Monthly Archives: April 2017


Surviving the Last Weeks of School

By: Shametria L. Routt, The Routty Math Teacher

 

It’s April!! For me this month means a time for celebration—it’s my birth month. For many Americans though, it’s a most dreaded time of the year because it means that they have to send a very large check to the government for the amount of tax debt they did not pay during the 12 months of 2016. For teachers, it means we are entering the home stretch and the last weeks of the school year. Now, any parents who have happened upon this blog post are saying—why is this a problem. But, as teachers, we all know that:

Last weeks of the school year = Crazy time!

Managing student engagement and behaviors at the end of the school year can be a challenge for even our most experienced teachers. Trust me when I say that keeping them engaged is how to win the battle. The more engaged they are in tasks that are both developmentally appropriate and challenging, the less off-task behavior they will display.

Having been an educator for the past 14 years and experiencing 14 end-of-year crazy times, I would like to share some of my favorite problem solving and critical thinking strategies I used to keep my students engaged during the last weeks of the school year.

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Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric 2

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Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.

Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:
 Helps the teacher justify the final mark;
 Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;
 Helps parents and students better understand the task required;
 Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)
Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Sight Word – I”

by Amy Biddison – Teaching in Blue Jeans

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

I Sight Word Practice Page
Use this page to have your students practice the sight word “I”. Students will trace the word, write the word, rainbow write the word (write inside the bubble letters in different colors), circle the word and build the word by cutting out the letters and gluing them in the correct box. Great for a sight word center or group practice.

Note: the little circles in the Build the Word squares are for dots of glue. My kiddos are just starting with glue so I wanted this reminder as a guide. Hope it helps your kids too!

For other sight word practice pages see my store. I have a kindergarten set, a color words set and numbers zero to ten set. More coming soon. If you have specific words you would like please contact me. I would be happy to create a custom set for you.

 

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Free Contract for Rewriting an Evaluation – Self-Evaluation

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Contract for rewriting evaluations:

If your experiences are like mine, you often have students asking to redo work or to be given extra credit assignments. Personally, I believe in giving my students every opportunity to succeed. However, the sad reality is that students often decide to rely on our good and gracious nature and choose only to work after the fact. Meaning that students choose to “slack off” and retake the work later. In order to avoid this problem, I have created a self-evaluation sheet that students must complete (in detail) in order to have the opportunity to redo an evaluation. And, based on the students’ answers, the teacher can choose to allow a retake or not.
In addition, I often make students complete this sheet when first receiving a corrected evaluation (even when no retake is possible). It allows students to look at their work critically. In reality, a student who cannot identify his strengths and weaknesses won’t be able to successfully retake their evaluation or to do better on the next one.

It’s been a super useful tool for me. I have senior students who all expect to have 90% averages, which isn’t realistic. This helps me with both students, parents, and administration.

It’s teaching made easy!


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Literature English Language Arts Sampler Freebie”

by James Whitaker

5th – 12th Grade

 

 

I am a 9th year teacher and literacy coach from Brooklyn, New York. I have taught all major subjects and specialize in English Language Arts for all Grades 3 to 12. My products are mostly ELA based, but I plan on creating Math and Social Studies items in the near future.

I am very experienced at creating unique graphic organizers that will help you teach the Elements of Literature with confidence and ease. All lessons, templates, and organizers are Common Core based!

Here is a random sampling of my work. You can use my materials for a variety of purposes. Please feel free to ask any questions and I appreciated positive feedback on my products. My materials are one of kind and you will find no other seller on TpT with such rigorous, appealing, and practical materials for ELA.

Please feel free to ask any questions—
I will definitely respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion.

Please, check out my other products and resources at my teacher store:

SophistThoughts™

Hopefully my products will help strengthen your lessons, help your students learn, and make your life easier. Thank you and enjoy!

—J.D. Whitaker

{{All images used are in the Public Domain}}

Copyright © 2012 James D. Whitaker, SophistThoughts™
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thesis Writing Poster

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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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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREEBIE: Brain Sprinkles and Shhhh Spray Labels”

by Primary Paradise

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

 

Sometimes our students could use a little magic in their lives. Use these two labels to create some magical Brain Sprinkles and Shhhh Spray.

Brain Sprinkles are used to give a student’s brain an extra boost before a test, when they’re stuck on a problem, or when they’re just having a rough day. Just shake some brain sprinkles over their head and watch the light bulb moment happen! (A lot of time when when students are stuck, they really need to just relax and destress. Brain Sprinkles are a fun way to make students smile and relax a bit which helps get their creative juices flowing again)

Shhhh Spray is used to help students who need a magical reminder to quiet down. This can be used before a test, before walking in the hallway, or any time. Just spray some Shhhh Spray in the air and watch the voice turn off magically! I don’t spray Shhhh Spray at a specific student, rather I freshen the air with it like air freshener. (Note: make sure the spray bottle is cleaned our and empty)

I like to use both Brain Sprinkles and Shhhh Spray right before a big test.

I hope you enjoy!

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Odds and Ends Sign- Bee Theme (FREE!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Apprendre à lire: Je fais un oiseau – Learn to Read French: Je fais un oiseau

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Je fais un oiseau – from my Learn to Read series features 33 flashcards to help students learn French vocabulary. The cards teach students the different sounds as well as vocabulary with pictures to facilitate the reading process.

The following vocabulary words are included:

– Oiseau, je, fais, un, voici, aile, use of l’, œil, va, ici, le, bec, queue, la.

The cards use the words in various different contexts to reinforce learning and reading. In addition, half of the flashcards have the picture to introduce the words, and the other half only have the words to help students read more independently.

This package also contains 3 writing exercises where students can rewrite the words they saw on the flashcards. They must rewrite the sentences twice: once tracing the words, and the next, copying the sentences. Make sure to reinforce the use of the capital letter and period at the end of the sentence.

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
33
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Coin Study Guide”

by Nicole Rios

1st – 3rd Grade

 

 

This is a one page study sheet that students might place in their homework/classroom folders with realistic, dual-sided pictures of each coin, coin values, and a chant for each coin.

I have included two versions: 1 written in D’Nealian, and the other in a primary print-type font.

If you like this, please consider visiting my Tpt store to find the larger download (“Counting Coins Made Easy with Differentiated Materials”, and ActivInspire flipcharts, that accompany it.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Nicole-Rios

Happy teaching!

Nicole Rios

 

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Essay Writing Flip Book

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The Essay Writing Flip Book is a resource that I created for my students for essay writing. Even when they have learned the basics of the essay, they soon forget important details. This guide is an ‘at a glance’ resource where students can quickly find the information they need so that they can concentrate on the bulk of their arguments.

The Flip Book contains:

-Pre-writing: finding a topic, understanding it, writing a thesis statement
-Introduction writing: tips for writing and starting an intro, and proper format
-The body of the essay – paragraph format, how to build arguments, and other tips
-Quotations (2 pages) – how to use quotes in an essay, how to incorporate quotes, in text- citation using MLA format, etc.
-Transitions – how and why to use them, a list of commonly used transitional words and expressions
-MLA format
-Revision Checklist

8 pages of information in all!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Differentiated ELA Books for Kindergarten, #1: Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

by A Turn to Learn

Kindergarten

 

 

This FREE set of writing books includes 5 days worth of differentiated lessons for your students that address various ELA skills, such as comprehension, alphabet recognition, and phonemic awareness.

The book comes at three different differentiated levels:
-Book A: Approaching Level
-Book B: On Level
-Book C: Above Level

The differentiation used in these books is so subtle that your students won’t even realize they are receiving different assignments!

The daily scope and sequence is as follows:
-Day 1: Story Summary (p. 3-4)
(Books A, B, and C are the same for day 1.)
-Day 2: Identifying Uppercase Letters (p. 5)
-Day 3: Identifying Lowercase Letters (p. 6)
(Books A, B, and C have differing numbers of letters for days 2 and 3.)
-Day 4: Beginning Sounds (p. 7-8)
-Day 5: Sounding Out Words (p. 9-10)
(Books A, B, and C have differing levels of prompts for days 4 and 5.)

This book is the first in a series of differentiated writing books for Kindergarten focusing primarily on fairy tales and folk tales. The books can be used in isolation or in sequence. You can check out the other books in the series here.

The zip file includes:
-PDF file with cover page and information on the book
-PDF files for book levels A, B, and C (12 pages each)
-PDF of the writing books scope and sequence

Enjoy!
-Ms. Jessica
A Turn to Learn

 

 

 

 

 

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Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

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Hamlet Unit (No prep - Complete Unit)

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NEW : You can now download this unit in Word format in order to customize and save it. All documents are available in PDF and Word formats.

One entire month of planning done for you – I dare you to enjoy Shakespeare.

I love teaching Shakespeare’s plays and I want you to love it too. I’ve been teaching and improving this unit for over 10 years. I have literally done all the thinking for you.

This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. I’m aware that not everyone is comfortable with Shakespeare. Because of this, I have created this unit from my years of experience teaching the play so all of the thinking has been done for you. Just photocopy and teach. Seriously it’s that easy.
There’s no longer a need for hours of research and piecing together bits of information and activities found to teach the play.
This is a whole, complete unit, from scene summaries, important notes and annotations notes to help students understand what they are reading. I have also included an introduction to the play, a student guide, a teacher guide, quizzes, a creative assignment, and tests (all with answers and evaluation grids), and a comprehensive answer key. Everything has its place and teaches a specific skill.

In addition, I’ve used the 1831 edition of the novel to create this unit.

The unit is appropriate for students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

The unit includes :

– An attractive, interactive, multimedia PowerPoint presentation introducing the play (17 slides)

-A Student Study Guide (with activities, act and scene questions…) and various activities (14 pages)

-A Teacher Guide (with detailed, comprehensive lessons, unit plan, and additional notes to guide students.) -9 pages and 16 complete lessons. The teacher Guide also includes links to the audiobook (the exact time to cue the audio) AND it includes a list of speaking roles if reading out loud in class)to help with time management and organization.

-18 pages of comprehensive scene summaries and important notes for each scene (annotations for each scene) ***THIS IS A TEACHER FAVORITE!

A creative Hamlet Guess Who? Game to help students understand the characters. (What’s fun about this game is that it can be played from the beginning of the play right to the end, and students’ answers will change depending on the act they are reading.) LOTS OF FUN!

-A comprehensive answer key for all questions and activities. (24 pages)

-Comprehension quiz on Acts 1 and 2 in Word format for easy modifications (with evaluation grid) and answer key.

-Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – creative writing and analysis (in Word format for easy modifications – with evaluation grid)

-Summary guide (highlighting the significant events from each scene with important analytical information) – Throughout my years of teaching this play, I have amounted excellent notes and annotations, listing the most significant actions throughout each scene. I have retyped these annotations to help you teach the play so your students will understand it (and so will you). (18 pages)

-The culminating evaluation includes three different versions of the final unit test with evaluation grid and answer key (in Word for easy modifications)

Includes a total of 109 pages.

Check out my other no prep novel units:

Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
109
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Month

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Top 10 Ways to Teach Sight Words Freebie”

by The Niemans’ Nook

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Here is a great freebie to handout to parents of primary students who are still working on sight words. It describes how to teach sight words and gives ideas for games to help make sight word learning fun.

One super fun game I use with my son is to tape sight word cards to the wall and have him shoot them with a Nerf gun. What ever word he hits, he has to read. He loves it!

You may also like:
A Year of Sight Word Games and Activities Bundled

Super Heroes Save New York Early Literacy Game

Treasure Hunt: Classroom Sized Dolch Primer Words Game

Kindergarten Guided Reading Resources 

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Skills All Year

by Kathy Babineau

Grades KG – 5th

 

This kit contains 240 cards covering seasonal scenarios and topics. For each month of the year (including summer months), there are 4 Topic Talker cards, 4 Role Playing cards, 4 Facial Expression/Body Language cards, 4 Problem Solver cards, and 4 Perspective Taker cards, for a total of 20 cards for each month of the year. Cards are simply marked with the month of the year, but they can also be mixed and matched throughout the year if you would rather not focus on themes.

The Topic Talker Cards offer suggested topics of conversation, many of which are related to timely topics and holidays. Some other generic school based topics have been included in order to be sensitive to students who may not observe particular holidays. These topic talker cards are helpful for students who are trying to work to maintain on-topic exchanges with peers, addressing attention to conversation and even general expressive and receptive language.

The Role Playing cards also address many timely topics. When using the Role Playing cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.

The Facial Expression/Body Language cards are fun to use to think about and practice ways that we communicate with our faces and our bodies.

The Problem Solver cards offer students opportunities to think about social situations, analyze the problem and generate practical solutions. There is not always just one correct answer to these problems.

The Perspective Taker cards encourage students to put themselves in a situation or in someone else’s shoes and decide how they might feel.

To use this kit, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget.

I hope you like this and find it helpful when working with your students!

Kathy Babineau

Here are a few other social skills products you may like:

Super Problem Solvers

Social Skills for Teenagers

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Complete ELA Summer School Bundle

Complete ELA Summer School Bundle will provide you all of the lessons, materials, and activities to teach summer school- ZERO prep involved! From introduction activities and procedure slides (introduced using fun memes) to specific reading and writing strategies that have been the most beneficial to my struggling readers and writers.

 

For many years, I too taught summer school. There are so many benefits to taking on this very important role, but I will admit that I was driven by the money! I also distinctly remember not wanting to spend all of my precious summer planning and crafting curriculum! That is why I created this unit bundle! Let my experiences do the work for you! What I have done is compile lessons from my curriculum that will most benefit the struggling reader and writer. I start summer school by teaching close reading strategies (which I call “talking to the text). Then I spend the remainder of summer school continuing to practice these strategies through every unit. The first few days of this unit bundle include detailed lesson plans to help you best support your students with these close reading strategies. Then, each added unit contains its own detailed lesson plans. A unit outline will support your planning of each of these lessons! This unit bundle will give you everything you need to teach summer school in a way that dramatically improves the reading and writing skills of your students!

See the preview for a visual of each of these units or click on the links below to view each product individually!
Close Reading Strategies (Text Annotation to Support Reading Comprehension)

Teach your students how to use close reading strategies to improve reading comprehension and written analysis. This gradual release method will encourage your…
Summarizing Fiction Lesson, Guided and Collaborative Practice, and Assessment!

Teach your students how to create a concise and objective summary of a fiction text with this simple, easy, step-by-step method. Students will be able to…
Summarizing Nonfiction Lesson, Graphic Organizers, & 12 Differentiated Texts

Teach your students how to create a concise summary of nonfiction texts that are free from personal judgements or opinions with this simple, easy, step-by-step…
In-Text Citation Lesson, Practice, and Assessment, MLA 8th Edition

The MLA 8th edition lesson on incorporating textual evidence (quotations with parenthetical citations) will help your students learn: -How to create an in-text citation with and without an author’s name. -How to lead into or out of a quote with the student’s own words. -How to pepper a quote…
Plot/Literary Elements GAME!

The plot/literary elements game activity fosters a shared writing experience for students in the creation of a fun, creative, and often hilarious story…
Compound Sentences with FANBOYS Lesson, Stations, Practice, & Assessment

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with FANBOYS conjunctions! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor…
Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs Lesson, Practice, Games, and Assessment

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with semicolons, and compound sentences with semicolons and conjunctive adverbs! This Lesson will provide…
Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature! 1. Lesson on Tone and Mood 2. Lesson on Connotation/Denotation 3. Tone…
Short Story Unit Bundle – “Cemetery Path” with Tone and Mood

The ultimate short story bundle! “Cemetery Path” by Leonard Q. Ross is an excellent, scary, thrilling short story to engage your learners. This complete pack…
PLUS:
-30 Page Reader’s Workshop/Independent Reading Book Log
-Introductions, a get-to-know you game, and classroom procedures memes!

 

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Themes in Lord of the Flies

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Themes in Lord of the Flies

This activity is devised to help students develop the novels’ themes and should be used when finished reading the novel.
Included is:

– Student activity sheets (2 pages)
– Teacher’s answer sheets (3 pages)

See preview for more details.

This activity is also part of a larger Lord of the Flies unit:
Click here to preview the Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
5
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Floral Plurals Singular & Plural Center & Pages Free Sample”

by Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O’Block

Kindergarten

 

 

Practice the meaning of singular and plural with this free sample that includes a flower-themed center activity and 2 practice pages. Printable answer keys for the centers and pages are also included.

Center Activity: Students demonstrate their understanding of singular and plural by “planting” flowers in the correct flower pot. If the picture on the flower shows one item, they plant the flower in the singular pot. If the picture on the flower shows more than one item, they plant the flower in the plural pot.

Includes 2 practice pages for singular or plural.

Aligns to common core standard L.K.1.C

This is a sample from my Floral Plurals resource. The resource contains:
– 2 additional practice pages for singular and plural
– an additional center activity for practicing s or es plural endings
– 5 additional practice pages for adding s or es
– printable answer keys for the centers and all pages.

If you liked this freebie please visit my store for additional resources Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O’Block

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Teach grammar in a creative and meaningful way. No more boring grammar. grammar

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit in grammar 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.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, directions, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (16 pages)
Activities included focus on:
-the logistics of the sentence (the basic parts)
-the prepositional phrase
-the adjective phrase
-the adverb phrase
-the verbal phrase
-the appositive phrase
-the independent and subordinate clauses
-subjects and predicates
-fragments
-run-on sentences
-types of sentences

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 own work and learn from one another.

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 about sentences.

(27 pages total for this unit)

You may also be interested in:
Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Knowledge in the News: Using a Newspaper to Teach Language Arts”

by Mrs Schlachter

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

Newspapers are a great resource to use to teach important Language Arts topics in a new and exciting way! This bundle includes 5 lessons using a newspaper as the source: Summarizing, Skimming, Theme, Persuasion, and Opinions. Ask your colleagues, librarian, or local newspaper distributor for extra copies of a recent newspaper and you’re on your way!

 

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Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies

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Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

This activity is devised to help students uncover the novel’s symbolism and discover their larger thematic meaning.
Included is:

– Student activity sheets (3 pages)
– Teacher’s answer sheets (5 pages)

See preview for more details.

This activity is also part of a larger Lord of the Flies unit:
Click here to preview the Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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Total Pages
8
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “How Did Planets Get Their Names?”

by Vilena Hamilton

3rd Grade

 

 

It will be fascinating for your students to learn that all the planets, with the exception of Earth have names derived from Greek Mythology.

This printable is a part of my larger unit about our Solar System complete with posters, mini books, printables and projects.

Click to view it: Our Solar System
Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

 

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Free Moral Discernment Activity: What Would You Do?

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What Would You Do? Moral Discernment Acitivity FREE

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Although I use this activity in my religion class (during my free will unit), it can also be used in conjunction with many other subjects.

When I have an extra 10 or 15 minutes, I show my students a “What Would You Do?” episode (found on Youtube).

To help with our class discussions, I ask students to complete the “What Would You Do?” question sheet, which uses the steps of moral decision making. All sorts of subjects can be discussed thanks to this activity.

I hope you enjoy it.

Total Pages
2
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MATH LESSON – “I Can Sort Math Posters”

by D Conway

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Here’s a quick little set of 3 math posters to use when teaching how to sort. Enjoy!

 

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How to write a paragraph

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How to write a paragraph

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Paragraph package is an easy to use document that will help students learn how to write effectively using the proper form.
The document includes a detailed description of the different types of paragraphs as well as how to effectively write the paragraph (with sentence by sentence instructions).

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “States of Matter Chart ~ Grades 3-5 ~ FREEBIE!”

by Foreman Fun

3rd – 5th Grade

 

 

States of matter chart that covers how the particles move, what they look like, and definite/indefinite shape/volume. A great way to review for a test or use as an exit slip!

Want more? Check out my Matter Test!
Matter Test ~ Regular & Modified Quiz ~ Grades4-5

 

 

 

 

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Adaptable Short Story Chart (adaptable to all works of fiction)

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Adaptable Short Story Chart (adaptable to all works of fiction)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Adaptable Short Story Chart

This short story chart is perfectly adapted to all fiction (short stories, novels, plays….)

The document includes an explanation page as well as pages for students to complete.

It is excellent way to have students identify the different parts of plot.

It includes the following elements:
-narration
-Plot (initial situation, climax…)
-Setting
-Characterization
-Memorable quotes
-Themes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “ABC Sort”

by KinderjackJackie

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

This a fantastic product to help your little ones to color and then practice putting their letters in order.

 

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