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8th Grade Writing

Popcorn Maths - solving random math problems I will obviously have to make it appropriate for 8th grade, but I foresee using this for SLOPE. Maybe in enrichment class.

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Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

Literary Jenga for grades 7-12 based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

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Word of the Day/Week POSTERS Vol. II

Help your students learn a new word a week with these 40 word posters (that's more than enough for the entire school year!)

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I LOVE this idea. What a great way to start off the year! Anchor Chart for first day of school

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Free set of printable CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Posters! Great for any secondary classroom! They come in two sizes!

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First #growthmindset lesson today!! My students are #rockstars this year!!

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Ending Techniques: Student Mentor Samples

This is a superb resource for students' writing classes. The sheet lists with numerous examples varies types of different ending techniques that can be used for both fiction and nonfiction writing. These techniques go beyond the obvious normally taught to young writers and provide strong mentor samples for students to imitate. The resource would be a perfect addition to the writer's notebook. Perfect from 5th-8th grade.

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Improve student writing and grammar without boring drills! Engage students and have fun while increasing writing sophistication with Mentor Sentences,

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Parts of Speech Interactive Notebook

Use grammar interactive notebook foldable pieces to teach and review parts of speech with your middle school ELA students. Notes support Common Core Language standards, including pronouns (6th grade), conjunctions and sentence structure (7th grade), verbs and verbals (8th grade). -- from Mixed-Up Files

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I did this lesson today with 6th 7th and 8th grade, but I have done simpler versions with 4th and 5th in prior years. We drew spooky houses on watercolor paper. I gave them a few example of houses. They started with the basic shape, a rectangle or square. Then they could choose a triangular … Continue reading Middle School Spooky Houses

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