Chat Stations can also dramatically improve whole-class discussions. Because students have fully explored each issue in the less-threatening Chat Station setting, they will be better prepared to participate in a larger class discussion next.
Middle School ELA Mystery Unit for Middle Schoolers - WhoDunIt? (CCSS)
In this ready for October, student-centered unit, students explore the genre of mystery. What makes a mystery? Why do some people love to be scared? What makes mysteries interesting? At the beginning of the unit, students choose from 4 activities in:
The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative la