Back to School 2013 Edition
South Carolina Junior Book Award Titles
One book on the list, How They Croaked, would make an excellent read aloud! It is a collection of brief, fascinating stories of the remarkable deaths (with gory details) of 19 world figures. Middle schoolers will LOVE it!
Hot (New) Stuff!
Lincoln (DVD and Educator's Guide)
Nightjohn (DVD) based on the novel by Gary Paulsen
The Hunger Games (CD audio book)
Anne Frank: A Legacy for Our Time (VHS)
War Horse (DVD)
William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet: Music Edition (DVD)
Chalk: Real Teaching Leaves a Mark (DVD)
Readings by Sharon Draper (DVD)
Incantation (CD audio book)
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson (book)
10 YouTube Channels That Will Make You Smarter
Also worth sharing is the 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far: http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/14/the-10-most-popular-ted-ed-lessons-so-far/
I love the Insults by Shakespeare video by April Gudenrath!
Awesome Learning and Thinking iPad Apps
If you want to download the graphics, they're a little slow to open, but here's the link: http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/apps-grid-ipad.pdf
Look how easy it is to make one!
The Theme Song For Your Life
Other middle school "Back to School" ideas can be found on Middleweb: