Category Archives : GRADE LEVELS


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

Product Description

This individual 2-day lesson teaches poetry through song lyrics

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

Poetry should be fun, and it can be! 

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

Total Pages 7 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 2 days


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Happy Earth Day Stickers”

by Science Etc

Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Here are some great little stickers to help you celebrate earth day. There are three different colored stickers in this file. Print to labels specified in the download and have fun!
Science, Etc.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

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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!

Total Pages 2 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Pastel Frames Collection”

by Activities by Jill

5th – 12th Grade

This a perfect spring palette in the form of a PowerPoint template with framed pages. Create your own presentations or use the pages as digital papers to create other products. 

Eleven different slides are included for personal or commercial use. Please see the preview to see all colors included.

All clipart and/or templates are created by Activities by Jill. Whether free or paid, all graphics may be used for personal and/or commercial use. No additional licenses are required. However, please give credit and link back to my TPT store if you choose to use my clipart/template commercially. Terms of Use for proper use are included with your download.

If you use this item commercially, please either use my store button (included in the download) linked to my store address or give credit in your description as: “Template/Clipart courtesy of Activities by Jill @ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Activities-By-Jill”.

Designs and images are the creative property of Activities by Jill and should not be redistributed unless incorporated and secured in a new original design/product.

Pastel Frames Collection by Activities by Jill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Vegetables Match for Special Education FREE”

by Simply Special Ed

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

A free matching activity for your independent work systems!

Tips for use:

+ 2 levels included

+ Use in a file folder

+ Cut into cards for a task box

+ Bind into a book to keep together

+ Add velcro to the back of a full page laminated piece of paper to store pieces


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FREE MATH LESSON – “Easter Ten-Frames”

by Math Coach’s Corner

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Easter-themed ten-frames help students build a conceptual understanding of numbers to ten. Includes suggestions for use.

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You might also like Add It Up! Dot Cards for Addition and Subtraction or
Be Wise Subitize!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Spring Papers Freebie”

by KB Konnected

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Includes 2 pastel papers perfect for spring. Enjoy!

⭐⭐⭐You may also like…
Let’s Go Fly a Kite Clip Art
Spring and Summer Clip Art Variety Pack
Easter Clip Art Variety Pack
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Spring Page Dividers – Clip Art

Commercial use welcome. Thanks for following guidelines of my TOU.

KB Konnected TOU
1. May not be sold as clip art, frames, borders, or digital papers. 
2. All your commercial products/freebies using KB…Konnected clip art/frames/papers/graphics must include my credit button (included in file) with a link to my store.
3. All your products/freebies must be in a flattened (locked) format such as PDF.
4. KB…Konnected retains all copyrights to images/graphics and you may not claim them as your own.
5. May be used for Smartboard (or interactive whiteboard) products if images are locked down and are not easily lifted (stolen) by others, such as a pdf.



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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 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Easter Bunny’s Multiplication and Division Game! Math Centers!”

by Alferi

3rd – 5th Grade

A fun freebie to review multiplication and division facts!

Great for centers!

26 problems and answers included

One player must be Bunny to check answers!

Enjoy!

Thanks for all you do and have a great week!

Sincerely,
Kimberly Sullivan


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FREE Frankenstein Debate

Product Description

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. 

If you enjoy it, please visit my store to see what else I have to offer and leave a comment.

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 4 pages


FREE MATH LESSON – “Place Value Challenge”

by Katie Jones

2nd Grade

This is a fairly simple game for students to practice their place value skills to the hundreds. Two students play against each other. Each student picks 3 number cards from a pile and tries to make the biggest number they can. The player with the biggest number gets a star. The winner is the player with the most stars. I’ve also included a recording sheet for students to practice writing standard form, word form, and expanded form.

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Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint

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The Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint

is an easy way to introduce both a creative writing unit or a creative writing class. The PowerPoint includes thought-provoking questions and includes an overview of what writing should and shouldn’t be.

The PowerPoint includes 13 slides with the following titles:

-Activity on students’ expectations of the class

– All about being a writer

-Course overview (ex. Characterization, story structure, etc.)

– Stephen King on Writing

– Inspirational quotes from famous writers about writing

-The writing process

-General and realistic goals in writing

-Students’ personal goal about writing

– Ice breaking activity (So… What’s your story?)

– Grammar and spelling in writing

-Formatting

– Homework activity

Please see the preview for more details.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series:

Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing

Creative Writing Activity

Buidling Suspense in Creative Writing

Creative Characters in Creative Writing

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 13 slides

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration 1 hour


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Hoppy Easter Candy Bag Toppers”

by Doodles and Kreations

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Give your students and your friends a treat for Easter with this cute candy bag topper.

Included:
1 page of 4 candy bag toppers

As per our copyright law, please only use in ONE classroom.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Doodles and Kreations

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

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The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

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

The unit includes:

-A Copy of the short story

-An anticipation reading guide

-a two-page literary element cheat sheet

-plot graph

-word wall

-Character trait explanation sheet

-Characterization activity

-Writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“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

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

Included in the mini-unit is:

• A copy of the short story

• A prediction chart

• An anticipation guide

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

• Author’s purpose activity sheet

• How to develop a theme sheet with an example

• A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

• An answer key for all activities

• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

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

The resource includes:

-An anticipation guide

-A copy of the short story

-Questions for comprehension

-Plot graph activity

-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

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

-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

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

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

24 pages total

Individual Short Story Mini-Units:

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Seventh Grade Mini Unit

Charles Short Story Mini Unit

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Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 74 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free! “SPRING INTO READING” Bookmarks for Easter or Spring”

by Christine Maxwell Hand to Heart

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Free! Here are two pages of bookmarks for Easter and Spring. One page is in color and the other is grayshades.

They can be used to motivate reading with the words “SPRING INTO READING.” The clip art is appropriate for a wide range of groups.

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The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit

Product Description

The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit” is perfect for teaching students to analyze literature in a meaningful way. All of the prep work and thinking has been done for you. This truly is a print-and-go resource. The mini-unit includes 5 lesson plans, an interactive PowerPoint presentation to introduce the story’s historical context, student activities, as well as a detailed answer key. The mini-unit also includes a creative writing piece which allows students to play around with voice and situate themselves within the context of the times.

This lesson is suitable for grades 9 to 12.

60 pages and 19 slides total in this unit.

See below for further details.

The PowerPoint is an interactive presentation with information about the author, the context of the time, notes on feminist literature and its history, information about Weir Mitchell and the rest cure, experts form François Poullain de la Barre’s “The Woman as Good as the Man, and an excerpt from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “Émile, or On Education” to help students understand women’s frustrations and the want for change.

The Lesson Plans contain 5 comprehensive lessons, which fully explore this work’s mastery and teaches students to think critically by annotating the work. The lesson plans include journal topics, class discussions, and exit tickets, as well as learning goals for each lesson for students to fully grasp the importance of this work.

The student Activities include an activity on symbolism, an activity on theme, a tutorial on how to develop themes in paragraph form (this is an important skill for ELA students), an example of a developed theme, and a paragraph organizer.

Two copies of the short story are included – a copy of the short story with space for students to annotate the work and an annotated copy for the teacher or for differentiated learning as the case may be. (Provided in Word as well as PDF format to allow you to add your own annotations.)

Two evaluations are also included: (All evaluations are available Word and PDF format to suit students’ needs.)

· One evaluation is a creative writing assignment where students assume the voice of a man during the 1890’s responding to Mary Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights.

· Also included is an analysis evaluation where students must develop one of the themes from the work. (A sample answer is provided with rubric)

A comprehensive answer key is provided for all work.

Please see the preview for a more visual explanation.

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Romeo and Juliet – No Prep Unit
Death of a Salesman – No Prep Unit
Frankenstein No Prep Unit
Much Ado About Nothing Unit

Total Pages 60 pages and 19 slides
Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 Week


FREE MATH LESSON – “1st Grade Math Worksheets”

by Teaching Second Grade

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

1st Grade Math Worksheets
Facts to 10
FREEBIE

Do your students need extra practice with their addition facts? Then this set will do the job. There are 2 focus numbers on each page with corresponding math facts to cut and sort. I have included 2 pages for each set of numbers for additional practice.

I hope you enjoy this freebie. I would really appreciate your feedback:)

This is the first of many cut and paste activity sets!

