ELA Reference Pages

Discussion in 'Middle School / Junior High' started by BumbleB, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. BumbleB

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    I'm envisioning making "reference sheets" for my eighth grade ELA students to keep in their binders all year. I want these to be one page each, easy to read and understand, and practical. Something that they can look back to if they happen to forget something that they "should" know.

    However, summer is frying my brain and I need some suggestions. So far, the only ideas I have are prefixes/suffixes/roots and commonly misspelled words. Do you guys have any other "reference sheet" ideas that would be helpful for middle schoolers to utilize in the ELA classroom?
     
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    I would list reading strategies, and give explanations of main idea, supporting details, compare/contrast, author's purpose, point of view, fact/opinion, inferences (to name a few) and examples of poetry. I'd also look at what is required under the common core and add those explanations.
     
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    Parts of speech.
     
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    Transitional words and phrases, literary terms, some "documenting sources" info, punctuation rules, writing do's and don'ts
     
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    Editing checklist.
     
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    You guys rock! I can always count on AtoZ to come up with the good ideas...thanks!

    Keep 'em coming if you have more!
     
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    I make an editin marks one for them of ways I'll mark their papers. I also do an MLA heading, basic citation formats, etc...
     

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