Friday, February 9, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Common Core Analysis Cards 6, 7, 8 RL.2 Determining Theme Freebie”

by James Whitaker
6th - 8th Grade

Common Core Mastery Series FREEBIE
Literature Analysis Cards, Mini-Lessons, & Organizer--Grades 6-8+

This is 1/10 of a Larger Product and You can Purchase the FULL PRODUCT here for Huge $aving$: Common Core Literature Analysis Cards for Middle School—100+ Pages!

Product Preface: 

This is a dynamic, professional, and sophisticated approach to teaching the Common Core ELA Literature Standards. It is student and teacher friendly and allows for the differentiation of instruction on many levels. 

This is a rigorous product that is more than just a collection of graphic organizers. Use these illuminating forms in a myriad ways to instruct, remediate, challenge and assess your students!

This Freebie focuses on Reading Literature Standard 2: Determine a Theme or Central Idea of a Text. The forms are presented on four different levels: Basic, Average, Advanced, and Complex and come in 2 versions—with and without lines. 8 in total with this Freebie! 

Again, each form is specifically aligned to the Common Core and follows both the CC Anchor Standards and the Standards for Middle School Grades 6, 7, and 8. 
Each card has a Standard that is an amalgamation of the specific 6-8 grade Common Core and overall Anchor Standards. Most forms provide an overview or introduce associated vocabulary, terms and concepts. These micro-Lesson tutorials focus on the Major Elements and Ideas hinted at in the standards! See the preview for a visual presentation! 

I also have Literary Element Vocabulary Lists included with this product. These resources are compact and concise overviews of the elements of Literature. They are rigorous and highly detailed, but should be taught over time and not all in one session. Skilled teachers will be able to use this as the forefront of their lessons but the forms should not take the place of in-depth instruction. They are supplemental, auxiliary resources to help bolster understand of the Common Core. 

Remember part of teaching is MODELING. If you just give these forms to students with no visual or intellectual background you will not make the most out of them. Do not cheat yourself or your students! Love—Teach—Learn! 

Compared to similar products, my product is well-worth the price. Best Deal for Your Buck and Your Students’ Minds!

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Hopefully my products will help strengthen your lessons, help your students learn, and make your life easier. 
Thank you and enjoy! —J.D. Whitaker

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Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
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