Mind Bending Language Arts for Middle School

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How to use this handout: In a lesson about mood and tone, this handout is a great help. First, discuss SOUND, how when you ring a bell it creates ONE sound, or tone, and, depending on where a person is standing or if they are moving, people will
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An acronym is an abbreviation, used and pronounced as a word, which is formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word. Usually these components are individual letters (as in NATO or laser). Initialisms are similar, but the combination of
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Claim and Counterclaim - argumentative writing done with competitive groups of four or five students who share a market for the product -- A Cure for Unhappiness. This was so much more fun than another essay.... I developed this as a tangent from
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A 70 minute mini lesson to follow one on TONE AND MOOD - this lesson about Author's Purpose, Voice, Audience, and how there are MANY different ways to answer the question - What is the STYLE of this piece? Opening writing prompt - participatory
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A double sided sheet that explains and has tips for successful RACES constructed responses. CAN BE USED WITH -- Rock N' R.A.C.E.S assessment! A great sheet for students to references as they work through the idea of constructing a great paragraph
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A one sheet helper page for middle school students to keep in their binders. They should refer back to this as they work on their constructed responses.
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Using "Uptown Funk" -- have students search through the available resources on line to answer questions about the Bruno Mars Featuring mega hit from Mark Ronson. Poetry, Music, Research, Fun. I use in on those strange days at the END OF SCHOOL
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This fun activity gets kids interested in short research and music with video links to fun songs. Kids show that they know how to do RACES by voicing their opinions which they can back up with reasonable facts that are simple to research. I used
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Ever play that game where you whisper in the ear of a friend and they whisper to the next friend and then when it comes back around the room to you -- IT's TOTALLY not what you said? This game plays along that (telephone) line by helping students to
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Idioms are rough! Especially for out English Language Learners. This game is designed to help middle grade years students become more familiar with the most common 40 idioms. Directions: 1. Put students in pairs or small teams 2. Have them fill in
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Finding theme–supporting with evidence: a look at the race for President This cross curricular activity has kids looking at THEME and the current political campaigns. I link to a New York Times page that lists the candidates, from there they can
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