Category Archives : 7th Grade


I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

 

Product Description

The goal of this game is to help students memorize and understand FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE through the use of games. Playing rather than memorizing is a fun activity that will engage students in a classroom.

Included in this purchase is the MASTER SHEET, which contains the answers, attractive STUDENT CARDS, which you can print and cut out in colour (on card stock and laminate for sustainable use), and A SET OF RULES explaining how the game works.

This package contains 23 cards and 12 extra blank cards in case you have a bigger class.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages

11 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine Monster Clipart”

by Elementary Creations

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

FREEBIE!! This will be free for this weekend only!
These are fun and colorful monster clipart that can be used for Valentine’s day. You can use them for personal or commercial use. There are 5 silly monsters plus there BW set for a total of 10 monsters. All graphics are saved in a PNG format and have high resolution. If you distribute the graphics for a fee or for free I do ask that you give credit back to me. Simple add my store logo or my link to your product.
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Probability and Chance Posters”

by Keep Calm and Teach

4th – 8th Grade

 

 

These two posters show the difference between probability and chance.
The chance poster includes a percent symbol and a number line to show how certain, likely, unlikely, and impossible an event is based on the percent of it happening.
The probability poster includes a fraction symbol and a number line to show how certain, likely, unlikely, and impossible an event is based on the percent of it happening.

More Math Resouces and Games:
Geometry Math Game Set: Three Dimensional Shapes
Lines and Angles I Have, Who Has Games
Candy Math: Fractions, Decimals, Graphing, …
Triangle Poster Set
Properties of Multiplication Set
Transformation Posters
Place Value Poster with Decimals
St. Patrick’s Day Math: Fractions, Decimals, Percent

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Valentine Card”

by Barnett’s School House

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

Here’s something a little different for all you TpT sellers out there! Enjoy this funny, yet perfect Valentine Card for your special someone. If you truly enjoy sitting side by side and scrolling through your phone, then this card will be perfect!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

– 2 Jpg files 5×7 and 8×10 format
– 1 PDF file
– high-resolution: 300 dpi for perfect printing quality

YOU MAY:
-use this for your significant other
-share this on your blogs with a link back to my store

These designs are copyrighted by Barnett’s School House, you may not resell, redistribute or share these templates in whole for any reason.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Digital Paper- Chevron Retro Pack”

by Miss S’s Sixers

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a set of 12 colorful chevron backgrounds perfect for any project…and it is FREE! I have had such wonderful feedback from people about my other background, that I have decided to make this one also free!

Size= 8.5″ by 11″— great for a PowerPoint Slide!

This digital paper is for personal or commercial use. Please just include my logo in the product you use it for.

Comes in a ZIP file

Other FREE Digital Papers:
Curvy Stripes
Colorful Stripes
Pastel Polka Dots

 

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

 

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

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

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

I found a solution!

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

The package includes:

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

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

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

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

(27 pages total for this unit)

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

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

It’s teaching made easy!

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

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

 

Product Description

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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

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

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

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

Pages total 58 pages

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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
58 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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.

It’s teaching made easy!

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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
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

This is a NO PREP activity! Students gain and apply skills by working to create a travel brochure. There are EditableTrifold Brochures, Rubrics, & Checklists available to customize. There is a checklist (self eval & peer edit), template, and rubric for the city (capitals), state, country, continent, and template brochures. The graphic organizers, postcards, speech outline, or website homepage drawing can be added to enhance or for differentiated instruction.

Included in this resource:
✓How I Use This Resource
✓Editable City Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable State Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Country Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Continent Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Template Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Postcards (12 choices)
✓Internet Homepage
✓Speech Outline
✓Peer Evaluations
✓Alternate Rubric
✓Key Words
✓Graphic Organizers
✓Terms of Use
✓Graphics and Fonts Credit

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.

*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized.
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs, 2 PPT, & 2 PPTX.

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 1-2 week project. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates on the checklist. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their brochure in a designated location.

Lastly, there are additional resources such as the checklist, postcards, key word list, or graphic organizers that are available to meet student needs. The homepage and speech are optional activities that you can use with your students.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s 2018. Time sure flies. WE have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.
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Problem Students Got You Down? Begin the New Year Right, with These Discipline Tips

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Have you been struggling with Johnny or Sally since the beginning of the school year? Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with some creative ways to turn their unacceptable behavior around? Did you dread coming back to work in January? Well, I’ve been there and know exactly how you feel. If you said yes to any of these questions, I can give you a hand.
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Lessons Learned With Miss Brooke

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Musings on what I have learned from a long ago favorite teacher.

