Category Archives : 7th Grade


FREE MISC. LESSON – “IEP Forms and Checklists”

by Fourth Grade Frenzy

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

This FREE special education resource will help you with IEP implementation. This special ed. resource includes:

Modifications and Accommodations Checklist to attach to assignments (great for home school communication)

IEP Goal Tracking Form (for use in a data binder)

I hope this freebie helps you implement your IEP’s! You may also like this:

Co-Teaching Resource Notebook

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Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

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

The unit includes:

-A Copy of the short story

-An anticipation reading guide

-a two-page literary element cheat sheet

-plot graph

-word wall

-Character trait explanation sheet

-Characterization activity

-Writing evaluation (or activity) with an evaluation sheet

-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!


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Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages 18 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 3 days


Free Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Product Description

This is a nice visual to help students remember the process of developing themes.

Free Poster to help students remember the steps to take when developing themes in literature.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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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 1 page

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Freebie: Spread the Gospel through Trade board game”

by Kathleen Applebee

4th – 12th Grade

Spread the Gospel through Trade is a cooperative game encouraging players to band together versus a common enemy – the devil. To win, players will need to share resources and make joint plans and decisions. SGT uses interpersonal skills like planning ahead, listening, sharing, negotiating, etc. that are needed for teamwork and collaboration with others in the real world. While sharing ideas and strategies, players are engaging higher level thinking even when it is not their turn.

SGT also gives practice in economic decision making, reading maps, charts and relating scripture to these. Play consists of players spreading the gospel to every region, financed through wise trading, in a limited number of turns while adverse circumstances and the devil try to thwart their efforts.

ZIP file includes .PDFs with game board, tokens, cards and directions.
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Differentiated Spelling Homework Menu”

by Charity Preston

2nd – 8th Grade

This is a great tool for getting spelling homework returned every week! Parents and students love the free choice it creates! 

Students pick from a wide menu of items that are valued at different points, making sure to turn in enough points to satisfy the teacher requirement. Even on short weeks, just reduce the number of points required. Management tip: Run the menu off on card stock, laminate, hole punch, and place in a three-prong homework folder so you save paper on spelling homework all year long! Or print the different templates on different colors to keep it fresh and fun throughout the year (place in a sheet protector) in the 3 brads of a 2-pocket folder.

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Spelling Flip Book

Product Description

The Spelling Flip Book is designed to help young learners become familiar with spelling rules and to incorporate them into their work.

Students can color and personalize their flip books to enhance the spelling learning experience.

I always like encouraging my students to use their flip books as reference sheets when they are working to promote good spelling habits. The goal is that eventually, by using the flip book when working, the student will begin to remember common errors made in the past and correct them. I have had much success with this strategy in my classes.

I’ve also included a color copy and an answer key – a total of 18 pages.

It’s teaching made easy!

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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

Total Pages 18 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration N/A



FREE MATH LESSON – “Methods of Data Analysis | Poster on Mean, Median, Mode and Range”

by LittleStreams

5th – 8th Grade

This is a simple and completely FREE poster on the four common methods of data analysis. It states simply how to find each.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Early Finishers Math Activities Puzzles and Riddle”

by Misty Miller

6th – 7th Grade

Practice multiplying decimals, dividing fractions, and integer operations with this mini math pack of activities. This pack includes print and go math activities to engage your students. These math activities are great for math centers/math stations, early finishers, individual assignments, or leave with a sub.

Early Finishers Mini Math includes:

 a square puzzle activity sheet with key (solve the multiplying decimals problems, cut & paste the puzzle to create a 4×4 square)

 a riddle math sheet with key (15 integer math problems to solve and a riddle to answer)

 I Have It cut & paste activity (9 dividing fractions problems)

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Product Description

Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit

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

I found a solution!

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

Once these circles have been implemented and students know who their group members are and what they are supposed to do, it is a great prep to leave a supply teacher.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (27 pages)

Activities included focus on:

-nouns

-adjectives

-verbs

-adverbs

-prepositions

-conjunctions

-putting in all together

-correct use of pronouns

-who and whom

-that and which

-who’s and whose

-that and who

-pronoun case

-pronoun agreement

-active and passive voice

-verb tenses (present, past, future)

-verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)

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

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

Also included are free Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters to decorate your class.

