Lay solid foundations for your argument unit with this simple yet effective argumentative textintroduction. The editable PowerPoint presentation provides an easy-to-understand overview of the elements of an argument, while the doodle notes provide a fun and interactive way for students to take notes and process the material. Finally, the posters provide a great visual for students to refer to as they learn about the basics.
✎ With this mini-lesson, you can help your students develop a better understanding of the key concepts of an argument.
Help your students uncover the author’s purpose and point of view with this comprehensive RI.6.6 mini-lesson! This lesson makes understanding the author’s purpose easier than ever, with an editable slideshow, a set of informational passages with quizzes, and a scaffolded brochure to use with any nonfiction text!
Give your students the essential and interactive practice they need when identifying the author’s argument using these sports-themed task cards! Students will enjoy getting up and moving around the room, reading various sports blurbs, and determining the author’s main claim. You’ll revel in seeing them build confidence & familiarity with the skill before jumping into more difficult content!
Give your students the tools they need for character analysis & character development with this done-for-you minilesson. Using the editable slideshow, you’ll teach your students about direct and indirect characterization, protagonists and antagonists, analysis using STEAL, and more. The best part is that many of the included activities can be used again and again with any text!
Middle School teachers and students love this digital twist on traditional literature circles! Ditch the paper and promote modern collaboration in your literature circles by utilizing these editable roles and rubrics with any novel! This resource will help you run your lit circles successfully from start to finish.
Are you reading Refugee by Alan Gratz with middle school students? If you have a few students who struggle to sit still, try these Doodle Coloring Pagesfor Refugee to create a soothing listening activity that students will thoroughly enjoy. These listening activities combine quotes from the novel and Zentangle-like patterns that are perfect to use during reading or for fast finishers. There are seven templates with three different styles, so the resource is extremely flexible to meet your teaching needs.
Analyzing dramas and plays has never been easier than with these interactive brochures! Use these drama analysis brochures with any script, radio play, teleplay, or live performance to encourage your students to think about both the story elements AND elements of drama at work! With each panel, students will consider the drama from a different angle. Easy to use, flexible, and low-prep.
Getting ready to introduce your students to the literary genre of drama? Make your elements of drama mini-unit interactive, engaging, and unforgettable with these activities! I’ll help you break down the elements of drama in easy, digestible ways for your middle school students, and they’ll love the paired doodle notes! Then, pair the drama analysis brochures with ANY script or play!
Launch your fiction unit STRESS-FREE with this Elements of Fiction minilesson! The ready-to-use slideshow and paired interactive notes will walk your students through the elements of plot, conflict, characters, setting, and theme. This easy-to-use resource offers a quick and easy way to refresh students’ skills with reading literature.
Preparing your fiction unit has never been easier than with these elements of fiction mini-lessons. These lessons and activities on characters, setting, conflict, plot, theme, and point of view come with editable presentations and engaging and interactive activities. Teaching the story elements is as easy as 1-2-3 with this complete unit!
These literary element mini-lessons are perfect to use throughout your unit as whole-group lessons or as stations! Everything comes in both digital and printable options, so students can access what they need without you having to do extra work!
Are you looking for engaging ways to introduce your informational text unit? This Elements of Nonfiction introduction is a great place to start. With the no-prep slideshow and paired note-taker, your students will briefly review the essential elements of nonfiction text. This informational text introduction is a quick and easy way to refresh students’ nonfiction skills and set your unit up for success!
Launching your nonfiction text unit? Get access to thorough, research-based nonfiction mini-lessons and activities that you can feel good about! This nonfiction comprehension toolkit breaks down the elements of nonfiction in easy, digestible ways for middle school students. These nonfiction reading lessons are perfect to use for regular ELA, intervention classes, station rotations, and more!
Are you looking for an engaging and educational way to teach the nuances of sound devices in poetry to your students? Then look no further than this Poetry Sound Devices Mini-Lesson! This comprehensive mini-lesson covers everything from rhythm, meter, and rhyme to assonance, consonance, alliteration, and even onomatopoeia!
Get Access to 8 Complete Poetry Mini-Lessons Guaranteed to Make Simplify Your Poetry Unit! Teachers love this comprehensive bundle that breaks down the elements of poetry into simple, digestible lessons proven to engage students and cover critical content. Each lesson comes ready-to-use with slideshows, interactive notetakers, and fun activities for middle school students.
Introducing your students to the world of poetryis as easy as 1-2-3 using this Elements of Poetry Unit Introduction! With the no-prep slide deck and paired guided notetaker, your students will briefly review poetry form and structure, poetic devices, voice, and theme. This poetry unit intro is a quick and easy way to refresh students’ skills in reading and analyzing poetry!
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