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The Mini-Lesson: A Natural Scaffold For Struggling Learners
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings

Would you rather attend a doctor’s appointment or your own autopsy? Mini-lesson structure helps teachers avoid an academic autopsy with end-of-unit assessments. It’s scaffolded instruction at its best

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A How-To Guide on Writing Conferences
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Many students don’t need to hear the lessons you taught at the beginning of the school year. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction. Here are some tips of how you can implement writing conferences in your classroom.

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The Five Best Reasons You Should Be Using Book Clubs as Part of Your Classroom Reading Program

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Book Clubs can be an essential tool for boosting rigor and engagement in your upper elementary or middle school classroom. Learn five reasons why you should consider Book Clubs as a regular part of your reading program.
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What About Social Studies?
By Michelle Web of Teaching Ideas for Those who Love Teaching

Have Fun With Social Studies

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Mentor Sentences – Teach It So They Remember It
By Alison Monk of the Literacy Garden

Effectively teach grammar skills in the context of authentic literature through the use of mentor sentences.

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New Year, New Goals
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 New Goals Happy New Year! The new year is always a great time to reflect back, set goals, and start fresh. Repurpose those NYE decorations for some fun health goal setting with your students!
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Is Your Child Afraid of Going to the Doctor?
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

If your young child is fearful of going to the doctor, there are many things you can do to help them feel calmer and to prepare them for their next visit.
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “FREEBIE: Lab Prep Forms”

by The Lab

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

Perfect for Back to School. Let’s get organized!

Colorful forms to use while preparing for labs.
Includes 5 different colors and 1 B&W version. I use different colors for my different classes. Keep them on a mini clipboard for easy access.
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Country Research Project 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Country Research Project 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

This is a NO PREP project! Students gain and apply skills by working on a long project. They complete an in-depth inquiry into a specific topic. Students love the choice option! Students can write a 7 paragraph research report or the graphic organizer can be used in place of the report for differentiated instruction.

*6-8th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*You can choose with and without Common Core State Standards on your requirements page.
*There are reference choices for the MLA, APA, and CMS formats.
*There are representation/dress up/artifact, tri-fold, and float versions as options for this project.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized.
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Students will write a 7 paragraph research report.
*Gives students a choice for their artifact.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Permission slip to inform parents.
*Easy scoring on a 10 points each category out of 100 points for the rubrics. Or the rubric totals up to 100 points.
*Zip folder contains 3 PDFs and 1 PowerPoint.
*Aligned with Common Core State Standards.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.4,WHST.6-8.5,WHST.6-8.6,WHST.6-8.7,WHST.6-8.8,WHST.6-8.9, SL.6-8.4,SL.6-8.5,SL.6-8.6, RH.6-8.1,RH.6-8.7,RH.6-8.8,RH.6-8.9, W.6-8.2, W.6-8.7,W.6-8.8

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 2-3 month project. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I give each student a three pronged folder with the packet inside. As I scaffold and model the information to my students,

Additionally, for the modified Country Project, choose what you need to use from the selection. All the resources in the PDF are not duplicates. They are additional resources or have been modified to meet student needs.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Free Guide: Developing Themes in Literature

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Developing Themes in Literature

 

Product Description
This handout has been created to help both teachers and students learn how to develop themes in literature properly. This can be such an abstract concept for some students. Hopefully, this FREE handout will demystify theme development.

This handout includes step by step instructions on how to develop a theme in paragraph form.

I hope you enjoy it!

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

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Teaching Duration
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Writing – “Just Say, ‘NO!’ to Dull Writing””

by Connie

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

This year-long,”Just Say, ‘NO!’ to Dull Writing” activity has always been one of my star middle and high school lesson plans. On the first day of school, I handed out to my students right after we reviewed the syllabus and classroom rules and expectations.

I explained to the students that they were required to refer to it for any writing-graded or non-graded. Also, I made a poster of it to hang in the classroom and I taped a copy of the list to each desk for continual writing reinforcement.

Although it is a integral part of ‘Chapter 2 – The Foundation’ in my teacher resource book, “The House of Comprehension,” I offer it in my TpT store for FREE. The Taboo Words and Phrases list and coordinating lessons are crucial for empowering students to write clear, specific sentences instead of those with meaningless word choices and weak structures.

Here are some suggestions for using this product:

1. The first day of school, hand out the Taboo Words & Phrases sheet to every student. Explain that they are to refer to it every time that they revise a draft of an essay, an original poem or fiction piece, or a narrative article. Mention that even if they only revise for these particular words and phrases, their writing will dramatically improve.
2. Discuss that
– when they use these weak and clichéd words and phrases, their writing is vague, emotionless, and tells instead of shows.
– no matter what type of writing they are composing, students should strive to create word pictures;
– their writing must show, not tell, and to do this they must use concrete, specific nouns and adjectives.
– Verbs form the backbone of writing, and should always show action as well as the emotion of the subject performing the action.
3. Write some sentences on the board that use these weak words and phrases, and have students revise them for strength and clarity.
4. Repeat this information over and over to the students and address it on their final drafts.

