1. Students review the definition of a claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal.
2. Students review the counterclaim and rebuttal stems and example.
3. Students read each claim and generate a counterclaim and rebuttal for
This activity can be used for ANY fictional text! Students will learn about the different types of characters and have fun doing so. The notes include images students will be able to relate to and includes a written portion that allows students to
This ongoing activity allows students to read any literary text independently. Teachers assign a set number of pages or chapters, and students record the most important details, generate questions, and form predictions for the upcoming sections.
*This activity can be used with ANY novel or short story.*
1. Explain to students that themes are based on “big ideas” and review the common big ideas and themes with students.
2. Explain that authors develop theme through the
1. This assignment was created to be used as center activities. Students read the information on each task card and complete each task, rotating to the next station as they complete the first task and sharing with the individuals within their
Novel studies are my favorite part of being a Language Arts teacher, but it can sometimes be difficult to get students to have meaningful discussions about the literature they read. This activity allows students to do just that! Students answer
1. The teacher determines which verbs are appropriate for the lesson or unit and fills in the teacher version of the scale accordingly.
2. The teacher provides students with the reflection sheet and a sticky note that contains