Monthly Archives: May 2017


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 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MATH LESSON – “Money Trade Game – Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters”

by KinderKay

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Students sort money into pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Money photographs are included that can be used for sorting and game play. Students throw a die and collect pennies that can be traded for nickels. When 2 nickels are won, they can be traded for a dime. A challenge game is included for those children who are able to trade dimes and nickels for quarters.

 

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Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

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Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

Product Description
FREE LESSON – This mini unit on Walt Whitman’s” I Heard the Learned Astronomer” and “A Noiseless, Patient Spider”, teaches students how to analyse poetry. Students must learn to observe, connect, make inferences, and draw conclusions on themes.

This mini guide includes:

-a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
-poems for students
-answer key and poetry annotation

This mini-guide includes 6 pages. I hope you enjoy it.

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour

FREE MISC. LESSON – “End of the Year Mystery Person (Freebie)”

by Love Teaching Kids

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

This mystery person activity can be done with your students at the end of the year. There is a grid that you fill out unique information about each student in your class. The students then try to figure out who each person is.
I would really appreciate positive feedback on this item. Thanks so much!
Jennifer Dowell

 

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

Product Description

The goal of this game is to help students memorize and understand FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE through the use of games. Playing rather than memorizing is a fun activity that will engage students in a classroom.

Included in this purchase is the MASTER SHEET, which contains the answers, attractive STUDENT CARDS, which you can print and cut out in colour (on card stock and laminate for sustainable use), and A SET OF RULES explaining how the game works.

This package contains 23 cards and 12 extra blank cards in case you have a bigger class.

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Teacher Talk and Test Fallacy – FREE Poster”

by Ellen Weber – Brain based tasks for growth mindset

5th – 12th Grade

 

 

A FREE poster to remind learners and leaders in setting – that:

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At any age – ACT as you learn for progress that sticks.

Your brain’s amazing plasticity will do the rest to “un-stick” stagnation, and “stick” learning benefits!

Enjoy this poster challenge for change! Display in staff rooms, organizational foyers, classrooms and any setting where learning yields amazing dividends. Use as a discussion starter and motivation trigger.

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

Do follow my TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class.

If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!
Ellen

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

Product Description

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 own success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.


Included within this document are over 20 different self-evaluation grids.

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

This package was created in a Word document in order to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

This self-evaluation package contains self-evaluation grids for:
 Newspaper article
 Short story writing (intermediate and senior)
 Essay writing (various different types)
 Essay evaluation rubrics (for teacher –with and without sources)
 Independent study unit
 Research paper
 Skits
 Board game
 Group work
 Opinion piece
 Editorial
 Friendly letter
 Debate
 Movie review
 Journals
 Scrapbook
 Seminar
 Speech
 Riddle writing

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages

27
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MATH LESSON – “Two Digit Addition with Regrouping Scoot/Task Cards Set ~ Free”

by DP Sharpe

1st – 3rd Grade

 

 

Here is a set of two-digit with regrouping scoop/task cards.

Your download will include:
-30 task cards that you can print on colored card stock and laminate
-a student answer sheet
-a teacher answer sheet
-directions for use

These cards are perfect for center work and for playing Scoot.

Write on-Wipe off Number Grids Puzzles Fun Set {Dinosaur Themed}

Write on-wipe off short vowel family mats

Write on-Wipe off long vowel family mats

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Thesis Writing Activity

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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

Comment Bank

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Comment Bank

Product Description

Do you run out of meaningful criticism for your students’ high school papers and work?

I created this comment bank because I had the same problem. After a little while, you don’t know what to write on a student’s test.

The Comment Bank has been constructed to save the Language Arts teacher time when offering constructive and helpful comments on students’ evaluations. Marking papers in any Language Arts class is always a lengthy process. Increasingly, teachers are being asked to write more detailed comments to highlight students’ strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes we run out of ideas. Being the vigilant teachers we are, and wanting to help our students achieve their potential is and will always be one of our priorities. To this end, when marking students’ papers, writing down everything we want to say to them about their papers would be a very lengthy process. I have decided to share my personal comment bank with you.

The bank comments on the following areas:

-Structure
-Communication
-The next step
-Mechanics
-Style
-Persuasion
-Analysis

The package contains 7 pages of comments, which are divided by levels of accomplishment A, B, C and D. (levels 100 to 50)

Included in this package are over 120 comments for students. You can get inspiration from these pages to handwrite your comments, or you can do what I do and copy/paste your comments into a word document, print, and staple the comment to the students’ evaluations. This is a real time saver. Parents, students, and school administration LOVE this method of feedback. And, this way, it takes much less time to be much more efficient. I hope you enjoy it!

