Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Product Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes:

-An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

-Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

-The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

-An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

-All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

-Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

It really is teaching made easy! Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days


FREE MATH LESSON – “Eureka Math Kindergarten Module 1 Lesson 1 Try Before you Buy”

by Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen

Kindergarten

**Free but please rate and comment!!!***

I am offering this one Eureka Math Lesson as a preview of my work to invite comments and suggestions from teachers who may use it! This product includes a 1 PDF presentation to teach the first Lesson in Module 1 for Kindergarten. You do not need any special software or devices to use this product.

The actual product would include an entire module of lessons and eventually will include bulk priced sets!

I am not the creator of Eureka Math, this product is a work of design for use by classroom and homeschool teachers. For more information about Eureka Math, visit greatminds.org

Want to save money? Purchase all modules together and save 20%!

Kindergarten BUNDLE

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Module 1

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Module 3

Module 4

Module 6

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Brave New World Student Workbook

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Brave New World Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Huxley’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format.

In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.

More specifically, the Student Workbook contains (23 activity pages):

  • An introductory activity and Anticipation Guide
  • Chapter 1 with a focus on characters, setting, castes, and meaningful questions
  • Work page on Castes from the novel making connections with the castes in Hinduism
  • Chapters 2 & 3 focus on historical illusions and important facts from the novel
  • A characterization chart
  • Chapters 3 & 4 with a focus on symbolism, religious allusion, characterization, and important facts from the novel
  • Chapter 6 with a focus on conflicts, significant quotes, and important facts from the novel
  • Review pages for chapters 1-6 with a focus on historical allusion, Huxley’s warnings for the future, and the significance of setting and mood. (This is a good quiz preparation.)
  • Chapter 7 with a focus on important facts from the novel and characterization.
  • Chapters 8 & 9 with a focus on characterization, Shakespearean allusions, flashback technique, important facts from the novel, and student inferencing.
  • Chapters 10 & 11 with a focus on characterization, conflict, important facts from the novel, and the different types of irony found in the novel.
  • Chapters 12 & 13 with a focus on important facts from the novel, connections to Shakespearean allusions, and characterization.
  • Chapters 14 & 15 with a focus on important facts from the novel, making connections to significant quotes, allegorical (archetypal) characters in the novel.
  • Connections from Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave to Huxley’s characters and situations. (With directions to a Ted Talk for further explanation.)
  • Making connections to a modern song for further analytic connections to both the novel and to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
  • Themes and meaning activity to further the meaning of Huxley’s themes and how they can relate to us today.
  • Chapters 16 & 17 with a focus on the Pros and Cons of freedom, important philosophical concepts from the novel, and allegorical messages in the novel.
  • Chapter 18 with a focus on important facts from the novel and their significance. Students have the opportunity to inference their opinion of the ending with the possibility of discussing the importance of mental health in society.
  • Shakespearean allusions activity page with a focus on making connections with John’s feelings.
  • The Noble Savage activity page with an explanation of the concept. Students are asked to consider the Noble Savage perspective to develop important themes and messages in the novel.
  • Predictions activity page where students are asked to infer Huxley’s possible messages for our society today.
  • Themes in Brave New World activity page where students are asked to develop important themes from the novel.

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Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 months


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “All about Me Social Media Templates for Beginning of the Year”

by ZippadeeZazz

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Looking for a fun all about me back to school no prep activity? This resource includes social media templates for your students so you can learn more about your class. There are blank templates included for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as an edited version for your students to use the prompts to create a Facebook profile.

The Back to School All About Me Facebook template has the following prompts:

• This is me (self-portrait)
• Name
• My School
• My Family
• Age
• Birthday
• Favorite Color
• Favorite Food
• Favorite Song
• Favorite Book
• Phone Number
• Pets
• Address
• Friends
• Photos

• High quality PDF format.

Terms of Use (TOU)

This is a single license use – only for YOUR classroom, please do NOT distribute or share this product unless you’ve purchased an additional license.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes:

-An anticipation guide

-A copy of the short story

-Questions for comprehension

-Plot graph activity

-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

-A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

-An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story

-A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!

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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Open House or Daily Attendance SmartBoard file”

by Lisa Rombach

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

I created this one page smartboard file so that my students could sign in at open house night on our classroom Smart Board! 

