Category Archives : 8th Grade


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

ELA Report Card Comments

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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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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Get Started with Google Classroom”

by Stress-Free Teaching

1st – 12th Grade

 

 

Are you using Google Classroom? I started using it a few years ago and I LOVE it! Fun fact: You don’t need to be a 1:1 school to use it! I have access to a shared Chromebook cart and use Google Classroom every day. I have embraced the power of digital learning in my classroom and you can, too.

Included in this resource:
*Introductory video

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

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Petroglyphs Photographs”

by UtahRoots

4th – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a set of four high-resolution photographs of petroglyphs found near Arches National Park, Utah. I guarantee that they were taken by me and that they may be used commercially without worry about violating copyright.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE! Building Words Using the Reading Comprehension Strategies”

by Runde’s Room

3rd – 8th Grade

 

 

This free sample is from my product Building Words Using the Reading Comprehension Strategies. This mini-lesson will have students practising spelling and vocabulary, using the word “connecting” related to the reading comprehension strategy of Making Connections.

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Anti-Bullying {Posters} FREEBIE”

by Teach To Tell

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Research shows that bullying is a major issue to deal with in a majority of schools. Often lots of children suffer in silence as they live out their daily ordeal of dealing with a bully. Help spread the message of kindness, empathy and tolerance with these free classroom display posters.

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BULLYING SCAVENGER HUNT {FACT CARDS, POSTERS, REFLECTIONS, BADGES, BANNER}

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How to write a paragraph

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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!

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “{FREE!} Home of the Brave Bookmarks”

by Blair Turner

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

These “Home of the Brave” bookmarks are perfect for Veterans Day or any patriotic holiday. There are 4 full-color bookmarks per page.

Click here to see other resources for November!

© Blair Turner 2014
Materials are licensed for personal use only.

 

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Ecosystems Scribble Notes FREEBIE”

by The Lab

7th – 11th Grade

 

 

I’ve created this Ecosystem Scribble (Doodle) Note Freebie as a Thank You for your continued support.

These pages are great to engage your students. They can color and scribble whilst taking notes.

Covers:
☀ Ecosystems
☀ Populations
☀ Community
☀ Biosphere
☀ Biome
☀ Food Chain
☀ Food Web
☀ Producer
☀ Consumer
☀ Trophic Level

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Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

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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

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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
18 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days

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

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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

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

FREE MATH LESSON – “Pythagorean Theorem Converse Lesson”

by Mrs E Teaches Math

8th – 11th Grade

 

 

In this lesson, students will use the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem to classify triangles by sides. A brief review of the Triangle Inequality is also included. An example is included using coordinate geometry.

Included:
• Warm-Up
• Guided Notes
• Homework
• Answer Keys

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Pythagorean Theorem Converse Foldable
Classifying Triangles Card Sort (using the Pythagorean Theorem Converse)
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How to Read and Appreciate Poetry Powerpoint

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How to Read and Appreciate Poetry Powerpoint

 

Product Description

Use the How to Read and Appreciate Poetry Powerpoint to introduce any poetry unit.

The multimedia presentation includes 17 interactive slides (no internet required)

The slides introduce:

-How to read a poem
-Uses a humouristic approach at understanding and appreciating poetry
-Includes discussion questions and introductory activities
-The definition of poetry
-How to approach poetry
-The importance of poetry
-How to read, analyse, and understand poetry
-How to enjoy poetry

This is a visually appealing way to introduce poetry because it suggests a different approach.

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Total Pages
17 SLIDES
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour

Speech Evaluation with drop down boxes

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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!

You may also be interested in:
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
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Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Award Ribbons Clip Art FREEBIE”

by CrunchyMom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This set is a sample of what you will find in the Award Ribbons set, which includes 5 styles of award ribbons in a full rainbow of colors to choose from.

All pieces are high resolution 300 dpi PNG images on transparent backgrounds and can easily be layered into your projects and lesson materials. They can be used with a variety of different programs including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Photoshop.

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Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

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Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

 

 

Product Description

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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

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

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 September

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Pack a Super Summer Kit
Suggestions for a super summer kit, to keep them learning over their vacay.
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How to Keep Your Class Engaged Through the End of the Year
The end of the school year is just around the corner. You’re looking forward to summer vacation and so are your students, but you still have at least 3-4 or more weeks left, so what do you do to keep those kiddos turned on to learning?  Here are some tips.
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The Difference Between Giving Up & Knowing When You’ve Had Enough

Angst and thoughts about the issues that teachers face today…one teacher’s journey.

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He Can’t? I Bet He Can!

