Monthly Archives: October 2018


We Teach So Hard…Episode 14…The Election: Teaching With Intention to Work Through Contention

Join us as we explore approaches to use when you teach about the election. What happens when students have questions that are difficult to answer? How do you remain neutral? How do you discuss American politics today? DO YOU discuss American politics? This podcast can be a starting point for your classroom lessons!

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Free Essay Writing Pack – The Outline 1

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The Outline - Free Essay Writing Pack

 

Product Description

The Outline package has been devised as a resource to help guide students develop their essay writing skills. Seeing as the outline is the skeleton of a student’s essay, this document has been devised to help students organize their ideas within the essay format.

The document is created using a Word format for ease of use and modification.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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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
11 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MATH LESSON – “Free 3.NBT.2 More Fall Themed 3 Digit Subtraction With Regrouping”

by Copper Classroom

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

Need extra subtraction practice? These printables focus on three digit subtraction. Most problems require regrouping. No prep, just print and go. There is an answer key included.

Graphics and fonts copyright Dianne J. Hook, http://djinkers.com
DJ Inkers Commercial License # 3179233286

 

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Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

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Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

 

Product Description

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

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

What the bundle contains: (The documents, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format.) 
The Student Guide contain 16 pages: 
-Notes on the American Dream
-An anticipation guide
-An in-depth look at success as it pertains to the lives of the students (which can, later on, be related to the play.)
-Thematic comprehension questions for each act
-Work on motifs and symbols used in the play
-Work on characterization
-Poem association (Langston Hughe’s poem)
-Notes on tragedy (Aristotle’s definition and modern definition)
-Review notes for students

Answer Key contains 29 pages: 
-Answers to ALL of the students’ work
-Introduction to Arthur Miller
-Comprehensive notes on each scene of the play (to help students understand and appreciate literary techniques used by the author)
-List of themes and how they are developed – Revue sheet
Final evaluation contains three different options:
1) A unit test with answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions.
2) An essay. Contains essay topics, work process (steps 1…..), an outline guide, and an evaluation grid.

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

The Teacher Guide contains 5 pages:
-Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but to teach.
Lesson 1: Historical context and pre-reading
Lesson 2: Setting and reading (there are specific pages assigned to each lesson)
Lesson 3: Symbols, Motifs and reading the play
Lesson 4: Character chart and reading the play
Lesson 5: Reading – exploring irony and the meaning of the title
Lesson 6: Reading and a look at the difference between modern and classic tragedy
Lesson 7: Theme development and review
Lesson 8: Evaluation (Option 1 – test (answer key included), Option 2 – Essay (evaluation grid, work process, outline included)

You may also be interested in the following products: 
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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
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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
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE MATH LESSON – “Fold It Up – Ladder Method for GCF, LCM, and Factoring!”

by Cognitive Cardio with Middle School Math Moments

5th – 7th Grade

 

 

The ladder method is a fantastic way to find GCF and LCM, and is also a great way to help students understand the basics of factoring! This fold it up has a visual on the outside flaps, for students to refer to, and typed directions for the inside – you can print and copy both sides so the directions are on the inside, or you can have students write them in themselves.

Just cut out the large square, fold the triangles into the center, and put into your interactive notebook!

For some GCF practice, check out Factors and GCF Footloose

For prime factorization practice, your students might enjoy Prime Factorization Color by Number.
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Common Core Daily Math Warm Ups for Grade 6
Fold It Ups and Notes for Math Concepts
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Hamlet Unit No Prep

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Hamlet Unit No prep

 

NEW: You can now download this unit in Word format 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 ten years. All of the thinking has been done for you. I love annotating my plays and books. I’ve taken all of the annotations made in my play over the years and incorporated them in a guide to help you guide students and help students understand. Many people (including teachers) get overwhelmed with Shakespeare because of the language. This unit has been created with the student in mind. The activities are thorough, but simple enough for students to understand and enjoy the play.

This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. 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 activity sheets you don’t know what to do with.

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 with detailed lesson plans, 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.

