Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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This Lord of the Flies Unit has everything required to teach this unit. All of the thinking and preparation has been done for you.

Everything you need to teach The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is found in this unit.

• Includes journal prompts to further students’ understanding and to understand thematic development in the novel further.

• PowerPoint presentation with historical context and background information

• (Optional) PowerPoint presentation about the origins of evil furthering understanding of Golding’s themes

• Guess Who? Game to help students trace character development in a fun and practical way

• Student workbook with all of the photocopies, student activities, comprehension and thematic questions, etc… (Photocopy the booklet once and you don’t have to think about it for the rest of the unit.)

• Links to audiobooks for easy chapter reading.

• The Answer Key for all student work.

• Includes comprehensive chapter notes to help with reviewing chapters previously read and allowing students to take notes concerning important information.

All tests have two versions – which is nice when you teach more than one group at a time.

• Test on the first seven chapters (2 different versions – both in a Word document for easy modifications. Answer keys provided for both evaluations.)

• Final evaluation includes two different options. Option 1: 2 different unit test versions (two different tests – answer keys for both are included), Option 2: an Essay with all materials included (evaluation grid, outline package, etc.…)

• 17 complete and detailed lesson plans to guide and orient your students. Journal prompts with ideas to further discussion, step by step instructions… This makes for super easy planning.

• A Jeopardy Game (on PowerPoint) to review the novel and to prepare for the final evaluation

The unit includes 103 pages and 76 slides.

Guide to lessons’ focus points:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the background and historical context

Lesson 2: Focus on leadership

Lesson 3: Introduction to the symbolism in the novel

Lesson 4: Characterization

Lesson 5: Writing exercise (paragraph and argument development)

Lesson 6: Reading period

Lesson 7: Civilization vs. Savagery (Includes cyberbullying and dangers of social media, etc.…) Practical applications of the novel.

Lesson 8: Review analysis skills

Lesson 9: Test on chapters 1-7 (Choice of multiple-choice questions or development questions)

Lesson 10: Reading period

Lesson 11: Thematic Meaning activity

Lesson 12: Characterization (character development)

Lesson 13: Literary conflicts in the novel

Lesson 14: Symbolism

Themes: 15: Themes

Lesson 16: Novel review and Jeopardy game

Lesson 17: Evaluation (Choice of two unit tests or an essay)

You’ll never have to worry about what you will be teaching on any given day, and the unit is modifiable for your convenience.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Total Pages 103 pages and 76 slides

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 1 month


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “⭐FREE⭐Second Grade Treasures Vocabulary Practice Packet FREE”

by Irene Hines

2nd Grade

FREE Second Grade Treasures Vocabulary Practice Sample Packet {Based On Common Core Standards}

Includes Activities From The Stories:

David’s New Friend
Meet Rosina
Mr. Tabby And Putter Pour The Tea

Use them for extra practice, independent activities, morning work, informal assessments or with literacy groups.

This FREE 17 page packet includes:

~Selection vocabulary and definition match on T-chart 

~Applying vocabulary knowledge into original sentence writing

~Memory Game based upon selection vocabulary and Treasures glossary definitions. Print the Memory Game on card stock, laminate, and it makes a terrific learning center. 

~Teacher Answer Keys Included

~ If you want to save money, you might be interested in these “A Treasure Of A Bundle” Packets. These activities work well with the Second Grade Treasures Series. Here are the direct links:

A Treasure Of A Bundle #1 : Five Activity Book Units For 2nd Grade

A Treasure Of A Bundle #2 : Five Activity Book Units For 2nd Grade

A Treasure Of A Bundle #3 : Five Activity Book Units For 2nd Grade

A Treasure Of A Bundle #4 : Five Activity Book Units For 2nd Grade

A Treasure Of A Bundle #5 : Five Activity Book Units For 2nd Grade

A Treasure Of A Bundle #6 : Five Activity Book Units For 2nd Grade

~ If you want to pick out specific stories, you might be interested in these “A Treasure Of A Unit” Packets instead. These activities work well with the Second Grade Treasures Series. Here are the direct links:

David’s New Friends

Mr. Putter And Tabby Pour The Tea

Family Farm: Then And Now

Meet Rosina

My Name Is Yoon

Babu’s Song

Doña Flor

A Tall Tale

One Grain Of Rice

African-American Inventors

The Alvin Ailey Kids : Dancing As A Team

Abuelo And The Three Bears

Music Of The Stone Age

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Stirring Up Memories

Head, Body, Legs: A Story From Liberia

Officer Buckle And Gloria

A Trip To The Emergency Room

A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up

Mice And Beans

The Tiny Seed

The Ugly Vegetables

Meet The Super Croc

Farfallina And Marcel

Nutik, The Wolf Pup

Dig, Wait, Listen: A Desert Toad’s Tale

Splish! Splash! Animal Baths

A Way To Help Planet Earth

Super Storms

Pushing Up The Sky

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Poetry Unit (for senior students)

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Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled)

I love poetry! I love reading it, I love teaching it, and I love the discussions I can have with my students because of it. May students (and some teachers) dislike poetry because they think it’s too difficult. I once had a student tell me that poetry was like a “code” that needed to be unlocked. Cringe!! Some poems are meant to be analyzed. Some poems and meant to sound beautiful, and some poems are meant to be simple and enjoyed for what they are. This unit has a little of all of those things. 

Students love this poetry unit. It is a complete unit with no prep required on the teacher’s part. This 2 and a half week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, two multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a complete answer key with annotated poems (this is a teacher favorite!) , and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key. 

Just print it and teach it. It really is that easy.

This bundle includes individual lessons devised to teach students the importance of:

• Figurative language (its uses and effects)
• How to read poetry
• How to understand and apply symbolism and imagery
• The importance of rhythm 
• The importance of tone and attitude in a poem
• Types of poetry
• How to analyze poetry
• How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)
• Includes some Canadian poetry 

This unit’s focus is the analysis of poetry and teaches students how to make inferences, which is a skill they must learn for their other subjects as well. 

Poems include authors such as Emily Dickenson, Dorothy Parker, Maya Angelou, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Pearl Jam, Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, and Walt Whitman. The Unit includes 21 different poems.

The unit has been conceived to last 15 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify). 

The unit includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 12 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) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities, as well as an example of paragraph developing a theme in poetry (saving you time).

4 – Included is a test with multiple choice questions as well as one 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

A total of 68 pages + 36 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.

Check out these individual lessons from the unit: 
Poetry and Imagery – Langston Hughes
Tone in poetry – Robert Frost
Rhythm in Poetry
Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)
Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)
Lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

It’s teaching made easy!

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Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages 68 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Put On Your Teacher Pants”

by Rainbow City Learning

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Just a little teacher humor for a snowy day. Put on your teacher pants. Get out there and teach, girl!


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Close Reading Made Simple

Why Close Reading?

So what happens when students can’t access the grade-level text in your class? With the extreme diversity of students in any given classroom this is a given. If you have not jumped on the “Close Reading” Bandwagon it is not too late! Even though education goes through trends like the fashion industry, close reading is here to stay. It is not just for the English-Language Arts teacher either. Social studies, science, and math are using this technique too. With the increased rigor that is expected in the CCSS and the new science standards it is impossible for teachers not to utilize this valuable tool. So how do you do it? There are tons of resources available for all content areas and levels of educators; however, I like to keep it simple. Regardless of what grade level the students are at I like to tell them that if they are going to underline or highlight something that they must make an annotation in the margins.

Why are they highlighting it?

I model on a simple piece of text and give them examples that they can easily relate to. We all know that students love to highlight 3/4 of the text and then they get to the end and can’t tell you one thing that the text was about. That is because they are so busy highlighting everything in pretty colors that they fail to retain anything that they are reading. Another way to circumvent this is to chunk the text for them. I always have students number the paragraphs of the text so it is easy to reference back to when answering text-dependent questions. Close reading is not something that should be done with a really long piece of text. It fails to become effective after 3-4 pages. It becomes really effective when used with 1-2 pages of text. The next step I have students do is write a one-sentence summary after each paragraph. This helps develop their synthesizing and analysis skills. For students that are at the lower grade levels, or for students that need differentiation I give them sentence frames to summarize.

Emojis-Why not?

Teachers all have a different view on doodling and making pictures on packets. I say…”Why NOT?” Some students that are not going to be good at summarizing or analyzing the text might be successful by using Emojis to help them annotate the text. Students that struggle with reading might increase their comprehension if they highlighted or underlined the text and added an emoji in the margins to help them remember what is important. For example, using a lightbulb for a main idea in a paragraph will allow those students that love to draw and doodle a constructive outlet when they are closely reading a text. If it is a detail that excites them then have them put a smily emoji. Students love Emojis! Have them funnel their creative abilities into their close reading techniques. This will help those students remain engaged while allowing them to use their skills in a constructive way. It may also help decrease the amount of doodling that takes place on your tables and/or desks!

Keeping Gifted Students Engaged

To ensure that you are meeting all levels of learners in your classroom, including those at the highest level, have students create their own system of annotating text! This allows them to develop a system that make sense to them and keep them challenged and engaged. The bonus part of this strategy is that sometimes they come up with a system that can be used by other classmates. Students never cease to amaze me their ability to create concepts that never occur to me. It has to do with their developing minds! I have had students explain the most complex details to another students in a simple way that helps them understand. Their method of communicating the concept never occurred to me but it works more effectively than the method I was using. This is also the miracle of teaching!

In Summary

In my opinion, there is not a “right” or “wrong” way to do close reading. Don’t get caught up in the idea of right and wrong. I tell my students that it is a personalize experience that needs to make sense to them. As long as they are reading the text more than once, and reading it for a different purpose that forces them to dig deeper into the text it is fine. You might be surprise on the creative ways that the students come up with to deeply interact with the text. I often find myself taking away different bits of information that did not occur to me during the first read. Rereading is a gift that needs to be shared with your students. They deserve to understand text on a deeper level in order to enjoy it! Remember that the work that you do is priceless and you are appreciated! Don’t forgot to leave your comments! I enjoy reading them!


Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

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FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

This unit is created using the 1831 edition of the novel.

This unit has been created with the teacher in mind. The material is geared toward senior students with a focus on the construction of arguments. It also teaches the importance of historical context as well as literary allusions in the development of themes.

I am a strong believer that when students work with a specific purpose in mind, they become better learners. That’s why my units contain only quality and worth-while activities. You will find no busy work here. Every lesson focuses on teaching students analytical and essay writing skills.

All of the thinking and planning are done for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing, and so the teacher put efforts where they need to be. The answer key is complete and detailed. All you need to do is to purchase this unit and photocopy it.

Take a look at the preview for more information.

The unit includes:

1) The Teacher Package

-contains 23 detailed lessons (60-90 minute lessons)

-leading discussion questions and skill-building activities (with detailed instructions for the teacher)

-important chapter notes on analysis

-the teacher package helps the teacher stay on task and stay organized because the planning has been done for you.

2) The Student Package (19 pages)

-pre-reading activity

-study guide questions (*improved with more thinking questions for students)

-a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth

-Activity on the use of nature in romantic literature

-an activity based on the symbols in the novel

-several activities that teach argument development

-Activity on theme development

-an activity on characterization to bring about themes

3) A comprehensive answer key (32 pages)

-detailed answers to ALL student activities and work

-an annotated copy of the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and activity answer key.

4) Also included:

-a PowerPoint introducing the novel’s historical context and the author

-class posters with key elements in the novel

-a copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

5) Various evaluations are also included: ALL EVALUATIONS ARE IN WORD DOCUMENTS to MODIFY FOR CLASSROOM NEEDS.

– Test on letters 1-4 and chapters 1-10 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)

-Test on chapters 11-18 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)

-Unit evaluation (Choice between an essay (several different versions), a debate, a unit test – all work process is included)

ANSWER KEYS AND EVALUATION GRIDS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS.

*As a bonus, I have included two automatic comment generators for Word documents (with drop-down boxes.)

Documents are downloaded as PDF files (except for evaluations)

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Total Pages 125 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 month



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Froggy Daily 5, I – Charts and CAFE Poster Set (unofficial adaptation)”

by Kyp McLaren

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Use these posters to facilitate The Daily 5 in your classroom! This set of Daily 5 Posters, I Charts and Cafe Posters compliments my “Froggy Organizational Binder” Set.
I have included the following posters in this packet:
Listen to Reading and I Chart
Read to Self and I Chart
Read to Someone and I Chart
Work on Writing and I Chart
Word Work and I Chart
Work with Teacher
4 CAFE Posters

Thanks,
Kyp (teacheskids2.blogspot.com)

Please note: This file an “unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser”. It is not endorsed by the 2 Sisters. To access official resources, check out http://www.thedailycafe.com/


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We Teach So Hard….Episode 27 Teacher Fashion Throughout the Years

Do you remember floaty long dresses, appliqued with apple patches? Did you own teacher necklaces made from wooden blocks? How about your shoes? Did you wear “teacher shoes?” If you need a good laugh, this episode is FOR YOU! Join us as we talk trash about our teacher fashion sense throughout the years. We promise you won’t be sorry you listened!

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Poetry: A Lesson on Imagery – Langston Hughes

Product Description

This is a lesson on poetry and imagery

This mini bundle includes the poems of Langston Hughes and has a focus on the importance of imagery. More specifically, the lesson is based on two poems: A Dream Deferred and Mother to Son.

This lesson is part of a larger poetry bundle:
Click here to preview the Poetry Unit for Senior Students

This lesson will take two full periods.

The mini bundle includes:

– a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
– student notes (the poems) and activity 
– an annotated copy of the poems as well as a comprehensive answer key.
-an activity on PowerPoint to teach students about imagery

The entire unit contains six pages+ 19 PowerPoint slides

I hope you enjoy your purchase!

It’s teaching made easy! 

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Total Pages 8 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 2 hours


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Short Vowel Word Puzzles-Cut and Practice”

by Love2TeachKiz

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Students can color and cut apart the two separate short vowel word puzzles. Encourage small group practice or individual.

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The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit

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The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit” is perfect for teaching students to analyze literature in a meaningful way. All of the prep work and thinking has been done for you. This truly is a print-and-go resource. The mini-unit includes 5 lesson plans, an interactive PowerPoint presentation to introduce the story’s historical context, student activities, as well as a detailed answer key. The mini-unit also includes a creative writing piece which allows students to play around with voice and situate themselves within the context of the times.

This lesson is suitable for grades 9 to 12.

60 pages and 19 slides total in this unit.

See below for further details.

The PowerPoint is an interactive presentation with information about the author, the context of the time, notes on feminist literature and its history, information about Weir Mitchell and the rest cure, experts form François Poullain de la Barre’s “The Woman as Good as the Man, and an excerpt from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “Émile, or On Education” to help students understand women’s frustrations and the want for change.

The Lesson Plans contain 5 comprehensive lessons, which fully explore this work’s mastery and teaches students to think critically by annotating the work. The lesson plans include journal topics, class discussions, and exit tickets, as well as learning goals for each lesson for students to fully grasp the importance of this work.

The student Activities include an activity on symbolism, an activity on theme, a tutorial on how to develop themes in paragraph form (this is an important skill for ELA students), an example of a developed theme, and a paragraph organizer.

Two copies of the short story are included – a copy of the short story with space for students to annotate the work and an annotated copy for the teacher or for differentiated learning as the case may be. (Provided in Word as well as PDF format to allow you to add your own annotations.)

Two evaluations are also included: (All evaluations are available Word and PDF format to suit students’ needs.)

· One evaluation is a creative writing assignment where students assume the voice of a man during the 1890’s responding to Mary Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights.

· Also included is an analysis evaluation where students must develop one of the themes from the work. (A sample answer is provided with rubric)

A comprehensive answer key is provided for all work.

Please see the preview for a more visual explanation.

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Total Pages 60 pages and 19 slides

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 Week


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “4th Grade Science TEKS Planning Guide: Natural Resources”

by The Science Penguin

4th Grade

4th Grade Science TEKS Planning Guide: Natural Resources

Who is this for?

4th grade Texas teachers using the streamlined science TEKS and Science Penguin resources

What is it?

This is a three-week schedule of activities to teach students about soil and natural resources (Unit 5). The majority of the activities themselves can be found in the 4th Grade Science Bundle {Texas Edition} or on my personal website.

This is my planning guide based on 5 days a week with 45 minute classes. Every campus, teacher, class, and student is different, so trust your professional judgment when planning for your students.

Resource Bundle

Are you interested in a special Growing Bundle with the resources you need for the 4th grade science TEKS? Click to see the 4th Grade Science Bundle!

More Lesson Planning Guides for 4th Grade In Progress


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

FREE Coloring Page for some St. Patrick’s Day Color for Fun in your classroom!
This resource is from my St. Patrick’s Day Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages packet.

Want a larger Spring Bundle? Click here for Color for Fun Spring Four Pack

Click here to see all of my Color for Fun Resources!

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© 2015, Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

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Much Ado About Nothing Unit

Product Description

“Much Ado About Nothing Unit” is a complete, no prep unit that is ready to teach the instant you download it. I love Shakespeare, especially his comedies, and I really want students and teachers alike to love it too. The activities and accompanying lessons in this unit demystifies Shakespeare and makes it relatable to students. The unit included all lesson plans with 16 comprehensive lessons and reading schedule (with learning objective listed for each lesson), all student activities, evaluations, rubrics, comprehensive answer keys for all work and assignments, and fun bonus materials to suit your students’ interests.

The unit is appropriate for grades 9 through 12.

Take a look at the unit preview for more visual details. The unit includes:

A total of 100 pages in PDF and 12 PowerPoint slides are included in this unit.

Act and Scene Guide (Includes the characters found in the scene and the approximate reading time.)

Teacher Guide (lesson plans) – 16 easy to follow lessons, learning objectives, reading schedule, with included reading prompts, journal entries, and exit tickets (or closing activities.)

Students Activities include:

❒ Pre-Reading Activity

❒ Act 1 Comprehension questions

❒ Act 2 Comprehension questions

❒ Act 3 Comprehension questions

❒ Acts 4-5 Comprehension questions

❒ Who’s who in Act 1

❒ Literary Devices (Act 1)

❒ Characterization Activity

❒ Subplot Activity

❒ The Plan (conflict)

❒ Dogberry’s Malapropisms

❒ Much Ado About Noting (theme work)

❒ Activity on Symbolism

❒ Activity on Theme

Comprehensive Answer Key for ALL activities.

Evaluations include:

❒ Quiz on Acts 1 and 2 (With answer key and rubric)

❒ Beatrice vs. Benedick (oral presentation skits)- rubric is included

❒ Fake News – newspaper article (writing activity) – with rubric

❒ unit test – with answer key and rubric

❒ Song analysis Activity for theme review (optional evaluation or activity) – with rubric

Optional bonus activities are also included

❒ A love letter activity (Optional evaluation – rubric included)

❒ A Dear Abby activity

❒ Behind the Mask – an anti-bullying campaign (can be used as an evaluation – rubric included)

❒ Additional journal topics

To further student learning, a Guess Who? For Much Ado game is included. This is a fun way to learn about the characters in the play. And, as the play progresses, students’ questioning must change to keep track of character growth. (30 slides)

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Total Pages 98 Pages and 30 Slides

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 month


FREE MATH LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Math Freebie: Multiplication Fact Families for Grades 3 & 4”

by Chrysti’s Class

3rd – 4th Grade

Delight your students with these fun St. Patrick’s Day math activities. There are 4 green 4 leaf clovers to a page with 4 pages. The same fact family pages also come in black and white for you printing needs. Great for centers, whole class work, or fast finishers. 

Directions and Ideas for this Product

Color 4- leaf clover

1. Laminate and have kids write each fact family equation on each leaf with dry erase markers.

2. Teacher writes the equations on each of the clover sections. Cut out. Students put the stem and leaves together like a puzzle.

3. Do the same as above, but students quietly wander the classroom to find the 5 pieces that go together. Great movement break.

4. Use as a bulletin board display.

5. Students play a matching game. Cut out all the 5 pieces. Students turn over a stem and then take turns turning over a leaf until they find the 4 leaves that match their stem. The game continues with students turning over a 2nd stem to again find the 4 matches.

Black and White 4 – leaf clover

1. Use the same ideas as above. Students can color the clover leaves and stem.

2. Use as a worksheet where student write each equation in a leaf to match the 3 numbers in the stem. Print out double sided and staple.

CCSS Aligned
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.3 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4

Hope your students enjoy this freebie.

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Here’s another St Patrick’s Day Math Game for grades 4-5


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We Teach So Hard…Episode 26… Finding the Bootstraps When Staff Morale is Low

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s at a state, community or building level, things happen that affect our morale. Sometimes, it’s really hard to come to work. When we’re down, it affects our whole learning community, including the students. How do you bounce back when everything or everyone around you is in the dumps? This episode is for YOU!

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Free: Teaching the essay – Visual

Product Description

This is a creative visual to help students understand the importance of constructing the essay. By comparing the essay to a house, students are able to understand the importance of the thesis statement as the foundation of the essay, the arguments as the supporting walls, and the conclusion as the roof.

This poster can be printed in an 8 x 11 format from any printer.

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Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Music Math for St Patrick’s Day: Free Music Download”

by MusicTeacherResources

4th – 7th Grade

For Your March Music Lessons – St Patrick’s Day Music Math. It’s a Free Music Download

There are TWO music math activity sheets in this file to cater for two different grade levels.

♫ Students are to complete the music math equations and color the St Patrick’s Day image.

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Poetry Unit (for senior students)

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Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled)

I love poetry! I love reading it, I love teaching it, and I love the discussions I can have with my students because of it. May students (and some teachers) dislike poetry because they think it’s too difficult. I once had a student tell me that poetry was like a “code” that needed to be unlocked. Cringe!! Some poems are meant to be analyzed. Some poems and meant to sound beautiful, and some poems are meant to be simple and enjoyed for what they are. This unit has a little of all of those things. 

Students love this poetry unit. It is a complete unit with no prep required on the teacher’s part. This 2 and a half week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, two multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a complete answer key with annotated poems (this is a teacher favorite!) , and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key. 

Just print it and teach it. It really is that easy.

This bundle includes individual lessons devised to teach students the importance of:

• Figurative language (its uses and effects)
• How to read poetry
• How to understand and apply symbolism and imagery
• The importance of rhythm 
• The importance of tone and attitude in a poem
• Types of poetry
• How to analyze poetry
• How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)
• Includes some Canadian poetry 

This unit’s focus is the analysis of poetry and teaches students how to make inferences, which is a skill they must learn for their other subjects as well. 

Poems include authors such as Emily Dickenson, Dorothy Parker, Maya Angelou, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Pearl Jam, Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, and Walt Whitman. The Unit includes 21 different poems.

The unit has been conceived to last 15 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify). 

The unit includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 12 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) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities, as well as an example of paragraph developing a theme in poetry (saving you time).

4 – Included is a test with multiple choice questions as well as one 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

A total of 68 pages + 36 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.

Check out these individual lessons from the unit: 
Poetry and Imagery – Langston Hughes
Tone in poetry – Robert Frost
Rhythm in Poetry
Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)
Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)
Lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages 68 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


FREE MISC. LESSON – “AP Italian Speaking Task Lezione 6 La Società che Si Evolve”

by Urbino12

11th – 12th Grade

Speaking task for the Presentational Speaking (Cultural Comparison) Part 4 of the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam.

This task has to do with an aging Italian society and low birth rate. Topic follows the Immagina textbook Lezione 6 La Società che Si Evolve Vocabolario società e cambiamenti

This resource includes:

page 1- cover page

page 2-Terms of use

page 3 – Speaking Task and directions

pages 4-5 Student organization printables

pages 6-8 AP Rubric for you to grade the presentational speaking task

page 9- Credits page

This activity and theme overlaps with the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam so even if you do not use this textbook you can easily review for the exam topics such as: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities and Beauty and Aesthetics

NB This resource is not endorsed by or associated with The College Board


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I hope this product is useful to you and your students. For similar resources see links below:

AP Italian Grammar Review Project

AP Italian Activities BUNDLE

AP Italian Writing Prompts BUNDLE

AP Italian Cooking Project

AP Italian Presentational Writing Task La Famiglia

Immagina Bingo BUNDLE

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

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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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Total Pages 10 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 4 days


FREE MATH LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Color by Number Freebie”

by Teaching MrsT

3rd – 4th Grade

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and sneak in some learning by using this St. Patty’s Day multiplication freebie. Students will color the squares to reveal a hidden message and hidden picture. This download includes two different multiplication sheets and answer keys!


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Teacher Talk’s Featured Author – Sally Hansen-Purposeful Plans!

Tell us about yourself.

I am a United States military spouse and we have 2 children.  Currently, we are stationed overseas.  We have been traveling to the surrounding areas while learning new cultures. I have taught 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. I am very passionate about teaching and believe that every minute in the classroom counts!

What is the name of your Teachers Pay Teachers store?
Purposeful Plans

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Classroom Management, Social Studies, and Writing

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Editable Picture Day Reminder Bracelets FREEBIE

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Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochure

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Step-by-Step Opinion Writing Guide – Growing Resource

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February Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from Field Trips and ELA and reading ideas, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs
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 Adding more to the air than love this February.
 

Ya Gotta Love Field Trips or Not!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 
I was inspired to write this blog post after listening to my 3 podcast buddies tell about their Field Trip Follies: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, on our podcast, We Teach So Hard. I, too have stories to tell. So pull up a chair, sip some wine and read on… 

Black History Month Celebration
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Showcase your students’ learning with a black history month celebration. Show your students learning creatively, inviting parents along the way. 
 

Design a Monster: A Makerspace Activity
By Laura Cripe of Under One Roof 

 Makerspace activities are all the rage these days. Learn how my kids used our makerspace to design and create their own Halloween monster. This is the perfect activity for elementary students who are too excited about Halloween to do any kind of regular school work.
 

How to Choose Between Eager of Anxious
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

 Be sure to say what you mean when choosing between “eager” and “anxious.”

 
 Writing with Colors
 I’ve found that using colors when writing on the whiteboard can be helpful in multiple ways. Colors can be used to create associations in the minds of learners, and the more you repeat the same method of color usage, the more those associations will strengthen in the learners’ minds. Using these associations, students are quicker to find mistakes or identify what they’re supposed to do.
 
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 Can dyslexia be considered a gift? Read this post before you decide.
Put Your Heads Together to Brainstorm
Brainstorming can be an intimidating and daunting task for many students.  It’s hard for young writers to come up with ideas for a topic without having a lot of life experience.  It is necessary to brainstorm WITH your students in the beginning, then gradually hand over the responsibility to students once you have taught them strategies and skills to use.
 
Valentine Tabletop Decoration Gift for the Family
 Your older elementary(gr.4+) can make this beautiful Valentine tabletop decoration gift for their family. Part construction/part craft, the kids will enjoy making this project. It even lights up.  
Differentiation in the Classroom
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Differentiating in your classroom can be a lot easier than you may think. Learn five easy ways to differentiate in your 4th through 8th grade classroom and help all students succeed.
 
