Michelle's Materials

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Michelle's Materials
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I created a online scavenger hunt based off the United States Holocaust Museum's website. This handout takes the students step by step of where to click and find the answers. I used this to teach students specifically about the role of
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This is a sign-out sheet for a classroom library in a Harry Potter themed classroom. Please check out the preview.
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These two short stories by Ronald Dahl have a very similar theme and similar characters that are very engaging for students to read and compare. I have created six text dependent questions for each text and an additional six questions that
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This is a complete packet of materials for a 25 day novel study (assuming class periods are 45 minutes each). This includes the lesson plans, text dependent questions, mini lessons, paired texts (authors credited), exit slips, Smart Board files,
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This is a PowerPoint presentation filled with various riddles and brain teasers. I used this as a "warm-up" for my gifted 7th graders, but most are simplistic enough for lower grades. The answers are in the notes portion of the PowerPoint for the
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This is a worksheet with five controversial statements (relating to the themes of the novel) for students to read and analyze prior to reading and then return to after reading. There is space for before and after reading answers.
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This packet contains four stations to be used in a middle school English classroom to review poetic terms. Each station includes a poem, questions, a sorting activity, and directions. Also included is a student worksheet for them to fill out during
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This is an online scavenger hunt with answer key. The website is Discovery Channel and the scavenger hunt follows modules about the Klondike Gold Rush to provide background on the novel. This requires the students to read the modules closely to
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This is a PowerPoint presentation that introduces the short story, "The Smallest Dragonboy" by McCaffery. This includes a quick write, turn and talk activity, conflict mini-lesson, and during reading activity. This PP references page numbers in
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This is a short "quiz" style context clues practice. I've created seven questions based off seven sentences from "Landlady" by Dahl and the students would choose which multiple choice response is the meaning of the unknown word.
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This scavenger hunt guides the students through the USHM's online exhibit entitled, "Life in the Shadows: Hidden Children in the Holocaust." This would work well in a Holocaust novel study unit (such as Maus or Anne Frank) or in a Social Studies WW2
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This quiz tests students' knowledge of figurative language, tone, message, and comprehension of language. Students are asked to read two short poems as well as create their own definitions/examples.
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I created a Power Point from a book of Holocaust poetry entitled "T4" by Ann Clare LeZotte. This PP tells the narrative of a young, deaf girl in Holocaust. I used this as a daily "warm-up" assignment when I taught the Holocaust novel, Maus. There
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Based off the 5th book/movie, I've created a "Proclamation" poster in HP style to tell students of classroom rules.
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Anticipation guides are a great pre-reading strategy as it gets the kids to connect with and engage with a text before reading. My anticipation guides ask the students several controversial statements (relating to themes in the text) and then the
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This is the PowerPoint presentation I have used on the first day of school with my middle schoolers. The presentation includes 5 basic classroom rules with memes and room for individual policies. It includes an a warm-up as well as an ice-breaker
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This quiz is 30 questions and contains matching, fill-in the blank, and map identification questions. This is based on Core Knowledge standards for 7th grade History.
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This is for an interative notebook in a Harry Potter themed classroom. The table of contents has 15 rows for students to write in and 3 colums for date, page number, and title of assignment,
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This is formatted into cards. I intend to use these cards in conjunction with the board game, Candy Land, at the end of year. You could use this as "quiz, quiz, share" style or in any other way. Answers are included on each card.
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All 50 states and capitals included in a Word document. This is set up for flashcards/matching/etc.
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I've been teaching in Virginia for the last few years. I've taught English and Social Studies to 7th graders of multiple levels including gifted and ELL.

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