Category Archives : GRADE LEVELS


Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

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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 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 MATH LESSON – “Elementary Geometry: Lines and Multiplication Practice”

by The Teacher Treasury

3rd – 5th Grade

Mixed review of multiplication facts, lines and line segments.

Students are asked to solve problems similar to the following:

5 x ( ) = 15
6 x ( ) = 12
2 x ( ) = 2
4 x ( ) = 8
3 x ( ) = 30

The bottom portion of the worksheet includes 3 multiple choice questions asking students to identify the given lines and line segments.

This can either be used as a morning warm-up, math warm-up, homework, in-class practice or quiz. 

If you like this worksheet, I also recommend the following:

Elementary Geometry: Angles, Shapes and Parallel Lines I (FREE) 

Elementary Geometry: Angles, Shapes and Parallel Lines II (FREE)

Elementary Geometry: Identifying Right, Obtuse and Acute Angles (FREE)

Elementary Geometry: Drawing Lines, Line Segments and Rays (FREE)

Elementary Geomentry Review: Angles, Shapes and Perpendicular Lines (FREE)

Hope this helps =)

Elementary Geometry: Lines and Multiplication Practice by Felisa Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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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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Poetry Through Song Unit
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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 pages
Answer Key Included with rubric
Teaching Duration 1 Week



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Advice Letter – End of the Year Feedback Activity”

by OCBeachTeacher

6th – 11th Grade

Use this free lesson to get useful feedback from your students! Have them write friendly letters giving the next year’s students advice on your class in the style of “Dear Abby.” 

With Inspired Writing, students use mentor texts as models for their own writing. This lesson provides students with inspiration from their reading of advice letters by “Dear Abby.” 

Best of all, this end of the year activity lets students share their thoughts on your class in a constructive, positive way. Use the accompanying prompt to guide students’ responses. This FREE product includes the following: explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core Standards, online links to “Dear Abby” columns and biographical information, prompt, stationary, student model, and a sample key. This has been newly updated for the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

If interested, here are other Inspired Writing Lessons:

Aphorisms
Dialogue Poems Inspired Writing!
Shape Poems Inspired Writing!
Memorial Design & Speech Writing
I’ve Been to the Promised Land

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Poetry Through Song – A No Prep Unit

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Teach the art of poetry through song lyrics

I love teaching poetry! I love it when my student like learning it too.

So many students dislike poetry that I wanted to create a unit just for them. This unit takes a different approach to teaching poetry all while allowing students to be critical of the songs they hear on the radio. This unit teaches the same skills as traditional poetry units do, but does it more lightly.

Take a look at what is included in this bundle:

An introductory video on how to approach poetry throughout the unit see video here Poetry Through Song Introduction Video

A Figurative Language Bingo Game to make learning and reviewing figurative language more fun.

The Teacher Guide includes 13 complete lessons focusing on and building on specific skills with each lesson

The Student Guide includes the following:

-notes on how to approach poetry

-notes on poetic devices and figurative language

– A copy of the following songs: Malibu, Roar, Scars to your Beautiful, Golden Leaves, Sound of Silence, There were Roses, The Cave, Something Just Like This, and Lost Boy. A wide variety of songs are included.

-Activities accompany every song (Theme and meaning, historical and literary allusions, the meaning of pronouns, Thematic connection exercises, video comparison activity, fun with allusions, fun with metaphors, fun with idioms, and much more.) See the preview for more details.

The Answer Key includes the answers to all questions and activities and comes with detailed annotations of each poem.

A Culminating Task with rubric included (in Word format for easy modifications)

140 pages included + 1 video

See the previews of some of the lessons included in the bundle:

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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 140 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 2 Weeks



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “End of Year Games and Reflection Activities”

by Carla McLeod

5th – 12th Grade

END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES FREEBIE!!!!

Ugh. What to do with those last few days of school when the material is covered, the tests are graded, and your students are jumping off the walls? This packet will help you end the year on the high note by providing fun, thought-provoking activities for your students to reflect upon their year, what they have learned in your class, and how they have grown as students and individuals. These have been created for high school language arts students, but can easily be used for students of all ages in a variety of subjects. Activities include teacher appreciation/apology letters, student-generated summer reading lists, personal theme song activities, end-of-year celebration ideas and more. 

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FREE Frankenstein Debate

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The Frankenstein Debate Package includes topics for students, a Procedure Sheet to help teachers take notes during the debate, as well as an evaluation sheet.

This free activity is part of a larger unit:
Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

I hope you enjoy this document. 

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It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Birthday Party ClipArt Set by PrepToon”

by PrepToon – Math Animations

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Super excited to share this clipart set with you All. Hope it helps you in creating worksheets and other projects for your classroom.

PREVIEW and THUMBNAIL(low resolution) show collage of some of these images. Actual images are bigger than what you see in collage and all the images are 300 dpi. 

Birthday Party Set Includes:
KidsinBirthdayParty.png
PartyLayoutwithBirthdayCake.png
PartyLayoutwithMarshmallowTower.png
ThickCrustPizza.png
ThinCrustPizza.png
mom.png
KitchenLayout.png
BirthdayKid.png

Great for worksheets, activities, lessonplans.

HASSLE FREE TERMS OF USE:
You may use these designs anyway you like for personal,classroom , creative projects including worksheets, bulletin boards, activities, digital scrapbook layouts. 

If you wish to use it for commercial purpose – including business cards, banners , websites , products you will create using these cliparts etc. you MUST give credit to my store : http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Preptoon-Bring-Math-To-Life-Using-Visuals

This is intended for use by one teacher in one classroom. It is not to be redistributed to an entire school or district. It may not be redistributed or sold online or other. 
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DO NOT claim as your own work, altered or unaltered. Copyright of images remains with PrepToon ☺ 

DO NOT share, resell, or redistribute these designs AS IS (as a digital art file) in any way. This means you may not add these images to other clip art kits, digital collections, etc.
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The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

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“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

-a copy of the short story

-questions for comprehension

-a plot chart organizer

-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages 16 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “End of Year Countdown Cards FREEBIE”

by The Teaching Texan

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Increase engagement at the end of the year with these fun countdown cards! Each card has a “surprise” for that day that will get your students excited to come to school, even up to the last day! Place them in envelopes, balloons, or just show one each day as a countdown to the last day of school!

Many of the activities do not require you to buy any supplies. FREE is always a good price!

This set includes 14 different activities and blank cards to create your own countdown days! This updated set is ink friendly and designed to be printed on fun-colored paper.

The 14 activities included are:

Bubble Gum Day
Shaving Cream Day
Extra Recess Day
Ink Pens Day
Movie & Popcorn Day
Sidewalk Chalk Day
Stinky Feet Day
We are so BRIGHT we have to wear shades
Marker Day
Bubble Day
Kickball Day
Dance Party
Lunch in the Classroom

See how I used this End of Year Countdown in my classroom on my blog The Teaching Texan.

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Much Ado About Nothing Unit

The unit is appropriate for grades 9 through 12.

Take a look at the unit preview for more visual details. The unit includes:

A total of 100 pages in PDF and 12 PowerPoint slides are included in this unit.

Act and Scene Guide (Includes the characters found in the scene and the approximate reading time.)

Teacher Guide (lesson plans) – 16 easy to follow lessons, learning objectives, reading schedule, with included reading prompts, journal entries, and exit tickets (or closing activities.)

Students Activities include:

❒ Pre-Reading Activity

❒ Act 1 Comprehension questions

❒ Act 2 Comprehension questions

❒ Act 3 Comprehension questions

❒ Acts 4-5 Comprehension questions

❒ Who’s who in Act 1

❒ Literary Devices (Act 1)

❒ Characterization Activity

❒ Subplot Activity

❒ The Plan (conflict)

❒ Dogberry’s Malapropisms

❒ Much Ado About Noting (theme work)

❒ Activity on Symbolism

❒ Activity on Theme

Comprehensive Answer Key for ALL activities.