Please take a look at similar sets below:

CUT AND PASTE FACTS TO 10 (FREEBIE)
CUT AND PASTE FACTS (11 TO 20)
CUT AND PASTE (ODD AND EVEN)
CUT AND PASTE NUMBER SORTS (0 TO 10)

ALSO, TAKE A LOOK AT MY OTHER CUT AND PASTE SETS:
• Abbreviations Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Analogies Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Antonyms Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Guide Words Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Homographs WOrksheets Cut and Paste
• Homphones Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Syllables Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Synonyms Worksheets Cut and Paste
• Grammar Bundle #1 Cut and Paste
• Grammar Bundle #2 Cut and Paste



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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Cracked Easter Egg Match-Up”

by It’s a Wicked Good Life

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

An Easter/Spring themed upper and lower case ABCs match-up. 

An additional use for these cards is giving students half and egg and their matching upper/lower case letter section of the egg is their partner for group activities.


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Birthday Straws Freebie”

by victoria moore

Pre-Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Birthday straws are a cheap, easy gift for your students! Pick up some crazy straws at the store and print these tags out…you are all set! I’ve included both pirate themed and beach themed tags. Enjoy!


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Free:Lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

Product Description

This FREE lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

This mini bundle includes:

– a complete lesson plan for the teacher
– Student notes on poetry analysis (TPCASTT method of analysis)
– The poem (student copy)
– Annotated poem (for the teacher) and an answer sheet

This lesson is part of a more comprehensive unit:
Click here to view the Poetry Unit for Senior Students)

Just photocopy and teach.

It’s teaching made easy!

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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

Total Pages 10 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 90 minutes



FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Easter Math Activity”

by Apple House Learning

1st – 2nd Grade

FREE Easter Math Skip Counting. 

This activity is from my Super Easter Math Packet.

: Dr. Pearlena Wallace, Apple House Learning℠
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We teach So Hard…Episode 30 Standardized Testing and Your Sanity

It’s getting to be that time of year. Test prep… test prep… TEST PREP! You know what we’re talking about, don’t you? The testing manual says it should take an hour to complete the test, and it takes three hours. Nothing says, “I need a drink” like testing days. In this episode, we bitch and moan, share tips and tricks, and we laugh and cry a little, too. Listen to this instead of chewing your nails down to the quick!

Listen on iTunes click here

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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!

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You may also be interested in the following products: 
Poetry Through Song Unit
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Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 7 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Easter Egg Square”

by Learn for the Long Haul

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

The Easter Egg Square by Charles Akins is a heart-warming and beautifully illustrated text with a powerful message of hope. It is about a very special little egg named Kubely who longs to be chosen to be an Easter egg for the King’s Easter celebrations.

If you are looking for a fun Easter story with cartoon illustrations that will inspire your little artists, this book is perfect for you! The Easter Egg Square is readily available as an e-book.

Includes:

* Descriptions of four of the elements of design
* Questions and activities for each element of design
* Activities and questions inspired by the text
* Higher-order thinking questions 

Artist reflections make a great accompaniment to any art display. These free Owl Artist Statement templates will do the trick!

Learn for the Long Haul

More time-saving resources by Learn for the Long Haul:

Addition and Subtraction Task Cards

Multiplication Mastery

Music of Dolphins

Quick Reading Assessment

Art Activities based on The Easter Egg Square by Charles Akins by Learn for the Long Haul is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


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Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

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The Fishbowl activity is mostly useful during literature circles or in a novel study. Quite literally, the group in the center is being watched by the rest of the class, while they are discussing elements of fiction. This activity is a very important tool in order to teach students how group discussions should run, what is to be said, and how it is to be said. Many times the leader of the discussion doesn’t know how to prompt members to elaborate upon their contributions. This will certainly help.

In addition, it is often difficult for a teacher to evaluate these discussions, which is the reason I have created this package. It is easy to use and you can merely check boxes to quickly assess each member of the groups.

This package contains:
• An explanation of The Fishbowl Activity
• How to run a Fishbowl Activity (within the realm of a literature circle)
• Why such an activity is important
• Evaluation sheets one can use to easily evaluate the discussions and roles of students

It’s teaching made easy!

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)
Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages 8 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Mystery Words Double Consonants {FREE}”

by Reading and Writing Redhead

1st – 3rd Grade

This free Mystery Words sample includes eight task cards that will have your students practicing a bit of phonics skills, spelling and even a little problem solving in order to figure out what mystery word each riddle is hinting at.

