Category Archives : GRADE LEVELS


Flexible Seating: Stools, rockers, rugs, and seats…For READING??

Why flexible seating?

Hello My friends!

This is Wendy from 1stgradefireworks.

  I use flexible seating in my first grade classroom.

You will LOVE it!

I hope this post helps YOU!

 

When I was in elementary school

( Way back in the DINOSAUR days )  
1970’s
 
flexible seating in the classroom
 
We sat in rows.
Many rows.
All of us looking straight ahead.
At the teacher, at all times!
No flexible seating, here.

 
flexible seating in the classroom

Classroom Seating in the 1950’s

We kept our hands & feet to ourselves.
We kept our books in our desks.
And we read QUIETLY to ourselves.
Shhh…whisper!
 
We read.
Some people enjoyed it.
Some people just pretended.
Most did what we were told.
We didn’t ask…WHY?
or
 
Is there ANOTHER WAY?

How to bring flexible seating options into my classroom?

WHY? 
Because at home…
 
I would lay on my bed and read for HOURS!
flexible seating

I would lay on my bed and READ for HOURS!

(picture by Dreamstime.com)
 
And that is how I  LOVE TO READ!
 
I want my students to LOVE to read!
 
So I have “changed it up!”
I have added flexible seating options in my classroom for kids to 
read in a comfortable, relaxed, enjoyable experience.
 
Every day after lunch my first graders do
 
READ  TO  SELF.
 
If you have not read the book

 

The Daily 5

The Daily 5

 
from “The 2  SISTERS”
  YOU  NEED  TO!
My first graders read to themselves.
 
Not to me,
Not to a partner,
JUST TO THEMSELVES!
 
Therefore…READ  TO  SELF!
 
I set the BIG TIMER!
 
online reading timer

Online Countdown Timer

 
 
I use THIS one.
 
We start the year at 6 minutes.  Read.
We work on increasing our reading STAMINA.
 Read longer.
Today, we are at 18 minutes!
 
18 minutes of uninterrupted reading 
of books THEY choose!
 
BUT there is MORE!
 
They don’t sit in rows.
They don’t sit at their desk.
 
We have flexible seating choices for reading.
 

 

 

flexible seating reading rockers

Reading Rockers for Read to Self

READING  ROCKERS

 

flexible seating stools

Tall Stools for Read to Self

TALL STOOLS

 

flexible seating short stools

Short Stools for Read to Self

SHORT  STOOLS

 

flexible seating chairs

Short chairs for Read to Self

SHORT  STOOLS  at  SHORT  TABLES
flexible seating

Short chairs for independent Reading

 
CHAIRS  by themselves

 

flexible seating rugs

Reading rugs for Read to Self

READING  RUGS

 

flexible seating

Corner Nooks for Independent Reading

 
CORNER  NOOKS

 

flexible seating floor

Student laying on the floor for Independent Reading

FLAT  OUT  ON  THE  FLOOR
 
And when we are done?
Stools under the tables.
Rockers stacked in baskets.
Rugs in the tub.
And chairs stacked.
 

 

flexible seating stools

Stools under the table

 

flexible seating stools

Tall stools under the table

 

flexible seating guided reading stools

Guided Reading stools under the table

 

flexible seating reading rockers

Reading Rockers stacked in laundry basket

 

flexible seating chairs

Short chairs stacked

They MOAN when the timer goes off. 
 
They ask during other times of the day
to Read in the Rockers.
 
THEY  WANT  TO  READ!
 
I have taught them to LOVE to READ..  
 
ANY HOW…ANY WHERE!
Flexible seating choices have made a HUGE difference
in the reading choices my students make.
 
They want harder books.
They want to read MORE!
 
It’s hard to walk into a first grade classroom
 
and hear…SILENCE.
 
But the “whispers” of reading are heard, daily!
UPDATE
More flexible seating CHOICES!
 
I won ..yes…won  these
4 AMAZING Stools at our recent
NorCAL Teachers Meet UP
in Pleasanton,CA!
 
Check out the fun at:
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flexible seating storage ottomans

Ottomans for reading stacked up

I was the BIG..WINNER  WINNER! 🙂
Yes…I won ALL  4
WHOOP!  WHOOP!

 

flexible seating wooden rocking chairs

Reading Rocking Chairs

And these Bad boys…
They are wooden rocking chairs,, and they SQUEAK!
I love to hear the squeak, squeak as they rock & READ!
Thank You Donor’s Choose!
 
My “flexible seating” is complete!
Now to “arrange” it into 
WORKSTATIONS!

 

                                                                    I absolutely LOVE IT!

 

( SO DO THE KIDDOS!)

 

Some of my “bloggy friends”
have also posted about
their experiences
with flexible seating.
Check them out.
How to fund and implement flexible seating

How to fund and implement flexible seating

 
10 things to know about flexible seating

10 things to know about flexible seating

 
flexible seating

flexible seating

 

 

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Opinion Piece Bundle

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Opinion Piece Bundle

 

Product Description

How to write an effective Opinion Piece Bundle includes:

-notes for students (What is an opinion piece? How do we write an opinion piece?…)
-work process sheets to help students organize their ideas
-an example of an effective opinion piece (an effective tool for teaching)
-a student self-evaluation and teacher evaluation

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

FREE MATH LESSON – “Regrouping Practice Sheet Freebies”

by Dragons Den

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

Are you tired of the same old regrouping practice sheets? Put a little fun into your students’ practice with these three practice sheet freebies. There is one regrouping subtraction sheet each for tens, hundreds and thousands. Each sheet has a grading key.;

Each sheet has 12 problems, which is enough to reinforce the concept, but not enough to overwhelm students. The opportunity to color after the computation is done, helps to ease the stress that often comes with regrouping.

The resource addresses Common Core standards: 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.7, 3.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4

These freebies are taken from a larger resource called “Dragon Eggs: A Regrouping Math Story Unit. To check it out go to:
Dragon Eggs-A Regrouping Math Story Unit

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

 

Product Description

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

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

Some of the reminders included:

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

Language Arts Lesson – ” Sight Word Coloring Practice, The Bundle”

By Sue Kayobie

Pre-K – 1st Grade


Easy and fun for your students to learn sight word and also your students have to color by the sight words.


This Bundle Include :
* 25 Pages Dolch Pre Primer
* 27 Pages Dolch Primer
* 25 Pages Dolch First Grade

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Sight Word Coloring Practice Pre-Primer
Sight Word Coloring Practice Primer
Sight Word Coloring Practice 1st Grade

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “How to Survive as a Firefly Vocabulary Posters”

by My Happy Place

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

This freebie includes five vocabulary posters that supplement the book How to Survive as a Firefly by Kristen Foote (illustrated by Erica Salcedo). The posters include photographs, definitions, and examples of vocabulary words from the book. The posters are also included in a smaller (quarter page) flashcard size.

The included vocabulary words are: metamorphosis, nocturnal, bioluminescence, insect, and predator.These vocabulary resources are useful for inclusion in a science center or as part of a unit on insects or life cycles.

About the Book

How to Survive as a Firefly is an entertaining and educational picture book that combines cartoon-like illustrations, humor, and lots of facts about fireflies. This book is full of tidbits of knowledge that range from simple facts to more complicated scientific details.

Book images created by Erica Salcedo are used with permission from The Innovation Press.

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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

 

Product Description

FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

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 (*NEW) 

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) A paragraph writing activity to revises the proper way to structure an argument in paragraph form, while teaching the themes in the novel.

6) 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 and paragraph writing exercise.)

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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

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

Language Arts Lesson – “Dolch Sight Word Fluency, The Bundle”

By Sue Kayobie

Pre-K – 1st Grade

This Bundle Include :
* 40 Pages Dolch Pre Primer
* 52 Pages Dolch Primer
* 41 Pages Dolch First Grade

Try the Freebie:)
Free Dolch Sight Word Fluency 

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Dolch Sight Word Fluency Pre-Primer
Dolch Sight Word Fluency Primer
Dolch Sight Word Fluency First Grade

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “I Am The Messenger Infographic”

by Connie

10th – 12th Grade

 

 

This visual summary reveals some of the major concepts of Markus Zusak’s realistic and honest coming-of-age novel, ‘I Am The Messenger.’ It includes Theme Topics, Symbols, Main Characters, Conflicts, Literary Elements, and two of Zusak’s profound word pictures. For more details,follow this link to checkout my coordinating 78-page unit plan for this novel:
I Am The Messenger Unit Plan

