Welcome to Week 2! This Sunday’s skill focus is figurative language. Figurative language is one of my very FAVORITE concepts to teach, but my sixth graders always need LOTS of exposure to the different types of figurative language before they really grasp the concept. Some of these freebies are oldies but goodies, but be sure to scroll down to find… Read More
Happy Sunday! So many of you have asked if I’ll be doing Victory Freebies again this year, and the answer is YES! I’m changing it up quite a bit, so please read carefully. 1. Every Sunday, I’ll have a Football Sunday Skill of the Week post here on my blog. This will be posted Sunday mornings. The Saints winning or… Read More
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Hi Friends! Since it’s that time of year again, I wanted to remind you about my FREE September 11th resources available on TpT. Let me tell you upfront that none of this is brand new, but I’m posting it again for those of you who may not have done this with me last year. I’m combining a few different posts… Read More
I get questions about teaching nonfiction ALL THE TIME! Here’s one I received recently: How do you teach fiction and nonfiction? Do you teach fiction for half of the year and then nonfiction for the second half? Where do you get your nonfiction articles? Answer: I go back and forth between fiction and nonfiction all year! I usually try to… Read More
One of the first reading concepts I teach (or review) in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is plot structure. So, I thought it was the perfect time to share some of my favorite resources to use when teaching plot structure. 1. Posters First, click the posters above to grab this set of plot posters free from Google Drive. I snatched… Read More
Howdy! I’ve just posted a brand new grammar unit to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. It’s $3.00 on TpT but I just sent a FREE copy to all of my email subscribers! I created this unit to supplement the activities already in the Interactive Grammar Notebook and focus more on Clauses & Phrases. It includes 3 interactive notebook activities and… Read More
As promised, I’m back today with a few lessons and activities to help you get through the first days of school. First thing’s first – don’t forget to download and run off these Interactive Notebook Covers. I’ve included several different ELA titles you might use for your notebooks, but let me know if you need something else that isn’t… Read More
Finishing this notebook has been a lot like birthing a child.. except for that this project took LONGER than 9 months! So, let me go ahead and warn you up front. I don’t typically make blog posts that are exclusively about a paid product, but this post is going to be just that! WHY? So why did I make… Read More
Just throwing this out there! More details to come! 🙂 Also, be sure to check back next week for your FREE First Day of School Lesson Plans!