Category Archives : 9th Grade


Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Please note that this document does not work with a Mac computer.

Automated Comment Generator for THE ESSAY

This document has been created to help teachers evaluate students’ essays quickly and efficiently while including as many detailed comments as possible. 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: persuasion, information presented, analysis, style, structure, communication, sources and format.

Take a look at the preview for a better idea of what this product can do for you.

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Speech Evaluation with drop down boxes
FREEGroup Work Comment Sheet with Drop Down Boxes

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet 1

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

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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
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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation   No Prep

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Poetry: The Art of Interpretation – is designed to teach students how to interpret, appreciate, and analyse poetry.

There are 9 complete lessons (estimated to last approximately 60 minutes), therefore 2 weeks of lessons.

This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This unit includes a student guide, 9 detailed lesson plans, 2 multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems and answers, and an end of the unit evaluation with rubric, and answer key.

Just print it and teach it.

Poetry is a very subjective form of art. Some poems you love and others, you hate. What we need to realize is that this is the beauty of poetry. Poetry is not a mystery to be solved. Rather, it is the masterful manipulation of language that has the power to transform the ordinary and to immerse its reader into the world created by the author.

This unit incorporates art to help students understand and appreciate the beauty within words. In addition, students will learn how to analyse themes in poetry though paintings and art work.

This HUGE bundle includes:

Each lesson focuses on a different skill set including:
– Knowledge and manipulation of figurative and poetic language
– How to read and understand (appreciate) poetry
– How to analyse poetry
– How to annotate poetry
– How to paraphrase effectively
– How to use symbols
– How to effectively develop themes from poetry
– Creative writing
– Creative activities to learn how to analyse

The unit includes a student packet (20 pages), a teacher packet (with 9 complete lessons), and a comprehensive answer key with annotations to poem (with 17 pages). See preview for more details.

Poets studied include: (8 poems total)
– Billy Collins – “Introduction to Poetry”
– Anne Marriott – “As You Come in”
– Phyllis Gotlieb – “First Person Demonstrative”
– Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven
– Robert Frost – “Nothing Gold can Stay”
– John Crowe Ransom -“Janet Waking”
– Woodruff – “I am a Poem that Tells a Lie”
– Tennyson – “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

The unit also includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 9 comprehensive lesson plans to teach the poems included in the unit. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU. )

2 – The student package (Contains students’ notes , poems, and questions) (20 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities (saving you time – 18 pages).

4 – Included is a test with multiple choice questions as well as a development question. All answers are included. (Word format for easy changes)

5 – 2 PowerPoint presentations – one multimedia presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) and the second to reinforce the use of imagery and symbolism (19 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

6 – Images to project or print

7- An end of the unit creative evaluation, which includes clear and concise directions and rubric. (In a Word document for easy modifications)

– An interactive multimedia Jeopardy game to review figurative language and poetic devices (PowerPoint – no internet required)

– A multimedia PowerPoint on how to read and interpret poetry

– A PowerPoint presentation on how to interpret symbols and imagery in literature (19 slides)

– A final culminating evaluation with evaluation rubric (left in Word format for easily made modifications)

The unit has been created in such a way as to simplify the teacher’s life. Photocopy the 3 packages included and don’t worry about it for the rest of the unit. You literally can begin teaching it without any other preparation.

A total of 43 pages + 64 slides are included in this package.

This unit is complete, and does all of the thinking for you. All you need to do is to print out and photocopy the student package and you’re set.

Other poetry units you may enjoy:
Poetry Unit (for senior students)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
43
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

May Teacher Talk

It’s May and June is just around the bend. You’re probably counting the days till summer vacation. Be sure to stop by and see what these teachers are doing in their classrooms and gather some great tips and ideas.

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Walking the Red Carpet With Book of the Year Awards

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Are you looking for a fun but academic way to keep your students engaged in these last few weeks of the school year? This blog post is part one of a series that details one way to keep your kids talking about books. Plus, a unique freebie opportunity is offered!

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Where We’re From

By Retta London of  Rainbow City Learning

A tribute to my mother and all she taught me. A poetry form added to try in your own own classroom.

