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By The Middle School Classroom
These mystery writing unit plans include the following minilessons: 1) What makes a good Mystery story? 2) Planning Problem/ Solution 3) Planning Clues 4) Planning Characters 5) Planning Setting 6) Planning story: plot beginning, middle, and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Assessment
$5.00
89
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By The Middle School Classroom
This realistic fiction writing unit includes the following lessons: 1) Making a writing goal and generating ideas for a realistic fiction story 2) Generating Ideas: Imagining Stories from Ordinary Moments 3) Selecting a seed idea/story idea 4)
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Assessment
$8.00
94
Digital Download DOCX (0.23 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This is a unit you can use with your students to help them write well developed and interesting realistic fiction stories! The minilessons in this unit include: 1) Goal Setting and Generating Ideas 2) Imagine Stories from Ordinary Moments 3)
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.50
53
Digital Download PPTX (9.82 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This activity requires students to think deeper about how a bill becomes a law because they will need to write a book about it for children. Here is part of the prompt provided in this product: Soon you too will be the author of a children’s book!
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
$1.25
52
Digital Download DOCX (0.08 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This is a rubric you can use to evaluate students during a discussion. By using this assessment during a discussion, students can earn positive points for positive behaviors and can earn negative points for negative discussion behaviors. It is a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
35
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This is a unique and engaging way to introduce how to make an inference with your students. For this lesson you will tell students that you want them to help you solve a mystery. Tell them that you have some new neighbors that you have never met
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
87
Digital Download PPTX (1.17 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This Powerpoint is a great supplement to any mystery reading unit you may teach. It touches upon the following topics: 1) Ingredients of a Mystery 2) Mystery Games - Culprit and Mafia 3) Types of Mysteries 4) Mystery Elements (suspects, detectives,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
47
Digital Download PPTX (4.20 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
After my students finish reading their historical fiction book club book, I have them complete a project called "Quilting the Past." The description of this project is below: You and your book club have been reading your book critically and looking
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics, Activities
$2.00
22
Digital Download DOCX (0.13 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
During this activity students will create two different models of paper airplanes and then conduct an experiment to discover the design that flies the longest using what they know about air resistance, force, motion, and design. The product
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.25
41
Digital Download DOCX (0.13 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This unit follows Common Core State Standards and includes the following: 1) Detailed lesson plans for you to follow each day. There are 19 lessons, so the unit will take you about a month. 2) Opinions Writing Checklist - handout 3) Quick Edit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
$8.00
47
Digital Download DOCX (0.19 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This minilesson helps students understand why it is important to determine importance while reading. Students go through a variety of activities that help them ask themselves, "What is going on and what is the most important thing I should take away
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
37
Digital Download PPTX (2.24 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
Take your kids on a journey around the universe through this webquest! Here is the webquest's challenge: Congratulations! You and your classmates have just gotten jobs as NASA astronauts. Your first mission as an astronaut is a mission to another
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Webquests, Activities
$1.50
33
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This Powerpoint thoroughly explains what schema means and how to use it as a reading strategy. This smartboard compares your schema (background knowledge) to a spider web because like spider webs, our brains "trap" information that help us become
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
33
Digital Download PPTX (1.91 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
If you are doing a social issues unit in reading, then this product is for you! It includes: 1) A literature log for students to complete as they participate in book clubs. This literature log includes a title page, a reading plan page, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Minilessons
$5.50
29
Digital Download DOCX (0.50 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
Do you use reader's workshop in your classroom and want to make your conference time with students worthwhile? One way to do that is to use specific, clear language with your students when you meet with them. This product gives you sentence starters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$4.00
34
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This PowerPoint gives students an introduction to what a memoir is. It lays out the expectations for a typical memoir writing unit. It includes the following: 1) Brainstorming page about what a memoir is and why people write memoirs 2) A reading
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
43
Digital Download PPTX (1.64 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This is a resource for teachers doing a book club unit on the book "Out of the Dust" by Karen Hesse. This unit includes theme questions and lessons that incorporate book club curricular areas such as comprehension, literary aspects, composition, and
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$5.50
22
Digital Download DOCX (0.06 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
If you have students journal in the mornings, then this product is for you! This product includes morning messages for your entire year from September to June. This product will eliminate you having to think of a journal prompt each day. Please
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Other
$3.00
48
Digital Download DOCX (0.05 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This Smartboard presentation is a great way to explain and introduce the concept of metacognition to your students. The Smartboard explains that metacognition means "thinking about your thinking" while you read and explains how to use it as a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
32
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.64 MB)
By The Middle School Classroom
This packet is a great way to hold students accountable when in book clubs. It includes: 1) Cover page 2) Character struggles page 3) Character perspective page 4) Where do I belong? pages (2) 5) Nonfiction connections page Every time students
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Printables
$2.00
35
Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
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