Category Archives : 8th Grade


Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and Denotation

Teach BeTween the Lines

Grades 9-12+

Teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature!
1. Lesson on Tone and Mood
2. Lesson on Connotation/Denotation
3. Tone and Mood Exploration through music, video games, film, art, literature, photography, and memes!
4. Tone and Mood Mini-Lesson
5. Tone and Mood Notes
6. Tone and Mood Project- over 8 choices for summative assessments!
7. Bell Ringer Activities- for each day of the unit!

Lesson on Tone and Mood: Students learn more about tone and mood through literature, film trailers, art, and advertisements. Class discussions are built into the PowerPoint and Google Slides Presentation.

Lesson on Connotation/Denotation: Students learn the impact of word choice on the author’s tone. Lesson includes a collaborative and engaging student activity to practice and apply skills! My students rave about it!

Tone and Mood Exploration: Students explore tone and mood through music, video games, film, art, literature, photography, and memes! This collaborative (or independent) activity is student driven. Differentiated worksheets support students of all levels! Students practice and apply their knowledge of tone to varying subjects and mediums. It is perfect to show students that similar subjects can take on a vary different tone given the context.

Tone and Mood Mini-Lesson: Offer struggling students extra support with this small group mini-lesson and note taking guide. Google Slides/Doc and PowerPoint/Word options provided!

Tone and Mood Summative Assessment: Offer students voice and choice with 9 different engaging and interesting summative assessment options for demonstrating knowledge of the standard. All rigorous assessment options ask students to think critically and synthesize knowledge gleaned throughout the unit.

I have recently opened my teaching style to include a personalized learning platform of teaching and learning. I have started offering more voice and choice in learning options, as well as assessment options. I have included both a standard set of lesson plans, as well as a personalized learning plan and 9 day outline of teaching, coaching, and assessing options for both models of instruction.

If your students are new to the personalized learning model, I have included a Google Slides/PowerPoint Presentation to introduce and support your learners as you shift in your teaching style.

Google Slides and Google Document links provided as well as Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Documents included.

CCSS Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4

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Rhetoric- Ethos/Pathos/Logos Bell Ringer Activities!
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Logical Fallacies made Easy!
Literary Analysis Made Easy


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!


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.

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Tournament Game Table Student Directions {FREEBIE}”

by Realistic Teacher

2nd – 12th Grade

 

 

These are student directions for tournament game tables (TGT) for weekly vocabulary study.

Students learn the material in class. The teacher divides students into home teams where they study. Then students compete in homogeneous groups for “points” to bring back to their home team.

 

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New Interactive HTML5 Science Lessons!

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New Interactive HTML5 Lessons are complete single topic Science lessons that put the student in charge of their own learning.  Concepts are INTRODUCED with interactive elements requiring input from the student and providing immediate feedback based on the student’s responses.   Students then EXPLORE to further expand their understanding with Hands-On projects and Lab activities.  Next, students INVESTIGATE by assembling, researching, and completing Infographic pages that serve as a graphic representation of what they have learned and make great additions to their Interactive Notebook!  In the next phase of each lesson, students ELABORATE and COMMUNICATE by collaborating with others to complete a project design to incorporate 21st Century Learning Skills.  Finally, students CHECK THEIR LEARNING by taking a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts.  The quiz is immediately graded and scored and students get immediate results.  If they do not pass, they can go back and review the lesson and then retake the quiz.
HTML 5 Interactive Lessons will work on any device with an internet connection (Mac, PC, Chromebook, iPad, etc.) and with the quickstart link and password provided, students can begin immediately with no setup or prep from the teacher (eventually the teacher will need to set up labs and run off copies of activities for students to complete the hands-on activities).  Each lesson comes packaged to allow upload to an LMS (Blackboard, Moodle, Schoology, etc), if desired, and includes instructions, lab setup directions, and answer keys.
To get started instantly, each lesson can be launched from www.gonyoscience.com.  Just give your students the link and password (provided upon purchase).
 
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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!

