Yearly Archives: 2019


Valentines and Adjectives


 

Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time—so much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines! The set includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of adjectives that explore character traits. They are then used as prompts for the blank, individual Valentines that are included. Ideas to make this process easy for busy teachers have also been added.

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Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

-A Copy of the short story

-An anticipation reading guide

-a two-page literary element cheat sheet

-plot graph

-word wall

-Character trait explanation sheet

-Characterization activity

-Writing evaluation (or activity) with an evaluation sheet

-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products:

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Intermediate Poetry Unit

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages 18 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 3 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “My Little Book of Love”

by Little Learner Toolbox

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

This Valentine’s Day Little Book of Love, is a fun and simple way to have students write about the people in their life that they love. As they personalize the pages students are encouraged to think about who they love, why they love them and how they feel when they are with them. This would be a sweet valentine for them to share with their loved ones. 

**My Little Book of Love has been updated – please download again to update your book**

Copyright © 2013 Little Learner Toolbox. 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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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

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FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

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

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

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

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

Take a look at the preview for more information.

The unit includes:

1) The Teacher Package

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

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

-important chapter notes on analysis

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

2) The Student Package (19 pages)

-pre-reading activity

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

-a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth

-Activity on the use of nature in romantic literature

-an activity based on the symbols in the novel

-several activities that teach argument development

-Activity on theme development

-an activity on characterization to bring about themes

3) A comprehensive answer key (32 pages)

-detailed answers to ALL student activities and work

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

4) Also included:

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

-class posters with key elements in the novel

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

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

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

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

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

ANSWER KEYS AND EVALUATION GRIDS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS.

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

Documents are downloaded as PDF files (except for evaluations)

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 125 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 month



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Winter Fun Freebie”

by Geaux First Grade

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Thanks for downloading my freebie!

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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!

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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
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages 8 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


Invisible Valentine

Classroom Magic!

Classroom Magic!  Yes, the heart on this valentine card really IS invisible! Very Clever! Simple! Easy to Make! Great Fun! A perfect lesson in following directions–this Invisible Valentine can be used with ALL ages–as a science experiment or as an exercise in composition of a valentine to someone special. Only white and colored paper, scissors, a stapler, and a pencil are required. Clear directions for use with all ages are included, as well as a wording format to be copied, if desired. Find out how to do it. It’s FREE! Enjoy the smiles! 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie”

by Exceptional Kinders
Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie

This is a 2 player game. Each player takes a game board. 1, 2, or 3 dice are needed for this game. For younger students, roll one die and place the correct number of candies on their heart box. Older students can roll 2 or 3 die and add the numbers together to get the number of candy they should take. When all of the candies are gone, the students count the candy on their game board. The player with the most candy wins. Directions for a subtraction game are also included.

Common Core Standards:
K.CC.1 Count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g./ by using matching and counting strategies. (Include groups with up to 10 objects.)
1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

Snowball Fight! A Winter Math Game Freebie
Decorate the Christmas Tree! A Christmas Math Game Freebie
Count the Spiders! A Halloween Math Game Freebie
Get Ready for School! A Back to School Math Game Freebie
Collect the Easter Eggs Game Freebie
St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold Game Freebie

Thank you for viewing my Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie. I hope you enjoy it! 
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Carolyn – Exceptional Kinders

Resources
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Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

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

The resource includes:

-An anticipation guide

-A copy of the short story

-Questions for comprehension

-Plot graph activity

-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

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

-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

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

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

24 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!


FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Valentine Math and Reading Activities”

by Shari Beck

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

SIGHT WORDS ** NUMBER RECOGNITION ** INITIAL SOUNDS

This free packet of adorable Valentine Math and Reading Activities will provide fun and excitement for your PreK-2nd grade classes. In the sight words Valentine heart puzzle, students will color various site words from the Common Core a specified color. On the number recognition activity, students will connect the numbers from 1 to 20 in a dot to dot that produces a Valentine heart. On the initial sounds activity, students must identify the initial sound of the given picture and write it in the box to produce a secret message of “Be My Valentine”.

