time they
This front and back copy has the basic conventions (and some advanced) middle schoolers need to master. We print out a copy for each student on colored card stock and the students keep it in their writing folders. Any time they are writing, the
This chart helps our students understand the different structures of informational texts. Understanding structure helps the students better take on the challenging task of reading and comprehending informational texts. The tricky part about
This student guide is one of our many units of study that has everything you'll need to engage your students as they learn how to collaborate. The focus is on informational structure, use of domain specific words and practicing the art of
Our Smart Notebook slides are created to accompany our Infomercial Unit of Study, called, "Informational Structure, Persuasion and Domain Specific Words through Collaboration."
The file begins with a "Day-by-Day Teacher Guide," followed by 49