 

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Language Arts Lesson – “Alphabet Fine Motor Skills, The Bundle”

By Sue Kayobie

Pre-K – 1st Grade




This Bundle Include:
52 Pages of Alphabet Fine Motor Skills Set 1
26 Pages of Alphabet Fine Motor Skills Set 2
26 Pages of Alphabet Fine Motor Skills Set 3

Here are the individual products:
Alphabet Fine Motor Skills Set 1 
Alphabet Fine Motor Skills Set 2 
Alphabet Fine Motor Skills Set 3 

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Free Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry (NO PREP)

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Free Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry (NO PREP)

 

Product Description

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

This mini guide includes:

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

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

This is also part of a bundled poetry unit. Check it out at my store or by using the link below
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Unit-for-senior-students-1107375

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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

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 minutes

FREE MATH LESSON – “Solving Word Problems: Math Posters and Graphic Organizer”

by Runde’s Room

3rd – 10th Grade

 

 

A set of 7 math posters for your classroom that show students step-by-step how to decode and solve word problems. The problem-solving graphic organizer that correlates with these posters is also included. Use these posters and examples of student solutions using the graphic organizer to create a problem-solving bulletin board in your classroom.

 

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MATH LESSON – “Number 1 – 20, The Bundle”

By Sue Kayobie

Pre-K – 1st Grade


Number 1 – 20, The Bundle

This packet is designed to offer a fun, engaging and educational way to work on number recognition and counting skills during your school year. 


Here is the individual product:
Number 1 – 20 Count & Dab
Number 1 – 20 Find & Count
Number 1 – 20 Read & Trace

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Teaching the Essay Package

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Teaching the Essay Package

 

Product Description

TEACHING THE ESSAY – AN EASY TO USE GUIDE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

The Teaching the Essay package has been devised as a resource to help guide students develop their essay writing skills. This comprehensive package includes details on how to structure an essay as well as how to develop arguments. This visually attractive handout contains practical examples and guides students with revision questions to keep them on track.

The package focuses on: (Package contains 13 pages)

– Format (Introduction – thesis, development, conclusion)
– Developing arguments
– Tips for writing
– Practical examples
– Quote insertion and selection
– Comprehensive transitions list
– How to analyse
– Paragraphing and how to format arguments within the paragraphs
– Style and flow (transitions)
– Revision questions
– Practical essay analogy
– Strategies in writing

I have been using and revising this document for over 10 years and it has proved to be a most useful tool for teaching the essay.

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Rocket Reader Summer BINGO Card”

by Charity Preston

2nd – 6th Grade

 

 

Hey teaching friends! I was feeling particularly crafty today and thought I would whip up a fun freebie for you!

I know it is hard when you know your students might not be reading as much in the summer as you would like. Or worry that your incoming students will also suffer from the “summer slump” before returning to school in the fall.

Well, how about a fun little incentive that you could use to enforce the idea that reading is actually F-U-N??

Check out my Rocket Reader Summer Reading BINGO Card!

Read about reward ideas and implementation at THIS BLOG POST

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “August Hand Writing Practice Book Freebies”

By Sue Kayobie

Kindergarten, 1st Grade


Inside you will find:
– 3 pages of Hand Writing Practice BW version.
– 3 pages of Hand Writing Practice color version.

In this pack, your early writer will learn how to trace the words, trace the whole sentence and they have to copy the sentence. It’s fun and perfect for your early writer. These activities work well for fluency practice, homework, and for assessment use.

August Hand Writing Practice Book Freebies

 Here is the preview of this product.

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

 

 

Product Description

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

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Total Pages
43 pages and 64 slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Guided Reading or Novel Study End of Book Project Choices”

by Wise Guys

4th – 6th Grade

 

 

This is a reading document that includes project choices for students when they finish a novel unit, guided reading book, or literature circle activity. It can be easily adapted for any story that your students read. It is a great way to assess comprehension and is fun too!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – ” July Hand Writing Practice Book Freebies”

By Sue Kayobie

Kindergarten, 1st Grade


Inside you will find:
– 3 pages of Hand Writing Practice BW version.
– 3 pages of Hand Writing Practice color version.