Click here to see the full Mystery Words Double Consonants Resource with all 20 cards and accompanying activities.

This is also part of a Mega Bundle of Mystery Words! Look at it here!

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Mystery Word Consonant-le

Editing Practice – Capital Letters and Periods

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Cause and Effect Skill Practice Pack

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March Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

St. Patricks Day and so many more tried and true teaching ideas are here
for you to check out this March.  Best yet,soon it will be spring and
the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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A Stranger in a Strange Classroom, It’s Standardized Testing Time!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For a multitude of teachers and kids, the anticipation of spring and excitement of summer break are shrouded by stressful thoughts that emerge during testing season.  Of course, if you’re an educator, you can’t get away from it, stress is your ever present companion, it’s an inherent part of the job, especially during this time of year. To add insult to injury, if your students do poorly, it’s on you.

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The Thief of Joy
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 

 Finding joy in the selection of read-alouds this month.

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Slope for Vertical and Horizontal Lines

I work in the Math Lab at the community college where I also teach. Last week, I had two College Algebra students who were having difficulty with slope. They knew the equation y = mx + b, but were unsure when it came to horizontal or vertical lines. Read how I used visuals to help these students.

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 Advice From The Coach
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight 

Check out this advice from a famous basketball coach. It can be effectively applied to teaching, too.

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 Watermelon Subtraction
By Margot Gentile of Margot Gentile

Watermelon slices naturally look like big smiles, don’t they? There will be smiles all around as children manipulate the movable parts to “bite” into watermelon slices and remove seeds. They will be delighted to “see” and understand the concept of subtraction and teachers will love this freebie!

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 6 Confusing Words to Master
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Learning to master confusing words, is an essential skill for all writers.

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Today We Are Leprechauns

Learn how you can use STEM in your elementary classroom this March with a fun Leprechaun activity. All smart Leprechauns hide their gold, but a truly tricky one will also build a protective container to keep out humans. Check out the ideas my students came up with in this St. Patrick’s Day STEM lesson.

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 Classroom Seating Arrangements for Grades 4-8
By  Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Classroom seating arrangements can make or break a classroom. Learn about four classroom seating arrangements that work and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Striving & Thriving: Remembering Purpose in the Reading Classroom
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings

Sometimes, your teaching attitude just nose dives into the concrete pavement, and sometimes it takes new learning opportunities and our students to remind us that we are striving and thriving. Grab a box of tissues!
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Building Student Empowerment
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 It was my first year of teaching and I was a little nervous and very excited about my first parent-teacher conferences. 3 parents out of my 27 students showed up. 30+ years later. . I have 100% parent participation.

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Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

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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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 4 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration 1 hour



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Plot Diagram, Posters, Participation Rubric, Incentives, One Pager Activity”

by English Oh My

4th – 12th Grade

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Over the course of 5 days (the first one you will receive in a few hours), you will receive:

1. A Plot Diagram

2. Hallway, Passes, Incentives Oh My! (Editable)

3. Participation Rubric (Editable)

4. 10 Quotation Posters

5. One Pager Assignment (Editable)

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Senior Language Arts Learning Goals Posters



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Senior Language Arts Learning Goals Poster

Learning goals are important for our students’ education and learning. When we have a goal in mind when teaching, everything else serves a specific purpose, and everything seems to fall into place. As teachers, we are asked to display these learning goals in our classroom, but for me, this wasn’t possible.

With 30 plus students in my class, I didn’t have time to write my learning goals on chart paper or display them on the board. Hmmm… what’s a girl to do? 

I created these posters to make my life, as well as yours, easier. This bundle offers ALL of the senior, (grade 12) goals and is in line with the Common Core as well as the Canadian curriculums.

The bundle includes: 

A 14-page checklist of all of the learning goals, which can help the teacher keep track of what’s been covered and what hasn’t. 

55 Learning Goal posters (8×11) that can easily be posted on the bulletin board or the chalkboard at the front of the class. 

These posters allow students to track learn the focus of the lesson.

Three strands are covered: (with the focus of each poster clearly indicated) 
1) Reading and Interpretation 
2) Writing and Representation
3) Oral and Oral-Visual Communication

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products: 

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

Total Pages 64 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A