 

By Lisa Robles of LisateachR’s Classroom

  Here’s your go-to for some Valentine’s help!!
 

3 Questions to Get You Through Teacher Evaluation Season
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs 

 It’s that time of year…You’re going to be observed and evaluated. What will you teach? Sometimes, it feels like a dog and pony show. These 3 questions will help you authentically reflect on your growth.

 

 Tried & True Bookmaking: Pop-Up Book

 By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

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Thesis Writing Poster

Product Description

As any English teacher can tell you, the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. It defines the arguments and orients the reader. Unfortunately, many students have difficulty with the thesis statement. This is why I have created the “7 Steps to Writing an Effective Thesis Statement” poster.

The poster is a step by step guide on how to write the thesis starting with selecting a topic the student understands and walks them through the process until the end.

I am making the poster available in different formats for facility of use in the classroom:

– The first format measures 70 cm (27.6 inches) (easy printing) PDF

– The second format measure 97 cm (38.2) – information can be more easily read from further away (easy printing) PDF

– One smaller poster PDF

– An image format JPEG

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Total Pages 4 different formats of posters

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Downloads St. Patrick’s Day Math Game! Early Finishers and Centers”

by Alferi

3rd – 5th Grade

Free Mouse’s Multiplication and Division Game

Theme: St. Patrick’s Day

Purpose: to review multiplication and division facts

Players move around the coins to the pot of gold finish. One player will have to be Mouse to check answers.

36 lucky shamrock cards with 2 facts on each card.

This game is both fun and engaging! Great for math centers and early finishers.

I also provided a task card recording sheet if you would like your students to review without using the game. 

The title of the game is Mouse’s St. Patrick’s Day Game. I chose this name in case you would like to change things up a bit. You could have your students use addition and subtraction flash cards. They could also make their own cards using more difficult problems , spelling words, or vocabulary words. Students can draw a shamrock on each card they make for the game to represent the lucky shamrock. The same directions can be used with a few minor changes. The game can be used for any type of review. 

I hope your students enjoy this freebie!
All clipart is from Mycutegraphics.com
Thanks for downloading and feedback is always appreciated!

Sincerely,
Kimberly Sullivan


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Hamlet Guess Who? Game

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Guess Who? Game for Hamlet is a great way to familiarize students with characters. Included is a game card, the characters cards to cut out, and an instruction sheet. See preview for more details.

The fun thing about this game is that the game changes as the reading progresses. It’s a great way for students to learn characterization and have fun at the same time. 

Spice up your Hamlet unit and incorporate a fun and meaningful activity. 

This activity is part of a larger unit:
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 4 pages

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Bonus Points Coupons”

by Making ELA Matter

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Want an easy way to reward students for good effort or behavior? These coupons may well be your answer! These 100% editable bonus coupons allow you to award students any value of points you deem appropriate. I print out a selection of different point values on a variety of colored papers and keep them on hand to give to students as the occasion arises.

*Teacher Tip* Write the student’s name on the back of the coupon (or have the student do so) so that it cannot be used by other students.

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Learning to read sounds in French

Product Description

Les sons – from my Learn to Read series features 96 flashcards to help students learn French. The cards teach students the different sounds as well as vocabulary with pictures to facilitate the reading process.

The following sounds are highlighted:

– ch – ou – ui – en, em – an – au
– eau – in – om – ein – oi – on
– eu – gu – gn – ai – ei – er
– qu – ille – ail – eille – euille – 
– ien – illon 

It’s teaching made easy! 

Total Pages 90 pages

Answer KeyDoes not apply

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Treat Tag FREEBIE”

by Mrs Beattie’s Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Let your students or coworkers know how much you appreciate them this St. Patrick’s Day with these cute treat tags. Simply print and attach any gold-wrapped treat. Four cards to each 8.5 x 11 page.

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