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

(51 pages total for this unit)

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

Total Pages 51 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration N/A


The Three Paragraph Essay

Product Description

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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

Total Pages 2 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Science Lab Inventory Form”

by Amy Brown Science

3rd – 12th Grade

Science Lab Inventory Form

An organized teacher is a happy teacher! If you are required to turn in a lab inventory each year, this simple form will help you get organized and stay organized.

At my school, we are required to turn in a lab inventory at the end of each and every year. The first year I had to do this, I was a bit overwhelmed by the task. My lab is fairly well equipped, and it took a long time for me to list each item.

Now, several years later, this is a simple and easy task. I keep my lab inventory list in a convenient location in my lab. As the year progresses, I remove consumable items that have been used up, or items that have been broken. When I purchase new supplies, I simply add them to the list as the new items arrive.

This form is just one page of over 100 pages that are included in my “Ultimate Science Teacher Binder of Forms, Organizers and Calendars” which can be viewed by clicking this link.

The lab inventory form is completely editable. You can print out copies and write on them, or you can type directly into the form on your computer.

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Common Core Bundle for the Science and Technical Subjects Grades 6-8

Common Core Bundle for the Science and Technical Subjects Grades 9-10

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Common Core Bundle for the Science and Technical Subjects Grades 11-12

Introduction to Science: 34 Warm ups, bell ringers, or inserts for science interactive notebooks

Common Core Task Cards for ANY Science Informational Text (Set of 75 cards)

Common Core Checklists for Science and Technical Standards in Grades 6-8

Common Core Checklists for Science and Technical Subjects in Grades 9 – 10

Common Core Checklists for Science and Technical Subjects in Grades 11-12

Graphic Organizers for Common Core Science and Technical Subjects Standards

Free! Graphic Organizer for Reading Science Informational Text

Calendars: Important Dates in Science History

Mini Posters for Common Core Science and Technical Subjects Grades 6-8

Mini Posters for Common Core Science and Technical Subjects Grades 9-10

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Science-themed Note Cards

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Speech Evaluation with drop down boxes

Product Description

Please note that this document does not work with a Mac computer. Automated Comment Generator for SPEECHES

This document has been created to help teachers evaluate students during the speech evaluation. It is created in a Microsoft Word document so that you can easily modify it to suit your particular classroom needs. (You also have the option to copy and paste the entire page, or certain elements.) The document is completely modifiable, even the comments. The “grunt work” has been done for you.

This quickens the evaluation process and will help the teacher to write down information more quickly. This particular document has been embedded with drop down boxes with comments on: elements of persuasion and argumentation, communication, the quality of information, the quality of sources, and the quality of visual aids. 

Please see the preview for a better idea of how this product can help you to assess your students.It’s teaching made easy! 

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Total Pages 1 page

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

Product Description

Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their own success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.


Included within this document are over 20 different self-evaluation grids.

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:
 Helps the teacher justify the final mark;
Helps the teacher create meaningful evaluation grids;
 Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;
 Helps parents and students better understand the task required;
 Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

This package was created in a Word document in order to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

This self-evaluation package contains self-evaluation grids for:
 Newspaper article
 Short story writing (intermediate and senior)
 Essay writing (various different types)
 Essay evaluation rubrics (for teacher –with and without sources)
 Independent study unit
 Research paper
 Skits
 Board game
 Group work
 Opinion piece
 Editorial
 Friendly letter
 Debate
 Movie review
 Journals
 Scrapbook
 Seminar
 Speech
 Riddle writing

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Picnic Cut and Paste”

by Simply Special Ed

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Cut and Paste is a valuable skill that some students need direct instuction to master.