Total Pages
7
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Student Thank You Note”

by Charity Preston

1st – 4th Grade

 

 

This cute template for a thank you note is perfect for students to say thanks for a guest speaker, a parent volunteer, or for receiving a gift from someone else. It can also be used by the teacher in a pinch if needing a quick thank you for a received gift from a student. Enjoy!

Please be reminded that the files you have are to be used by ONE classroom teacher per copyright law. I really thank you for respecting my time and work.

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Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

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Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

Product Description

The Fishbowl activity is mostly useful during literature circles or in a novel study. Quite literally, the group in the center is being watched by the rest of the class, while they are discussing elements of fiction. This activity is a very important tool in order to teach students how group discussions should run, what is to be said, and how it is to be said. Many times the leader of the discussion doesn’t know how to prompt members to elaborate upon their contributions. This will certainly help.

In addition, it is often difficult for a teacher to evaluate these discussions, which is the reason I have created this package. It is easy to use and you can merely check boxes to quickly assess each member of the groups.

This package contains:
• An explanation of The Fishbowl Activity
• How to run a Fishbowl Activity (within the realm of a literature circle)
• Why such an activity is important
• Evaluation sheets one can use to easily evaluate the discussions and roles of students

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products:

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
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages
8
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Summer Homework: Freebie Edition”

by Summer Homework: Freebie Edition

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

Are you looking for a fun summer homework option for students? Summer Fun BINGO was created to be an alternative to the traditional summer reading assignment, but it could also be used in conjunction with traditional summer homework assignments.

What is Summer Fun BINGO? It is a bingo game with reading, math, and fun activities! Students completing five activities in a row will earn BINGO or challenge your class to complete all of the activities on the board.

Included in this Resource:
*August Bingo board – black and white & color versions
*Award coupons – black and white & color versions

The full version of the resource can be found here:
Summer Fun BINGO: A Stress-Free Activity

Included in the full resource:
*June Bingo board – black and white & color versions
*July Bingo board – black and white & color versions
*August Bingo board – black and white & color versions
*An editable Bingo board – black and white & color versions
*Award coupons – black and white & color versions
*An editable Award coupon – black and white & color versions

AND

*An interactive Google Drive version of the BINGO boards

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8 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Next School Year

 

As we prepare for summer vacation, many teachers will spend hours cleaning out file cabinets, going through supplies, disassembling bulletin boards, and preparing their classrooms for summer storage. While most of us are focused on making it to the last day of our contracts so that we can turn-in our keys and start our long-awaited summer vacation, the most resourceful teachers will use this time to get a head start on preparing for next school year. Now, I know what you’re thinking—Shametria, I’m ready to wave goodbye to this school year and watch it fade away in my rearview mirror. I get it. I totally understand, but now is a great time to complete some of the tasks that we never have time for when we return in August—even with the best of intentions. With this in mind, I want to share eight ways you can get a jump start on next school year.

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FREE Thesis Writing Activity 1

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FREE Thesis Writing Activity

Product Description

Thesis writing is often an abstract concept for students and it is one of the most important things to know when writing an essay.

This FREE activity will help students to correct problematic thesis statements, while learning how to compose their own.

There are lessons for two periods prepared for you :

1) Attempting to write a thesis statement based on the following topic: Do we have the right to play God when it comes to human life?

2) Group activity where students must identify the weaknesses in 5 thesis statements and rewrite them to make them better.

Included:

– A comprehensive lesson plan (two days)
– The Student Activity Sheet
– Comprehensive Answer Sheet

5 pages total

You may also be interested in the following resources:

Step-by-Step Thesis Writing Poster

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Wishing you the best at Teachers Pay Teachers,

Louise Cassidy

Total Pages
5
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days

FREE MATH LESSON – “Grade 3 EnVisions Math Lesson 2-1 Power Point Lesson”

by Kristin Jason

3rd Grade

 

 

Free! It’s time to learn the properties of addition with the Grade 3 EnVisions Math Lesson 2-1 Power Point Lesson ! The Power Point teaches Lesson 2-1 of Topic 2, which is the Properties of Addition. It includes:

* Warm-up problems
* Literature suggestions to integrate literacy/reading into math
* Think and Write to integrate writing and real-life math
* Explanations of each property with examples
* Practice problems which can be done on communicators/slates
* A poem to help students remember the Commutative Property (integration of math and literacy!)

Download for free today as a sample of what is in my Power Point presentations for the Grade 3 EnVisions curriculum.

