Invest in yourself by joining me inside the Language Arts Teachers community and stop the exhaustion, chaos, and overwhelm!
Your middle school ELA lesson plans are 100% totally done!
Here's what you get inside our LAT community:
Members have FULL access to ALL grade level materials (perfect for scaffolding or differentiation)!
Argumentative / Persuasion Reading & Writing
Expository Reading & Writing
Descriptive Reading & Writing
Narrative Reading & Writing
Elements of Fiction & Short Stories
Nonfiction Text Structures
Figurative Language & Poetry
Elements of Drama
Every day and every grade level comes with beautiful lesson plans pages with the CCSS objectives already looked up and listed for you (and I'm now including the TEKS for our teacher friends in Texas!)
Objective and I Can statement; Procedures; Daily Assessment; Additional Resources... It's all done for you!
Never sit up late at night again trying to type out your lesson plans! These are nicely done so you can proudly display them in your room or turn them in to your admin!
Every unit and every grade level comes with opening activities and "Do Now's" guaranteed to get your students off to a great start (and give you a few minutes of peace at the beginning of class).
Nothing is worse than a rowdy class coming in from the halls between classes. It can make for a long hour and ruin the rest of your day. You need a great opening activity to get your students settled down, in their seats, quiet and working!
Our opening activities and mini-lessons are guaranteed to introduce and / or review the lesson content to get you started every single day. Never start a class period stressed out again!
Every lesson plan comes with done-for-you slides that can be used out of the box to teach your class. No prep necessary! Just start the slide show and teach your class off the presentation! Student Notes handouts are there, too, in case you want to use them!
These mini-lessons include "turn and talk" moments with high-level questions so your students stay engaged (no "sit-n-get" here!) This is so perfect if there are things you have to teach that you don't feel confident teaching (like poetry or annotating or anything at all!)
Nothing is more time-consuming than creating Power Point mini-lessons for teaching your class. It can take 3-4 HOURS to create a good presentation (writing the text, finding pictures, proof reading dozens of slides, etc.). You never have to create slides again!
Lesson plans include hundreds of high quality, rigorous activities that are guaranteed to not only keep your students engaged and working, but also improve learning and test scores!
Each day includes both small group (or partner) practice activities plus independent activities for a variety of learning opportunities for your kids!
Questions and activities are guaranteed to be rigorous: leveled questions, standards-based, open-ended questions to make sure your students are the ones doing the heavy lifting (not you!!).
Students should be writing all the time, and they DO with these lesson plan units (but don't worry about actually reading or grading it all... I've got you covered!)
Major writing assignments include teachable mini-lessons to get your students on the right track, step-by-step (no more "I don't know what to write next")
Rubrics, editing & proofreading sheets, and small group presentation guidelines included (this stuff will totally cut down on what you have to grade!)
Writing lessons completely match the reading lessons so students always write about what they read and / or write in the same genre as what they are reading!
Quizzes, Exit Tickets, Unit Tests, Projects, Essays, and more! Each unit test comes with two versions for easy differentiation!
Differentiated exit tickets and unit tests (Yup! I've done that for you, too, for each unit!)
Each Unit Test comes with student review activities to prep them for the upcoming assessment!
Each week contains a gorgeous "Week at a Glance" one-page PDF for YOU with a quick summary of what students will be learning.
Also included on the W at a G one-pager are ideas about how to even further differentiate the lessons for that week to meet students' needs at all levels.
Plus, you get realistic hacks and ideas for how to cut down on that week's grading (Yes! Specific to that week!).
There's also a section on the W at a G that provides strategies to limit time spent at the copy machine for that week's lessons! This is huge if you're not going to be using Google classroom because I will cut your copy time in half!