Middle School ELA
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For a period in my career, I came to hate poetry. Students never knew how to handle it, I could package the lessons correctly, and I never knew quite what I was teaching with poetry. Overtime, I have worked through these struggles. I have developed a system that helps all students approach poetry. Now, instead of hating poetry, teaching poetry is a classroom superpower! Today, I want to share 5 creative lessons for teachers that hate poetry! #PoetryIsFun #TeachingPoetry #SecondaryELA #English
When introducing literary criticism, biographical criticism is often where I begin. Over the years, students have often engaged in biographical criticism without knowing its name. With these poems, novels, short stories, and dramas, students have countless opportunities to practice biographical criticism. With this critical lens, students also have the chance to practice research skills, historical criticism, and close reading. Interpreting text through this critical lens is perfect for AP Lit!
Printable Copies AND Self-Grading Google Forms - Improve MCA Minnesota ELA Reading test scores with this practice set designed to help students succeed in grade 8. Includes 3 passages, 47 test questions, and all answer keys. Use as printables OR paperless Google Forms. Perfect practice for this M...
Meaningful movement promotes collaboration and cooperation. The motion also provides students with opportunities to refocus and readjust. Plus, associating learning with movement is a great retrieval strategy. Gallery walks have become one of my favorite strategies for meaningful movement. Gallery walks promote motion but not chaos. The clear procedure keeps students feeling safe enough to take academic risks. Gallery walks promote collaboration. Teachers can easily differentiate too!
Writing journals are the perfect tool for improving your ESL learners' skills and helping them express themselves in writing. These journals include a variety of writing prompts to explore, giving students the chance to expand their vocabulary and practice writing. Through these writing journals, ESL learners have the opportunity to improve their skills and express themselves in a creative and meaningful way. #versatileteachertoolkit #tpt
To help students get in the spirit of the season, I've put together a collection of 4 poems perfect for spring and summer! In this collection, teachers will find poems for all reading levels, from more straightforward texts to more challenging titles! The titles come from traditional figures in American literature, from women writers, and from Black writers. The symbols, settings, word choice, and connotation in these poems make them ideal titles for spring and summer!
Make vocabulary quizzes quickly with this editable template! Save yourself a ton of time with a quiz template that has six sections where you can add your own vocabulary words. There are sections for definitions, matching, sentences, write-your-own-story, text conversation, and reading response. You can pick and choose the sections you want to include for each quiz. Save yourself time by going back to the same quick and easy template each week! #elatemplate #hsvocabulary
Transform your English classroom into an inspiring learning space with these literary terms posters and subway tiles. With vibrant artwork and informative definitions, these posters will bring a sense of creativity to the walls of your classroom while providing an engaging way to learn the multifaceted elements of literature. Not only will they look great on the walls, but they will also make a helpful addition to any word wall or classroom bulletin board. #readingresponse #Englishclassroom