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 this sketchnote resource to further student comprehension:
Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

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Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)
Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
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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
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
109 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month

 

 


FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Math Counting How Many More To Make Ten? Pilgrim Black and White Version”

by Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This task card activity provides counting and fine motor skill practice at the same time. A student looks at the number of objects that the character is holding, then he counts on to see how many more are needed to make ten. The student can mark his answers by clipping a clothes pin onto the answer, by covering the answer with a mini eraser, button, or any small game markers that you have in your classroom. I suggest laminating the cards for durability. If the cards are laminated, the students can circle the correct answer with a wipe off marker or crayon. To make the cards self-correcting put a small sticker or draw a star over the correct answer on the back of the card.

 

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Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

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Romeo and Juliet Unit - No prep required

 

Product Description

ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT

This bundled unit has been designed to make life easier for the Language Arts teacher. It contains a teacher guide with detailed lessons, a student guide with all of the notes required by students, an answer key for students’ work, and three evaluations (answer keys and evaluation rubrics included). All you need to do is print and begin teaching.

This purchase includes:

•A comprehensive Teacher guide with 15 detailed lessons (7 pages)

•A student guide with guiding questions and activities (focus on characterization, themes, figurative language, irony, etc…) -10 pages

•A Scavenger Hunt activity to introduce students to Shakespeare and his times (includes eight colorful cards and a PowerPoint with answers.)

•A detailed answer key for students’ work (10 pages)

•A quiz on Acts 1 and 2 – answer key included

•Oral presentation on Irony – evaluation rubric included

•Culminating Activity – Students write a children’s story based on the themes in the play. Evaluation rubric as well as work process sheets included (7 pages)

There are a total of 51 pages included in this unit.

The unit will last between 17 to 20 periods. (3 – 4 week unit)

All that’s left is to teach. I hope you enjoy this unit.

You may also be interested in the following products: 
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Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
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Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE MATH LESSON – “Thanksgiving Color by Number Math Practice – Addition One and Two Freebie”

by HappyEdugator

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Students will love this Thanksgiving math worksheet for addition facts for one and two. Color by number of the answer. Includes answer key. This is a free sample of a larger color the answer product, so if you like this one, you may wish to purchase the bundle:

Color by Number Thanksgiving Math Practice Addition and Subtraction

Have fun! HappyEdugator

You can also purchase just the addition worksheets or just the subtraction worksheets separately here:

Color by Number Thanksgiving Math Practice Addition

Color by Number Thanksgiving Math Practice Subtraction

© Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator. This resource is for classroom or homeschool use

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creating Characters in Creative Writing

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Creating Characters in Creative Writing

 

Product Description
In creative writing, it is very important to create strong and dynamic characters. In addition, characters within a story need to have strong motivation, and their interactions with other characters need to add interest and appeal to the reader.
Included within this resource is a visual reminder to students in creative writing when it comes the time to incorporate characters in their work.

Also included is a worksheet that will guide students in creating a strong main character and a second worksheet for orchestrating dynamic and plot-driven secondary characters that will keep the reader interested until the end of the story.
Please see the preview for more details.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series: 
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Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing
Creative Writing Activity
Buidling Suspense in Creative Writing

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

FREE MATH LESSON – “Math-November Reward Card “Gobble, Gobble, Math Rules””

by Love2TeachKiz

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

 

 

Your students will love these reward cards. You will print them on business card stock which actually gives you 10 cards. They are sturdy and professional looking. The children feel very important when they earn these cards.

 

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Free: Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing

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Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing

 

Product Description

As an introduction to story writing and the creative writing process, these visual notes are a great way for students to understand what that process is and what it is not.

Note sheet includes the following topics: 
What makes a story good?
What about the plot?
Narrative unity
Building suspense
Includes practical examples as explanations

The resource also includes a chart to help students think about the important elements in their own stories.

Please see the preview for more details.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series: 
Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint
Creative Writing Activity
Buidling Suspense in Creative Writing
Creative Characters in Creative Writing

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Turkey Clip Art from Charlotte’s Clips”

by Charlotte’s Clips

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

Free Turkey clip art set just updated includes:

1 color turkey
1 bw turkey sign topper
1 bw turkey holding a sign
1 bw turkey with a sign by tummy
1 bw turkey dressed for dinner – disguise

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These images are great for Thanksgiving worksheets, games, cards, newsletters, and printables. The blank signs makes them very easy to add letters, numbers, words, and messages.