Evaluations include:

❒ Quiz on Acts 1 and 2 (With answer key and rubric)

❒ Beatrice vs. Benedick (oral presentation skits)- rubric is included

❒ Fake News – newspaper article (writing activity) – with rubric

❒ unit test – with answer key and rubric

❒ Song analysis Activity for theme review (optional evaluation or activity) – with rubric

Optional bonus activities are also included

❒ A love letter activity (Optional evaluation – rubric included)

❒ A Dear Abby activity

❒ Behind the Mask – an anti-bullying campaign (can be used as an evaluation – rubric included)

❒ Additional journal topics

To further student learning, a Guess Who? For Much Ado game is included. This is a fun way to learn about the characters in the play. And, as the play progresses, students’ questioning must change to keep track of character growth. (30 slides)

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Total Pages 98 Pages and 30 Slides

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 month


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Popcorn and Movie Day! Theme Days for End of School!”

by Kindergarten Squared

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Our end of the year GIFT to you! Please leave us feedback, and let us know what you think of the pack! We hope you have a super summer! 

A great end of the year pack to help your kids have a fantastic time with popcorn and a movie day while also working on previously taught math, science, and writing standards. All you need is students or teachers to bring in 4 varieties of popcorn!

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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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!

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



May Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s May and June is just around the bend. You’re probably counting the days till summer vacation. Be sure to stop by and see what these teachers are doing in their classrooms and gather some great tips and ideas. This is the last link-up for this school year. We’ll see you in August.

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 Rejoice, The Last Day of School has Arrived

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

When that last day comes around, we’re elated, and yes, a little wistful, and the kids feel the same way….buuuut they’re also quite excited and hyper, it’s the end of the year after all. We know we have to come up with some groovy ideas to give them a great send off, all while maintaining our sanity. This post has just what the doctor ordered to help make this final day memorable for everyone, including you.

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Slide into Summer

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 

Create a Super Summer Kit to ease your students into summer and get them ready for the next school year!

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 Mining for Gold Gets Even Better

 By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools


Gold fever! It’s what drew thousands of men to California in 1849 and it still sparks student excitement and dreams of wealth today! Challenge your students to improve

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 Wrapping Up the School Year

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom


How do you wrap up your school year? I know it’s easy to coast to the end but I see it as a time to go out strong! Leave your kids with amazing memories and fun stuff. Since testing is over, it’s a good time to branch out and do some really fun activities.

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 America the Beautiful

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

For your patriotic enjoyment, watch this one minute slideshow.

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 Activities for the End of the Year

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess 

 Here are 2 HOTS Activity for the End of the Year.

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  The “Lure” of Fish – The Benefits of Keeping an Aquarium in Your Classroom

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi Products 

 When I taught third grade in an inner city school, I knew the children needed something to love, but being a city girl, my love of animals was deficient. That is when my husband helped me to set up an aquarium. I purchased a water heater, a bubblier, chemicals, plants, fish food, and of course the fish! Little did I know what effect this would have on my students.

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 Review Activities

By Erik Arndt of Insights to English

Here are some activities that you can use with your class to review vocabulary and grammar. There are quite a few to choose from, and each is customizable; use whatever is best for your class!

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 7 Tips to Help Students Edit Their Essays

By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

With technology today, it’s hard not to edit during the revision phase. But it’s important to keep the creativity flowing during the revision phase and wait to makes edits during the editing phase. Read more for some useful tips to help your students stay focused during the editing phase.

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 Preparing for Book Clubs: Tips for Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

If you are considering using book clubs in your classroom, I’ve shared essential tips to help your book clubs be a success. You don’t want to miss these pointers for engaging all students and for reducing teacher workload.

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 Citizen Scientists ready For Summer

By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile 

 Summer is the perfect time for kids to be outside and appreciate their natural surroundings. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could learn about nature and science as “casual learners? They can! I’d like to share some terrific citizen scientist programs that kids could participate in without even leaving their back yard.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Cyberbully Movie Graphic Organizer, Sub Plan, Any Subject, End of Year”

by Julie Faulkner

7th – 12th Grade

Cyberbully Movie Graphic Organizer, Sub Plan, End of Year, Bullying Month

This movie viewing pack is hinged with a graphic organizer that highlights 6 CCSS skills to cover during the viewing of the movie, ABC Family’s Cyberbully. It covers plot, cause/effect, setting, characterization, and character motivation. The questions range up the Bloom’s levels. To supplement this set of questions and to dig more deeply with your film experience, a paired info text lesson and a writing prompt is also included are also provided. Plus you’ll get a bright, positive classroom poster as a bonus!

