At CommonLit.Org (www.commonlit.org) teachers can access a free collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and excerpts of classic literature. The collection is organized by fourteen commonly-taught themes that will help spark a discussion or debate for your middle grades classroom. The website offers deep, thought-provoking questions for each text.

At CommonLit.Org (www.commonlit.org) teachers can access a free collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and excerpts of classic literature. The collection is organized by fourteen commonly-taught themes that will help spark a discussion or debate for your middle grades classroom. The website offers deep, thought-provoking questions for each text.

These fun organizers focus on two literacy skills: #1 Key Ideas and Details (e.g. close reading, summarizing) and #2 Integration of Knowledge  (e.g. evaluating claims, extracting evidence). #strugglingreaders ~ Available at TpT.

It's All About Evidence: Graphic Organizers for Grades 5-9

These fun organizers focus on two literacy skills: #1 Key Ideas and Details (e.g. close reading, summarizing) and #2 Integration of Knowledge (e.g. evaluating claims, extracting evidence). #strugglingreaders ~ Available at TpT.

Free, Common Core-aligned lessons for 6th-11th grade texts. Organized alphabetically by title of story.

Free, Common Core-aligned lessons for 6th-11th grade texts. Organized alphabetically by title of story.

Use the classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes the full story with attractive illustrations, a 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows students step-by-step how to build a powerful introductory paragraph to any literary analysis essay.

Thank You Ma’am, Langston Hughes short story, literary analysis & writing task

Use the classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes the full story with attractive illustrations, a 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows students step-by-step how to build a powerful introductory paragraph to any literary analysis essay.

Close Reading for Middle School Students - Featuring excerpts from classic short stories.  Step by step guide to text annotation and close reading process! from Creative Classroom Core on Tpt

Close Reading

Close Reading for Middle School Students - Featuring excerpts from classic short stories. Step by step guide to text annotation and close reading process! from Creative Classroom Core on Tpt

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH: These learning stations take students through a process-based approach to understanding theme.

Discovering Theme Learning Stations

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH: These learning stations take students through a process-based approach to understanding theme.

Use this free multimedia lecture with writing prompt to begin your study of any work by Edgar Allan Poe. Lecture includes a brief overview of the Dark Romantics and a short Poe bio. FREE!

Use this free multimedia lecture with writing prompt to begin your study of any work by Edgar Allan Poe. Lecture includes a brief overview of the Dark Romantics and a short Poe bio. FREE!

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