The Taboo Words & Phrases List also works as a poster to hang in the classroom. For a poster, add the following information:

Effective Writing:
-Shows instead of tells
-Creates word pictures
-Uses concrete, specific nouns and adjectives
-Forms strong sentences-writing’s backbone- with verbs that show action and emotion

The other day, a former student who is now a senior in college asked me to send it to her. On my Facebook Profile page she said, “Mrs. C- I am tutoring at CNU’s writing center and have to do a presentation on making writing “concise and precise.” Could you send me a copy of your taboo words list please? It’s been and will continue to be the best advice on writing well that I’ve found ” (Olga S).

When this Taboo Words and Phrases list impacts your students’ thinking and writing, it will become a lifelong tool just as it did for Olga.

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Here is the link to the complete resource, “The House of Comprehension” –
EBook – “The House of Comprehension”

Enjoy a Teach It Now Day,
Connie

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Valentine Notes for Students FREEBIE

Valentine Notes for Students FREEBIE

Valentine Notes from the teacher to students! The first set of hearts are to give for all students with or without a gift. The second set of hearts for the students who give a gift. As an option, you can put your student’s name at the top and your name on the bottom.

You may be interested in the Birthday Certificates and Brag Tags for Students
You also may be interested in the Thank-You Notes for Students, Parents, and Co-Workers
Check out my End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE at…End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE

Included in this resource:
✓ Themed Notes (Valentines): Teacher to Students

Check out my blog at Purposeful Plans for more conferencing tips!

Happy Teaching!
Sally


Writing Conference Guide and Forms

With over 20 compliments and 15 improvement suggestions, the conference card will help guide what to say during a writing conference with your students! Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction. 

Included in this resource:

✓ How I Use This Resource

✓ Conference Card has

✓ Can Add Information to Blank Conference Card

✓ Meeting Schedule

✓ EDITABLE Tracker

✓ Student Anecdotal Notes

✓ Teacher Anecdotal Notes

✓ Skill Reteach Form

✓ EDITABLE Conference Data

✓ Terms of Use

✓ You Might Also Enjoy…

✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT

Clip art and background cannot be edited.  

The way I use this resource…

In writing, I scaffold and model information to my students. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I start with the basic rubric and introduce 1-3 new concepts each essay. Once I introduce a concept, I hold students accountable for the concepts I taught. If it appears that the majority of the class does not understand the concept, I do not hold them accountable and I reteach the concept. I try not to stifle their creativity by focusing on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation during the first two terms of school depending on the class. I also can easily use the 6 traits of writing with the rubrics. Make sure a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable is chosen.

You can either laminate and reuse the conference card (quick guide) or cut them out and highlight/circle the remarks choice and staple to each student’s paper. The list can go on and on with the improvement suggestion list. There is an empty column that you can write in your most commonly used suggestions for your students.  

There are meeting schedule sheet/tracker, student anecdotal notes, teacher anecdotal notes, and a skill reteach form. The writing data and conference meeting trackers are editable. With the conference meeting tracker, you can write in check marks to make sure you met with all of your students.

Check out my blog at Purposeful Plans for more conferencing tips!

Happy Teaching! 

Sally

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Apartheid and Segregation”

by Unitedtoteach

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

These civil rights battles occurred on two different continents, yet they have many similarities. While one civil rights battle occurred under “apartheid” in South Africa, another civil rights battle occurred under “segregation” in the United States. In this activity, students use their book and internet research skills to find out the similarities and histories behind the civil rights battles that took place on two separate continents. How were people’s voting, speech, housing, education and transportation rights infringed? Have rights been improved in recent years? Students answer these questions through this activity. While there is an “answer key” included, answers will vary.

 

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

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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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Using Games To Teach Science Vocabulary (Video)”

by Amy Brown Science

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

Studies have shown that science classes often introduce more new vocabulary words than a foreign language class. In this free video, I offer some tips and tricks and suggestions for how to use game formats to teach, review and reinforce new science vocabulary words.

Products related to science vocabulary games include:

Biology Buzz Words Bundle 1
Biology Buzz Words: Introduction to Science
Biology Buzz Words Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life
Biology Buzz Words: Cell Structure and Function
Biology Buzz Words: Photosynthesis
Biology Buzz Words: Cellular Respiration
Biology Buzz Words Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Biology Buzz Words: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis
Biology Buzz Words: Genetics
Cell Organelles Mix Match Game
Kingdoms of Life Mix Match Game

You can view all of my science games by viewing this custom category: Games

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

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

 

 

Product Description

Adaptable Short Story Chart

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

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
N/A

Spelling Flip Book

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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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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
18 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Mythology Greek & Roman Olympian Pantheon Poster”

by James Whitaker

5th – 12th Grade

 

