Organizing Standards Based Instruction in Middle School ELA

 

Find out how this Middle School ELA teacher fits in all the Reading and Writing Standards into one year with 50 minute class periods!


As an ELA teacher, I am tasked with teaching reading and writing in one 45 minute period.  They ask me to throw in a bit of conventions and grammar when I teach writing too.  


At the beginning of the year, it seems like I have sooooo much time to do all of this and it will be "no problem". But then, it always seems like I run out of time for one reason or another. 


So, to avoid that for the future, I decided to sketch out the year as a kind of pacing guide.  I didn't write out full lesson plans here - just laid out what I will teach when to make sure that I am not scrambling anymore and to be more intentional about how things fit together and flow.


For example, it makes sense to start with the central idea and theme standard as it includes supporting details and summary writing.  These are foundational skills for just about everything else. And then this also means that informative writing has to come before argumentative writing as a result.  


Get a free copy of my full-year Middle School ELA Curriculum and Pacing Guide by clicking here.


Then drilling down to the everyday, I use a 6 step process for teaching my standards.  But I don't use all 6 steps in one day - they are spread out over a week.  Here's my lesson plan:


These Middle School ELA Lesson Plans for Teaching Theme show how to incorporate the 6 steps for teaching the reading standards.



As you can see, I teach a full standard in about a week and a half on average.  Of course, there are times when I spend more time on a topic or less time on a topic depending on my students and depending on the text.  Sometimes there are just some really great things we need to do with a text in addition to analyzing it for the standard.  ;)


You can get a free copy of the entire Theme Unit (with the lesson plans you saw above) in my Free Resource Library:




Thanks for stopping by!

Pin This Post for Later:

Don’t spend hours searching for that great idea you found.  Just pin this to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so you can quickly and easily come back when you are ready.  You’ll be glad you did!

Get an outline for teaching all the reading and writing standards in your Middle School ELA class.


5 comments

  1. Nice Information you have written here. Really Great Stuff. I keep it bookmark for our future purpose. Thanks for the information and links you shared this is so should be a useful and quite informative. If you need Essay Writing Help so contact us soon.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi, I am a university student, and it is so helpful to see the whole year like this at a glance. I love lesson planning blogs! cheapest essay writing service

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whilst organizing for coaching, the intention is to fit every English language learner to the most suitable Auto Workshop Al Quoz Dubai software or magnificence and make sure teachers have got right of entry to the aid and resources they want to satisfy the pupil's studying wishes

    ReplyDelete
  4. To better speak student's capacity degrees to each dad and mom and students and to separately assess and offer feedback on the gaining knowledge of behaviors that make contributions to success Human Resource Management Software Dubai within the content material place. This recognition of student mastering effects, in the long run, increases scholar fulfillment.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I found a lot of interesting information here. A really very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one. Don't forget to visit out chinese b2b marketplace

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to hear from you and will reply via e-mail. :)