While the free packet contains 3 activities to give you a sample, the same concepts are extended with 6 more activities in another Valentine packet. Please be sure to check out my store for the Valentine packet containing: sight words (different from the ones in the free activity, letter and number recognition, shapes Bingo, addition, ending sounds, and ordering numbers.


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Free: 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!


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Valentine Flower Glyph and Craft”

by Growing Smart Readers

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Free Valentine Fun–Three ready to print activities!
Use the template for the craftivity, but there’s opportunity for students to personalize this and add uniqueness to it.

Students love reading conversation candy hearts. They enjoy writing their own messages, too! This set calls for a little conversation fun. 

Good Skill Practice for:
1. Reading
2. Following written directions using the flower glyph
3. Vocabulary usage with words: center, right, left, top, bottom
4. Fine motor skills, such as cutting and pasting, writing
5. Spelling long vowel silent e words, and ee, ea words for students who are at this level. (3rd activity has to do with writing words from the word “Valentine”.)

Here are the 3 main activities in this freebie: 
1. Flower Glyph Pages: follow directions, color, and show data 
2. Make a flower craft (patterns included)
3. Spell words using the letters in the word “VALENTINE”. 

It’s also easy fun for fast finishers, homework and independent workers, and if you need something for the substitute teacher.

If you have a question, please to the Ask a Question tab (right here on my store page) before leaving feedback. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


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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

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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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 27 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MATH LESSON – “Numbers Worksheets 1-20 FREE”

by Cherry Workshop

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Free numbers worksheets 1-20.

This is a versatile set of BLANK number pages that can be used in so many ways.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

They come in two versions.

• the number and 10-frame on each page for numbers 1-20

• or just the number

A total of 40 pages.

SUGGESTED USE

These can be used with stickers, cut and paste pictures from magazines, coloring, patterns, dabbers etc. Or print pages with small numbers in

different fonts and let kids cut, sort and paste them.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Numbers 1-10 Worksheets

Numbers 11-20 Worksheets

Numbers Recognition and Discrimination Worksheets (various fonts included)

Learn Numbers 1-10 Worksheets

Happy Teaching!

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The Three Paragraph Essay

Product Description

This is a great way to teach students how to structure their essay properly. 

The Three Paragraph Essay is a resource that is best used for novice essay writers. It is an excellent way to introduce the expository essay. The 2-page pdf document includes simple step-by-step instructions to teach students how to write an effective three paragraph essay.

I recommend using this material with students who are in grades 7-9. It is an efficient and simple way of learning how to write a proper introduction, a one paragraph development, and a conclusion that serves a purpose.

It’s teaching made easy!


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 2 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “{FREE!} Valentine’s Day Bookmarks – I LOVE To Read! Just Print, Cut, and Gift!”

by Blair Turner

1st – 6th Grade

These free Valentine’s Day Bookmarks make a fun and easy gift for your students. Just print and cut! You can punch a hole in the top and use a ribbon for added cuteness. 

The bookmarks are printed 4 to a page – there are 4 pink designs, and 4 red designs. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Click HERE to check out my other Valentine’s Day resources!

© Blair Turner 2014


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Episode 21…We Teach So Hard…Ringing in the New Year with Classroom Goal Setting

Everything feels fresh and new. It’s a new year…you have renewed energy…your kiddos are bouncing in their seats. How do you set goals with you students? How do you make sure those goals are meaningful? This is episode is chocked full of tips, advice, and secret confessions of failed resolutions! You don’t want to miss it!

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Product Description

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

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

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

• PowerPoint presentation with historical context and background information

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

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

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

• Links to audiobooks for easy chapter reading.

• The Answer Key for all student work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The unit includes 103 pages and 76 slides.

