Let your students explore figurative language in poetry like never before! With this easy-to-use, no-prep mini-lesson, you can familiarize your students with the basic types of figurative language, such as Personification, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, Idioms, and Hyperbole. Then, give them a chance to practice analyzing these devices through an engaging song analysis activity!
Looking for a way to tie a powerful short story and a Thanksgiving activity into one short but challenging project? Look no further. This three-day plan will help you incorporate Amy Tan’s personal narrative, “Fish Cheeks,” with a meaningful dive into cultural customs around the dining table. Students will complete a compare + contrast activity and a mini-research project. A perfect way to combine close reading, research, and writing in a unique, cross-curricular way!
Calling all adventurous teachers: if you’re looking for engaging Holes novel activities, don’t miss this Holes escape room! You’ll love being able to use this activity to follow up on teaching one of Louis Sachar’s most beloved books. Your students must use their problem-solving skills and knowledge of the book to solve the challenging puzzles and escape Camp Green Lake before class runs out!
Take your Holes novel study to the next level with this interactive, literaryelementflipbook! These standards-aligned tasks make the perfect Holes novel activities to complement your book study. Students will consider the development of the setting, characters, conflict, plot, and theme throughout their reading of Holes.
If you are searching for high-quality vocabulary activities to pair with your Holes novel study, look no further! Download my easy-to-use vocabulary activities to bolster your Louis Sachar novel study. With this resource, you’ll get a comprehensive list of recommended vocabulary words as well as graphic organizers and worksheets.
Looking to build background knowledge and integrate nonfiction with your Holes novel study activities? Check out my four paired informational passages for Holes and see how you can spiral review informational text while reading Louis Sachar’s beloved book Holes. These passages will make the perfect companion to your novel.
Fall in love with teaching novel studies using this comprehensive and engaging Holes novel study unit, guaranteed to help you teach Louis Sachar’s novel in an engaging and hands-on way. With this Holes book study, you’ll receive ready-to-use novel activities that will help your students connect with the book like never before, like:
Engage students in meaningful, enriching Holespre reading activities using these journalprompts. These quick writes will help your students make text-to-self and text-to-world connections as they read Louis Sachar’s novel. These Holes journal prompts are the perfect pre reading routine, occasional end-of-chapter activities, or station activity to complement the novel!
Take your Holes novel study to the next level with these interactive, hands-on STEM Challenges! You’ll love how engaging these unique, real-world Holes activities are, and your students will have a blast trying to rise to the challenge. With each of the four novel-based challenges, your students will think critically, problem-solve, and collaborate!
Captivate your students and help them explore imagery and sensory language in poetry in a whole new way. This resource includes a no-prep slideshow to review imagery and sensory language, engaging and hands-on “sensory stations” to get students’ creative juices flowing, and additional application tasks to cement the learning!
Are you looking for high-interest, CCSS-aligned nonfiction texts for your middle school students? Download my Informational Text Passages with Standards-Based Questions and review critical informational common core standards while teaching valuable historical content! Your students will be able to practice their informational reading and writing skills with targeted question sets, engaging grade-level passages, creative literacy activities, graphic organizers, and more.
If you’re getting ready to read a scary short story, start your unit off right with this Intro to the Elements of Horror mini-study! The ready-to-use slideshow and paired interactive notes will walk your students through the elements of horror, including fear, suspense, setting, foreshadowing, and mystery. This easy-to-use resource offers a quick and easy way to hook students into any short story!
Make your introduction to the elements of drama interactive with this mini-lesson & guided sketch notes! This drama unit introduction includes an editable slideshow and a paired doodle-style note-taker students complete while you teach. Easy to use, thorough, and low-prep makes this lesson perfect for launching your new unit!
Engaging students in meaningful, enriching journal writing prompts is a great way to process the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz. Use these journal writing prompts to help your students think critically about what they’ve read with relevant journal questions. These novel-based writing prompts are perfect for routine writing, warm-ups, exit tickets, early finishers, extension activities, class discussions, and more.
While teaching my literary genre unit, I challenged my gifted and talented learners with these higher-level thinking extension activities to show their understanding of the characteristics of each genre. Not only will your students love these two activities, but you will get to see them write creatively and integrate math into the content area!
Teaching genres of literature? You’re in the right spot! I love to use this literary genre scavenger hunt activity to review the various categories I want my students to be talking about all year long.