HOW IT WORKS:
+ Students must cut on lines then put picture back together and paste in top box. 
+ Perfect for OT sessions, fine motor practice, preschool, special education and more! 
+ Improve efficiency using these sheets! 
+ Allow students to choose a picture each day for extra practice.
+ Increase difficulty by fading prompts as student is more successful

INCLUDES differentiated versions:
– color with highlights
– b&w with highlights
– color no highlight
– b&w no highlight

Watch a video spotlight for the bundle here!:
Cut and Paste Fine Motor Video Spotlight

Grab the year long bundle at a discount here: 
Growing Bundle: Cut and Paste Fine Motor Sheets

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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


ELA Report Card Comments

Product Description

The end of a school year or semester is always a challenge for English Language Arts teachers. Between the marking, end of the year activities, and packing up your class for the following year, creating individual and meaningful comments on students’ report cards can be challenging.

I say, take back your weekends! I am sharing my mid and end of year report card ELA comments with you. There are over 70 comments for you to use and personalize your ELA report cards.

There are comments on:

-supporting an opinion

-argument development

-speeches

-theme development

-theme development while using historical context for analysis purposes

-supporting arguments in essay form

-Reading strategies

-reading comprehension

-Group work and literature circles

-novel study

There are also a slew of next step comments as well.

Each section is divided by levels 1,2, 3, and 4 where you can select the appropriate comment to accompany the mark the student received.

It’s teaching made easy!

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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 6 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

Product Description

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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

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

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

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

Pages total 58 pages

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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!
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I’ve Been to the Promised Land

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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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Keywords: End of the Year Activities, End of year activities, End-of-the-Year Activities, End of the Year Games, End of the Year Reflection

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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 ☺ 

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The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

“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!

You may also be interested in the following products:

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages 16 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration N/A


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.

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

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 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:
The Great Gatsby
The Giver
Ransom of Red Chief
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Speak
The Hunger Games
Frankenstein
Beowulf

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Bright Ideas @ Faulkner’s Fast Five

Original Cover Photography by Julie Faulkner Photography

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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.

You may also be interested in:

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Total Pages10 pages
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Episode 38 Excedrin-Free End-of-the-Year Organization: Get Out Your Packing Tape!

The end is in sight, and you have to think about packing up your classroom for the summer. Whether you’re required to pack up your entire room for the summer, or tuck your teaching goodies away in cabinets and closets, this episode is for you. It doesn’t have to be a headache. Listen in as we discuss ways we keep ourselves organized… or not (SOME of us are a little unorganized, but we get an A+ for effort). We laugh a little, and bitch a little, but you’ll come away with a new idea or two!

Listen on iTunes here

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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

Total Pages 6 pages

Answer Key N/A

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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!

Total Pages 2 pages

Answer Key N/A

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREEBIE Magical Math Solve and Color (Set of Four)”

by Smith Curriculum and Consulting

4th – 8th Grade

Looking for a little something to fill some time in your classroom while also reviewing a concept or two? This one page Solve and Color is the perfect addition to your classroom activities or to leave for a sub activity! 

This FREEBIE Include:
► Magical Math Coloring Page (for use with all four problem pages
► FOUR problem pages (Multiplication, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, All Operations with Integers and One-Step Equations)
► Answer Keys for EACH of the four pages
► Color Key 

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Personal Copyright: The purchase of this product allows you to use these activities in your personal classroom for your students. You may continue to use them each year but you may not share the activities with other teachers unless additional licenses are purchased. The license for this purchase is NON-TRANSFERABLE. Site and District Licenses are also available.

4mulaFun®Flippables™ and Solve and Snip™ are trademarks of Smith Curriculum and Consulting (formerly FormulaFun Inc. dba 4mulaFun), and are registered in the United States and abroad. The trademarks and names of other companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © Smith Curriculum and Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved.

DISCLAIMER: With the purchase of this file you understand that this file is not editable in any way. You will not be able to manipulate the lessons and/or activities inside to change numbers and/or words.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Growth Mindset Posters”

by Cherry Workshop

1st – 12th Grade

This is a set of 6 beautiful growth mindset inspiring posters. 

Great for primary color decor classroom as they come with bright primary color backgrounds. 

Included are 6 posters. 
Letter format – 8,5 in x 11 in

You may also like the other Primary Colors Classroom Decor elements with the same design: 

Primary Colors Classroom Theme BUNDLE

Primary Colors Bulletin Board Letters

Happy Decorating 
&
Happy Teaching!


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