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Posts Made By: manders810
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-24-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By manders810
Study Skills and Organization Lessons

For the first week or two of the school year, I would like to focus on teaching my 6th-8th grade students study skills, how to properly take notes and use text books, along with ways to keep...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By manders810
Organization and Classrrom Management

Last year I had many problems with students not coming to class prepared, needing to go to their lockers constantly, and not doing homework. Any suggestions of ways I can help them in getting...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By manders810
I am at a loss for this myself. I teach 6th and...

I am at a loss for this myself. I teach 6th and 7th graders English and literature. As a part of our curriculum, we have spelling textbooks and the assignments and quizzes are a part of their...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 12-23-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By manders810
Nonfiction Texts

There is a big push in our district to focus more on reading nonfiction, informational texts within reading classes. Our textbook and the novels we read are primarily fiction. Any suggestions on...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 08-23-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By manders810
6+1 Traits Middle School Questions

I got this book and love it and plan to use it this year with my middle schoolers. However, I guess I'm just a little bit confused as to what is the best way of doing this. For example, do I spend...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-23-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By manders810
Point of View Lesson

Just wondering if anyone has any fun lessons on teaching point of view to sixth graders? Last year when I taught it, it was very difficult for the kids to understand and I can't really think of any...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-23-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By manders810
First Day Ideas

So this is my second year teaching, but my first at a new school. I will be teaching 6th-8th grade Language Arts and Literature. Does anyone have any ideas of anything fun or memorable that I can do...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 08-21-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By manders810
Science Fiction Unit/The Giver

I will be teaching The Giver to my seventh grade lit students this year. I would like to incorporate some science fiction short stories as well. Anyone have any ideas of some things I could do with...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-28-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By manders810
Structure of Language Arts Period

I will be teaching language arts and reading this year for 6th-8th graders. However, the reading and language arts will be taught as two separate class periods. I would like to integrate elements of...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-11-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By manders810
Caughtya Grammar

Last year I used the book Caughtya Grammar with my sixth grade students three days per week. It is essentially a long story and we focus on 1-2 sentences from it per day. Each sentence contains a...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-11-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By manders810
Writing Sample

This is my first year teaching middle school language arts and literature. Is there any creative way of getting a writing sample from my students without having them write about the typical "What...

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