If you like this product, consider buying the Topic 2 complete Power Point lesson series along with the whole Grade 3 EnVisions series in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Grade 3 Topic 2 EnVisions Power Point Lessons

*** This product is based on the 2012 Common Core EnVisions series***

 

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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Product Description

Please note that this document does not work with a Mac computer.

Automated Comment Generator for THE ESSAY

This document has been created to help teachers evaluate students’ essays quickly and efficiently while including as many detailed comments as possible. It is created in a Microsoft Word document so that you can easily modify it to suit your particular classroom needs. (You also have the option to copy and paste the entire page, or certain elements.) The document is completely modifiable, even the comments. The “grunt work” has been done for you.

This quickens the evaluation process and will help the teacher to write down information more quickly. This particular document has been embedded with drop down boxes with comments on: persuasion, information presented, analysis, style, structure, communication, sources and format.

Take a look at the preview for a better idea of what this product can do for you.

You may also be interested in:

Speech Evaluation with drop down boxes
FREEGroup Work Comment Sheet with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
1
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Alphabet Set Beach Theme”

by Barnett’s School House

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

This set includes all 26 letters with a beach theme. If you would like to request a different theme please email me at barnettcasey1@gmail.com.

 

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet 1

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Product Description

This “Cheat Sheet” was designed to help students while writing in English. This at a glance 2 page sheet is colorful and has an easy to find layout to help students remember certain important things while they write.

I allow my students to use this in class when writing a test. This is not a grammar lesson, but it will remind students about the grammar they’ve learned in the past.

Some of the reminders included:

– parts of speech
– transitional words
– quotation marks (how and when to use them)
– basic sentence structure
– spelling tips (plurals of nouns and IE rule)
– puncutaion rules (apostrophe, colon, semicolon

The other side of the page has comma rules:
– with coordinate conjunctions
-with introductory elements
– with other elements (dates, parenthetical expression, nouns in a direct address)
– with adjectives
-with appositives

It also contains tips on things to avoid, such as writing a paragraph shorter than 4 sentences. And, it contains a list of things to do, such as make sure that your paragraphs contain at least 2 pieces of evidence.

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Summer Freebie Fun Mini Unit”

by victoria moore

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

This little unit is perfect for the last few days of school when you are trying to figure out what to do. It is FREE :o) The 6 pages include:
* cover/credit page
* 4 worksheets
Get your kiddos talking about and excited about their summer with these fun pages.

 

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

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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 analyse poetry.

There are 9 complete lessons (estimated to last approximately 60 minutes), therefore 2 weeks of lessons.

This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This unit includes a student guide, 9 detailed lesson plans, 2 multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems and answers, and an end of the unit evaluation with 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 within words. In addition, students will learn how to analyse themes in poetry though paintings and art work.

This HUGE 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 analyse 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 analyse

The unit includes a student packet (20 pages), a teacher packet (with 9 complete lessons), and a comprehensive answer key with annotations to poem (with 17 pages). See 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 9 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 interpret 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 3 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.

Other poetry units you may enjoy:
Poetry Unit (for senior students)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
43
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE MISC. LESSON – “End of the Year Awards {Free}”

by Primary Teachspiration

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

 

Your students will love these end of the year award Candy Bar Wrappers – a perfect end of the year student gift!

Each boy and girl wrapper is sized to fit a Hershey bar. After typing your students’ names, your name, and date in the editable text boxes, simply cut around the two sides of each wrapper, fold on the dotted lines and wrap around the candy bar; then glue or tape at the back. Simple as pie! 🙂

You can print these in black and white or grayscale if you prefer no color.

If you’re looking for other great end of the year candy bar wrapper AWARDS, you can find them HERE:

END OF YEAR AWARDS {Candy Bar Wrapper Awards}

Please enjoy and thank you for ALL that you do for your students!

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Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit) 1

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Hamlet Unit (No prep - Complete Unit)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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 – “Pre-Writing Organizer – 4Square”

by Heart2Teach

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

This is great Pre-Writing Organizer to use with beginning writers. The topic or main idea goes in the middle. Then, the three numbered squares are for pictures or sentences about the topic. The fourth square, with the face, is for the picture or sentence about how the topic makes the students feel. It is a great way for students to organize their thoughts. More advanced writers can write paragraphs in each section of the organizer before transferring it to a final draft.

Check out my “corRect Me if iM wrong” activities!

