I created a short powerpoint presentation to directly teach Author's Purpose & Point of View. My students struggled to answer questions related to the standard RI.7.6 on a standard assessment. This lesson helps builds the foundations to use
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
I created this powerpoint to supplement the Engage New York unit plans for "A Long Walk to Water".
This is a shortened version of the 3 unit plan from Engage New York to teach essential common core skills in just 3 weeks time.
Middle School students will benefit from the criteria and graphic organizers included in this packet when writing their own narratives.
-Criteria with boxes to check when completed
-Protagonist development graphic
When teaching your students about characterization, use these notes to guide them. This file uses the acronym "STRAP" which stands for "speech", "thoughts", "actions", "reactions", "physical appearance".
This document includes descriptive expectations for students before participating in a Socratic Seminar on any book/topic.
It includes a rubric, outer circle observation sheet, and post-seminar reflection as well.
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
An outline to assist students in writing an explanatory paragraph for the effectiveness of figurative language in a short story. This outline lends itself to allow students to realize why authors use figurative language and to help them use it in
To go along with my Author's Purpose Powerpoint, I created cloze notes for students to use as they learn. There is also an activity to apply what they've learned. The two articles used can be searched for on Google & NewsELA. There is also a 3
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
This is a student leader sheet to be completed as students discuss the World Cafe questions from the ENY aligned units for A Long Walk to Water.
There are discussion notes for the first World Cafe in Unit 1 and the second World Cafe in Unit