Thanks be to God for so many wonderful teachers, parents, and people like you.

Feedback is so very much appreciated!

 

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FREE LESSONS & PRICED LESSONS – The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs

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Save Those Halloween Candy Wrappers!

Candy Wrappers add fun wot creative writing project.These FREE instructions for a really fun composition project are adaptable to many grades (2-8). Students use the wrappers in composing creative stories to hang around your classroom. Impressive! Clear, helpful hints will make this a good experience for busy teachers, too! Some titles might be: BABY RUTH Lost in New YORK, Matt & Mindy (M&M) Soar Through the MILKY WAY, Never SNICKER at NERDS, MIKE & IKE in a SOUR PATCH of Vegetables.

Everyone will enjoy both the writing and the reading of the stories!

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Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

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Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

 

Product Description

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

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

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

This is also an excellent study and review tool.

Included in this resources is:

-a note taking page for every scene in the play

-a note taking page for every soliloquy in the play

-a comprehensive answer key for all scenes and soliloquies

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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

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

 

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Color By Code Color Words Printable and Coloring Page Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Your students will adore these Thanksgiving Color Your Answer worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. Two FREE Thanksgiving No Prep Print and Go Pages that can be used for your reading center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. One copy with color words and one blank for the students to color for fun for Thanksgiving!

© 2015, Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Keywords: FREE Color Words Printables, Thanksgiving, Color By Code, Color Your Answers, Thanksgiving Color By Code, Thanksgiving Color Your Answers

 

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WeTeach So Hard…Episode 13….Parents and Students and Teachers…OH MY!

It’s that time of year again…parent-teacher conferences. Nothing causes sleepless nights and stomach butterflies like the anxiety we feel as we prepare for conferences. But guess what? Parents get nervous, too! And if you do student-led or student-involved conferences, your students are a bundle of nerves as well. That makes for a lot of anxiety around the conference table. Join us as we share tips and war stories to make your conferencing less anxious!
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Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint

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Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint

 

Product Description
The Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint
is an easy way to introduce both a creative writing unit or a creative writing class. The PowerPoint includes thought-provoking questions and includes an overview of what writing should and shouldn’t be.The PowerPoint includes 13 slides with the following titles: 
-Activity on students’ expectations of the class
– All about being a writer
-Course overview (ex. Characterization, story structure, etc.)
– Stephen King on Writing
– Inspirational quotes from famous writers about writing
-The writing process
-General and realistic goals in writing
-Students’ personal goal about writing
– Ice breaking activity (So… What’s your story?)
– Grammar and spelling in writing
-Formatting
– Homework activity

Please see the preview for more details.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series: 
Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing
Creative Writing Activity
Buidling Suspense in Creative Writing
Creative Characters in Creative Writing

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
13 slides
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Turkey Name Strips”

by It’s a Wicked Good Life

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Turkey name strips for your Thanksgiving decor.

 

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Creative Writing Activity

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Creative Writing Activity

 

Product Description

TOW (Thought of the Week) is a great way to get students started in the creative writing process. The teacher can use the writing prompts as a writing activity, a one-time evaluation, or as a semester-long evaluation.

Included is: 
• 20 weeks of creative writing prompts (3 different choices per week) 
• An instruction sheet for students
• An editable due date sheet (in PDF)
• Three editable evaluation sheets (work process, oral, and writing) in Word for easy modifications.

I’ve used these prompts for years now, and every year I’m surprised at how much students enjoy this activity. I thought that it was time I shared.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series: 
Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint
Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative
Buidling Suspense in Creative Writing
Creative Characters in Creative Writing

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Semester

FREE MISC. LESSON – “French: En Automne Coloring”

by Urbino12

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Set of 11 coloring pages to teach autumn activities for beginning FLES FRENCH students.