The page needs to be customized with the names of your students. Teacher notes are included.

This page could also be used for daily attendance. 

Students slide a boy/girl icon (showing their name) into the school house.

I hope this freebie is useful! 
Lisa Rombach

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August 2019 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s August Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully those of you who are back to school this month are off to a great beginning with the best classes
ever. 
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 Is Summer Vacation Over Already?
Someone posted on Facebook that August is like Sunday for teachers! We’re elated when the weekend comes around, and love Saturday, it’s one of our fun days, but then the dreaded Sunday comes, you have to correct papers, do lesson plans, and go to bed at a reasonable hour, you know the routine.  Then there’s the month of August, it just seems to zooooom by and before you know it your summer vacation is like a dream gone by.  But you do Love teaching, it’s your calling. Read on for some first day teaching tips.
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How Morning Meeting Can Become a Sacred Space
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 Adding new practices to make Morning Meeting a peaceful and calm transition to your teaching and learning day.

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 5 Meaningful No-Prep Activities for the First Week of School
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools 

If you’re frantically planning for your first day or week of school, here are five tried & true activities (not busy work!) to keep your students engaged while you get to observe and learn more about them. And be sure to download all the FREEBIES!

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 Developing Powerful, Enthusiastic Readers

 Every teacher wants a classroom filled with powerful and enthusiastic readers. This is a terrific goal for the new school year…and it can be accomplished with
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 Free Video to Teach Prepositional Phrases
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

 Here’s a FREE video to teach prepositional phrases.

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 Developing and Writing Effective Lesson Plans for Math
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

 We often hear of research based strategies and how to use them in our classrooms. Having worked at two colleges in the past ten years, I have discovered that some who are doing this research have never been in a classroom or taught anyone under the age of 18! (Sad but True) 

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  Using Math Centers in the Upper Elementary Classroom
By Kris McWilliams of Mistakes Allow Things to Happen

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 Ease New School Year Teacher Anxiety
 By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Tips to ease Teachers’ back to school anxiety.

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 Math Games: Observing Your Students Makes Back-to-School a Breeze!
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs 

 Want to know an easy peasy way to really get to know your kiddos at the beginning of the year? Play some math games with them and sit back and watch. This is one teacher’s approach to collecting student data.

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Recommended Reading Board
By Erik Arndt of Insights to English

Create a wall display of books (or better yet: series of books) that your students should consider reading. Make sure to have a variety of formats and genres so that there’s something for everyone!
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 This is the Time to Start Your Year Off Right With an Amazing Close Reading Lesson
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 This is the time to start your year off right with an amazing close reading
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Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

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Wuthering Heights Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Bronte’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format. Instead of writing information about themes, symbolism, characterization, etc. on separate sheets apart from the chapter questions, everything is integrated in a simplified way.

In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.

More specifically, the Student Workbook contains work on (42 activity pages):

· Important information from each chapter

· Setting description and symbolism

· Characterization (you can see the characters develop as the students’ read)

· Gothic elements

· Symbolism

· Themes

· Supernatural occurrences

· Significant quotes

· Narration

· Allusions

· Sociogram (to show characters’ relationships)

· Inferencing questions to further students’ understanding

· Family tree (to help students remember who is who)

· Conflicts

· Literary techniques used by the author

· Characterization chart

Please see the product preview for more information.

This resource includes 84 pages in total. Please see the preview for further details.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Motivation Signs”

by Planerium

4th – 7th Grade

Motivating Signs clip art was designed for helping teachers to raise motivation among pupils – Growth mindset. Recommended for class or counselor room decor.

Free motivation signs are printable in PDF file.
Includes:
1. A colorful smiling boy holding a “Yes I can” sign
2. A colorful smiling girl holding a “Yes I can” sign

If you would like more motivation signs go to my product :

Growth mindset clip art

or Check out my Motivation signs bundle that includes a clipart,printable activity and black and white signs: Motivation Signs bundle

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Product Description
This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is:

• A copy of the short story

• A prediction chart

• An anticipation guide

• Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for later theme and paragraph support)

• Author’s purpose activity sheet

• How to develop a theme sheet with an example

• A graphic organizer to help student plan their paragraph

• An answer key for all activities

• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages 16 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 3 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Letter Tiles and Word Mats”

by Teaching is a Work of Art

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

This alphabet set of letter tiles- blue for consonants and red for vowels-can be used for word work activities, in centers or to send home. 
It includes 4 different word mats (legal size for more work space) and some blank tiles.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE “Just Give the Word” Worksheet/Team Activity/Game, Print-and-Teach Fun”

by Laura Randazzo

7th – 10th Grade

Know that awkward moment when you’ve finish a lecture early, all questions have been answered, and there’s still – yikes! – 10 minutes left in the period? Or do you have one of those classes that seems to finish everything about 15 minutes earlier than all of your other sections? 

