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 […]

Extra Time at the End of Class

How to fill that extra 5-15 minutes at the end of class   We’ve all been there: “That lesson didn’t take as long as I thought!” […]