Tales of An Urban Teacher

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This is an excerpt from chapter 3 of the Jungle and 14 text dependent questions that go along with it. The questions scaffold in difficulty and can be used for multiple grade levels.
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These two pages are great for running a PD on close reading, teaching new teachers about the close reading process, or even as a reminder to yourself about all of the steps! The close reading directions take you through all of the phases and
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A great rubric for students to glue into their notebooks at the beginning of the year. How I assess their ISN work!
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This performance task asks students to create a movie as a final assessment for the Book Thief. It includes all of the steps needed to create the movie (diorama and live action!) and the goal setting sheet and rubrics to correlate to both major
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This packet contains NWEA RIT bands within the LITERATURE: Key Ideas and Details focus. It contains the focus skills of Figurative Characterization and Setting. It covers the RIT ranges of 201-210; 211-220; 221-230; and 231-250. It is used to
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This is an argumentative writing graphic organizer that I created to assist my students in organizing all of the main parts of an argument. The students love it, because it helps them remember each individual component and the order in which is
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This packet contains Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details with the focus skills of Main or Central Idea; Topic, Titles or Locating Information and Summarizing/paraphrasing. It covers the RIT ranges of 191-200; 211-220; 221-230; and 231-240. It
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This packet contains NWEA RIT bands within the LITERATURE: Craft and Structure focus. It contains the focus skills of Figurative Language; Mood; and Plot. It covers the RIT ranges of 201-210; 211-220; 221-230; and 231-240 and 241-250. It is used to
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This packet contains Literature: Key Ideas and Details with the focus skills of Setting; Theme, Moral, Lesson and Plot. I used this one with my 8th graders during a Historical Fiction Unit Centered around the Holocaust. It covers the RIT ranges of
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This packet contains Literature: Craft and Structure with the focus skills of Figurative Language, Mood and Plot. It covers each RIT band from 201-250 and is used to personalize student learning, while still focusing on a weak skill. Students
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This is a great resource to have each student keep in their binder for book clubs, guided reading, debates, literature circles or whole class discussions. It gives them many stems to help guide their thinking and speaking with each other and has
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Instead of having all of my middle school students write reader's responses to me, they write them to each other. Here are the directions, stems and rubric that I use to evaluate the pairs on their correspondence. Fun Fact: I actually use Edmodo
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A great letter to send out to the media and staff/parents to invite them to see your Genius Hour or Passion Projects!
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This packet contains everything that you need to get your NWEA/RIT/SKILL based Book Clubs rolling! You will receive a guideline on book club behaviors, a schedule for each group to fill out and create open ended questions on for homework, Strategies
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This is a great form for teachers that allows them to visit each group and record what they hear, what the group needs to work on and what mini-lesson/skill the group is working on or what you taught!
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Goal setting sheet for all students to analyze their personal data and reflect/set goals.
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This reflection page keeps every student in your book club group accountable for contributing/doing the work. They can do it every time they meet or just once a week even!
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This is a simple Venn that I give in the beginning of teaching Legend, by Marie Lu.
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This is a great activity that I use with the kids to help them practice creating strong inferences or arguments using a photograph. The stems help them focus on the expectations and give them a small aide to help them get started. **I often post
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This graphic organizer and exit slip correlated to an online book found at: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/stories Focus skill: comparing and contrasting Romel's life and environment to theirs!
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