The solution is to keep ‘em busy until the end of the hour with fun and meaningful activities. This handy “Just Give the Word” print-and-teach worksheet was built to help fill all available class time. The handout can be used as an in-class or homework assignment, substitute teacher materials, or game/contest sheet. A completed example is also included for teacher and student reference.

As a game, place students in teams of two or three and give one sheet to each team. Then, announce the letter you have chosen (pick a common one, like “e,” “s,” or “t”) and the amount of time (anywhere from 5 to 12 minutes) you’re giving teams to work on their answers. You could announce that the team with the highest number of word points will win the sole prize or, even better, announce that any team scoring more than, say, 50 word points will win an extra credit point/a piece of candy/homework pass/whatever. (For lower-level classes, I would give teams 5 minutes to work and then allow the use of a dictionary and/or thesaurus for the remaining contest time.)

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

This is a great introduction to any literature unit. It teaches students the proper approach to literary analysis, which can be used from grades 7 all the way to 12 in any levels of study.

This mini unit contains 8 lessons that teach students the proper way to form an argument. Many times students will use the right information, but they don’t quite know what to do with it. Through a series of crime scenes, students learn how to collect information (data), collect evidence, and explain how this evidence supports a logical conclusion, all while having fun. This unit teaches students skills that are needed in all literature units.

These lessons allow students to learn the importance of collecting data by taking careful notes, how to select only information that will help support a thesis (or a claim), and how to properly use the information by incorporating pertinent explanations to develop an irrefutable argument.

This is a fun way of learning the necessary skills for argumentation.

The unit contains:

A Student Guide with 12 pages of activities and notes

A Teacher Guide with 8 comprehensive lesson plans and activities

An answer Key with 13 pages of answers and sample texts to help model proper format for students

A downloadable Prezi Presentation introducing the argument and how to develop it.

An end unit evaluation with answer key and evaluation grid 6 pages

Material is available as both PDF and in Word format for easy modifications

Pages total 58 pages

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Back to School Hundreds Chart Hidden Picture Freebie”

by Penley’s Pointe Educational Resources

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

This product is a hundreds chart hidden picture Back to School freebie with one hidden picture. Students will color the numbers the correct colors to find the hidden Back to School picture. I have also included a blank 100’s chart for the hidden picture, so that you may have students to fill in the hundred’s chart before coloring the code, if desired. The hidden picture included in this packet is:

-Back to School Picture #1 – school bus

This activity is great for centers, fun homework assignments, bell ringers, early finishers or just fun class activities. I hope you and your class have fun with this packet and have a great beginning of the year!

If you found this freebie helpful, the entire packet may be found here: 

Back to School Hundreds Chart Hidden Picture Packet

This activity is great for centers, a fun homework assignment, bell ringers, early finishers or just a fun class activities. I hope you and your class have fun with this packet and have a great beginning of the school year!

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Product Description

Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit

One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit grammar in with everything else I had to teach. I would give students grammar pages, and then we would correct them together. It was tedious, and it took forever! What’s more is that students were not learning the way I wanted them to. They wouldn’t apply what they had learned from the grammar pages and activities.

I found a solution!

Grammar Circles. Grammar Circles are very similar to literature circles in the sense that students are teaching one another grammar. It is a fun and functional way to teach and Learn grammar. Although this may be done individually, it can also be completed as a group where students, through a specific process outlined in the package, teach one another grammar. They also correct the work together, so the teacher has very little to do other than to facilitate and supervise.