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End of the Year Growth Mindset Awards Activity

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

My teaching partner and I always faced the end of the school year with nostalgia, excitement, and a bit of sadness as our students leave our classrooms.  Kind of like parents whose children have flown the coop. We enjoyed giving out student awards, but instead of us choosing all of them, we decided to let the kids help us.

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Do You Have a Purpose?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Students need a purpose for communicating and we need to provide meaningful interactions, not just “test” them on their knowledge.

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Five Simple Tools for End of the Year Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Survive the end-of-the-year frenzy in your classroom with five tips to help reduce the chaos and maintain learning.

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Make Math FUN this Summer!!!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

The weeks approaching summer vacation can be a great time to get some review in for the students as the year closes. These NO PREP activity worksheets can be great for end of the year review as well as keeping skills fresh over the summer. I think you will enjoy these summer themed riddles.

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One Million=One Thousand

By Reading Spotlight of Reading Spotlight

Find out how one million can actually equal one thousand!

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A Little Magic For Your Class. . .

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those who Love Teaching

Tips to make reading time magical with an altered fairy tale unit.

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Surviving the Last Weeks of School: 3 Activities to Keep Your Students Engaged

By Shametria Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Managing student engagement and behaviors at the end of the school year can be a challenge for even our most experienced teachers. The more engaged students are in tasks that are both developmentally appropriate and challenging, the less off-task behavior they will display. With that in mind, I would like to share some of my favorite problem solving and critical thinking strategies I use to keep my students engaged during the last weeks of the school year.

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Complete Summer School Curriculum- EVERYTHING you need to teach English/LA at the middle level!

Complete ELA Summer School Bundle from Teach BeTween the Lines will provide you all of the lessons, materials, and activities to teach summer school- ZERO prep involved! From introduction activities and procedure slides (introduced using fun memes) to specific reading and writing strategies that have been the most beneficial to my struggling readers and writers. This unit is completely digital for use with Google Apps or Microsoft One Drive, and is also completely printable.

For many years, I too taught summer school. There are so many benefits to taking on this very important role, but I will admit that I was driven by the money! I also distinctly remember not wanting to spend all of my precious summer planning and crafting curriculum! That is why I created this unit bundle! Let my experiences do the work for you! What I have done is compile lessons from my curriculum that will most benefit the struggling reader and writer. I start summer school by teaching close reading strategies (which I call “talking to the text). Then I spend the remainder of summer school continuing to practice these strategies through every unit. The first few days of this unit bundle include detailed lesson plans to help you best support your students with these close reading strategies. Then, each added unit contains its own detailed lesson plans. A unit outline will support your planning of each of these lessons! This unit bundle will give you everything you need to teach summer school in a way that dramatically improves the reading and writing skills of your students!

See the preview for a visual of each of these units or click on the links below to view each product individually!

Close Reading Strategies (Text Annotation to Support Reading Comprehension)Teach your students how to use close reading strategies to improve reading comprehension and written analysis. This gradual release method will encourage your
Summarizing Fiction Lesson, Guided and Collaborative Practice, and Assessment!Teach your students how to create a concise and objective summary of a fiction text with this simple, easy, step-by-step method. Students will be able to
Summarizing Nonfiction Lesson, Graphic Organizers, & 12 Differentiated TextsTeach your students how to create a concise summary of nonfiction texts that are free from personal judgements or opinions with this simple, easy, step-by-step
In-Text Citation Lesson, Practice, and Assessment, MLA 8th EditionThe MLA 8th edition lesson on incorporating textual evidence (quotations with parenthetical citations) will help your students learn: -How to create an in-text citation with and without an author’s name. -How to lead into or out of a quote with the student’s own words. -How to pepper a quote.
Plot/Literary Elements GAME!The plot/literary elements game activity fosters a shared writing experience for students in the creation of a fun, creative, and often hilarious story.
Compound Sentences with FANBOYS Lesson, Stations, Practice, & AssessmentTeach your students how to create compound sentences with FANBOYS conjunctions! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor
Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs Lesson, Practice, Games, and AssessmentTeach your students how to create compound sentences with semicolons, and compound sentences with semicolons and conjunctive adverbs! This Lesson will provide
Complete Tone and Mood in Literature Bundle + Connotation and DenotationTeach 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
Short Story Unit Bundle – “Cemetery Path” with Tone and MoodThe ultimate short story bundle! “Cemetery Path” by Leonard Q. Ross is an excellent, scary, thrilling short story to engage your learners. This complete pack

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-30 Page Reader’s Workshop/Independent Reading Book Log
-Introductions, a get-to-know you game, and classroom procedures memes!

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Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required 2

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Romeo and Juliet Unit - No prep required

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ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT

This bundled unit has been designed to make life easier for the Language Arts teacher. It contains a teacher guide with detailed lessons, a student guide with all of the notes required by students, an answer key for students’ work, and three evaluations (answer keys and evaluation rubrics included). All you need to do is print and begin teaching.

This purchase includes:

•A comprehensive Teacher guide with 15 detailed lessons (7 pages)

•A student guide with guiding questions and activities (focus on characterization, themes, figurative language, irony, etc…) -10 pages

•A Scavenger Hunt activity to introduce students to Shakespeare and his times (includes eight colorful cards and a PowerPoint with answers.)

•A detailed answer key for students’ work (10 pages)

•A quiz on Acts 1 and 2 – answer key included

•Oral presentation on Irony – evaluation rubric included

•Culminating Activity – Students write a children’s story based on the themes in the play. Evaluation rubric as well as work process sheets included (7 pages)

There are a total of 51 pages included in this unit.

The unit will last between 17 to 20 periods. (3 – 4 week unit)

All that’s left is to teach. I hope you enjoy this unit.

You may also enjoy:
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
89
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

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2 weeks of thinking done for you. This unit is appropriate for grades 9 & 10

Looking for a meaningful and effective way to teach poetry? This unit is a fun way to learn and experiment with figurative language. It uses a mixture of contemporary songs and traditional poetry to teach students about themes and to help them learn the various forms of poetry. The creative, hands on activities also focus on the importance of having a voice and using it properly.

The unit covers subjects such as: bullying, courage, standing up for yourself and for others, standing up for one’s convictions and discovering what is important to students.

This unit uses poetry to help students have a better understanding of themselves and to stand up for things they believe in.

The files are in PDF format and are zipped for convenience.

-1 set of « I HAVE, Who has? » cards to help students remember figurative language in a fun way. (1 set of instructions for the game)

-A comprehensive teacher guide with 11 complete and detailed lessons (no prep required) – (8 pages) – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU

-A student package that contains ALL notes, poems, and handouts students will need for the unit (18 pages)

-An end unit evaluation (with detailed evaluation rubrics and step by step instructions for students – one for the written component and one for the oral component). The end unit evaluation is in Word format along with the evaluation rubric for easy modifications. The final unit evaluation is a written poem and poetry reading, where students’ voices can be heard.

-A detailed Answer Key with notes, annotated poems, and answers to questions and activities. (8 pages)

Poems studied include:
– Song lyrics – Jessie J’s “Domino” (Goal : review figurative language and analyze messages found in popular media.)
– Jonathan Reed’s “The Lost Generation”
– Selena Matis’ “Ability”
– Robert Frost’s “The Road not Taken”
– Robert Hayden’s “ Those Winter Sundays”
– Song lyrics “True Colors”
– Emily Dickenson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”
– Rudyard Kipling’s “If”
– Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”
– There are also video links added to the unit to enhance learning in the classroom

You may also be interested in these poetry units as well:
Poetry Unit (for senior students)
Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

Total Pages
40
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Book vs. Movie”

by Rachel Lynette

3rd – 9th Grade

 

 

Book vs. Movie Printables: FREE

Use these two printables after you have read the book and then seen the movie version. Great for comparing and contrasting and thinking critically about how the movie was made.

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Rachel Lynette

 

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Hamlet Guess Who? Game

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Guess Who? Game for Hamlet is a great way to familiarize students with characters. Included is a game card, the characters cards to cut out, and an instruction sheet. See preview for more details.

The fun thing about this game is that the game changes as the reading progresses. It’s a great way for students to learn characterization and have fun at the same time.

Spice up your Hamlet unit and incorporate a fun and meaningful activity.

This activity is part of a larger unit:
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

It’s teaching made easy!

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4
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Free Guide Developing Themes in Literature

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This handout has been created to help both teachers and students learn how to develop themes in literature properly. This can be such an abstract concept for some students. Hopefully, this FREE handout will demystify theme development.

This handout includes step by step instructions on how to develop a theme in paragraph form.

I hope you enjoy it!

It’s teaching made easy!

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
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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

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FREE MATH LESSON – “How Many Solutions to a System?”

by MissMathDork

8th – 11th Grade

 

 

One? None? Infinite?

Here’s a one page reference sheet to how many solutions a system of equations has! A perfect addition to an interactive notebook, study guide, or a resource to have at a math center!

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Personal Copyright: The purchase of this product allows you to use these activities in your personal classroom for your students. You may continue to use them each year but you may not share the activities with other teachers unless additional licenses are purchased. Please contact me via email for additional licenses. Site and District Licenses are also available.

 

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Poetry and Imagery – Langston Hughes

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This is a lesson on poetry and imagery

This mini bundle includes the poems of Langston Hughes and has a focus on the importance of imagery. More specifically, the lesson is based on two poems: A Dream Deferred and Mother to Son.

This lesson is part of a larger poetry bundle:
Click here to preview the Poetry Unit for Senior Students

This lesson will take two full periods.

The mini bundle includes:

– a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
– student notes (the poems) and activity
– an annotated copy of the poems as well as a comprehensive answer key.
-an activity on PowerPoint to teach students about imagery

The entire unit contains 6 pages+ 19 PowerPoint slides

I hope you enjoy your purchase!

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
8
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 hours

Free Classroom Rules Poster and Instructions

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Free Classroom Rules Poster and Instructions

It sounds very idealistic to say this, but it’s true. From personal experience, I assure you that simplifying your rules will simplify your life.

At the beginning of the school year, when it’s time to introduce the class rules I show students this poster and read the three words. Then, using the Socratic method of questioning I go through the rules one by one and discuss the implications of those rules (which is the reason you don’t need many.)

Total Pages
3
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 minutes

Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required 2

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ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT

This bundled unit has been designed to make life easier for the Language Arts teacher. It contains a teacher guide with detailed lessons, a student guide with all of the notes required by students, an answer key for students’ work, and three evaluations (answer keys and evaluation rubrics included). All you need to do is print and begin teaching.

This purchase includes:

•A comprehensive Teacher guide with 15 detailed lessons (7 pages)

•A student guide with guiding questions and activities (focus on characterization, themes, figurative language, irony, etc…) -10 pages

•A Scavenger Hunt activity to introduce students to Shakespeare and his times (includes eight colorful cards and a PowerPoint with answers.)

•A detailed answer key for students’ work (10 pages)

•A quiz on Acts 1 and 2 – answer key included

•Oral presentation on Irony – evaluation rubric included

•Culminating Activity – Students write a children’s story based on the themes in the play. Evaluation rubric as well as work process sheets included (7 pages)

There are a total of 51 pages included in this unit.

The unit will last between 17 to 20 periods. (3 – 4 week unit)

All that’s left is to teach. I hope you enjoy this unit.

You may also enjoy:
Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
89
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Mrs. D’s Doodles 2 – 11 Doodle Frames – 11 Doodle Borders”

by Mrs Ds Corner

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Drawn freehand, this pack includes 11 non-transparent, black line doodle frames.

These frames may be used personally or commercially. If using commercially, please give credit to Mrs. D’s Corner.

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The Three Paragraph Essay

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

The Three Paragraph Essay is a resource that is best used for novice essay writers. It is an excellent way to introduce the expository essay. The 2-page pdf document includes simple step-by-step instructions to teach students how to write an effective three paragraph essay.

I recommend using this material with students who are in grades 7-9. It is an efficient and simple way of learning how to write a proper introduction, a one paragraph development, and a conclusion that serves a purpose.

It’s teaching made easy!


Opinion Piece Bundle

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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 MISC. LESSON – “FREE! Digital Paper Collection: Retro Circles and Squares”

by KB Konnected

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Includes 8 papers
300 dpi, png files
Commercial use welcome. See TOU in product for details.

 

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Free Group Work Comment Sheet with Drop Down Boxes

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Please note that this document does not work with a Mac computer.

FREE – Automated Comment Generator for GROUP WORK

Save yourself time with this FREE group work comment generator

Automated comment generator for students’ group work and presentations.

This document has been devised to help the teacher evaluate students’ group work (such as skits, presentations….). In order to submit detailed and constructive feedback to students, I have devised this document with drop down boxes to evaluate students presentations quickly. When possible, I am on the computer while students are presenting, which makes writing feedback much more efficient.

You may also enjoy:
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
Speech Evaluation with drop down boxes

I hope you enjoy this freebie.

It’s teaching made easy!

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1
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Historical Context of Lord of the Flies

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This PowerPoint presentation is a great way to introduce Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

This PowerPoint is devised to contextualize Golding’s novel in order to help students better understand and appreciate the novel.

There are 14 slides in total.

Included in this activity is:

– Introduction about the author
– A short film clip about the war and the fear it evoked
– Information about the story
– Information about Golding’s message
– Information about themes
– Information about the significance of the title
– Group discussion questions to serve as a pre reading guide
– Important elements in the novel

There are no spoilers for students in this presentation. The information prepares them for what they will read in order to better appreciate it and to develop themes later on.

See preview for more details.

This activity is also part of a larger Lord of the Flies unit:
Click here to preview the Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
14
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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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
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric 2

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

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.

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

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

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

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

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2
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Teaching Duration
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Contract for rewriting evaluations:

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

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

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Literature English Language Arts Sampler Freebie”

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I am very experienced at creating unique graphic organizers that will help you teach the Elements of Literature with confidence and ease. All lessons, templates, and organizers are Common Core based!

Here is a random sampling of my work. You can use my materials for a variety of purposes. Please feel free to ask any questions and I appreciated positive feedback on my products. My materials are one of kind and you will find no other seller on TpT with such rigorous, appealing, and practical materials for ELA.

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Thesis Writing Poster

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As any English teacher can tell you, the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. It defines the arguments and orients the reader. Unfortunately, many students have difficulty with the thesis statement. This is why I have created the “7 Steps to Writing an Effective Thesis Statement” poster.

The poster is a step by step guide on how to write the thesis starting with selecting a topic the student understands and walks them through the process until the end.

I am making the poster available in different formats for facility of use in the classroom:

– The first format measures 70 cm (27.6 inches) (easy printing) PDF
– The second format measure 97 cm (38.2) – information can be more easily read from further away (easy printing) PDF
– One smaller poster PDF
– An image format JPEG

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Essay Writing Flip Book

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The Essay Writing Flip Book is a resource that I created for my students for essay writing. Even when they have learned the basics of the essay, they soon forget important details. This guide is an ‘at a glance’ resource where students can quickly find the information they need so that they can concentrate on the bulk of their arguments.

The Flip Book contains:

-Pre-writing: finding a topic, understanding it, writing a thesis statement
-Introduction writing: tips for writing and starting an intro, and proper format
-The body of the essay – paragraph format, how to build arguments, and other tips
-Quotations (2 pages) – how to use quotes in an essay, how to incorporate quotes, in text- citation using MLA format, etc.
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-MLA format
-Revision Checklist

8 pages of information in all!

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Themes in Lord of the Flies

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Themes in Lord of the Flies

This activity is devised to help students develop the novels’ themes and should be used when finished reading the novel.
Included is:

– Student activity sheets (2 pages)
– Teacher’s answer sheets (3 pages)

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This activity is also part of a larger Lord of the Flies unit:
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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
N/A

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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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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Answer Key
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Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies

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Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

This activity is devised to help students uncover the novel’s symbolism and discover their larger thematic meaning.
Included is:

– Student activity sheets (3 pages)
– Teacher’s answer sheets (5 pages)

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This activity is also part of a larger Lord of the Flies unit:
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Answer Key
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Free Moral Discernment Activity: What Would You Do?

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What Would You Do? Moral Discernment Acitivity FREE

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Although I use this activity in my religion class (during my free will unit), it can also be used in conjunction with many other subjects.

When I have an extra 10 or 15 minutes, I show my students a “What Would You Do?” episode (found on Youtube).

To help with our class discussions, I ask students to complete the “What Would You Do?” question sheet, which uses the steps of moral decision making. All sorts of subjects can be discussed thanks to this activity.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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