In this pack, your early writer will learn how to trace the words, trace the whole sentence and they have to copy the sentence. It’s fun and perfect for your early writer. These activities work well for fluency practice, homework, and for assessment use.

July Hand Writing Practice Book Freebies

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Poetry Through Song – A No Prep Unit

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Poetry Through Song - A No Prep Unit

 

Product Description

Half price for a limited time only!

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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Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
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Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Menu Activity”

by SchoolBoxTreasures

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Use this handout as part of your lessons using the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

*Students have just been promoted to District Manager of the Cloud Cafeteria Express. District 9 over the town of ChewandSwallow have been complaining of off food choices and childhood obesity. It is the students job as district manager to create a menu for the town that focuses on the food pyramid.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “CVC Matching Practice Free Samples”

By Sue Kayobie

Kindergarten, 1st Grade


This product includes color and BW (black and white) short vowel CVC Matching Practice. Your students will need to read the CVC words and match them with the right pictures. This is also great for your students that still need to work on their motor skills. 

I hope this will be fun activities for your students as they learn CVC Words.

The CVC Words included in this pack are :

*Short A: ab, ad, ag, am, an, ap, ar, at, ax.

*Short E: eb, ed, eg, em, en, et.

*Short I: ib, id, ig, im, in, ip, it, ix.

*Short O: ob, od, og, om, op, ot, ox.

*Short U: ub, ud, ug, um,un, up, us, ut, ux.

CVC Matching Practice Free Samples

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The Three Paragraph Essay

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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.

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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)
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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

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Common Core Checklist Kindergarten ELA and Math”

by That Science Guy

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten

 

 

Kindergarten Common Core State Standards ELA and Math Condensed Checklist. The Common Core State Standards can be a daunting task to review and use. This condensed version has been developed to help teachers work easily with the standards. This resource is classroom ready and color coded. It can be used as a checklist.

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Checklist-Kindergarten-ELA-and-Math-212460

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Writing Activity

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Creative Writing Activity

 

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

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

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

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

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “CVC Short Vowel Easy & Fun Practice Free Samples”

By Sue Kayobie

Kindergarten, 1st Grade


This product includes color and BW (black and white) short vowel CVC Practice. Your students will need to read the CVC words, trace the words, and cut & paste the pictures into the matching CVC words.

I hope this will be fun activities for your students as they learn CVC Words.

The CVC Words included in this pack are :
*Short A: ab, ad, ag, am, an, ap, at, ax.
*Short E: eb, ed, eg, em, en, et.
*Short I: ib, id, ig, im, in, ip, it, ix.
*Short O: ob, od, og, om, op, ot, ox.
*Short U: ub, ud, ug, um,un, up, us, ut, ux.



CVC Short Vowel Easy & Fun Practice Free Samples

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Alphabet Chart Freebie”

by I Love 1st Grade by Cecelia Magro

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

This is a chart for use with my Phonemic Awareness and Phonics unit. I love this multisensory alphabet. I use it with Dr. Jeans alphabet aerobics and who let the sounds out.
Enjoy
Cecelia

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Chart-Freebie-138767

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON- ” Free CVC Short Vowel Word Hunt”

By Sue Kayobie

Kindergarten, 1st Grade

This product includes 5 pages BW (black and white) short vowel CVC word hunt. Your students will need to read the CVC words list, find the CVC words in a crossword puzzle, highlight the CVC words, and color the short vowel CVC pictures.

I hope this will be fun activities for your students as they learn their CVC short vowel words.

 Free CVC Short Vowel Word Hunt

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Caterpillar Home Reading Bookmarks”

by Ripper Reading Resources

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Use these bookmarks to let parents know the purpose of the text sent home for home reading – Read to Me, Read with Me, Read By Myself 🙂

Concept and wording © Ripper Reading Resources

This resource is for personal/classroom use only and is not to be distributed further. Multiple licenses are now available at TpT for half price. No sharing of this product is permitted through internet groups/blogs, offline groups, school district or regional websites/servers, discussion lists, school websites/servers, or personal websites.

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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 portrayal 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 four pages.

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

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Poetry Through Song Unit
Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
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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

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour