Ms Ks Middle School Madness

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This activity provides a graphic organizer listing 7 elements present in both the novel and the movie. Students will identify the similarities and differences and then write an analysis comparing and contrasting the two as well as explaining how it
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This powerpoint outline the guidelines to be used when implementing philosophical chairs. It also provides example statements that can be used and sentence stems to help students maintain an academic conversation.
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This can be projected to the class or handed out individually to students. These prompts allow students to ask questions and increase the depth of questions asked during a seminar (questions gradually increase in DOK level). Spanish translation
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This template can be used as a handout or as a reference students can copy on loose leaf. Works well with academic, content, and Tier 2 vocabulary words.
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This graphic organizer is used as a jigsaw activity in order for students to identify similarities and differences between two texts (features, content, structures). Directions for Jigsaw activity: 1. In their assigned seats, have students count
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This test covers a little bit of everything that should be taught in 8th grade. Comprehension, Point of View, Characterization, Elements of Plot, Figurative Language, and Theme. The questions are directly aligned with how questions are framed on
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This document breaks down CCSS RL8.5 into 8 small manageable daily learning targets. Using these learning targets will aid in students mastery of standard, and also making sure we are fully aligned with CCSS's. The "what" statements in each
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This assessment can be used as both a pre and post assessment to determine student proficiency with the 8th grade CCSS Reading Literature Standards. Test requires "Thank You Ma'am" and "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes. Text for assessment not
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Powerpoint outlines some useful information needed to analyze and understand poetry along with a short mini lesson explaining iambic pentameter
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Presentation leads students through topics that are relevant to their own lives but also in the play Romeo & Juliet. Students write about the topics and then participate in Philosophical Chairs. Expectations, directions, sentence starters, and
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Powerpoint includes guidelines for participating in a Socratic Seminar, directions, as well as reflection questions to complete afterwards. All slides are in both English AND Spanish. Socratic Seminars helps students articulate their ideas,
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These questions go along with the short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. Questions are multiple choice and rigor is PARCC aligned as well as identified by CCSS. Correct answer is identified and questions are also translated in Spanish.
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This is to be used following the compare/contrast Jigsaw activity. Handout provides directions for writing task along with sentence stems for each literary element - rubric is also provided so students have it in front of them while they work and
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This unit plan is laid out in UbD format (includes: Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, Content, Skills, Texts, Common Core Standards, EL/DL supports) as well as the Daily Learning Targets for CCSS RL8.1, RL8.2, & RL8.3.
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Presentation walks students through a plot, character, and theme analysis for the short story Charles by Shirley Jackson. Covers skills aligned to CCSS RL8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.
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Assessment is to be paired with Ray Bradbury's stories "All Summer in a Day" and "The Pedestrian," (text NOT included). Questions 1-24 are aligned to "All Summer in a Day" and are multiple choice covering CCSS's RL8.1-RL8.6 (four questions per
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Close reading questions for Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (short story version, not novel). Questions are leveled for differentiation ( 1=Low, 2=Medium, 3=High). Work nicely when focusing on identifying key idea, making inferences, and
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These questions should be paired with "The Open Window" by Saki - questions assess CCSS's RL8.1-RL8.6 (can be applied to 9th and 10th grade standards as well). Questions match the level of rigor presented on PARCC. Correct answers are highlighted
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This powerpoint can be used to introduce CCSSRL8.5 using a novel and a short story - when used in class I would delete the information on the rigth-hand side of slide 3 and 5 and have students come up with those answers on their own first.
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Powepoint explains how to use NWEA Data to create SMART Goals - can also be modified to make SMART Goals for CCSS's Would recommend using Progress-Monitoring WS with PPT
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3 years teaching middle school Literacy in Chicago Public Schools

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Relaxed but hold high expectations of students. Large focus on Data-Driven Instruction

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