Guide to lessons’ focus points:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the background and historical context

Lesson 2: Focus on leadership

Lesson 3: Introduction to the symbolism in the novel

Lesson 4: Characterization

Lesson 5: Writing exercise (paragraph and argument development)

Lesson 6: Reading period

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

Lesson 8: Review analysis skills

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

Lesson 10: Reading period

Lesson 11: Thematic Meaning activity

Lesson 12: Characterization (character development)

Lesson 13: Literary conflicts in the novel

Lesson 14: Symbolism

Themes: 15: Themes

Lesson 16: Novel review and Jeopardy game

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

I will be adding to this resource. Click on the Follow Me section at the top of my store page and you will be notified when I have revised this product or when a product is on sale. Of course, downloading the revised version will be free.

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

Total Pages 103 pages and 76 slides

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 1 month



FREE MISC. LESSON – “*FREEBIE* Heart Frame”

by Sparkle in Second

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Here’s my first digital clip art product I created, and I am giving it to all of you! I love it, and I loved making it! I am hoping to continue creating more frames! Please leave feedback! Thanks!
Jamie Paino 

*For Personal & Commercial Use*

Please check out some of my other products!
Biography Template

Foldables

All About Book Packet

Skip Counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s

Foldables and Interactive Notebook MEGA PACK

Place Value Packet


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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Product Description

Are you looking for a new way of introducing poetic devices in your class? This PowerPoint document is a great way to review poetic terms or to help students learn them. 

I play this game from grade 9 to grade 12 and all of the students love them.

Directions on how to play the game are also included.

It’s teaching made easy! 
Total Pages 28 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “CVC Words A and E Valentine’s Day Just in Time One Page Freebie”

by Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This FREE Valentine’s Day CVC Words A and E resource is perfect for morning tubs, early finishers and bell ringers. Great for small groups and guided reading. Students will cut and paste the pictures onto the correct words.


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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

Product Description

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

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

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

Just print it and teach it.

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

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

This bundle includes:

Each lesson focuses on a different skill set including:
– Knowledge and manipulation of figurative and poetic language
– How to read and understand (appreciate) poetry
– How to analyze poetry
– How to annotate poetry
– How to paraphrase effectively
– How to use symbols
– How to effectively develop themes from poetry
– Creative writing
– Creative activities to learn how to analyze

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

Poets studied include: (8 poems total)
– Billy Collins – “Introduction to Poetry”
– Anne Marriott – “As You Come in”
– Phyllis Gotlieb – “First Person Demonstrative”
– Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven
– Robert Frost – “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”
– John Crowe Ransom -“Janet Waking”
– Woodruff – “I am a Poem that Tells a Lie.”
– Tennyson – “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

The unit also includes: 

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

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

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

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

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

6 – Images to project or print

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

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

– A multimedia PowerPoint on how to read and interpret poetry

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will be adding to this resource. Click on the Follow Me section at the top of my store page and you will be notified when I have revised this product or when a product is on sale. Of course, downloading the revised version will be free.

Total Pages 43 pages and 64 slides

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


FREE MISC. LESSON – “The Lantern – Reduce Tattling With This Classroom Management FREEBIE”

by Core Inspiration by Laura Santos

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

One of our challenges as teachers is to help students learn the difference between tattling and reporting. Often, students who tattle simply need an outlet to be heard. Rather than spending time after recess sorting through playground woes, have students record their concerns on a piece of paper and place it in The Lantern.

This management tool invites students to write or draw about their concern rather than sharing with you verbally, giving you time to address playground issues at an appropriate time. 

This FREEBIE includes:
– Tips for setting up The Lantern in your classroom. 
– Printable posters to cozy up The Lantern nook in your classroom.
– Link to my blog post about using The Lantern in my elementary classroom.

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You may also be interested in my R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Classroom Behavior Management System, or my other classroom management tools.

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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 MATH LESSON – “Valentine Village”

by Ashleigh

2nd – 5th Grade

Have a little fraction fun with this Valentine’s activity! This is similar to my Fraction Avenue, but it has a Valentine’s twist. Students decorate a “Valentine Village” using fractions. There are two versions of this activity to allow for easy differentiation. In one version, students model basic fractions, and in the second version, students must model equivalent fractions.


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January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s 2019! Time sure flies. We have some great ideas for you in our January
edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these 
creative educators are doing this month.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacherentrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.

