Category Archives : 8th Grade


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Emoji Heart Clipart FREEBIE”

by CrunchyMom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Emotions can carry quite a range, and they all stem from the heart ♥ Celebrating the good, the bad, the positive, and the negative with this freebie Heart Emoji clipart! Included are 12 color and 12 white-filled blackline heart expressions for a total of 24 images in this emoji hearts clip art set. Enjoy!

All pieces are high resolution 300 dpi PNG images on transparent backgrounds and can easily be layered into your projects and lesson materials.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Creativity Posters: 6 Colorful Posters for Any Discipline”

by Spark Creativity

Kindergarten – 12th Grade

These fun posters will help get students thinking about creativity every time they look around the room. Let your wall decor match all the great creative activities you bring to class every day!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Valentine Freebie Writing Task”

by Kennedy’s Korner

1st – 8th Grade

Use this Valentine’s Day Freebie to encourage your students to write the Top 10 Reasons why they love a special member of their family. Glue it inside a card or use it alone! It’s a quick and easy way for your students to write how they feel about a special member of their family. I am even using it to write to each of my kiddos, my husband, and my parents to give to them on Valentine’s Day! It is always nice to hear the reasons why someone loves you and it is important to teach kids to express their feelings in positive ways!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Kennedy’s Korner

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Free: Teaching the essay – Visual

Product Description

This is a creative visual to help students understand the importance of constructing the essay. By comparing the essay to a house, students are able to understand the importance of the thesis statement as the foundation of the essay, the arguments as the supporting walls, and the conclusion as the roof.

This poster can be printed in an 8 x 11 format from any printer.

It’s teaching made easy!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Progress Monitoring for IEPs and RTI | Data Rings for Special Ed”

by Mrs Ds Corner

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Simplify your data collection and effectively save yourself time with this progress monitoring freebie.

You can read more about how to use these Data Rings in this blog post.

What is included?

• editable 3″x5″ card size

• editable 3″x5″ cover for confidentiality

• editable 4″x6″ card size

• editable 4″x6″ cover for confidentiality

How do I use this in my classroom?

I explain exactly how I use this in my classroom in this here*.)

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Bundle Description

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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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Product DescriptionAre you looking for a new way of introducing poetic devices in your class? This PowerPoint document is a great way to review poetic terms or to help students learn them.

I play this game from grade 9 to grade 12 and all of the students love them.

Directions on how to play the game are also included.

It’s teaching made easy!


Total Pages 28 pages

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The Three Paragraph Essay

Product DescriptionThis 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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Total Pages
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Comprehension Activity: Score With the Literature Super Bowl”

by Connie

6th – 12th Grade

After a weekend of football playoff games, I woke up this morning with Pigskin Fever. In keeping with the spirit of the football season, I am offering you my literature review product, Score With the Literature Super Bowl. It ties together all of the elements of literature and how they form the structure of any literary text, while preparing students for the assessment.

I am offering it because I absolutely love how it engages and energizes students to review the novel or narrative nonfiction book that they have been studying. This comprehension analysis activity not only checks students’ understanding of facts, ideas and details, but it also assesses their analytic and interpretive comprehension, ergo, it develops their higher level thinking skills.

The Teacher’s Notes in Score With the Literature Super Bowl include specific directions for creating and playing the game, as well as all game pieces-football cards for the point values and questions, a spinner, and a score sheet.

With this teamed activity, students will quit playing their off-task Desktop Football with that folded triangular paper football that they flick toward their index finger goal posts. Instead, they will be singing,
“I’ve been waiting all week for this review
The tough get rough when they’ve gotta’ clue.
The last one standing gets an A for the game
After this day you’ll remember my name.”
(adapted from the song, “I’ve Been Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” sung by Carrie Underwood
and set to the tune” I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett).

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Enjoy a Teach It Now Day,
Connie

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Happy Martin Luther King Day Banner”

by Teach To Tell

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

This (ink friendly) banner is included in the CELEBRATIONS BANNER BUNDLE

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day in your classroom with these bright bunting banners reading, ‘Happy Martin Luther King Day’.

There is a choice of 2 banners:
✓ Decorated with Martin Luther King themed images.
✓ Plain featuring bright bunting flags and eye-catching font clip-art.

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PREPARATION
→ Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Staple to a ribbon or display on a bulletin board.

