Category Archives : GRADE LEVELS


Complete ELA Summer School Bundle

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Themes in Lord of the Flies

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Themes in Lord of the Flies

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

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

See preview for more details.

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
5
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

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

by Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O’Block

Kindergarten

 

 

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

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

Includes 2 practice pages for singular or plural.

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

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

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

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

I found a solution!

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

The package includes:

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

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

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

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

(27 pages total for this unit)

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

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

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

by Mrs Schlachter

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

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

 

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Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies

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Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

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

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

See preview for more details.

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
8
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

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

by Vilena Hamilton

3rd Grade

 

 

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

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

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

 

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Free Moral Discernment Activity: What Would You Do?

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What Would You Do? Moral Discernment Acitivity FREE

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

I hope you enjoy it.

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

FREE MATH LESSON – “I Can Sort Math Posters”

by D Conway

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

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

 

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How to write a paragraph

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How to write a paragraph

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

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

by Foreman Fun

3rd – 5th Grade

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Adaptable Short Story Chart

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

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “ABC Sort”

by KinderjackJackie

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

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

 

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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 MATH LESSON – “Multiplication Bulletin Board Activity FREEBIE!”

by Elena Weiss

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

If you’re looking for a quick, fun way to motivate your students this is for you! Use this multiplication table at the end of a lesson or unit. Time your students and display their work in the classroom or hallway. A title page is included for your bulletin board. A perfect penguin themed display for the winter months! Enjoy! Elena Weiss
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Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

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Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Lesson on Sonnets

This mini bundle includes a sonnet from William Shakespeare (#130) and a sonnet from Elizabeth Browning (How do I Love Thee?). In this activity, students will compare the different tones and forms from both poems. One is beautiful and romanticizes love, and the other sees love realistically (and a little meanly if you ask me). Students will identify the different types of sonnets, the figurative language found within their lines, and will have the opportunity to write their own.

Students get to see another side of Shakespeare from his sonnet. Students always love his realistic, yet sarcastic portayal of love.

The mini bundle includes:
– a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
– student notes (the poems) and activity
– an annotated copy of the poems as well as a comprehensive answer key.

The entire unit contains 4 pages.

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

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Total Pages
4
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE FOUR Coloring Pages for Mother’s Day”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

FREE Color for Fun Mother’s Day Free Coloring Pages! Bind this Coloring Book together for a wonderful, inexpensive Mother’s Day Celebration Coloring Book gift.

Mother’s Day Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages, this FREE DOWNLOAD is perfect as a Mother’s Day gift to color and frame, also to use as a writing activity for a Mother’s Day card!

Want the entire monthly resource, Mother’s Day Fun! Color for Fun Printables? Click here!

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

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

Terrific for your Emergency Sub Tub for morning work, let the sub have a few minutes to read your plans while the children color!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Daily 5 Checklist Freebie!”

by KTP on TPT

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

 

 

Here are 5 different checklists for Daily 5. I hope you can find one that works for you and your kiddos!

Disclaimer: These checklists are unofficial adaptations of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser. This freebie is not endorsed by the 2 Sisters. http://www.thedailycafe.com

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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 an

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
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Mother’s Day Free”

by StudentSavvy

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

Mother’s Day Free Resource!

To My “Charming” Mother Activity!

In this resource, students design a custom charm bracelet for their moms! A creative writing and illustrating activity!

This resource is a sample page from

Mother’s Day Power Pack
and
Mother’s Day Creative Activities

Enjoy!
Feedback on free resources is greatly appreciated!

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

This is a great introduction to any literature unit. It teaches students the proper approach to literary analysis, which can be used from grades 7 all the way to 12 in any levels of study.

This mini unit contains 8 lessons that teach students the proper way to form an argument. Many times students will use the right information, but they don’t quite know what to do with it. Through a series of crime scenes, students learn how to collect information (data), collect evidence, and explain how this evidence supports a logical conclusion, all while having fun. This unit teaches students skills that are needed in all literature units.
These lessons allow students to learn the importance of collecting data by taking careful notes, how to select only information that will help support a thesis (or a claim), and how to properly use the information by incorporating pertinent explanations to develop an irrefutable argument.

This is a fun way of learning the necessary skills for argumentation.
The unit contains:

A Student Guide with 12 pages of activities and notes
A Teacher Guide with 8 comprehensive lesson plans and activities
An answer Key with 13 pages of answers and sample texts to help model proper format for students
A downloadable Prezi Presentation introducing the argument and how to develop it.
An end unit evaluation with answer key and evaluation grid 6 pages
Material is available as both PDF and in Word format for easy modifications

Pages total 58 pages

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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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
58
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Mother’s Day Planting Signs”

by Carrberry Creations

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Have your students’ Mother’s Day gifts stand out among the sea of Marigolds this year by planting a Mother’s Day herb garden.

These FREE signs are adorable when added to an herb your students have grown for Mom. Just:
1. print on card stock
2. attach to a pencil, bamboo skewer or, popsicle stick
3. insert in your students’ plantings for a memorable gift.

It is so easy!

Interested in reading about how to set up Mother’s Day Herb gardens with your students? Click here to read my blog post on the topic.

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

For ease of use, the Lesson plan bundle, the answer key, as well as the Student booklet are all modifiable in a Word document. Add to it, change it, and make it your own.

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 further understand thematic development in the novel.
• 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 work book 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 7 chapters (2 different versions – both in a Word document for easy modifications. Answer keys provided for both evaluations.)

• Final evaluation includes 2 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 of 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 from 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!

