Too Cool for Middle School

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By Too Cool for Middle School
My favorite scene in Moana is when she discovers who her people really are--and who she is!--by studying the historical artifacts in the cave her grandmother shows to her. Use this scene as a guide to introduce historical concepts and historical
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.00
114
Digital Download PDF (4.91 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using slides to organize daily classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
159
Digital Download ZIP (0.47 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
I have spent my entire teaching career trying to find a way to both encourage my students to read, and to effectively track what they are reading. I came up with a simple way to do both this year! This product is the template I used to track their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
54
Digital Download PDF (0.37 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using Daily Slides to organize my lessons for myself, my students, and parents has been a LIFESAVER for the past few years! Now that my school is doing virtual learning, they have become an even more essential tool for good communication and lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Algebra, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
31
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using slides to organize daily classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (0.54 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Print and cut out these discussion cards and give them to your students to "play" during class discussions. They have changed my class discussions so much, and now students are leading the conversations instead of me! I place them on little stands
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$1.00
63
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
In this activity, students will study their own civilization and provide photo examples of each of the characteristics of a civilization. This lesson was originally designed to compliment the History Alive World History textbook, but it can be used
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
22
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using Daily Slides to organize classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
33
Digital Download ZIP (0.80 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Allow students to go to an area of your room and reflect on their behavior with these 3 questions on the Behavior Reflection Sheet. Includes a line for the parent's phone number so that you can follow up afterward.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
85
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using slides to organize daily classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
54
Digital Download ZIP (0.29 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using Daily Slides to organize classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
25
Digital Download ZIP (0.50 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
7th Grade ELA teachers, rejoice! When I have the standards posted around me (rather than just in a file on my computer) I do a much better job of planning my lessons and assessments to meet the Common Core standards. I can pull each standard out and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
7th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.00
30
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Even when we study other cultures it can be difficult for us to reflect on and recognize the elements of our own culture sometimes. This interactive Google Slide allows students to choose the elements of their culture that they would like to discuss
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities
$1.00
8
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using Daily Slides to organize classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Autumn
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
13
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using Daily Slides to organize my lessons for myself, my students, and parents has been a LIFESAVER for the past few years! Now that my school is doing virtual learning, they have become an even more essential tool for good communication and lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
8
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Too Cool for Middle School
Using Daily Slides to organize classwork and homework has been a game-changer for me this year! No longer do I have to write out the agenda for each class on the board, and then also type it into Google Classroom. My students know what is expected
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
7
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Too Cool for Middle School
Structured Academic Controversies are one of my favorite ways to teach reading, writing, analysis, speaking and listening all in one lesson! They help students learn vital skills about how to respectfully disagree with and learn from others, and how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Civics, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4
$2.50
23
Digital Download ZIP (1.33 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
6th Grade ELA teachers, rejoice! When I have the standards posted around me (rather than just in a file on my computer) I do a much better job of planning my lessons and assessments to meet the Common Core standards. I can pull each standard out and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Informational Text
Grades:
6th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.00
28
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
8th Grade ELA teachers, rejoice! When I have the standards posted around me (rather than just in a file on my computer) I do a much better job of planning my lessons and assessments to meet the Common Core standards. I can pull each standard out and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th
Types:
Posters
$3.00
25
Digital Download PDF (0.31 MB)
By Too Cool for Middle School
Essential questions are a great way to approach history courses, especially when the content is as wide and varied as ancient civilizations! Using an essential question likeHow and why do civilizations rise and leave a lasting impact?keeps me
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
8
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching middle school for 9 years, and loving every minute! I've taught 6th and 8th grade English, as well as 6th and 8th grade History. Somehow the 7th graders keep eluding me!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters in History, Teaching credentials in Social Science, English and P.E., Bachelor's in Liberal Studies and Kinesiology (all from CSU Fullerton--go Titans!)

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My favorite way to connect with teachers online is through my YouTube channel, Too Cool for Middle School. I also love to blog about teaching, mom life, and ethical fashion at www.toocoolformiddleschool.wordpress.com

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