For many teachers, it’s about that time – time to start collecting materials, buying new supplies, searching for free resources, and sorting through old stuff to see what will will work for the upcoming year. Back to school instruction may look different this year that it did last (in a way isn’t that how the new year often start for teachers?), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find uses for your old favorite resources or stock up on new ones that you will want to uses for more than just this one year.
To ease into the process of getting new stuff, why not start with some free resources? After all, you can’t go wrong with freebies! Did you know that every store on Teachers Pay Teachers has free resources? It’s true! And Classroom in the Middle has 26 of them at the moment (that number changes all the time – when I work on a new topic, I often like to post a little freebie in the store to go with it).
The free resources shown here are for Language Arts and Reading teachers in the middle grades – upper elementary and middle school. There are freebies for vocabulary skills like prefixes, suffixes, and roots or for understanding connotations, freebies for novel studies, for writing skills, figurative language, and more. You are welcome to download any (or all!) of them now. Here’s a shortcut so you can go straight to the free section of the store.
Or check out one of these (all of the resources shown below are FREE):
Mysteries Task Cards
Task cards with a mysteries theme that focus on a mix of reading skills including fiction skills like making inferences and identifying the sequence and informational text skills related to content area subjects like science and history.
Context Clues Medley
Three activity sheets for practicing the use of context clues to understand the meanings of words. The activities provide short passages or sentences for students to read and then use clues in the passage to answer a variety of question types.
Imagery Slide Presentation
A colorful slide presentation that explains and gives examples of various kinds of imagery that appeal to the five senses including a little figurative language. Student review questions are included within the slides as well as a fill-in student note sheet that you can print out in advance.
Crash Coogan’s Yearbook
A novel study activity for the middle grades novel CRASH. The activity pages, one for each of five characters, are yearbook style with room for students to draw a picture and write a caption and other facts about the characters. Check out more novel study freebies for books including Number the Stars, Because of Winn-Dixie, and A Wrinkle in Time in the novel study section of the store.
These are just some of the free resources available now at Classroom in the Middle’s TPT store. Check out the store, or click on any of the images above to try out the freebies now!