I remember Lit Circles in the 8th grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not. So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Common Core Standards I Can Statements for 8th Grade ELA - Full Page
8th grade ELA Common Core Standards posters! Bring the English Language Arts standards to life and make them easier to understand with age-appropriate illustrations and kid-friendly "I can" language. Administrators, teachers, students, and parents love these posters!
Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!