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This is a thematic ELA or Social Studies Unit that is centered around the topic of the racial divide. This 6 day unit is directed at teaching argument, central idea(s), theme, and requires students to compare and contrast historical fiction vs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.9, RI.7.2, RI.7.8
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This is a mini thematic unit that is centered around the topic of the Dust Bowl and it requires students to read and analyze both fiction and non-fiction texts in order to to compare and contrast them at a rigorous level, but in an engaging way (RL
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
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This is a formal argumentative essay designed for the middle school classroom to assist your students in formal essay structure and informational reading and research tasks. This essay is a wonderful guided, or independent writing project. It is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Test Prep
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d, W.7.1e
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This assignment is a comprehensive Argumentative Writing unit that asks students to compare Dracula to Frankenstein's monster and make a claim (take a position) as to who is the most monstrous of the two beings. Included in this assignment
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
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This is a versatile classroom advent calendar for the month of December. Select the events you want and place them on the day you want. This can be used and reused every year as it is versatile and able to be modified to fit your needs and your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff
$2.00
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This is a simple packet that will allow your students to take visual notes after reading each chapter in the novel, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. This is intended for the Classic Starts abridged version of this novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
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If your students are reading the Classic Starts abridged version of the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, this is a simple and complete novel study. There are a total of 26 questions (divided by chapter) that will force your students to carefully
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study
$6.00
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It is essential we allow our students to learn from their mistakes, but allowing a student to make corrections after they have just seen the correct answers does not force them into a level of understanding essential for future assignments. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other
$1.00
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After reading each part of the book INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN, challenge your students to work alone, or in pairs to complete a book Scavenger Hunt board. There is a different board for each part of the book. The scavenger hunt boards will have them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
3 ratings
3.9
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This is a fun non-conventional way to teach vocabulary to students while reading the novel INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai. Stop making students look up definitions and parts of speech and start teaching them to understand, see, and make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Minilessons
$2.00
3 ratings
3.9
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This activity allows for two different Socratic Seminars regarding the novel, UNWIND, by Neal Shusterman. Just as important as reading is a students ability to articulate their thoughts and reasoning. Socratic Seminars are the perfect way to get
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Minilessons
$1.75
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4.0
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This character sketch activity can be used for any character in any text. It is simple and will require students to carefully analyze who a character is prior to having them create their character sketch. It is also imperative that students cite
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Rubrics
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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Start the year off right by getting to know your students and make a connection with them on a personal level on day 1. Let them know they aren’t just a “test score” or a “number.” Engage with them by learning about who they are, what interests
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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If you are seeking a fun and engaging way to get your students moving around the classroom, talking with one another, and learning a little bit about their classmates, this activity is a sure fire way to do just that. Better yet, IT'S FREE! Let's
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
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As part of your UNWIND unit, I encourage you to incorporate these paired passages and activities to help your students understand the world around them, the controversy of this novel, and important concepts such as organ donation, Roe v. Wade, Safe
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$3.50
4 ratings
3.9
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This is a ZERO PREP fully themed ELA unit based around the novel THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. This could easily be a quarter long unit, but can easily be modified to fit a shorter window. I fully designed this unit for my personal middle school ELA
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$8.00
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This is an argumentative essay assignment intended to be incorporated with the novel, THE GIVER, by Lois Lowry. The essay is differentiated in that there are actually two prompts to choose from. There is a clear instruction sheet (matches the format
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
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By Middle School Menagerie and More
This is a ZERO PREP fully themed ELA unit based around the drama A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens. This could easily be a quarter long unit, but can easily be modified to fit a shorter window. I fully designed this unit for my personal middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$10.00
1 rating
3.5
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This is a ZERO PREP fully themed ELA unit based around the novel DRACULA by Bram Stoker. This could easily be a quarter long unit, but can easily be modified to fit a shorter window. I fully designed this unit for my personal middle school ELA
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$10.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Middle School Menagerie and More
This is a ZERO PREP fully themed ELA unit based around the novel INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai. This could easily be a quarter long unit, but can easily be modified to fit a shorter window. I fully designed this unit for my personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$12.00
2 ratings
4.0
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10 years teaching education technology, STEM Education, 6+ years teaching ELA, MAED in Education Technology, BS in Elementary Education, Reading Specialist coursework complete, etc. - MMGW Team Leader, Yearbook Advisor, Career Education District Coordinator, etc.

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