Happy Teaching!
~Heart2Teach

 

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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

* NEW – THE TEACHER GUIDE AS WELL AS THE STUDENT GUIDE ARE NOW ADAPTABLE IN WORD FORMAT TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

* NEW –New Characterization Activity added

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’ve done all of the thinking for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing and facilitates the teacher’s job. In addition, the answer key is complete and detailed. All the teacher needs 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 (18 pages)
-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 (16 pages)

-pre-reading activity
-study guide questions
-a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth
-an activity on the use of nature in romantic literature
-an activity based on the symbols in the novel
-several activities that teach argument development
-an activity on theme development
-an activity on characterization to bring about themes (*NEW)

3) A comprehensive answer key (30 pages)

-detailed answers for ALL student activities and work
-an annotate 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 IN ORDER 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 and 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.)

You may also enjoy these free activities (also included in this bundle):
Frankenstein Activity
FREE Frankenstein Debate

Check out my other NO PREP novel units:

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
70
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Month

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “POST-IT NOTES FREEBIE ~ Talking Back to Books!”

by Kennedy’s Korner

2nd – 6th Grade

 

 

Students love to use POST-IT notes!
Model while reading aloud and show them how to use these POST-IT note ideas ~ to “talk back to their books”.

I have my students keep these handy
Printables in their Reading Workshop binders to reference during Reading Workshop time. As they read, they use their favorite color POST-IT note to jot down their thinking. Then they keep their POST-IT’s on the organizer provided – and put it in their Reading Workshop binder with the title of the book listed.
We hope your students enjoy talking back to their books and making the most out of their Reading Workshop time.

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May Teacher Talk

It’s May and June is just around the bend. You’re probably counting the days till summer vacation. Be sure to stop by and see what these teachers are doing in their classrooms and gather some great tips and ideas.

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Walking the Red Carpet With Book of the Year Awards

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Are you looking for a fun but academic way to keep your students engaged in these last few weeks of the school year? This blog post is part one of a series that details one way to keep your kids talking about books. Plus, a unique freebie opportunity is offered!

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Where We’re From

By Retta London of  Rainbow City Learning

A tribute to my mother and all she taught me. A poetry form added to try in your own own classroom.

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End of the Year Growth Mindset Awards Activity

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

My teaching partner and I always faced the end of the school year with nostalgia, excitement, and a bit of sadness as our students leave our classrooms.  Kind of like parents whose children have flown the coop. We enjoyed giving out student awards, but instead of us choosing all of them, we decided to let the kids help us.

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Do You Have a Purpose?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Students need a purpose for communicating and we need to provide meaningful interactions, not just “test” them on their knowledge.

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Five Simple Tools for End of the Year Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Survive the end-of-the-year frenzy in your classroom with five tips to help reduce the chaos and maintain learning.

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Make Math FUN this Summer!!!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

The weeks approaching summer vacation can be a great time to get some review in for the students as the year closes. These NO PREP activity worksheets can be great for end of the year review as well as keeping skills fresh over the summer. I think you will enjoy these summer themed riddles.

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One Million=One Thousand

By Reading Spotlight of Reading Spotlight

Find out how one million can actually equal one thousand!

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A Little Magic For Your Class. . .

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those who Love Teaching

Tips to make reading time magical with an altered fairy tale unit.

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Surviving the Last Weeks of School: 3 Activities to Keep Your Students Engaged

By Shametria Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Managing student engagement and behaviors at the end of the school year can be a challenge for even our most experienced teachers. The more engaged students are in tasks that are both developmentally appropriate and challenging, the less off-task behavior they will display. With that in mind, I would like to share some of my favorite problem solving and critical thinking strategies I use to keep my students engaged during the last weeks of the school year.

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Poetry Unit (for senior students)

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Poetry Unit (for senior students)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled)

Many teachers hate teaching poetry because they don’t know where to begin. This unit will make you and your students love poetry. This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This 2 and a half week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, 2 multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems, and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key.

Just print it and teach it.

This HUGE 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 analyse poetry
• How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)

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, and Walt Whitman. The Unit includes 21 different poems.

The unit has been conceived to last 12 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) (26 pages)

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

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

A total of 63 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 my other NO PREP poetry units:

Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

If individual lessons are what you are looking for, try these, which are part of this 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).

Total Pages
65
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

FREE MATH LESSON – “Monkey Business 100 Chart Puzzle”

by Math Coach’s Corner

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Students practice place value and hundred chart patterns (1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less) as they color squares to reveal a surprise!

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Complete Summer School Curriculum- EVERYTHING you need to teach English/LA at the middle level!

Complete ELA Summer School Bundle from Teach BeTween the Lines 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. This unit is completely digital for use with Google Apps or Microsoft One Drive, and is also completely printable.

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 TextsTeach 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 EditionThe 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, & AssessmentTeach 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 AssessmentTeach 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 DenotationTeach 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 MoodThe 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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