Fabulous Authors and 40 Book Recommendations for Middle School Readers
Connect your students to great authors and titles! Blog post with 40 titles for middle school readers from TeachingELAwithJoy.com
Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills
For years, I have witnessed, over and over again, the value of using pictures to teach reading skills in my classroom.
Nonfiction Text Structure Flipbook | Printable & Digital | Distance Learning
Text structure activities in a fun flipbook to review or practice! Covers the following nonfiction text structures with example passages: cause & effect, compare & contrast, sequence/chronological order, problem & solution, and description. This flipbook will help students understand inf...
Reading Response Sentence Stem Anchor Charts
These mini and standard size reading response stem charts are perfect for your wall or reading response journals. There are 12 categories that include over 80 sentence starters in which students would routinely respond. Each chart gives students multiple ways to begin their written response to elimi...
Teaching Point of View - Teaching with a Mountain View
Great way to practice different subject pronouns and verb forms using different perspectives.
Reading Response Questions
This file includes 8 reading response question cards (4in x5in) and individual question cards for each story element! Story elements covered include: author, illustrator, setting, plot, theme, style, mood, and character. These higher level questions will get your students thinking and responding ...
Identifying Nonfiction Text Structure- Text Structure Posters- Ppts - Activities
Text structures can be difficult to learn so why not start building a foundation from the first day of school. This product is a comprehensive unit that includes lesson plans, PowerPoints and posters. The unit covers the following text structures:• Description• Sequence• Cause/Effect• Compare/Co...
The Secret to a Great Book Pass (and 30 Middle School Titles to Use!)
A book pass is the perfect activity to get students hooked on reading! Learn how with The Secret to a Great Book Pass (and 30 Middle School Titles to Use!)
Short Story Units for Middle School (Short Story of the Month Club, 6th Grade)
Short Story of the Month Club, 6th GradeGrab this collection of popular Short Story Units tailored for 6th grade reading! I created these units specifically around the CCSS for grade 6, but they can absolutely be used in grades 5-8 - please check the preview file to verify this. Try the first month ...
80 Songs that Inspire a Growth Mindset
Listening to inspiring songs and music are a great way to inspire a growth mindset in your children or students! When you play songs with encouraging lyrics you can lift up the mood, bring smiles, and increase motivation.
Reading Strategies that Work!
One of my favorite professional development books is Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey and Ann Goudvis (FYI Amazon has many used copies of this book for CHEAP and the Kindle version too!). I read and reread this book my second year of teaching and it really resonated with me. It presents 6 simple strategies that we can teach our students to drastically improve reading comprehension. If you haven't read this book, I HIGHLY recommend that you do! It is filled with amazing shared reading…
Reading Strategies Anchor Chart
This bundle includes both of my Reading Strategies Anchor Charts and Posters at a discounted price. These 50 anchor charts are a great addition to your reader's workshop. With three various sizes and printing options you'll have exactly what you need. A copy to use during your mini-lesson, a copy th...