Strong bones need milk; students' comprehension structures need the strength of the elements- the elements of literature, that is. Today on http://teachitwrite.blogspot.com/2013/05/building-strong-comprehension-bones-its.html- I am offering a FREE PowerPoint presentation that details each element of literature. Download it from: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elements-of-Literature-PowerPoint FREE. Start to gather resources now to use next fall.
Nonfiction Close Reading on the September 11 Memorial Museum. This nonfiction close reading focuses on a National Public Radio article titled "At September 11 Museum, Promises to the Future About the Past” and makes connections with former President George W. Bush's 9/11 speech. After reading, students will answer text-based questions, which cover all ten of the Common Core Informational Standards. Students will also have a choice of six engaging after reading activities.
This Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare Bundle combines "Romeo and Juliet Comic Summaries and Activities" and the "Intro to Shakespeare Activity Bundle." The Romeo and Juliet set includes summaries of each act. When I teach Romeo and Juliet, I don't like summaries that are too long or give too much away. In addition, I have added my Intro to Shakespeare Activity Bundle.