Reading Aloud Doesn’t Have to Suck!

Kids Reading Aloud: It Doesn’t Have to Be Painful!   Easy, actionable steps to take to ensure your students can read aloud with real voice and tone: […]

Teaching FLASHBACK in Your Middle School ELA Class

Teaching Flashback Activities for Your Middle School ELA Classroom Elements of Fiction: Flashback [Let’s say your students are reading a story and it begins like this:] Underneath the […]

Teaching TONE in Your Middle School ELA Class

Teaching Tone Activities for Your Middle School ELA Classroom   What is the TONE of the text? It’s not what you say… It’s how you say it. But […]

Teaching Mood in Middle School ELA

Teaching Mood Activities for Your Middle School ELA Classroom MOOD Writers create it by using words, details, and descriptions to make a story seem gloomy, creepy, imaginary, pitiful, […]

Theme vs. Topic Activities

Theme vs. Topic Activities 6th Grade Language Arts   Even though 6th graders have been learning how to identify the topic of their reading selections since […]

Teaching Plot Analysis with Video Clips

Plot Analysis with Videos in 6th Grade Language Arts   Before analyzing plot, like really analyzing it, it may be helpful to review some basics. Regardless […]





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