Several links to the full movie are provided for FREE, and the DVD can be purchased online as well!

**Now with my exclusive print and go Super Simple Step by Step Sub Plan Form!!**

Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ “Great activity; I paired it with your argumentative cyberbullying writing prompt. Both are excellent.”
♥ “This was perfect for my middle schoolers! The movie was very engaging, and the organizer helped them process and keep track of everything that was happening.”
♥ “This is a great follow up to the video Cyberbully. Definitely for my higher level students, I teach junior high. Great for a sub plan!”
♥ “The movie kept my 8th graders attention the entire time…this was a perfect resource to hold them accountable for what they saw.”
♥ “I show this video every semester to my computer students, and I must say, this graphic organizer is much more interesting than the question handout I have been using. Thank You.”

If you are considering expanding your conversation of cyberbullying, or if you teach English and are looking for an interesting writing prompt, take a look at my cyberbullying argumentative writing prompt pack. Click Here

Looking for more interesting and engaging movie guides to make showing film in class more rigorous? Check out the following titles:
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Speak
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Frankenstein
Beowulf

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Original Cover Photography by Julie Faulkner Photography

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Reading Tutor Packets

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Perfect for summer tutoring! Effective! Easy to Use! No Prep! This Bargain Bundle, designed by a 30-year reading specialist, will help you improve the word recognition skills of beginning or struggling readers. Includes tests, worksheets, games, and instructions for use, as well as information about readability levels, comprehension, independent reading, lesson design and more! Levels 1, 2, or 3.


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Boom Cards CVCe Kindergarten 1st Grade | Long Vowels Silent E FREE”

by Teacher Tam

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Your littles will enjoy practicing SILENT E WORDS on the beach! This deck comes complete with ocean scenes AND SOUNDS! It includes 25 cards and has 2 types of practice: find the correct word and finish spelling the word. Students can also click on the sound icons to hear the directions AND words. Enjoy!

This set covers the following silent e, long vowel words: cake, game, rake, gate, cape, bake, shake, dime, dive, dine, lime, hive, five, note, cone, robe, bone, hose, rode, dude, tube, cube, huge, tune, and dune. 

This deck of BOOM CARDS covers the following CCSS for kindergarten and first grade language arts: RF.K.3.A, RF.K.3.B, RF.K.3.D, RF.1.2.A, and RF.1.3.C.

The link to your FREE Boom Cards is on page 4 of the download!

*****READ MORE ABOUT BOOM CARDS: Boom Cards are self-grading, DIGITAL resources. They live in the cloud. They can’t be printed. They play on most modern browsers, Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. You open a Boom Learning account to play them (to protect the children). Create Fast Play pins to assign your Boom Cards to students.

Boom Learning also has premium accounts. Premium accounts offer advanced assignment tools, individual and whole class performance tracking, and more. If you are a new Boom Learning customer, when you redeem your Boom Cards purchase you get 90-day free trial of a premium account. When your trial ends, you can renew or move to a free account. You may upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time. Free accounts use purchased Boom Cards with Fast Play pins. 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Counting Mats {#TeacherMom}”

by Denise Hill

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten

Use any toy or manipulative to practice counting with kiddos!

Includes 1/2 sheet mats for numbers 1-6 and full sheet mats for 7-10.

This set was specifically designed for my Tot School with #TeacherMom Series. Check it out on my blog!

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Thesis Writing Activity

Product Description

We all know that the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. This is also the part of the essay with which students have the most difficulty.

When you are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a work, you are able to write better yourself.

Topic: Is knowledge good or destructive? The subject is interesting, and can be used along with many different types of literature, or on its own.

In this bundle, I’ve included an interactive PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:

-The definition of a thesis statement

-How to write a thesis statement (and the steps to take leading up to the thesis)

-5 examples of thesis statements, where students must identify both the weaknesses and the strengths

-10 slides explaining the strengths in the examples and the weaknesses in the examples

-1 example of a well-written thesis statement, and an explanation about why it’s good.