Cover page reads EN AUTOMNE J’AIME…Each page has a verb in FRENCH and a picture related to the verb.
Pages may be stapled together or you may pick and choose which ones are useful for your lesson.

See links below for additional autumn themed resources:
The Definite Articles in FRENCH
French Task Cards Definite Articles
Worksheet Definite and Indefinite Articles French 
La Poésie d’automne

I hope this product is useful to you and your students. Please view my other products and my Terms of Use located at this link:
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Whimsy Clips
RebeccaB Designs
Chirp Graphics
Educlips
DS Art 
The Painted Crow
Bell Ink Designs
Keeping Life Creative
Charlotte’s Clips

 

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Building Suspense in Creative Writing

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Building Suspense in Creative Writing

 

 

Product Description

In creative writing, the only thing that will keep the reader engaged in your story until the last page is by building effective suspense. This resource includes a visual chart of the different types of suspense to include in writing and includes relevant examples and tips to achieve it.

In addition, also included in this resource are two suspense building activities and 4 pages of notes on how to effectively build suspense within any type of story.
Please see the preview for more details.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series: 
Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint
Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing
Creative Writing Activity
Creative Characters in Creative Writing

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

 


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “I Am Thankful For ABC’s (No Prep) FREEBIE”

by MrsTech

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

There are so many things to be thankful for this time of the year and always. This short activity is no-prep and has students think of one thing that they are thankful for for each letter of the alphabet. This activity is fun with older students with a time limit, but can also be used for younger students as a whole group or center activity.

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Free: Analyze This! A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis

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Analyze This! A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis

 

Product Description

Analyze This! is a step-by-step guide to analyzing literature

I created this bundle to help my students understand analysis and how to apply their newfound skills to write an effective essay.

The bundle includes: 
– A page with suggestions on how to use the bundle
– Two pages explaining the difference between analysis and literary analysis
– One page on how to create an effective outline (what content should be included)
– An exercise using the “Ant and the Grasshopper” fable to help students analyze elements of plot, characterization, symbolism, theme, and setting.
– An answer sheet with detailed information
– Instructions on how to use the above information to focus a topic and write a thesis statement
– An outline activity – students need to complete an outline using a given thesis statement
– An answer key (with a possible outline) to help student compare their outline with this one.
The bundle includes 13 pages and two to three days worth of lessons.
This is a practical and simple way to guide students through the analytical process.

It’s teaching made easy!

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You may also be interested in the following products:
Poetry Through Song Unit
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
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Close Reading Passages (Inventions)”

by Tied 2 Teaching

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

Close Reading Passages

Close Reading (Inventions) is the first of my Reading for Understanding series. I am excited to offer this resource to you at no cost and I hope it will spark curiosity and encourage a love for Reading for Understanding in your classroom.

This resource includes 8 simple reading passages each on the history behind a different interesting invention throughout history. Each of the passage has 6 text-dependent questions asking kids to go back to the text and interact with it in different ways. By driving kids back to the text time and again, it is ensuring that they truly are reading closely and Reading for Understanding.

In addition I have also included 3 versatile graphic organizers for you to use with any reading passage you give your students!

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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)

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).

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You may also be interested in the following products: 

Poetry Through Song Unit

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 Intermediate Students

Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Thanksgiving Analogies Worksheet”

by Rachel Lynette

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Enough with the hand turkeys. Get your kids to use their brains with these fun analogies.

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

 

 

Product Description

Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit

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

I found a solution!

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

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

The package includes:

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

Activities included focus on:

-nouns
-adjectives
-verbs
-adverbs
-prepositions
-conjunctions
-putting in all together
-correct use of pronouns
-who and whom
-that and which
-who’s and whose
-that and who
-pronoun case
-pronoun agreement
-active and passive voice
-verb tenses (present, past, future)
-verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)

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

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

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

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

(51 pages total for this unit)

You may also be interested in:

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

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

 


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Fall/Thanksgiving Word Sort”

by SSSTeaching

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Looking for a great way to review short and long vowel sounds? Check out this Thanksgiving and fall word sort.

This includes 40 words to sort along with the headings!

This would be great for a whole group lesson, small group sort, or as a center.

 

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