Once these circles have been implemented and students know who their group members are and what they are supposed to do, it is a great prep to leave a supply teacher.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (27 pages)

Activities included focus on:

-nouns

-adjectives

-verbs

-adverbs

-prepositions

-conjunctions

-putting in all together

-correct use of pronouns

-who and whom

-that and which

-who’s and whose

-that and who

-pronoun case

-pronoun agreement

-active and passive voice

-verb tenses (present, past, future)

-verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)

2) A teacher Guide with easy to follow instructions on how to organize the Grammar Circles.

3) The Answer Key – devised to allow students to correct their work and learn from one another.

Also included are free Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters to decorate your class.

For those who are from Ontario, Canada – this unit adheres to the Grade 9 English Curriculum (academic). The unit can be taught in any grade to learn parts of speech.

(51 pages total for this unit)

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

Total Pages
51 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Growth Mindset Student Affirmation/Motivation (Freebie)”

by Evenings With Drake

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

This encouraging and motivational resource is one that you may choose to have your students choral read daily. It reaffirms that students are indeed smart, special, and valuable! It can be used as an introduction to the topic of growth mindset and also makes a great back-to-school or “getting to know you” activity!

Do you have students that could use some motivation in getting their voices heard? This resource may help:

Growth Mindset Motivational Poster and Journal Set (Speak Up for Yourself!)

What’s Included?

*Growth Mindset Student Affirmation (w/girl image)

*Growth Mindset Student Affirmation (w/boy image)

*Growth Mindset 2-Page Adjective List

*Growth Mindset Free Draw Page (perfect for lower grades)

*Growth Mindset Writing Template Page (perfect for upper grades)

Gentle Suggestions/Tips/Reminders:

*Are your kiddos are bored and tired of reading? Use this resource to start a friendly reading competition by playing the game of “Versus”: Boys Vs. Girls; Teacher Vs. Students; Team 1 Vs. Team 2; Green Group Vs. Purple Group; etc. 🙂

*Get your students writing! Use this resource as a fun way of getting your students to read, recognize, and write high frequency/sight words. Growth Mindset Free Draw and Writing Template Pages have been included and can be used for this purpose. SUGGESTION: When your students’ writing is complete, you may wish to display it on a growth mindset bulletin board or character education wall.

*The Growth Mindset 2-Page Adjective List can be placed in writing folders or utilized during writer’s workshop.

Enjoy this freebie! 🙂

–Evenings With Drake

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Thesis Writing Activity

Product Description

We all know that the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. This is also the part of the essay with which students have the most difficulty.

When you are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a work, you are able to write better yourself.

Topic: Is knowledge good or destructive? The subject is interesting, and can be used along with many different types of literature, or on its own.

In this bundle, I’ve included an interactive PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:

-The definition of a thesis statement

-How to write a thesis statement (and the steps to take leading up to the thesis)

-5 examples of thesis statements, where students must identify both the weaknesses and the strengths

-10 slides explaining the strengths in the examples and the weaknesses in the examples

-1 example of a well-written thesis statement, and an explanation about why it’s good.

To accompany the PowerPoint presentation, I’ve included a student activity sheet with a list of all of the examples written in the PPT. (PDF format)

Also included is a lesson plan with details regarding the PowerPoint and activity sheet.

As a bonus, I’ve also included 2 posters listing the 7 essential steps to writing a great thesis. I’ve included an image format and a PDF format for easy printing.

-the first poster measures 70 cm (27.6 inches)

-the second poster, which students can actually read from far away, measures 97 cm (38.2 inches)

You may also be interested in these products as well:

– Grammar Cheat Sheet

– Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Sheets and Teacher Assessment Rubrics

– Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
22 slides, 1 page, 1 poster
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Back to School Editable Syllabus”

by Making ELA Matter

6th – 12th Grade

This completely editable syllabus can be used as a back-to-school handout for students or a parent handout for back-to-school night or open house. Included are classroom rules, consequences, necessary supplies, and policies for homework, absent students and late work. Use the parts you like and want to keep, and tailor the sections you need to change to meet your needs. While this syllabus is designed for 8th grade English, it can be easily adapted for any middle school or high school classroom subject.

If you are interested in more back-to-school products, check out my Classroom Rules and Procedures Memes for the Secondary Classroom HERE.

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Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

Product Description

This resource has been created as a substitute for the traditional “questions and answers” method we are used to. As teachers, our goal is to make sure students understand the important elements from the play, but we also want to engage them in a “hands-on” fashion.