To accompany the PowerPoint presentation, I’ve included a student activity sheet with a list of all of the examples written in the PPT. (PDF format)

Also included is a lesson plan with details regarding the PowerPoint and activity sheet.

As a bonus, I’ve also included 2 posters listing the 7 essential steps to writing a great thesis. I’ve included an image format and a PDF format for easy printing.

-the first poster measures 70 cm (27.6 inches)

-the second poster, which students can actually read from far away, measures 97 cm (38.2 inches)

You may also be interested in these products as well:

– Grammar Cheat Sheet

– Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Sheets and Teacher Assessment Rubrics

– Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Total Pages
22 slides, 1 page, 1 poster
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Reading Passages for Fluency and Comprehension – Digraphs – FREE PREVIEW!”

by Ainsley Karl

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

A freebie of my digraph reading passages⤵
Digraph Passages / Stories to Build Fluency and Comprehension
The digraph version of my silly word family stories! 
Digraph Reading Passages are perfect for practicing comprehension, fluency and phonics all at once. Each of the included pages focuses on one specific digraph. The silly stories will keep students engaged and the format will help them complete the activities independently for homework or during your reading block. 

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These no-prep passages are the perfect addition to any reading program. This phonics skill practice can be used to address comprehension, fluency, cold reads and even assessments.

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How to Read and Appreciate Poetry Powerpoint

Product DescriptionUse the How to Read and Appreciate Poetry Powerpoint to introduce any poetry unit.

The multimedia presentation includes 17 interactive slides (no internet required)

The slides introduce:

-How to read a poem
-Uses a humouristic approach at understanding and appreciating poetry
-Includes discussion questions and introductory activities
-The definition of poetry
-How to approach poetry
-The importance of poetry
-How to read, analyse, and understand poetry
-How to enjoy poetry

This is a visually appealing way to introduce poetry because it suggests a different approach.

Total Pages 17 SLIDES
Answer Key N/A
Teaching Duration 1 hour


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Number Cards Ribbon Calendar Numbers”

by The Traveling Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Enjoy this freebie that goes along with my Calendar Bundle! 

If you like this you may also like the 2014 Classroom Ribbon Calendar Kit – English/Spanish Bundle.

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Free Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

Product Description

FREE Super Hero themed Parts of Speech Posters are a great visual way to teach students to remember the nature of words. This is a great addition to any language arts class.

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Total Pages10 pages
Answer Key N/A
Teaching Duration N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE – Guided Reading (I Can Read) Passages and Sight Word Sentences”

by Apple House Learning

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Guided Reading – I Can Read

Help children develop confidence and reading fluency. These Guided Reading Passages emphasize sight words with simple sentences.

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* Guided Reading 52 Sight Word Simple Sentences Cards and Reading Passages

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* I Can Read Bundle

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Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

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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: (2 versions, with graphics and one without)

-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 – 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)

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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 70 pages
Answer Key Included with rubric
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Dog Theme Reading Log”

by Charity Preston

1st – 5th Grade

Just for fun – this dog-inspired freebie will get your students reading in no time! Check out THIS BLOG POST to get more ideas for how to expand the fun even “fur”ther! See you there!

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Hamlet Unit No prep

Product Description

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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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 LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREEBIE Memorial Day Rhymes”

by Reading and Writing Redhead

1st – 3rd Grade

Need something for Memorial Day and do your students need to work on rhyming skills? Try this free Memorial Day Rhyme Match from Reading and Writing Redhead! Students match up the rhymes and glue them on a record sheet. Would be great for grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 and homeschoolers!

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Root Words

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Infographic-One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

by Connie

11th – 12th Grade

This infographic for Ken Kesey’s iconic novel about insanity vs. reality, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ summarizes the Main Characters, Symbols, and Themes and also offers one of Randle P. McMurphy’s most memorable philosophical quotes.

For more detailed information on the elements of literature previewed here, and for others, as well as for activities, essay topics, group and individual projects, discussion questions, quizzes and a final test, check out the 32-page CSS and Bloom’s Taxonomy aligned unit plan.

Literature – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Unit Plan 

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Poetry Unit (for senior students)

Product DescriptionPoetry 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).

It’s teaching made easy!

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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