Category Archives : 9th Grade


Comment Bank

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Comment Bank

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Do you run out of meaningful criticism for your students’ high school papers and work?

I created this comment bank because I had the same problem. After a little while, you don’t know what to write on a student’s test.

The Comment Bank has been constructed to save the Language Arts teacher time when offering constructive and helpful comments on students’ evaluations. Marking papers in any Language Arts class is always a lengthy process. Increasingly, teachers are being asked to write more detailed comments to highlight students’ strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes we run out of ideas. Being the vigilant teachers we are, and wanting to help our students achieve their potential is and will always be one of our priorities. To this end, when marking students’ papers, writing down everything we want to say to them about their papers would be a very lengthy process. I have decided to share my personal comment bank with you.

The bank comments on the following areas:

-Structure
-Communication
-The next step
-Mechanics
-Style
-Persuasion
-Analysis

The package contains 7 pages of comments, which are divided by levels of accomplishment A, B, C and D. (levels 100 to 50)

Included in this package are over 120 comments for students. You can get inspiration from these pages to handwrite your comments, or you can do what I do and copy/paste your comments into a word document, print, and staple the comment to the students’ evaluations. This is a real time saver. Parents, students, and school administration LOVE this method of feedback. And, this way, it takes much less time to be much more efficient. I hope you enjoy it

Total Pages
7
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

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

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
11
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

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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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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
58
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Are you looking for a new way of introducing poetic devices in your class? This PowerPoint document is a great way to review poetic terms or to help students learn them.

I play this game from grade 9 to grade 12 and all of the students love them.

Directions on how to play the game are also included.

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
28
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Poetry Lesson Mother’s Day Card + Poetry for Older Students/Teens, Sub Plan”

by Laura Randazzo

7th – 12th Grade

 

 

Remember the Mother’s Day cards we made back in elementary school? Let’s revisit that tradition for our middle- and high-school students with these print-and-go materials that’ll make a bunch of moms (or stepmoms/grandmas/aunties/loving women) smile on their special day.

Included:
• A student handout featuring 10 slices of poetry about mothers/feminine power.
• Six coloring pages that fold in half to become cards (Print on white paper, colored paper, or cardstock – grab whatever’s available in the copier room and go!)

Suggested lesson procedure:
1. Begin by handing out the page that includes 10 bits of poetry, giving students a few minutes to read them all.
2. Have students choose the poem that reminds them most of their mom/closest maternal figure.
3. Give students a choice of card designs.
4. Inside the card, have them write a loving note to the recipient and include the lines of poetry in their best handwriting.
5. With any remaining time in class, have students color the front of the card with colored pencils or sharp-tipped markers. The coloring portion can be completed in class if time allows or sent home for students to complete on their own time.

Tip: When printing the cards, choose “Print Full Size” on your printer settings. If you choose “Scale to Fit” (the default on many printers), your cards may have unevenly spaced borders.

These pages also work great as print-and-go sub plan materials.

Image credit: Peaksel, CC BY-SA 4.0

Want more high-interest poetry lessons for teens? Check out my four-week Poetry Unit, a TpT sitewide best-seller.

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Frankenstein Historical Context PowerPoint

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Frankenstein Historical Context PowerPoint

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Frankenstein Historical Context PowerPoint is an excellent way to contextualize the novel to bring about a better understanding of the novel’s themes.

The presentation includes six slides with important historical information without overloading students with information that they won’t remember.

It’s teaching and learning made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package
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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)
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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

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

Free: Creating a board Game Assessment Tool

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Creating a board Game Assessment Tool

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Assess your students’ knowledge of literature with this fun and creative evaluation. Not only will your students learn by creating a game, but other will learn as well by playing it.

This is a self-evaluation (and teacher assessment) rubric to guide students and teachers in the evaluation process.)

This rubric was created to help students understand exactly what is expected of them for this evaluation. It is also an excellent tool to assess students’ progress and final product.

This self-assessment rubric is part of the bundle 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 own success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer-evaluations.

It’s teaching made easy!


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)

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

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Colorful Circle Numbers 1-30 and Letters”

by Kacie Travis

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

These colored number circles and letters are helpful in classroom management. I use them to number my desks and classroom materials. It is a helpful tool so students always know which number they have. The uses are endless!

Included are letters A – Z and numbers 1 – 30 in five vibrant and fun colors! Enjoy!