Sometimes students who are severely physically disabled are thought not to be able to learn; especially when they can’t speak or respond. We need to think outside the box.

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Summer Reading: What’s Hot? and What’s Cool?

Reading Spotlight’s May Blog Post explains how to find out “What’s Hot? and “What’s Cool?” this year for Summer Reading. Want to know “Why Kids Don’t Read,” “How to Motivate Summer Reading,” and “Why Summer Reading is So Important”? You’ll find links there, too, for this valuable information.

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Tales from a Teacher: The Light Bulb

It’s math time again! Each day this week I’ve been watching my students’ eyes glaze over while teaching. Last night, I stayed up late to plan out today’s difficult lesson. As I approach the board…
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Mad Tea Party Mother’s Day Tea
How do you honor your mothers? Plan a Mad Tea Party Mother’s Day Tea!
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Save The Insects: Having Fun With Insects and Plants

Creative teaching ideas for students to explore insects and plants with hands on activities, as well as a creative research component to keep them reading and writing about insects and plants at home.

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Why I seek volunteers for classroom book clubs and where I find them

I love having volunteers participate in my classroom book clubs. Read about why I make the effort to bring the community into my classroom and where I find willing volunteers.

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Riddling for Geometry

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Although most students think of geometry as shapes, it’s so much more! Geometry riddles are the perfect opportunity to promote thinking and reasoning! 

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The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

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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!

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

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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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Background Starter Set – FREEBIES!”

by Science Girl Lessons

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Looking for that perfect “POP” to your TpT product? See if some of these backgrounds will work for you and your latest TpT products. Each background is a vector illustration, in PNG, 300dpi format. Vector illustrations are superior to other formats because they can be enlarged far more than traditional clip art, which becomes pixelated when enlarged. Vector illustrations don’t become pixelated. These graphics fit perfectly on a 8.5 X 11 digital paper.

Included in this package:
-6 different digital papers
-Terms of Use & Button

This zip file contains PNG and PDFs only. If you are having problems opening this zip file, please take a look at this first (Zip File Help). If you are still having problems, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at sciencegirllessons@gmail.com.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes Print & Go Character Graphic Organizer Freebie”

by James Whitaker

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

Print & Go Character Graphic Organizer FREEBIE!

Grades 7-12

Product Overview/Preface:

Enjoy this Character Graphic Organizer for use with Nikki Grimes’ vignette style novel Bronx Masquerade! Engage your students with this visual appealing, open-ended set of graphic organizers. Please check out all my Bronx Masquerade Resources and Activities!

Includes:

< 5 Pages of Character Graphic Organizers
< 1 Customizable Graphic Organizer

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

Please Click the Photo Link Below and Check out My Other Products and Resources:

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 © 2016 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.

 

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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

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.
It’s teaching made easy!

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar
Spelling Flip Book
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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Prosciutto e Uova Verdi – Green Eggs and Ham Exit Slip /Plenary”

by JoyceAnna D’Alessandro

5th – 12th Grade

After reading Prosciutto e Uova Verdi, have your students tell you what they do or don’t like with this exit slip.

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ELA Report Card Comments

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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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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
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The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

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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!

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

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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

 

Product Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes: 
-An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

-Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

-The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

-An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

-All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

-Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

It really is teaching made easy! Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

You may also be interested in the following products: 
The 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

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

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days

Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

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Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

 

Product Description

Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success 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 success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.

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

Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

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

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

Spelling Flip Book

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spelling-Flip-Book-3019606

 

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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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
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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
N/A

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Atom, elements, compounds & mixtures MS-PS1-1”

by School Sciences

6th – 8th Grade

 

 

Complete lesson including interactive PowerPoint that uses teacher led discussions
student led exercises, interactive activities involving mini –whiteboard, full lesson worksheet and experiment.

Experiment to make iron sulfide (external link to method and safety included below)

Please check the comments within the PPT for additional teaching instructions. As with all my resources I’ve used this myself and in my experience this is a successful, engaging and enjoyable lesson for my pupils – I’m sure you’ll find the same.

The practical instructions can be found at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000713/iron-and-sulfur-reaction?cmpid=CMP00005161

***teachers are advised to risk assess and practice any experiments in advance***

You may be interested in my other resources on the atom:
Atomic Structure activity and worksheet Ages 14+

Atomic Structure and Electron Arrangement Ages 14+

Atoms and the Periodic Table Quiz, Quiz, Trade Ages 14+ FREE 

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

 

Product 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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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

It’s teaching made easy!

I will be adding to this resource. Click on the Follow Me, and you will be notified when I have revised this product or when a product is on sale. Of course, downloading the revised version will be free. 

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