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Great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping your students to write stories themselves.

Short Story Resources For Teachers; great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping students write stories themselves

Non-fiction Text Structure Reference Sheet and graphic organizer

Non-Fiction Text Structures

Classroom Freebies Too: {FREE} Non-Fiction Text Structure Reference! Using charts from this lady's website will help me in my reading class! Check her website out!

Plot foldable from My Adventures Teaching Jr High Eng--she has directions on how to set up the page too!

My Adventures Teaching : Plot, Interactive Notebooks. I love how its in the notebook.

For guided reading. Teaching Happily Ever After: Visuals, I can statements, & Bloom's Taxonomy

bloom's questions to use in guided reading. this is awesome-guided reading groups are sometimes hard to make productive.

The creepier the tale, the more middle school students love it. October is the perfect month to introduce middle school students to scary short stories. The 21 short stories below are perfect for H...

The creepier the tale, the more middle school students love it. October is the perfect month to introduce middle school students to scary short stories. The 21 short stories below are perfect for Halloween!

Guided Reading + Lit Circles - very student-centered organized. Tasks are common core based.

Check it out-Tips Tricks Teaching: Guided Reading.in middle school. Lots of great stuff here.guided reading log, common core task cards link, etc

Reading/Writing Story Mountain

Anchor Chart - Writing (Story Mountain) I like adding the hook to a plot line for writing!

Students add Post-it when then find  figurative language in a book they're reading

Interactive Figurative Language Wall: Students add Post-it when then find figurative language in a book they're reading

The Plot Chickens - Teaches elements of story writing

This 9 page mini literature unit accompanies the picture book, The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane and Herm Auch. Summary: Henrietta the chicken love.

My Shoe String Life: August 2013

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Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this easy-to-use worksheet. Click HERE for print-and-teach materials!

Character Cell Phone – Fun Writing Handout, Use with ANY Literature Grades 6-12

Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this easy-to-use worksheet. Have students create cell phone data for historical/literary figures!

Frozen moment in time bell ringer. Would be good to use historical photos and have kids make educational guesses about what is happening at that moment in history.

*SMALL MOMENT WRITING*: Have students pick out a picture special to them.then have them write about being "frozen in that moment." what is going on during that time tht picture was taken?

Current Events Critical Thinking Questions! Set of twenty task cards. Use with any current event and reutilize throughout the year. Promote higher order thinking in your classroom.

Set of twenty task cards. Use with any current event and reutilize throughout the year. Promote higher order thinking in your classroom.

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