Studies demonstrate that Sketch noting and doodling help students retain information and understand concepts better than simply answering questions.

This resource allows students to complete notes during the reading process and use the images and heading provided to help them know what the focus should be on.

This is also an excellent study and review tool.

Included in this resources is:

-a note taking page for every scene in the play

-a note taking page for every soliloquy in the play

-a comprehensive answer key for all scenes and soliloquies

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Spelling Bee – Task Cards – Free”

by A Teachable Year

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. C-A-N. B-E. F-U-N!

You can improve the spelling of your ESL/EFL students by using these fun and simple cards.

This pack will help your students spell and review their lists.

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Setting up Book Clubs in the Elementary Classroom

Book Club is an ELA activity that combines reading and discussion of “at level” books in an organized manner. Reading groups are determined by the student’s current reading levels and no more than six students are placed in each reading group to allow full participation by each member of the group. Modifications and adaptations can be made to make Book Club work in any classroom setting. Book Club was created to be used in grades 3rd-5th classrooms and was developedcwith the help of a Reading Specialist.

This 23 slide set includes all you need to set up a Book Club in your Elementary classroom. The set includes:

  • An explanation of what Book Club is
  • Job Assignment explanations
  • Worksheets for each Job Assignment
  • Job Assignment Labels
  • All documents in both an orange pattern print and in black/ white easy to print versions

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Elementary Book Club Starter Set

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The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

-a copy of the short story

-questions for comprehension

-a plot chart organizer

-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

It’s teaching made easy!

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Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

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How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages 16 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Editable Apple Welcome Kit Freebie”

by Animal Crackers and Apple Juice

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Want to give your students a cute welcome. Here is a little freebie that I think you will love. It is simple and sweet. This freebie is just enough to help you welcome your little ones to school with a name tag, a welcome letter,(read disclosure) a cubbie tag and a year long desk top name plate. Directions are included to help you with the editable part. 

Disclosure: With this product you cannot change the format of the product nor can you alter the graphics or “right click” the graphics. The product has been flattened in order to secure the format of the product and the graphics. In terms of “editable” is so that you can “fill in” the boxes that read “type text here.” 

Back to school, freebie, Apples,

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Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

Product Description

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman used to be one of my least favorite plays to teach. I found it depressing, and I had a difficult time teaching it in a way that was meaningful to students. Then, I created this bundle so that students would not only learn about drama, tragedy, irony, etc. but also think about their own futures, while they are contemplating their post-secondary education. While Willy Loman’s dreams are unrealistic and unattainable, students contemplate their own dreams, strengths, and weaknesses. You will definitely have more than a few excellent discussions when teaching this play.

This unit has been conceived with the teacher in mind. It contains a Student Guide, a Teacher Guide, and a comprehensive Answer Key. All you have to do is print the packages and teach them. It’s as easy as that! I’ve also included two different options for end unit evaluations, which both contain evaluation grids and answer key. The unit is, in my opinion, visually appealing and the contents teach analysis of literature.

What the bundle contains: (The documents, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format.)

The Student Guide contain 16 pages: (2 versions, with graphics and one without)

-Notes on the American Dream

-An anticipation guide

-An in-depth look at success as it pertains to the lives of the students (which can, later on, be related to the play.)

-Thematic comprehension questions for each act

-Work on motifs and symbols used in the play

-Work on characterization

-Poem association (Langston Hughes’ poem)

-Notes on tragedy (Aristotle’s definition and modern definition)

-Review notes for students

Answer Key contains 29 pages:

-Answers to ALL of the students’ work

-Introduction to Arthur Miller

-Comprehensive notes on each scene of the play (to help students understand and appreciate literary techniques used by the author)

-List of themes and how they are developed – Revue sheet

Final evaluation contains three different options:

1) A unit test with answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions.

2) An essay. Contains essay topics, work process (steps 1…..), an outline guide, and an evaluation grid.

ALL EVALUATIONS ARE FORMATTED IN WORD DOCUMENTS FOR EASY CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS AND INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER KEY.

The Teacher Guide contains 5 pages:

-Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but to teach.

