If you are like me, you are antsy about the start of the year. You are excited about all that comes with the new school year, but it is exciting to have some idea of what you will be doing when the students return. These learning tools are ideal for the start of the school year for your middle grades students.
A perfect novel unit for guided reading or independent reading, introducing free-verse poetry, figurative language, elements of fiction, plot structure, immigration, theme, point of view, and summary. If you are looking to link reading and social studies due to time restrictions, this unit will work for your needs.
This Word of the Day word work is perfect for your morning starter. If you are working to incorporate more than just spelling into your word work with your students, this is the tool. With the use of the Word of the Day organizer, students will be able to correctly identify prefixes, suffixes, root/base words, synonyms, antonyms, and develop sentences using each of the 178 words correctly. If you want to see your students reading and writing improve, this is the word work for you to incorporate into your Daily 5 reading classroom.