 

Greek (& Roman) Mythology: The Olympians Large (8.5×14) Poster + Bio Cut-Outs

Product/Materials Preface (Grades 5-12):

Here is my Greek and Roman Mythology Gods and Goddesses of Olympus Large (8.5×14) Poster. Use as a reference poster, anchor chart, or handout. Includes a brief overview of 16 deities + Bio Cut-Outs for individual student research. Deities Include:

< Zeus < Hera < Poseidon
< Hestia < Hades < Demeter
< Persephone < Artemis < Apollo
< Athena < Hermes < Dionysus
< Aphrodite < Ares < Eros
< Hephaestus

You can use this Freebie Poster as an Introduction to any Mythology Unit and with almost any Greek & Roman Mythology book. Perfect for a Pre-Activity for the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid!

Please feel free to ask any questions—I will definitely respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion.

Check Out my other Mythology Products:

Mythology Ultimate Resource Bundle: 14 Products!

[[Mythology Ultimate Bundle Includes]]

1] PPT1: Story of Creation

2] PPT2: The Rise of Zeus—Road to the Titanomachy

3] PPT3: The Titanomachy

4] PPT4: Greek Olympian Pantheon

5] Mini-Poster Cards & Micro Books

6] Poster Profile Cards

7] Mini Research Books

8] Mini Alphabet Books

9] Large Research Templates

10] Olympian Pantheon BookMarks

11] Cupid & Psyche BookMarks

12] Origins of the Days of the Week

13] Origins of the Planets & Celestial Bodies

14] Greek Pantheon Large Poster FREEBIE

Hopefully my products will help strengthen your lessons, help your students learn, and make your life easier. Thank you and enjoy! — J.D. Whitaker

Copyright © 2014 James D. Whitaker, SophistThoughts™
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

{{Some images used are in the Public Domain}}

 

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Free Assessment Tool for Creating a Board Game

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Creating a board Game Assessment Tool

 

Product Description
Assess your students’ knowledge of literature with this fun and creative evaluation. Not only will your students learn by creating a game, but other will learn as well by playing it.

This is a self-evaluation (and teacher assessment) rubric to guide students and teachers in the evaluation process.)

This rubric was created to help students understand exactly what is expected of them for this evaluation. It is also an excellent tool to assess students’ progress and final product.

This self-assessment rubric is part of the bundle as well.

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.

It’s teaching made easy!

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO OPEN THE ZIP FILE, PLEASE

E-MAIL ME at teachwithpassion101@gmail.com Be sure to include your e-mail address and buyer’s name. I will send you an attachment directly to your e-mail address.

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
3 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “New Years Reflection for 2017-2018”

by Rachel Lynette

2nd – 8th Grade

 

 

New Years Reflection updated for 2017-2018!

Here is a printable New Years reflection activity to use with your students! This is a great way to have your students reflect on the old year and think about what they are hoping for in the new one. You might want to send it home before winter break. You could also use the responses as the start of a journal entry or writing project.

Happy Teaching,

Rachel Lynette

 

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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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)

You may also be interested in:

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

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

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!

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

ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

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ELA Literature Study Unit - Use with ANY Work of Literature

 

Product Description
ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature 
This bundle has everything needed to teach any work of literature, to start literature circles, or as an alternative to independent book reports. It also teaches literacy skills which are important for students to add meaning to content.There are 24 pages in the unit guide that include: 
-Anticipation guide
-Prediction chart
-Plot Chart
– Plot chart (graphic organizer)
-List of character traits and a STEAL chart for characterization
-Characterization graphic organizer
-STEAL characterization graphic organizer
-Character traits graphic organizer
-Conflict activity
-Personal word wall
-Important passages (quotes) activity sheet
-Questions for Comprehension (generic- before, during, and after reading)
-Event map
-Making inferences activity sheet
-Activity on author’s purpose
-Themes and how to develop them
-How to develop themes in paragraph form (using PEEL)
-Paragraph graphic organizer (using PEEL)
-How to answer a test question in paragraph form (using PEEL)

Included are 2 evaluations with rubrics: 
1) Writing a journal as one of the characters in the story (focus on characterization)
2) Writing a newspaper article on an event from the story (focus on plot and cause and event)

Characterization poster for the classroom is also included in two different formats (legal size paper required)

It’s teaching made easy!

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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
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

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Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

 

Product Description

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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You may also be interested in the following products: 

The Elevator Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Intermediate Poetry 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

Wishing you the best at Teachers Pay Teachers

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week

Free Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

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Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

 

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)

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

Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

 

Product Description

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 later theme and paragraph support)
• Author’s purpose activity sheet
• How to develop a theme sheet with an example
• A graphic organizer to help student plan their paragraph
• An answer key for all activities
• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

15 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days