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Total Pages
1
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Create Your Own Coloring Activity – St. Patrick’s Day Theme”

by Middle School Math Moments

4th – 10th Grade

 

 

Coloring Activity – Create Your Own, St Patrick’s Day Theme

Coloring is great for students of all ages, and this activity will help you incorporate coloring into any subject area!
All you’ll need to do is fill in your own 20 questions and answer choices, and you’ll be ready to go.

This PowerPoint file allows you to type your questions and answer choices (into the editable pages), or you can hand write them if you choose (on the non-editable pages).

Coloring directions are included so that you know which “color answers” are the correct ones for students’ results to match the colored key.

Great for a sub day!

This activity can also be found in the Spring Holiday Printables and Activities by the Tools for Teaching Teens Team.

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Are 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
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Characteristics of Southern Gothic Literature”

by Omega English

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

This Omega English product contains a concise Power Point that focuses on the characteristics of Southern Gothic Literature. It includes common features, a short history, and character traits of southern characters. Feel free to print it as a PDF file to use as hand-outs for your class.

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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 own 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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Total Pages
27
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE St. Patrick’s Day Writing Activity”

by Wise Guys

4th – 8th Grade

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Idea
Common Core Writing Standard: 2,3, 4Students are asked to brainstorm and come up with step-by-step directions on how they would catch a Leprechaun. Students must write at least 10 steps. Included in their directions must be an illustration.
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Star Coupons to Reward Good Behavior”

by Simone

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

 

 

Free. These are star coupons which stands for Self-control,Teamwork, Achievement, and Responsibility. Students earn these to reinforce making good choices as part of a behavior management program.
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Evaluate the teacher”

by Alicia Lykins

3rd – 10th Grade

 

 

Wouldn’t your kids have fun giving YOU a grade?

This is a quick form for kids to fill out letting you know how they feel about how the class is going. It gives them a chance to feel like their voice is being heard and gives us a chance to hear from those kids that may not always speak up. Plus it is a great way to find out about the climate of your classroom and allows us to step back and re evaluate our procedures and practices.

 

 

 

 

 

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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
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Blowing in the Wind Lab”

by From Chopsticks to Mason Jars

5th – 8th Grade

 

 

Students will investigate the effects of desertification on those areas that border desert biomes.

Uses sand, straws and clay.

 

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The Three Paragraph Essay

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The Three Paragraph Essay

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

The Three Paragraph Essay is a resource that is best used for novice essay writers. It is a great 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 document with students who are in grades 7-9. It is an effective 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!

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

 


Free Visual: Teaching the essay

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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.
Total Pages
1
Answer Key
N/A
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 teaches 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 leaning 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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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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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
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Character Valentines: Fun for ELA 5-9”

by Spark Creativity

5th – 9th Grade

 

 

In this packet, you’ll find everything you need for a fun Valentine’s Day activity that works for any novel. Students will design and deliver valentines from one character to all the rest, then use their favorites to create a lovely display.

General Summary:
Divide students into groups and assign each group a character from the novel. Then give each group a mailbox handout, a box or bag or envelope (to use as a mailbox), a scissors, and the valentines. Each group will create a valentine for every other character from the perspective of their character and then deliver them into the mailboxes. Each group will read the valentines their character received and choose the two they think best reflect the characters’ relationship to share with the class and then hang up on the display.

What’s inside:

Mailbox Cover: Give each group a mailbox cover and have them fill it in with their character’s name. Then let them tape or staple it to the box, bag, or envelope they are using for a mailbox.

Example: You can print this out to show everyone before the activity if you wish. Stress that they are supposed to try to show their understanding of the characters in the novel through what they write on the valentines.

Valentines: There are eight blank valentines for each group. Have students fill in enough for however many characters you are using for the activity. Let students know that not all Valentine’s Day messages will be about love. Plenty of people send valentines to friends or relatives, or even, as in the example, people they don’t like.

Banner Letters: Print out these banner letters to spell “BE MINE”, cut them out, and hang them up on a patch of wall or a bulletin board. Then as each group shares their top two Valentines with the whole class, invite them to hang the pieces up under the banner for a great classroom display.

