Category Archives : 8th Grade


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.

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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

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

ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

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ELA Literature Study Unit - Use with ANY Work of Literature

 

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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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
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
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.

You may also be interested in:
Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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

 


Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

 

Product Description

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

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

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

I found a solution!

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

The package includes:

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

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

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

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

(27 pages total for this unit)

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Daily Sped Behavior Referral”

by Mrs Richard EE Resources

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

 

 

This referral includes 2 sheets to use in your special education classroom. The first page is an list of behavior interventions and strategies for general education to use in their classroom. The second is a referral form for general education teachers to use when they need to send a student to the special education room to refocus or cool down. I hope you find these sheets useful in your classroom!

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

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

 

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Adaptable Short Story Chart

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

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

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 Not Your Grandma’s Book Report: 30 Creative Ways to Respond to Literature”

by Aspire to Inspire Classroom Resources

3rd – 8th Grade

 

 

Turn book reports from drab to FAB! This list of 30 creative alternatives to the traditional book report emphasizes multiple intelligences and student imagination. I’ve also included suggested requirements for these thoughtful–and fun–responses to literature.

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READY TO INCORPORATE THESE IN YOUR CLASS NOW? UPGRADE!
Buy the Not Your Grandma’s Book Report Bundle, and get everything your students need to show what they know about what they’ve read!

Includes 150+ organized pages of:

–30 detailed project descriptions with requirements
–Graphic organizers for every project
–Templates to create final projects
–Rubrics specifically written for each project
–Suggested uses
–Table of Contents (what’s included for each project)
–Common Core standards references

OR

INCORPORATE THESE INTO A LARGER ELA PROJECT:
Looking to replace traditional book reports with a comprehensive Common Core language arts project that includes these response project ideas? Check out the BIG ELA Book Report Project FULL VERSION.

The BIG ELA Book Report Project FULL VERSION combines reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks, which engages students and allows them to demonstrate what they know in many different ways. Each part of this project is aligned with an ELA Common Core standard.

–Reading: Students read a book of their choice from a specified genre. Then, they demonstrate comprehension and higher-level thinking by completing two response projects from the Not Your Grandma’s Book Report Bundle.

–Writing: Students also demonstrate comprehension by completing a genre-specific handout that requires knowledge of the setting, characters, plot, problem, and solution. Students are also asked to relate the book to themselves with opinion questions that require support from the book.

–Speaking: Students use their knowledge of the book and opinions with support to prepare and give a 3-5 minute book talk to persuade classmates to read the book.

-Listening: Students demonstrate active listening skills by completing a feedback form for each book talk. Students write down details from each book talk and evaluate whether they would like to read the book in the future.

I also offer a LITE version of the BIG ELA Book Report Project that is compatible with Not Your Grandma’s Book Report LITE.

Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

 

Product Description

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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

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

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

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

Pages total 58 pages

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Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Creating Measurable Criteria for Student Work”

by The Creative Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

As we all know, a major component of the Common Core State Standards is students being able to self assess their learning and evaluating the work they produce. Therefore, it is our job as teachers to provide students with a list of measurable criteria that they can use to self assess their progress towards a learning target. In addition, the list of measurable criteria can help you to create models of exemplary work that students can also use to self assess. This step by step handout will help you to focus on the learning target to identify essential learning and develop how students will demonstrate mastery of the learning target. You can then take these pieces of the puzzle to create clear and specific statements that describe exactly what your students needs to do to master their learning in any subject. There is also a model handout already completed to help guide you through the process of creating measurable criteria.

Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2013
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

 

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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 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

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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FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)
Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar
Spelling Flip Book
Rubrics Self-Evaluation
Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle
Opinion Piece Bundle
How to Write a Paragraph
ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days

Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

 

Product Description

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


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

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Pineapple To-Do List FREEBIE”

by Rockin’ in Second

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Make your list “Sweet” with this printable Pineapple Paper. Check out my store for more Pineapple Themed items!!

Follow me on TPT for more exciting activities and FREEBIES!! All new products are 50% off for the first 24 hours.

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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

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Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

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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

February Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from  proof-reading ideas, to ELA to math activities, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. This month, we’re honored to have Daniel with us, as our  guest blogger.
If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs and blogging buddies and our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names. 
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Navigating Life as a Single Dad
By Daniel of Dad Solo whose guest post can be found at Rainbow City Learning 

Single parents have a difficult job, and even in the best of circumstances, it can be a struggle. Moms have it tough, but so do dads.
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I Dreaded my Third Period Class
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It was cold and blustery outside, one of those days that you just wanted to stay under the covers. But it was only hump day and I had a busy schedule, so I dragged myself out of bed, had my cup of coffee and a piece of toast, jumped into my car and was on my way. 
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Is This Routine? Why Not?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

 

Research tells us that routines are the heart of language and symbbol development. Routines are a sequence of actions or events that are repeated over and over again.
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Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

Have you ever set a goal to cover everything you are required to teach during the school year?  Many teachers try to meet this goal each year and end up frustrated because we are short on time!  It is very difficult to get everything we are required to teach during the school year, take the cross-curricular approach!
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Improving Class Cooperation
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 

Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying, for a courteous and amenable class? Then give students a little nudge toward cooperation and affirmation of each other this month.
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Amazon Alexa in Your Classroom
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about using Amazon Alexa in your classroom.
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Building Understanding, One Brick at a Time
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

 

Getting your hands muddy is a great way to learn! Social Studies is meaningful when students experience content learned.
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How to Select Books for Your Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

 

Read five essential tips for finding “just right” books for your classroom book clubs. The books you choose are crucial to running successful classroom book clubs.  
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The Fine Motor Advantage
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

What does research tell us about the impact of fine motor skills on early academics?
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “St. Patrick’s Day Grammar Worksheet, NO PREP, Middle and High School, FREEBIE”

by Julie Faulkner

8th – 12th Grade

 

 

It’s Your Lucky Day – A St. Patrick’s Day Freebie!!

This grammar worksheet is a sampling of my seasonal grammar worksheets that aren’t your typical grammar exercises with sentences about the holiday! They are grammar challenges that reflect the seasonally-inspired thematic concept of the page. I’ve also provided beautiful clip art to add layers and interest to the pages to grab your teens’ eyes! Plus, for those fast finishers, there’s plenty for them to color and style! Extension activities are also provided on several of the sheets, and the grammar notes are included as well. Each worksheet covers a different – and single – grammar skill.

Skill/Theme Included on this SAMPLE WORKSHEET:
It’s Your Lucky Day: Four Types of Sentences Structures

Suggested Uses:
Traditional grammar practice
Sub sheets
Literacy centers
Learning stations
Homework
Test Prep
Review

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♥ “Another excellent product from Team Faulkner. Great product. A true time saver.”

Looking for more festive grammar and language assignments?
Real World Christmas Grammar Fails Task Cards Set
Halloween Grammar Worksheets
Thanksgiving Grammar Worksheets
Christmas Grammar Worksheets
New Year and Winter Grammar Worksheets
Valentine’s Day Grammar Worksheets
Easter and Spring Grammar Worksheets
Halloween Grammar and Figurative Language Coloring Set
Patriotic and Veterans’ Day Coloring Set
Summer Coloring Set
Christmas Coloring Set
Back to School Coloring Set
Sports Set
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Set
Valentine’s Day Coloring Set
Earth Day Coloring Set
New Year Coloring Set

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Original Cover Photography © Julie Faulkner Photography

 

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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 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Riflessione Metacognitiva sugli errori – Metacognition Reflection in Italian.”

by JoyceAnna D’Alessandro

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

Riflessione Metacognitiva sugli errori – Metacognition Reflection in Italian puts the error correction responsibility on your Italian language students.

 

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

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 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Spelling Flip Book

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Spelling Flip Book

 

Product Description

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

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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You may also be interested in the following products: 

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)
Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

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

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

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Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

 

Product Description

The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes: 
-An anticipation guide
-A copy of the short story
-Questions for comprehension
-Plot graph activity
-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity
-A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding
-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:
-An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story
-A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!

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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 MISC. LESSON – “California Coast Photo File”

by Tried and True Teaching Tools

3rd – 8th Grade

 

 

This set of gorgeous photos of California’s coastal region is the perfect supplement for teaching visual vocabulary and California geography! Photographed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these photos enhance student understanding!
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Letter to a Future Student”

by From Chopsticks to Mason Jars

5th – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a way to assess yourself and gather feedback from students about a class or unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Writing a Stellar Body Paragraph like a Pro!”

by English Oh My

5th – 11th Grade

 

 

These are the slides that accompany the free video. Please check out the link below:

Writing a Body Paragraph like a Pro-Video

I would greatly appreciate it if you leave feedback!

 

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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!

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

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You may also be interested in the following products: 

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
N/A
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.

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

Valentines and Adjectives: Little Love Letters

Improve vocabulary and classroom cooperation

Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time!

So much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines!

Little Love Letters includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of many adjectives that explore character traits. It improves word power while also serving as written prompts for the personal Valentines.  The notes themselves give students a little nudge toward class cooperation and affirmation.  Complete, clear, and simple instructions and forms for busy teachers are added.

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An Invisible Valentine Card

Yes, it really is invisible!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Anglo-Saxon (Old English) with Fun Learning Activities!”

by J MASON EMERSON

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

This, as uploaded today 1/6/2016, begins with basic information about Anglo-Saxon which is also called Old English.

There’s a handy page with language background and pronunciation tips; a phrases/dialog section with: Hello, What’s your name?, I don’t understand, Again please, Thanks, What is that?, How much?, I want one, No , two, Yes, good; Where is a/the toilet?; Here, There; Goodbye.

Then come some additional extra vocabulary: woman, already, go, speak, in, house; man, see, much, food, and, water; hand, up, pain, medicine, money.

Next there is a grammar sketch as to word order, pluralization, articles. There are also handy links for finding additional vocabulary, grammar sketch, reference links;

A Concise Basic Dictionary Of Modern English and Anglo-Saxon (Old English);

Five fun, printable Word Search activities provide students plenty of practice with the targeted language and English. The Answer Keys are included;

Finally there are:

The Runic And Futhark Alphabets;

A Short Sample Of Anglo-Saxon Or Old English;

Some Numbers;

There are also two Matching Tests over Anglo-Saxon (Old English) with the Answers Keys included.

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