What is Classroominthe Middle

What Is Classroom in the Middle?

What is Classroominthe Middle

 

What is Classroom in the Middle?  Classroom in the Middle is a blog and a store all about language arts resources for middle school and upper elementary.  In the blog, you’ll find a big (and growing) collection of teaching ideas and activities, along with freebies that you can download at any time, for English teachers in the middle grades.  In the store, you will see both free resources and resources for sale including ready-to-use printables and presentations.

 

The Blog

The blog articles are in five categories:

Reading Skills

Writing Skills

Vocabulary Skills

Seasonal and Holidays

and Other Good Stuff

 

Here are a few examples of what you can find there, starting with reading.  This post, as you can see includes teaching ideas for figurative language and imagery.  One of the ideas is about using picture books to introduce figures of speech and includes suggested picture book titles.

Ten Ideas for Teaching Figurative Language and Imagery

 

This post in the writing section, includes suggestions for specific changes that students can make as they revise their paper.  The possibilities range from simple changes like replacing adjectives with more interesting ones to more complex ones like adding a few lines of dialog.

revising - Make It Work in the Middle Grades

 

Solving Seven Types of Analogies, a post in the vocabulary section, provides a helpful way to organize analogy lessons with examples of seven specific types of analogies.

Solving Seven Types of Analogies

 

Mixed in with the articles on the blog, you will find links to free mini-posters that you can download and links to more freebies that you can pick up at any time from Classroom in the Middle’s store.

 

The Store

The teaching resources at Classroom in the Middle, a Teachers pay Teachers store, fall into a number of categories, all essential teaching areas for language arts teachers. They include these categories:

Novel Studies

Close Reading

Informational Text

Reading Skills

Writing Process

Writing Prompts

Vocabulary

Poetry

Figurative Language

Holidays

Seasonal Resources

 

As an example, in the novel studies category, you will find these three resources for the middle grades novel, Pictures of Hollis Woods.  As you can see, the third one is a freebie, in case you would like to try it out.  You can find out more about any of the resources by viewing its preview.

Pictures of Hollis Woods Novel Study

Pictures of Hollis Woods - I Have Who Has

 

Pictures of Hollis Woods Scrapbook Activity FREE

 

In Classroom in the Middle’s store, there is always one featured free resource.  At the moment, this informational text activity, Let it Snow, is featured.  It includes a one page magazine-style reading with a  page of multiple choice questions and another printable activity sheet.  You will see that the focus of this one is text features and other reading comprehension skills.

Let It Snow Informational Text FREE

 

You can follow Classroom in the Middle at the store or on my Facebook page, where you will find posts announcing all the latest articles and resources as they are posted.

 

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What Is Classroom in the Middle


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