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Success Begins with Baby Steps
Are you one of those people who starts the new year with the intention of making goals for yourself but never quite follow through? If you said yes, you’re in the majority, statistics show that only 8% of the people who make goals keep them. Why do so many of us, me included, fail at goal setting?
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Culturally Responsive Teaching
 Is your classroom culturally responsive? This post might surprise you!
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Tried & True Bookmaking: Poof Book
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools 

 There’s nothing like making a book to get students excited! They oooh and aaah, as if it is magic! This blog post is the first in a series: Tried and True Bookmaking. 
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How to Respond to Incorrect Answers
 By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 Have you ever wondered if there is a helpful way to respond to students’ incorrect answers— a way that will improve not only their comprehension, but also their mindfulness when they are reading and participating in class discussions? Here are some constructive tactics to use in replying to incorrect answers. 

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 How Do Velcro Dots Help to Regulate Behavior
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile 

 This was a spontaneous last resort behavior mod intervention that was really effective! Whatever works!
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 THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF ZERO, The Exponent- Why Any Number to the Zero Power Equals One
By Vicki Rauch of Scipi 

 Sometimes my college students like to ask me what seems to be a difficult question. (In reality, they want to play Stump the Teacher.) One such infamous question is, “Why is any number to the zero power one?” Find out how I showed them that the answer is always one using patterns.
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 Goal Setting for the New Year: One Word
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

 Be intentional! Choose one word to focus your year.

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 Be My Valentine Treats
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess 

 Here are a free Valentine’s Day lesson idea and a free activity to help your students correct run-on sentences.
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 Hook Your Students in Writing
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans 

The hook isn’t just the attention getter at the beginning of an essay. Get your students interested in the type of essay by playing an activity before you teach!
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Roses are Red: Using Poetry in Reader’s Workshop
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings 

 Poetry + Reader’s Workshop = Common Core & Complex Text! It’s a winning equation. If you’re not using poetry in your reader’s workshop, you’re missing out on some phenomenal learning opportunities. This post is chocked full of ideas to help you incorporate poetry 
into your workshop.
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 5 Easy Ways to Implement Differentiation Into Your Classroom
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing 

 We all want to help every student succeed. Learn 5-easy ways you can start implementing differentiation in your classroom today.
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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Product Description

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

Included in the mini-unit is:

• A copy of the short story

• A prediction chart

• An anticipation guide

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

• Author’s purpose activity sheet

• How to develop a theme sheet with an example

• A graphic organizer to help student plan their paragraph

• An answer key for all activities

• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products:

Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Intermediate Poetry Unit

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages 16 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 3 days


FREE MATH LESSON – “Math – Addition/Journal Prompts – 30 problems (sticky labels 30 count)”

by Love2TeachKiz

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

You have come to the right place to find the quick and easy way to manage journal prompts. No cutting or pasting needed. Print each of the 30 different addition problems on Avery #5160 address label sheets. Each sheet has 30 of the same label when you print it. Your students will love the colorful clipart too.


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Free: Poetry Through Song – Individual Lesson (Sound of Silence)

Product Description

This individual 2-day lesson teaches poetry through song lyrics

The lesson included in this mini bundle includes a lesson plan, student activity sheets, and a comprehensive answer key. Students will analyze the song “The Sound of Silence,” will learn the importance of allusions, will learn about theme development, and will compare both the original Simon and Garfunkle version to the Disturbed version, all while furthering the theme of the song. 

Poetry should be fun, and it can be! 

This lesson is a preview of my unit called “Poetry Through Song.” Check out the preview to the unit here:
Poetry Through Song Unit
You may also be interested in the following products: 
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
It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 7 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 2 days



FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Word Problem Multiplication Station Grades 2-3”

by 2touchlives

2nd – 3rd Grade

This Freebie is a sneak preview of my Word Problem Multiplication Station. The full product includes 22 task cards and answer keys, so they can immediate corrective feedback, recording sheets, worksheets to show their work on. Can be used to reinforce word problems, as a center, independent seat work, for spiral review or even home schooling! Just print and Laminate and they can take it anywhere.

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