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This is a great lesson to use to breakup reading A Long Walk to Water for 7th graders. I play the first few minutes of the film, The Good Lie, and then have students compare and contrast using literary devices as a lens. I have the students work
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5
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In order to have my students understand the literary allusions within the memoir, I am Malala, I introduce this concept with a Keith Urban song. Song is available on youtube.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Multimedia, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, SL.7.1, CCRA.L.1
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The music video, "World on Fire" by Sarah McLachlan is a great way to intro the A Long Walk to Water unit. It is one to really appeals to middle schoolers' emotions and has them consider the similarities and major differences that exist between
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Music
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
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This is a great way to allow your students to develop and improve their understanding of what life was like for Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan in the early 2000s. It features five possible topics for students to research. Included are note
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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This is a great activity to conclude any literary unit, revisiting poetic devices, and rounded out the unit with the students' reflection regarding the treatment of people. I used it after teaching The Outsiders because I feel like students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Multimedia
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Students delve into what is "gold" to them. This is a great way for students to personally connect with the text and share their personal experiences and how they relate to that of Ponyboy, Johnny, and the gang....
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Reflective Journals for Teachers, Homework
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I used this to party plan for my end of the unit To Kill A Mockingbird party. As I explain to my students, food is such a significant part of life and that of literature as well. It is often overlooked within a text, but in TKaM, it does seem to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Cooking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
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This editing checklist can be applied to any CERCA set that is completed. I developed it for my 7th grades, but it can be used for grades 6-12. This is a wonderful way for students to edit their CERCA sets or complete a peer edit with a partner
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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This essay assignment was created as the culminating assignment for my I am Malala unit. It can be used for any unit though or as a stand alone assignment to really access students' writing skills. Essay assignment sheet is attached along with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Rubrics
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The goal of this activity is to trick your students into close reading the text as a review for chapters 28 and 29 in To Kill a Mockingbird. The first page takes a closer look into motif as demonstrated in chapter 28 and then the second page goes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
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I always encourage my students to consider how literary devices interact with one another within a piece of writing. However, I think often times, they overlook setting and its importance. Therefore, I created this virtual field trip for them to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3
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This is a fun activity that can involve any grade level (K-12). Students will volunteer to bake or bring in any treat for the book club meeting. At the meeting, students will share about their independent book that they have read and also share
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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Students can use this following chart to add in character details. Then, the cards can be used to play character review games (charades, pictionary, studying with a partner). THis can be used throughout the entire reading of the novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Graphic Organizers
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This has been transformative for my students. I have a 12 page writing guide that I have provided for my students, but when it comes to writing in class, it can often be too cumbersome to pull out their writing guide, have their outline on their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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Here is an outline of final project options for my 7th graders. The final project is the culminating grade for the year and it is solely based on The Outsiders and the application of skills from the year. It offers 6 different options and a rubric
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Rubrics
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By Middle School Mayhem- English Style
This offers a great way to wrap up the year with a party to celebrate your students' accomplishments, but still have them do a little critical thinking! Attached is the intro/overview of this event. I end the year with The Outsiders and once all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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By Middle School Mayhem- English Style
These positive postcards are a great way to share your appreciation to your students as they go off into summer. I love sending these out after final projects have been graded and my classroom is somewhat cleaned up. They are customizable as well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Summer
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
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I have been teaching for 16 years at the middle school level. Also, when I first started teaching I taught 12th grade Engish as well.

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