Lesson 1: Historical context and pre-reading

Lesson 2: Setting and reading (there are specific pages assigned to each lesson)

Lesson 3: Symbols, Motifs and reading the play

Lesson 4: Character chart and reading the play

Lesson 5: Reading – exploring irony and the meaning of the title

Lesson 6: Reading and a look at the difference between modern and classic tragedy

Lesson 7: Theme development and review

Lesson 8: Evaluation (Option 1 – test (answer key included), Option 2 – Essay (evaluation grid, work process, outline included)

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Back to School Bookmark FREEBIE”

by The Fun Factory

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Just for fun! Give your students a cute bookmark for the beginning of school. These are part of a Monkey room decor set. Don’t monkey around!

Related Resources:
MONKEY Themed Classroom Decor Materials Editable PiecesJust for fun! Give your students a cute bookmark for the beginning of school. 

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

Product Description

Poetry: The Art of Interpretation – is designed to teach students how to interpret, appreciate, and analyze poetry.

There are nine complete lessons (estimated to last approximately 60 minutes), therefore two weeks of lessons.

This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This unit includes a student guide, nine detailed lesson plans, two multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems and answers, and an end of the unit evaluation with a rubric, and answer key.

Just print it and teach it.

Poetry is a very subjective form of art. Some poems you love and others, you hate. What we need to realize is that this is the beauty of poetry. Poetry is not a mystery to be solved. Rather, it is the masterful manipulation of language that has the power to transform the ordinary and to immerse its reader into the world created by the author.

This unit incorporates art to help students understand and appreciate the beauty of words. Also, students will learn how to analyze themes in poetry through paintings and artwork.

This bundle includes:

Each lesson focuses on a different skill set including:

– Knowledge and manipulation of figurative and poetic language

– How to read and understand (appreciate) poetry

– How to analyze poetry

– How to annotate poetry

– How to paraphrase effectively

– How to use symbols

– How to effectively develop themes from poetry

– Creative writing

– Creative activities to learn how to analyze

The unit includes a student packet (20 pages), a teacher packet (with nine complete lessons), and a comprehensive answer key with annotations to the poem (with 17 pages). See the preview for more details.

Poets studied include: (8 poems total)

– Billy Collins – “Introduction to Poetry”

– Anne Marriott – “As You Come in”

– Phyllis Gotlieb – “First Person Demonstrative”

– Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven

– Robert Frost – “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

– John Crowe Ransom -“Janet Waking”

– Woodruff – “I am a Poem that Tells a Lie.”

– Tennyson – “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

The unit also includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains nine comprehensive lesson plans to teach the poems included in the unit. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU. )

2 – The student package (Contains students’ notes, poems, and questions) (20 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities (saving you time – 18 pages).

4 – Included is a test with multiple choice questions as well as a development question. All answers are included. (Word format for easy changes)

5 – 2 PowerPoint presentations – one multimedia presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) and the second to reinforce the use of imagery and symbolism (19 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

6 – Images to project or print

7- An end of the unit creative evaluation, which includes clear and concise directions and rubric. (In a Word document for easy modifications)

– An interactive multimedia Jeopardy game to review figurative language and poetic devices (PowerPoint – no internet required)

– A multimedia PowerPoint on how to read and interpret poetry

– A PowerPoint presentation on how to understand symbols and imagery in literature (19 slides)

– A final culminating evaluation with evaluation rubric (left in Word format for easily made modifications)

The unit has been created in such a way as to simplify the teacher’s life. Photocopy the three packages included and don’t worry about it for the rest of the unit. You literally can begin teaching it without any other preparation.

A total of 43 pages + 64 slides are included in this package.

This unit is complete and does all of the thinking for you. All you need to do is to print out and photocopy the student package, and you’re set.

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

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Total Pages
43 pages and 64 slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks



FREE MISC. LESSON – “Whole Brain Teaching Rules Posters FREEBIE! {Chalkboard Theme}”

by RaraDT

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Happy back-to-school decorating!

Get your students’ attention with these whole brain teaching rules posters!

If you like this product and the black and brights chalkboard theme, you might like my brand new classroom decor pack! Check it out here:

Classroom Decor-Black and Brights Chalkboard Theme

And…

If you’re getting ready for that important first week, check out this pack too!

First Week Ready! Getting to Know You Activities!

