To weave a compelling story is indeed an Art in its own kind and with the structured and scaffolded lessons this unit offers, your students will be able to do just that. Mini lessons target use of transitions, description, figurative language, and dialogue to control pacing, in addition to effective ways to begin and conclude narratives. $

To weave a compelling story is indeed an Art in its own kind and with the structured and scaffolded lessons this unit offers, your students will be able to do just that. Mini lessons target use of transitions, description, figurative language, and dialogue to control pacing, in addition to effective ways to begin and conclude narratives. $

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Flashbacks. Before you use flashbacks, make sure you've: Established a bond between the reader and the protagonist. Established the goals of the story. Established a threat to that goal. Used a story that compels readers to know what happened in the past.

Reading Literature Interactive Notebook for grades 6-9! Specifically focuses on: character development, figurative language, plot development, citing textual evidence, and vocabulary! $

Reading Literature Interactive Notebook: Grades 6-9

Reading Literature Interactive Notebook for grades 6-9! Specifically focuses on: character development, figurative language, plot development, citing textual evidence, and vocabulary! $

(100 Reading Passages) Grade 6 Daily Common Core Literature and Informational Text--Analyze characters, analyze figurative language, evaluate the plots of multiple texts, and more-- Original YA fiction, adventure, historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and informational text passages plus Common Core questions are included. Every Common Core Literature and Informational Text Standard is covered. The Common Core Standard is written next to each question for easy progress monitoring.$

(100 Reading Passages) Grade 6 Daily Common Core Literature and Informational Text--Analyze characters, analyze figurative language, evaluate the plots of multiple texts, and more-- Original YA fiction, adventure, historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and informational text passages plus Common Core questions are included. Every Common Core Literature and Informational Text Standard is covered. The Common Core Standard is written next to each question for easy progress monitoring.$

Interactive Writing Notebooks - Sentences, Paragraphs, and Strategies for Common Core Grades 3-6. Check preview file for Table of Contents, Common Core Alignment, Suggested Pacing, and sample pages.

Writing Interactive Notebooks: Writing Activities for Common Core 3-8

Interactive Writing Notebooks - Sentences, Paragraphs, and Strategies for Common Core Grades 3-6. Check preview file for Table of Contents, Common Core Alignment, Suggested Pacing, and sample pages.

Six Traits of Writing is a staple in many teachers' approach to teaching writing. These colorful posters are perfect for display in the classroom to remind students of what the 6 Traits are and why they are important!  The set includes a quote for each trait (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Voice, and Word Choice). 2 versions of the posters: one version has a chalkboard background and the other has a white background.

6 Traits of Writing Posters for Classroom Display - Quotes for Each Trait

Six Traits of Writing is a staple in many teachers' approach to teaching writing. These colorful posters are perfect for display in the classroom to remind students of what the 6 Traits are and why they are important! The set includes a quote for each trait (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Voice, and Word Choice). 2 versions of the posters: one version has a chalkboard background and the other has a white background.

I finally have our Reader and Writing Notebooks finished and up and running!!  SO excited!  I loved using scrapbook paper last year, but I just couldn’t find a pack of colorful paper this year that I loved… everything had either the wrong colors or the wrong patterns! I know, I’m picky! Plus, it took time to …

Reading and Writing Notebooks... New Covers

I finally have our Reader and Writing Notebooks finished and up and running!! SO excited! I loved using scrapbook paper last year, but I just couldn’t find a pack of colorful paper this year that I loved… everything had either the wrong colors or the wrong patterns! I know, I’m picky! Plus, it took time to …

An engaging lesson that looks at the dangers of being too reliant on technology, especially in the learning process.

Non-Fiction Lesson: Is Your Smartphone Making You Stupid?

An engaging lesson that looks at the dangers of being too reliant on technology, especially in the learning process.

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