Total Pages
103 pages and 76 slides
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Month

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “I Can Tell the Difference Between “p” and “q” Practice Packet”

by Sara Ipatenco

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Many preschool, kindergarten and early elementary age students mix up “p” and “q.” Though it’s normal, it’s also essential that students learn to recognize the difference so they’re able to read and spell accurately. This packet, by Sara Ipatenco, can help students notice the differences by asking them to sort the two letters in a variety of ways. Use it as morning work, classroom practice or homework.

 

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

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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
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “BEE a Reader! Bookmarks”

by Growing Smart Readers

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Bee a Reader! Bookmarks

Mini Word Wall
Kids need to have sight words/frequent words handy for writing, and to practice fluency.

What makes these unique is that these bookmarks double as a mini word wall—handy for writing and spelling, and can also be perfect for a quick fluency drill.

There are three sets of instant words lists.

Select cover and list of words
~When printing, choose the cover slide number and the slide number for the list you want for your kids.
~Then print back-to-back, at landscape orientation setting.

You may wish to laminate for a long-lasting reference, since these words can be kept handy for journal writing, as well as in readers’ notebooks. Kids can keep a bookmark in their folders.

Send these home for drill practice–for reading and writing. Or, keep them handy on your bookshelf for your readers.

Print, punch a hole, and personalize with ribbon, string, beads, etc.

Thanks for your interest. Have fun with these!

Please let me know how these worked out for your kiddos!
Karen

 

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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

*NEW – All documents are now available in Word as well as PDF format for easy modification. Make it your own!

Death of a Salesman Bundled Unit description: (Now with a PDF version of the play)

Level : grades 11 and 12

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.

The bundle includes: (The documents, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format. The evaluations are in Word for easy modifications.)

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 Hughes’ 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 – Review sheet

Final evaluation contains three different options:

1) A unit test with answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions.
2) A unit test – paragraph format
3) 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
Lesson 4: Character chart and reading
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

*A PDF version of the play is now included.

Total of 70 pages.

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
70
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Poetry Lesson Mother’s Day Card + Poetry for Older Students/Teens, Sub Plan”

by Laura Randazzo

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

Remember the Mother’s Day cards we made back in elementary school? Let’s revisit that tradition for our middle- and high-school students with these print-and-go materials that’ll make a bunch of moms (or stepmoms/grandmas/aunties/loving women) smile on their special day.

Included:
• A student handout featuring 10 slices of poetry about mothers/feminine power.
• Six coloring pages that fold in half to become cards (Print on white paper, colored paper, or cardstock – grab whatever’s available in the copier room and go!)

Suggested lesson procedure:
1. Begin by handing out the page that includes 10 bits of poetry, giving students a few minutes to read them all.
2. Have students choose the poem that reminds them most of their mom/closest maternal figure.
3. Give students a choice of card designs.
4. Inside the card, have them write a loving note to the recipient and include the lines of poetry in their best handwriting.
5. With any remaining time in class, have students color the front of the card with colored pencils or sharp-tipped markers. The coloring portion can be completed in class if time allows or sent home for students to complete on their own time.

Tip: When printing the cards, choose “Print Full Size” on your printer settings. If you choose “Scale to Fit” (the default on many printers), your cards may have unevenly spaced borders.

These pages also work great as print-and-go sub plan materials.

Image credit: Peaksel, CC BY-SA 4.0

Want more high-interest poetry lessons for teens? Check out my four-week Poetry Unit, a TpT sitewide best-seller.

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April Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s April and so many groovy things are happening this month, Easter, Passover, spring vacation and so much more. 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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If You Love Jelly Beans

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. I just love the aroma. Not only is my birthday in April but it brings us Passover, Easter, and one that you may never have heard of, can you guess? If you said Jelly Bean Day, you’d be right. It’s April 22nd.

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Plan a Portfolio Party

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Plan a celebration for your young writers as they bloom in the Spring!

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April Math FUN!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

Make Math FUN this Spring! These spring math riddles are great for reviewing previous topics or practicing current skills. These riddles can be helpful in your classroom at this busy time of year. (And sneak a little fun into the classroom) I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.

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How Many Ways are Words Related?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Individuals who use AAC need to learn to take a conscious path to the words they need. If they want an apple, they need to think about how to navigate to categories -> to food -> to fruit -> to apple. SLPs can help them learn how to do this.

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6 Tips to Support English Language Learners in Your Classroom

By Kathy Simpson of Sunshine and Lollipops

Do you have English Language Learners in your classroom? If you do…you will want to take a look at this post and discover 6 easy and fun tips to support your ELL students. I am sure you will LOVE #1!

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Apollo 13: The Ultimate STEM Challenges

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

The Apollo 13 mission shows how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome with scientific reasoning and problem solving. Specifically, the carbon dioxide filter fix shows why STEM Challenges are so much more than just “fun.”

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The Magic of a Circle

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Using only a circle, students fold and learn a multitude of geometric terms. This is a fantastic way to teach geometry and for students to experience more than just shapes!

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Increase Engagement and Maintain Rigor-Hands-on Fun in the Upper Grade and Middle School Classroom

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Maintaining student motivation is important during any time of year, but it’s even more crucial when they return from a break. I save several of my “great” activities for those Mondays after a week off.

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Poppies & Pantoums: Poetry Comes Alive with Georgia O’Keefe

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

4th and 5th grade students explore the life of Georgia O’Keefe via a biography and her fabulous artwork. We look closely at the natural world using photographs and author Pantoum poems, a cool poetic form from Malaysia. We recuperate from our testing angst with a poppy craft.

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Painting Poetry: Children’s Voices

By Virginia Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We hope that you will take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy a slideshow of our paintings of poems. We hope that you enjoy seeing them as much as we enjoyed painting them!

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