Whole Brain Teaching is © Chris Biffle.
http://www.wholebrainteaching.com

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Poetry Through Song – A No Prep Unit

Product Description

Teach the art of poetry through song lyrics

I love teaching poetry! I love it when my student like learning it too.

So many students dislike poetry that I wanted to create a unit just for them. This unit takes a different approach to teaching poetry all while allowing students to be critical of the songs they hear on the radio. This unit teaches the same skills as traditional poetry units do, but does it more lightly.

Take a look at what is included in this bundle:

An introductory video on how to approach poetry throughout the unit see video here Poetry Through Song Introduction Video

A Figurative Language Bingo Game to make learning and reviewing figurative language more fun.

The Teacher Guide includes 13 complete lessons focusing on and building on specific skills with each lesson

The Student Guide includes the following:

-notes on how to approach poetry

-notes on poetic devices and figurative language

– A copy of the following songs: Malibu, Roar, Scars to your Beautiful, Golden Leaves, Sound of Silence, There were Roses, The Cave, Something Just Like This, and Lost Boy. A wide variety of songs are included.

-Activities accompany every song (Theme and meaning, historical and literary allusions, the meaning of pronouns, Thematic connection exercises, video comparison activity, fun with allusions, fun with metaphors, fun with idioms, and much more.) See the preview for more details.

The Answer Key includes the answers to all questions and activities and comes with detailed annotations of each poem.

A Culminating Task with rubric included (in Word format for easy modifications)

140 pages included + 1 video

See the previews of some of the lessons included in the bundle:

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Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
140 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


FREE MATH LESSON – “Scoopin’ For Sums of 5, 10, 15 & 20”

by Keep Your Chin Up

1st – 3rd Grade

This is a file folder game for your 1st graders to practice addition with sums of 5, 10, 15 and 20. There is an optional worksheet to go along with the game. Have your kiddos choose one fact and create write the fact family that goes along with it! 

Instructions: 

Glue pages 2 and 3 of the .pdf file on the inside of your file folder and laminate for durability. Laminate and cut out the ice cream scoops and place in a zip lock bag. 

Have your students sort the scoops by the sum. Which ice cream cone is the tallest? Follow up by practicing fact families!

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

Product Description2 weeks of thinking done for you. This unit is appropriate for grades 9 and 10

Looking for a meaningful and effective way to teach poetry? This unit is a fun way to learn and experiment with figurative language. It uses a mixture of contemporary songs and traditional poetry to teach students about themes and to help them learn the various forms of poetry. The creative, hands-on activities also focus on the importance of having a voice and using it properly. I use this with my grade 9 students to expose them to poetic language and different types of poetry, but also to get them thinking of theme in terms of being courageous and standing up for what you believe. All poem deal with similar themes to help students understand that poetry gives us a voice. Our words have power. They have the power to heal, and they have the power to hurt, which means that we have a choice to make.
The unit covers subjects such as bullying, courage, standing up for yourself and others, standing up for one’s convictions and discovering what is important to students. You will have some very thought-provoking discussions with students.
This unit uses poetry to help students have a better understanding of themselves and to stand up for things they believe in. 

The files are in PDF format and are zipped for convenience. 

-1 set of « I HAVE, Who has? » cards to help students remember figurative language in a fun way. (1 set of instructions for the game)

-A comprehensive teacher guide with 11 complete and detailed lessons (no prep required) – (8 pages) – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU

-A student package that contains ALL notes, poems, and handouts students will need for the unit (18 pages)

-An end unit evaluation (with detailed evaluation rubrics and step by step instructions for students – one for the written component and one for the oral component). The end unit evaluation is in Word format along with the evaluation rubric for easy modifications. The final unit evaluation is a written poem and poetry reading, where students’ voices can be heard. 

-A detailed Answer Key with notes, annotated poems, and answers to questions and activities. (8 pages)

Poems studied include:
– Song lyrics – Jessie J’s “Domino” (Goal: review figurative language and analyze messages found in popular media.)
– Jonathan Reed’s “The Lost Generation”
– Selena Matis’ “Ability”
– Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”
– Robert Hayden’s “ Those Winter Sundays”
– Song lyrics “True Colors”
– Emily Dickenson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”
– Rudyard Kipling’s “If”
– Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”
– There are also video links added to the unit to enhance learning in the classroom

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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks