Category Archives : 8th Grade


We Teach So Hard……Episode 17 Stem…Steam…PBL? Decoding the Acronyms

STEM? STEAM? PBL? What’s the difference? Give us a listen as we discuss the differences, the reasons for incorporating it in your classroom, as well as some practical tips and tricks for success. Let us entertain you with a few fails of our own, as well!

Take a listen on iTunes

Like what you hear? Visit us at our blogs below! We promise, you won’t be sorry you stopped by! Don’t forget to comment or rate our podcast!

Tracy @ mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/
Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/
Deann @ socrateslantern.com/

Would you like to take a look at some of our PBL Resources and Activities? Just click the images below.

 


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Emotions Match for Special Education FREE”

by Simply Special Ed

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

 

 

A free emotions matching activity for your independent work systems!

Tips for use:

+ 2 levels included

+ Use in a file folder

+ Cut into cards for a task box

+ Bind into a book to keep together

+ Add velcro to the back of a full page laminated piece of paper to store pieces

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Emotions-Match-for-Special-Education-FREE-4184611

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Winter Holiday Bookmarks”

by Urbino12

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This is a set of three bookmarks in English. Three different winter holiday designs read: Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! and Seasons Greetings!

Once laminated, they are great for prizes in your classroom.

I punch a hole at the top of the bookmark and tie curling ribbon in a coordinating color to complete the look!

See links below for other holiday products I have listed:

In Winter
Numbers for the Holidays
Let’s Count for Love
The Gift of the Magi
One Christmas Eve Worksheet
Merry Christmas Banner
Hanukah Story
Happy Hanukkah Banner
Hanukah Quiz Freebie

Credit to:
Sweet-Line-Design

I hope this product is useful to you and your students. Please view my other products and Terms of Use located at this link:
Urbino12 Store

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-Holiday-Bookmarks-2361744

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

How to write a paragraph

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-write-a-paragraph-1804011

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!

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Santa Mouse Clip Art & Greeting Card FREEBIE”

by CrunchyMom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Another sample of some of my upcoming Doodle Clips, this Santa Mouse has a gift for you! Enjoy this little guy, and send some seasonal cheer with this holiday greeting card I’ve included.

~♥ Happy Holidays!

All images included are shown in the thumbnails.

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.

*****************************************************************************

Other products you may enjoy:

Christmas Game Boards Clip Art Bundle

Penguins Clip Art ♦ Basic Colors

Candy Cane Alphabet & Candy Cane Numbers Clip Art BUNDLE

*****************************************************************************

Terms of Use: 

● Commercial use: This clip art may be used in commercial products, but MUST be flattened and secured if you use the images in products you sell (distribute). Clip art must not be the main element in your product, ex. coloring pages, and may not be used to create other clipart or digital paper.

● Personal classroom use: This clipart may be used in lessons, activities, SMART board or PowerPoint lessons/activities that are not distributed or sold.

● Blog/Website Usage: Images may not be displayed in blog posts, websites, or anywhere on the Internet in their original form. This would allow anyone to easily download and use the clipart. They may be used if flattened and secured with other design elements.

● Commercial credit is required: A link to the Crunchymom.org TpT store is required in both commercial products and freebies. A CM Logo image is included in the download file. The CM Logo with a link to my store must be visibly displayed if clipart is used on a blog or website.

A link to the Terms of Use is included in the download file and can be found HERE

*****************************************************************************

THANK YOU for stopping by my store!

Christmas,holiday, Happy Christmas, December, January, red, white, christmas mouse clipart

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Santa-Mouse-Clip-Art-Greeting-Card-FREEBIE-3542963

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Christmas Cards Quick Printables, Wilderness Animals, Plaid Cards”

by Barnett’s School House

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

These cards are custom made by Barnett’s School House with unique clipart and beautiful font and we are excited to share them with you! Some ideas for these quick print cards are to hand them out to your colleagues or even your students! The best part about these cards are they’re unique and they’ll save you money on cards.

Directions for Printing:
Simply download the PDF file and save to your computer. Choose the PDF slide you wish to print whether it be a Merry Christmas or Season’s Greetings card, it’s your choice. Go to print and click, print current page as many times as you’d like. These cards are in a 5×5 format and you can find this size envelopes just about anywhere! Enjoy!

**************************************************************************
If you would like to get updates on NEW and CURRENT resources…
FOLLOW me on Teachers Pay Teachers!
FOLLOW the Barnett’s School House BLOG!
FOLLOW me on Pinterest!
FOLLOW me on Facebook!

As always, please ask any and all questions prior to purchasing!

Thanks for shopping!
Barnett’s School House

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Cards-Quick-Printables-Wilderness-Animals-Plaid-Cards-2892406

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

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!

You may also be interested in the following products: 

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

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “AAC Core Word Tips from A to Z A is for Aided Language Stimulation”

by Susan Berkowitz

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Let me help you with your students who use AAC (augmentative-alternative communication). I can help you with knowing where to start, and what best practices are. Start by watching my AAC from A-Z videos with tips to help you.

In this first video, I talk about Aided Language Stimulation; what it is, why we do it, and how to do it.
There is a handout that includes the video slides in handout format.

You should also watch:
• F is for Function
• C is for Core
• P is for Planning

There are many AAC intervention and information resources in my store. Check them out in my AAC category,

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-Core-Word-Tips-from-A-to-Z-A-is-for-Aided-Language-Stimulation-2885909

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Opinion-Letter-with-the-Novel-Holes-3695429

 

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

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

Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Figurative-Language-and-Poetic-Devices-Jeopardy-Game-1241730

 

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 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Charles-by-Shirley-Jackson-Short-Story-Mini-Unit-3504721

 

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!

You may also be interested in the following products: 

Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit
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

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Super Hero Teacher Clip Art Follower FREEBIE”

by The Traveling Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This is for all the SUPER teachers out there, thank you for all your hard work! I hope you this free clip art sample and have a wonderful year:)

Looking for more Super Hero themed clip art?

Super Hero Kids Clip Art

Super Hero Speech Bubble Clip Art

Use them for personal or commercial purposes. You MUST provide credit.

This zip file includes the graphics shown on the preview page.

Don´t forget to follow my TPT store and/or blog for your free 50 follower freebie!

For every 50 followers I give out a new freebie!

Please contact me with your comments and I would also love to hear how you use it!

You can travel with us through these sites for more freebies, educational information, and products:
TPT Store
Blog 
Facebook 
Twitter 
Pinterest 

Follow for more exciting ideas for teaching our kids and for your 50 Follower Freebie!

Thanks for traveling with us!

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Super-Hero-Teacher-Clip-Art-Follower-FREEBIE-1734417

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

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

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Have-Who-has-Game-for-Teaching-Figurative-Language-and-Poetry-1019571

 

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

 

Product Description

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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

ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ELA-Literature-Study-Unit-Use-with-ANY-Work-of-Literature-3223655

 

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!

 

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Reindeer Clip Art by Jeanette Baker”

by Jason’s Online Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Reindeer Clip Art – File includes 8 unique custom clip art images (as seen in the first thumbnail image) by Jeanette Baker in both color and black and white outline. Each image includes a PNG version with a transparent background as well as a JPG version with a white background.

About Jeanette
Jeanette Baker is an independent graphic designer and illustrator that sells her products through Jason’s Online Classroom. Do you have a request or suggestion? Email Jeanette!

Terms
COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE INFORMATION
All free or purchased clip art is available for commercial use with credit: “Clip Art created by Jeanette Baker @ Jason’s Online Classroom (www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/Jasons-Online-Classroom)”

TERMS OF USE
With your purchase, you are being granted permission to copy and print the design. All copyrights remain with Jeanette Baker.

USE OF DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
All paid and free clip art from Jason’s Online Classroom is available for personal and commercial use. There is no additional fee required for commercial use.

About Jason’s Online Classroom
Sign up for our EMAIL NEWSLETTER to receive important news, product announcements, and special deals and promotions. If you like the products in our store, make sure to FOLLOW US by clicking the STAR at the top of my home page to be eligible to win a $25 TpT Gift Certificate every month. Check out Jason’s Online Classroom on the web for news articles, blogs, teaching resources, online educational courses, entertainment, and much more. Visit our page on FACEBOOK for exclusive giveaways. Join our 40+ Collaborative PINTEREST Boards with amazing resources pinned from hundreds of teachers from across the nation and abroad.

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reindeer-Clip-Art-by-Jeanette-Baker-434278

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

FREE Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Inspirational-Bookmarks-and-Posters-3323549

 

FREE Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

 

Product Description

Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products: 

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas Printable Puns from the North–Santa Takes the Pole Position”

by Margaret Whisnant

4th – 8th Grade

 

 

PUNS FROM THE NORTH–SANTA TAKES THE POLE POSITION is a giggle-powered collection of riddle puns about Santa and his life at the North Pole. Youngsters will enjoy revving up their punnybones to go searching for each riddle’s pun-filled answer from a choice of four possible responses.

This activity has two parts with twenty items each.

Full answer keys included. Eight pages including the cover and links to other items.

Download and enjoy!

This free download has a companion product:
Deck the Halls with Figurative Language

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Printable-Puns-from-the-North-Santa-Takes-the-Pole-Position-170747

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

We Teach So Hard…Episode 16…It’s a Teacher’s Thanksgiving

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and TURKEY! It’s a buffet of Thanksgiving topics for teachers! We’re laughing and crying our way through Thanksgiving cocktails, teaching ideas, sing-a-long songs, culturally responsive teaching, and more! You don’t want to miss this episode…we PERFORM a head banging rendition of our favorite Thanksgiving song! The words are included for you below! (To the tune of Frere Jacques)
Turkey dinner, turkey dinner,
gather round, gather round,
who will get the drumstick…
yummy, yummy yumstick?
All sit down, all sit down.
Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffin’
pudding pie, one foot high.
All of us were thinner,
’til we came to dinner,
me oh, my…
me oh, my.
 

Take a listen on iTunes

Like what you hear? Come visit us at the links below!
Tracy @ mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/
Deann @ socrateslantern.com/
Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/
 
And don’t forget to enter our giveaway! It closes this Sunday. You could win $100 for Amazon, Tieks, Starbucks, or Teachers Pay Teachers! Check out the link below!

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sentences-Grammar-Circles-for-easy-and-effective-grammar-2110090

 

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

 

Product Description

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

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

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

I found a solution!

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

The package includes:

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

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

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

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

(27 pages total for this unit)

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

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “20 Journal Prompts on Task Cards (Free)”

by Juggling ELA

5th – 10th Grade

 

 

There are 20 journal prompts included here.. Each prompt is on it’s own task card.

Use them for:
✥ Bell Ringers (Do Now Activities)
✥ Students who complete their work early
✥ Extra Credit Writing Assignments
✥ Writing Centers

The task cards are aligned with the common core state standards for grades 5-10 and the standards are listed at the end of the product for your convenience. 

This file contains a PDF copy of my 20 Journal Prompts On Task Cards.

I would print them out on stock card paper (colored or white) and laminate them so you can use them year after year.

These free prompts are part of a more extensive set of prompts listed here:
200 Journal Prompts on Task Cards (Aligned with the CCSS)

Related Products
• 100 Journal Prompts on Task Cards (Aligned with the CCSS for grades 5-12)
• Over 250 Writing Prompts/Journal Topics on Task Cards (Aligned with the CCSS)
• Task Cards for Independent Reading: Fiction Set
• Task Cards for Independent Reading: Non-Fiction Set
• Task Cards for Independent Reading: Poetry Set

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/20-Journal-Prompts-on-Task-Cards-Free-2896603

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

ELA Report Card Comments

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ELA-Report-Card-Comments-3223269

 

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!

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

 


November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or 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.
***********************************************************
Politics, Elections & Voting, Oh My!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

We educators, need to have faith that students care enough about our democracy to become voices of change.
***********************************************************

Holiday Self Care
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

My message today is about some ways that you might consider in taking care of yourself during these always fast paced couple of months ahead.
***********************************************************
It Depends on the Angle – Complimentary and Supplementary Angles
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

Since most students are visual learners, I try to visually help them remember definitions. This is how I visually taught them the difference between complementary and 
supplementary angles.
***********************************************************

Why Does U Always Follow Q in English Spelling?
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Have you ever wondered why the letter U always follows Q in English spelling? Here’s the answer.
***********************************************************

Do You Know These Top 5 Core 2-Word Phrases?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Far too many students never make it to the symbol sequencing stage of AAC use. Whether because of presumed lack of potential or lack of knowledge about how to move students along beyond single words, we end up with many AAC users who are not communicating as competently as they could – and need.

**********************************************************

Avoid Comparing Adjectives That Are Absolute
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Something can be unique, but not more unique.
***********************************************************

Free Art DecoChristmas Tree Coloring Pages to Support St Jude’s Childrens Hospital
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile

Get some free “Art Deco” Christmas coloring pages with links to powerpoint tutorials showing how to make Christmas graphics using basic shapes. 
***********************************************************

Five Tips for Teaching Literary Analysis Writing in Grades 5-8
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn five practical tips for teaching one of the most challenging genres in writing.
***********************************************************

Preserving History
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

History books (& Hollywood) have often depicted Native Americans in very stereotypical and often degrading roles. Researching and creating scrapbooks of California tribes highlights the important relationship between the regions and natural resources, dependence on the land, as well as their beliefs.
*********************************************************

Reasoning with Evidence & Persuasive Thinking
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Raise your hand if you wish your students would support their thinking with evidence! Visible thinking’s Claim-Support-Question is a great way to build your students’ capacity. This post explores how reasoning with evidence can flow across your curriculum with one BIG thinking routine!
***********************************************************


FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Google Docs Voice-To-Text Handout”

by Carrberry Creations

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

This file accompanies my blog post about how to use voice to text in Google Docs. It is a quick 2 page cheat sheet to remember the basic commands for Google Voice to Text in Google Docs.

You can check out the blog post here:

http://www.carrberrycreations.com/the-best-kept-secret-on-google-dictation/

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Google-Docs-Voice-To-Text-Handout-2793969

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

We Teach So Hard…Episode 15…Attitudes of Gratitude



Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do your students? How do you teach gratitude? Join us as we explore books and resources for teaching gratitude, not just in November, but all year long! The research says our brains and our bodies are healthier when we learn how to incorporate gratitude into our daily lives.


We end this podcast by THANKING YOU, our listeners, with a $100 giveaway! We’ve got big things planned. 
Join us!

Take a listen on iTunes
And visit our blogs! We’ve linked up to offer some free teaching resources!
Tracy @ mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/ 
Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/ 
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/ 
Deann @ socrateslantern.com/

Click below to enter our giveaway and find out how to win your choice of a $100.00 gift card! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Holiday Traditions

 

Grammar Stories: Holiday

Timely fun!  Grades 4-8  enjoy discovering how popular holiday traditions developed while practicing grammar skills at the same time. Holiday Traditions Grammar Stories focus on the most common student grammatical errors, and complete Answer Keys include explanations for every correction. Perfect for homework, seatwork, or learning centers at this time of year! Grammar practice CAN be both enjoyable and informative!

 


Evaluating a Fish bowl Activity in a Literature Circle

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Evaluating-a-Fish-bowl-Activity-in-a-Literature-Circle-694363

 

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!

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

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Read-and-Appreciate-Poetry-Powerpoint-2175693

 

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 MATH LESSON – “Organizing Your Math Notebook: Math Posters for your Classroom”

by Runde’s Room

1st – 12th Grade

 

 

A set of 7 math posters to display in your classroom, reminding students how to organize and maintain their math notebooks.

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Organizing-Your-Math-Notebook-Math-Posters-for-your-Classroom-98843

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to http://www.pinterest.com/TheBestofTPT/ for even more free products!

 

 

 

 

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/English-Grammar-Cheat-Sheet-1060635

 

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

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teaching-the-Argument-by-Solving-Mysteries-2976387

 

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

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
Poetry Through Song Unit
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

It’s teaching made easy!

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