Need practice with poetry for STAAR? Let your middle school students enjoy this wonderful poem by Harlem Renaissance poet, Countee Cullen. I showed them all the poetic techniques found in the poem and then used the five STAAR-type questions as an
Get your middle school students to write a comprehensive literary analysis essay after reading The Outsiders. All levels of students will shine with this assignment as they discuss author's theme, use of symbolism, and dynamic characterization.
Texas STAAR stem questions used to quiz students on chapters 1-7 of Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone. I used 8th grade stem questions to create the quiz, but they would certainly work for 4th - 7th grade readers as well.
This is a quiz / reading check over chapters 21 through 30 of The Lost Hero. Students will pull important quotes from the chapters and explain their relevance to the plot of these chapters. This is not a quiz where students simply answer
This is a quiz or reading check for chapters 41 through 49 of The Lost Hero. This is not a quiz where students answer questions about the chapter. Instead, students create a foldable, where each section covers each chapter. The information the
This is a quiz or reading check for The Lost Hero chapters 31- 40. This is not in the format of students answering questions. Students will generate answers for each chapter based on the letters of the alphabet... this is fun, creative, and
Don't bog down your readers with tedious busy work! Don't make your students dread finishing their book! Instead, just have them fill out this quick book review. Students can easily share this book review with the whole class without giving away
After reading The Outsiders, assign your students this essay to let them practice writing persuasively. They will read the prompt, brainstorm both sides of the issue, and create a thesis. This paper will be the perfect springboard for a great
Let your students enjoy writing a beautiful apostrophe poem while reviewing several parts of speech and other figurative languages. I first explain apostrophe to them, then show them Robert Frost's poems "October" and " To the Thawing Wind" and