→ Display students’ work below banner.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “TWIST Prose Analysis Elaboration Practice”

by Common Core English With Ease

6th – 12th Grade

FREEBIE Prose Analysis with Twist – Use the TWIST mnemonic device to have students analyze tone, word choice, imagery and details, style and theme in ANY work of fiction or nonfiction prose.

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Free: Creating a board Game Assessment Tool

Product DescriptionAssess 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.

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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
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Sample from January Fun Holidays Discussion and Writing Prompts”

by Real Cool English

6th – 9th Grade

Sample one of many fun activities for conversation and writing to celebrate unofficial January holidays. Great for ESL!

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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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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Parent and Caregiver Handout About Self Harm”

by Whimsy in School Counseling

5th – 12th Grade

Self-harm can be a scary, prickly subject for parents. This handout makes it a little bit easier. Use to supplement a family meeting or referral for services, or use on its own to grow parent understanding of mental health symptoms. School counselors, you’re going to need lots of copies of this one in your Just In Case folder.

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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)

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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 essential for students to add meaning to content.

Now comes with a fill in the blank PDF for students who prefer using the computer

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

-Chapter summary pages

-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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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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


LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON–Making Inferences with Life Mottos

Life Mottos for  Making Inferences

Unique! Effective! Easy to Use! The four lessons in making inferences contain well-known adages that are derived from centuries of human experiences. When matching these truisms to their underlying meanings, students practice making inferences from what they read, a difficult inferential comprehension skill for some.

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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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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)

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


FREE Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

Product Description

Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

Inspire your students to fall in love with reading with these FREE bookmarks and posters.

Three different designs for posters – all in PDF file and measure a regular page format.

There are four different bookmark styles in various sizes to meet your individual needs. Print on card stock and cut. Also, bookmarks formats are in color as well as black and white.

It’s teaching made easy!


You may also be interested in the following products:

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)

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
13 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Winter Shiplap Labels for the Classroom | Editable”

by StudentSavvy

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Winter-Themed, Shiplap Labels for your Classroom!

The text is editable in PowerPoint (You can choose to use a custom font or use a regular font)

Enjoy!

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Bundle Description

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

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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 PARENT FLYER–Great Gifts for Children

Great Gifts for Kids

The most valuable gifts for children don’t cost a penny. This free, one page flyer is a good reminder to parents in our materialistic society about gifts that promote happy memories and richer relationships. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Great-Gifts-For-Children-2193017


Free Contract for Rewriting an Evaluation – Self-Evaluation

Product Description

Contract for rewriting evaluations:

If your experiences are like mine, you often have students asking to redo work or to be given extra credit assignments. Personally, I believe in giving my students every opportunity to succeed. However, the sad reality is that students often decide to rely on our good and gracious nature and choose only to work after the fact. Meaning that students choose to “slack off” and retake the work later. In order to avoid this problem, I have created a self-evaluation sheet that students must complete (in detail) in order to have the opportunity to redo an evaluation. And, based on the students’ answers, the teacher can choose to allow a retake or not.
In addition, I often make students complete this sheet when first receiving a corrected evaluation (even when no retake is possible). It allows students to look at their work critically. In reality, a student who cannot identify his strengths and weaknesses won’t be able to successfully retake their evaluation or to do better on the next one.

It’s been a super useful tool for me. I have senior students who all expect to have 90% averages, which isn’t realistic. This helps me with both students, parents, and administration.

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
1 page
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas Bookmarks and Certificates”

by Readable Creations

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

The bookmarks and certificates presented in this download have decorative Christmas designs – great for all the shining stars in your classroom this Festive Season.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Bookmarks-and-Certificates-410541

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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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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
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Bridge Home: Chapters 1-7”

by Making ELA Matter

5th – 9th Grade

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is one of the novels selected for this year’s Global Read Aloud. This will be my fifth year participating in the Global Read Aloud, and the resources I design for my classroom will be shared here in my store free for the duration of the read-aloud.

This resource is designed to cover chapters 1-7 of the novel. Chapter handouts require students to recall key details, examine passages for literary devices, apply literary terms, and make predictions and connections.

What’s included:

  • Suggested guidelines for using this resource
  • Vocabulary Activity for chapters 1-7
  • Questions/Activities for Chapters 1-7
  • “A Closer Look” page for determining literary elements and literary devices
  • Answer keys for all pages

I will be uploading resources that accompany the read-aloud weekly. Follow my store to receive updates when these new resources are uploaded.

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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!

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Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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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

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


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!

You may also be interested in the following products:

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
24 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week