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Middle School Language Arts Collaboration

This board is for TPT language arts products that work best for the special world of middle school (a.k.a. junior high). Please try to spread out your pins to…
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Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 56-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes. This resource includes a well-organized protocol for conducting a formal discussion or Socratic seminar based on Hughes’ poem. The resource also includes more than ten pre and post seminar activities. #Socraticseminar #poetry #Mothertoson #LangstonHughes
My answer and why, I believe, 6th graders benefit from their teaching reading books to them everyday is written in my latest blog post. #readingteacher #teachers #middleschoolteaching #humanities


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Make history come alive for your students. Truth is stranger than fiction and in this real-life story a British slave becomes the Patron Saint of Ireland and its national Apostle. This presentation leans more to the academic than to art and folklore. A slide presentation and a reading passage cover the biography of Saint Patrick, setting him both in the Roman Empire and as an important figure in Christian history.

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There's a lot of learning in Mythical Creatures Hink Pinks, Hinky Pinkies, & Hinkity Pinkities word puzzles. Students will work on definitions, synonyms, parts of speech, rimes, & vocabulary building when solving these riddles. At the same time, these critical thinking task cards will prompt them to make inferences, interpret data, & draw conclusions while having fun! Also available digitally on TPT Easel. #HinkPinks #taskcards #digitallearning #criticalthinking #mythology #GATE #enrichment
Middle School vocabulary activities for the full year. This bundle is all four sets of my weekly practice packs of vocabulary lists, activities, and tests for each quarter (9 weeks). They are designed to be used with grades 6 - 8 but can also be used with older students. There is a final self-gradin...


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6th Grade ELA Learning Target, Data Tracking, & Goal Setting Bundle