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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 implimented 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 own 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

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Total Pages
51
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MATH LESSON – “Why We Can’t Divide by Zero!”

by Scipi – Science and Math

5th – 8th Grade

 

 

One day, a student of mine, a mathphobic to be sure, asked, “Why can’t I divide by zero?” Promptly I gave him the answer that any good mathematician would. “You can’t divide by zero because 0 is undefined. It just cannot be done.” Well, that went over like a lead balloon; so, I knew it was time to sit and down and write out a plausible but understandable explanation that my students could understand.

That is what this two page free resource is – a sequential step-by-step explanation of why you cannot divide by zero. It starts off out by explaining what division is and how it relates to multiplication. It concludes with a simple visual to help the students remember the difference between 0 being in the numerator and 0 being in the denominator.

 

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Opinion Piece Bundle

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Opinion Piece Bundle

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

How to write an effective Opinion Piece Bundle includes:

-notes for students (What is an opinion piece? How do we write an opinion piece?…)
-work process sheets to help students organize their ideas
-an example of an effective opinion piece (an effective tool for teaching)
-a student self-evaluation and teacher evaluation

Total Pages
6
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

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.

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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

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!

Total Pages
3
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
N/A

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.

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “RIP Said (Said is Dead) Synonyms Booklet”

by Cinnamon’s Classroom

Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Need an engaging way to get your students to replace the overused word ‘said’ (often referred to as a tired/boring/dead word).
This free sample of my Boring Words Interactive Notebook and Synonym Booklets Bundle is a FUN way to get students to expand their vocabulary and improve their writing.This free sample includes:
♦ foldable booklet with numerous synonyms for said
♦ “RIP SAID” tombstone
♦ Instructions on how to create a 3D tombstone
♦ Instructions on how to create a mini foldable book
♦ The synonyms within the book are grouped together based on meaning; and the words are illustrated to show this.
♦ The splash of color in each image helps students zero in on the part of the picture that highlights context.
♦ The illustrations not only serve to show students the meaning of a word, they serve to entertain and engage learners as well.

The paid version of this resource includes:
♦ 700 descriptive words
♦ a “RIP Dead Words” bulletin board decor pack
♦ 20+ mini picture thesauruses that come in 3 print options (foldables, small cards, large cards)
♦ an interactive notebook!

Take a closer look at the complete set HERE

The story behind picture thesauruses

I created my picture thesauruses as a way to solve a problem I was having in my classroom. I wanted my students to be more descriptive in their writing, but the traditional resource used for finding better words – a thesaurus – was just not working! Students would arbitrarily select a word from the long list provided, and often, the word selected was used incorrectly (ie. not in the right context).

I began to wonder… how could I show my class that each word in a thesaurus has a slightly different meaning? If only there were visuals to help students SEE the subtle differences between synonyms, I thought.

So I began working on solving these problems… and presto, my mini “picture thesauruses” (yep, that’s a term I made up) were born. Kid friendly! Fun! Interactive! Engaging! Easy to use!!!

How the books are organized and why:

My bundle of mini books (in the complete set) is based on THE 5 SENSES + EMOTIONS because I find that when students describe the look, smell, taste, sound or feel of an object, it just catapults their writing to a whole new level. Using precise vocabulary to describe emotions helps students add some ‘voice’ to their writing!If you want your students to expand their vocabulary, you can download the complete set HERE.

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

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language an

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!

Total Pages
11
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

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
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Making Text Connections Posters Reading Strategy ELA”

by James Whitaker

3rd – 9th Grade

 

 

Here are two free posters for Making Text Connections. Just Print and Post!

Check out my Making Text Connections Mini-Lesson and Graphic Organizers which includes 29 pages of unique resources! MakingTextConnectionsUnitResources

I also have a 17 slide PowerPoint Presentation on Making Text Connections MakingTextConnectionsPowerPoint

Please feel free to ask any questions—I will definitely respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion. Please, check out my other products and resources: SophistThoughts™

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

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

Copyright © 2012 James D. Whitaker, SophistThoughts™
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom

 

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