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Free Spanish reading passages on CommonLit

CommonLit's digital library offers hundreds of free reading passages and activities in Spanish! Every text on our bilingual platform comes with comprehension questions, a glossary, a standards-aligned assessment, discussion prompts, and other activities. Download student hand-outs for your next class, or assign our lessons digitally by setting up your free educator account: https://www.commonlit.org/en/user/sign_up

CommonLit has ready-to-go unit plans! Here's a taste of one of our many thematic units. Visit www.commonlit.org/units to see more!

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CommonLit has ready-to-go unit plans! Here's a taste of one of our many thematic units. Visit www.commonlit.org/units to see more!

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Looking for a hassle-free Thanksgiving week lesson? We're thankful for these stories about gratitude, friendship, and family https://www.commonlit.org/texts

Looking for middle school reading passages? CommonLit.org is a FREE collection of over 1000 (and counting) stories, poems, novel excerpts, news articles, historical documents, speeches, and more. Each text comes with a rigorous question set, a discussion guide, paired passages, and related media. Also check out our new lesson plans, unit outlines, and activity guides, as well as over 60 sets of text pairings for popular books! www.CommonLit.org

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Looking for middle school reading passages? CommonLit.org is a FREE collection of over 1000 (and counting) stories, poems, novel excerpts, news articles, historical documents, speeches, and more. Each text comes with a rigorous question set, a discussion guide, paired passages, and related media. Also check out our new lesson plans, unit outlines, and activity guides, as well as over 60 sets of text pairings for popular books! www.CommonLit.org

Get students excited about school with these middle school texts featuring classroom moments. Great for back to school or re-engaging students at any time!

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Get students excited about school with these middle school texts featuring classroom moments. Great for back to school or re-engaging students at any time!

Looking for supplemental readings for students reading "To Kill a Mockingbird"?  CommonLit has 12 suggested paired passages for Harper Lee's famous novel. See all of them, along with dozens of other book suggestions, at CommonLit.org!

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Looking for supplemental readings for students reading "To Kill a Mockingbird"? CommonLit has 12 suggested paired passages for Harper Lee's famous novel. See all of them, along with dozens of other book suggestions, at CommonLit.org!

Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly adds more student engagement to a lesson. These tips will help you get the most from it.

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy

Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.

The Giver and How Novel Study Turned My Students Into Readers

The Giver and How Novel Study Turned My Students Into Readers - Performing in Education

Get Access to Our Writing Resources Free feedback lesson, binder printables, grammar, and more! Join 10,000+ Writing Teachers! First Name Email I WANT ACCESS! Privacy Policy I discovered The Giver by Lois Lowry at my school library when I was in fifth grade and fell in love. My first year teaching, I made it a …

The New Middle School Novel: 5 Suggestions for Common Core Class Novels to Teach

The New Middle School Novel: Part 1

The New Middle School Novel: 5 Suggestions for Common Core Class Novels to Teach

Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: Some More Anchor Charts

The Literacy Effect

My newest obsession: Anchor Charts! Why? Because they're SUPER helpful to me during my guided reading lessons. I am constantly referring to my anchor charts while I'm introducing and discussing text, and I'm starting to see more and more of my guided reading students refer to them when they respond to discussion points. Here are a few of my newest anchor charts that I refer to during guided reading: This one is all about fluency. During a reading intervention that I conducted today, I…

11 WWI and Great Depression Novels

wwi and great depression books

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo Most people know War Horse from the Steven Spielberg movie. (I loved the movie!) Albert and his colt Joey have been inseparable ever since Albert’s father bought Joey at an auction. When Albert goes to fight (in WWI), Joey is right alongside him. I didn’t…