Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson) - Elementary Nest
Find fantastic resources for teaching inferences (with free mini lesson). The resources are ideal for 4th graders but also features ideas for grades 1-3.
Collaborative Short Story Review Poster Project
Your students will love this collaborative short story review poster project. Ideal for middle school ELA or the high school English classroom, this poster project places students in charge of the review and gets them thinking about literary elements. #collaborativelearning #shortstoryunit #middleschoolELA #highschoolEnglish #teachingELA
Extended Plot Structure Diagram for ANY Novel: Grades 7-12 EDITABLE + DIGITAL
Extended plot structure activity for middle and high school English | Reading literature | Writing | Grades 5-12 | Fifth Grade | Sixth Grade | Middle School ELA | Activities for reading
3 Ways to Engage Students with Folding Vocabulary Lessons — Galarious Goods
Over the last few months I've discovered interactive notebooks and folding resources - and I've fallen hard for them! I love the ways you can combine folding, colouring, words and ideas to create an interactive resource which helps students to explore and engage with the topic they are learning.&
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE ESCAPE ROOM ACTIVITY
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE ESCAPE ROOM ACTIVITY: Help your students understand figurative language with this highly-engaging interactive escape room / break out activity! The activity focusses on the following terms: metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, oxymoron, pun, idiom, and allusion.
The Literary Maven: End of the Year Project Idea: Literary Theme Park
At the end of one school year, my principal announced that she wanted to see us all engaged in project based learning. It was the new buzz word, though not as popular as it is now, and despite having final units and weeks planned, we were now supposed to add a project into the mix. My students had just wrapped up reading and acting out Romeo and Juliet. And now we were engaged in a mini-argument essay on teenagers and their decision making capabilities. Finals were soon approaching. I wasn't…
Plot & Setting Digital Breakout Activity - Escape From Plot Mountain
Looking for a new way for students to practice plot and setting terms? This digital breakout is intended to reinforce plot, chronological order, flashbacks, flashforwards, foreshadowing, setting, mood, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety of text and media, including one of Aesop's fables, a short film, descriptions of settings in excerpts of famous literature, and clips from Batman…
More Movie Clips to Teach Literary Terms – Engaging and Effective Teaching
There's a lot to be said for seeing irony, foreshadow, and satire playing out on the screen versus just reading about it. My visual students really thrive when they see it in action. And since all my students secretly love watching kids' movies, it's a win-win when I show these clips. (This is the second ...
10 Ways to Connect ELA to Real Life | Reading and Writing Haven
Looking for meaningful ways to make learning relevant? Connecting ELA to real life is fun! Here are 8 approaches both teachers and students will enjoy. #highschoolela #middleschoolela
Interactive Student Notebooks
Forced organization is a crucial part of teaching middle school students. Many students in the 7th grade could not find their head if it was not attached to their bodies, let alone the homework from last night or the notes from three months ago. As a mildly OCD, type A personality, with a (not so) secret love for The Container Store this general unorganization would not fly in my classroom. Enter the Interactive Student Notebook. The idea of a student notebook is not entirely a new concept…
The Literary Maven: Creative Writing 101: Crafting Well-Developed Characters
Are the characters in your students' narrative flat and predictable? Help your students develop well-rounded, multi-dimensional characters by completing character sketches of images of people from magazines and then crafting stories around these fully dev
Close Reading Comprehension Color-Coding 6th Grade - Print and Digital Versions
Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning. The articles and stories require students to justify answers to questions by marking the text evidence that supports their responses. The highly motivating activities require kids to think about what they read. --- RESO...