Learn about the SIFT Method of analyzing literature. Middle School English teachers have found this a valuable tool to help students analyze literature and poems. SIFT stands for Symbolism, Imagery, Figurative Language, Tone and Theme.
"For those many kids who choose not to read books, for those kids who are news junkies, for those kids who choose to focus on nonfiction, for those kids who read everything anyway, and for those kids who are motivated by regular, tangible rewards, Newsela’s Free Summer Reading Challenge may be just the thing to engage students with the world, while attacking potential summer reading slump."
I created this Livebinder to support a PD for middle school staff as they explore the Smarter Balanced assessment and brainstorm implication on classroom instruction and list questions to address as our district transitions to the new assessment.