 

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Comprehension Questions and Answers for Lord of the Flies

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Comprehension Questions and Answers for Lord of the Flies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Comprehension /Questions for Lord of the Flies

These comprehension questions for students were devised to help them focus on the most important parts of the novel. In my experience, students hate answering these questions because there are usually so many of them and many of them aren’t even that important. In this document, there are questions for every chapter, but I’ve only included the most important ones to help students with character, symbol, and theme development. There are 50 questions in total.

Included is:

– Student question sheets (3 pages)
– Teacher’s answer sheets (9 pages)

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
13
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Spring Birds Realistic Clip Art”

by UtahRoots

2nd – 9th Grade

 

 

This set of free realistic clip art Birds is offered as an introduction to the larger set Realistic Clip Art Birds of the United States which can be seen HERE

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Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

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Romeo and Juliet Unit - No prep required

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.

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It’s teaching made easy!

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

Summarizing Fiction Made EASY!

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 effectively condense a complete summary into three sentences. Students will be able to identify the protagonist, the character motivation, the conflict, rising action, and the resolution in these three sentences! This step-by-step method will make this process easy for your students.

Included:
Lesson and complete lesson plan

– Two fun and engaging guided practices and partner collaboration practices

– Differentiated assessment options. Four short stories will allow your students to read through an appropriately leveled text as they work to create their concise and objective summary!

– Graphic organizers to support students as they draft

 

 

 

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

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Poetry Unit : The Art of Interpretation No Prep

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

Total Pages
43 pages and 64 slides
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

Free Poster: Teaching the essay – Visual

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Teaching the essay - Visual

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This is a creative visual to help students understand the importance of constructing the essay. By comparing the essay to a house, students are able to understand the importance of the thesis statement as the foundation of the essay, the arguments as the supporting walls, and the conclusion as the roof.

This poster can be printed in an 8 x 11 format from any printer.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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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

Total Pages
1
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE MATH LESSON – “Algebra 1 Tool: Quadratic Formula Song”

by Mad Eye Moody Productions

8th – 9th Grade

 

 

Everyone knows that music makes things easier to remember. Do you know the quadratic formula song? Maybe not. Maybe you do but you don’t want to put yourself out there and sing it to your students. Now you don’t have to! I’ve sung it for you. This file has 2 different versions of the quadratic formula song (one is suitable for “looping”). It’s not going to win any Grammys, but it serves its purpose.

If you decide to download, please leave a comment about this product. Thank you for your business and feedback!

Here are other Algebra 1-related resources you may find helpful:

Solving 1 step equations using addition or subtraction Power Point Lesson

Solving 1 step equations with multiplication and division Power Point Lesson

Solving 2 step 1 variable equations Power Point Lesson

Fun puzzles to practice Algebra 1 concepts

 

 

 

 

 

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Comprehension Questions and Answers for Frankenstein

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Comprehension Questions and Answers for Frankenstein

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This unit is a part of a larger and more comprehensive unit called Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

If what you’re looking for are thematic and comprehension questions with answer key, look not further.

I have included only the most important thematic questions to help students engage in reading and avoid busy work. All questions are meaningful.

Take a look at the preview for more details.

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)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpreta

Total Pages
9
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

Thesis Writing Poster

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Thesis Writing Poster

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

You may also be interested in the following resources:

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Total Pages
4 different formats of posters
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Sadlier-Oxford Level E Unit 1 Activity”

by Different Drummer Secondary Resources

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

This is one of my favorite vocabulary activities to do with students. It asks them to re-write the part of speech, definition, synonyms and antonyms for two words within the unit and then create a sentence using BOTH words. The purpose of this activity is to encourage students to find the connections between words and how they relate to one another. Teachers can assess their processing, how they use words in a sentence, their grammar and punctuation all in one exercise.

 

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Thesis Writing Activity

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Thesis Writing Activity

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

We all know that the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. This is also the part of the essay with which students have the most difficulty.

When you are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a work, you are able to write better yourself.

Topic: Is knowledge good or destructive? The subject is interesting, and can be used along with many different types of literature, or on its own.

In this bundle, I’ve included an interactive PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:

-The definition of a thesis statement
-How to write a thesis statement (and the steps to take leading up to the thesis)
-5 examples of thesis statements, where students must identify both the weaknesses and the strengths
-10 slides explaining the strengths in the examples and the weaknesses in the examples
-1 example of a well-written thesis statement, and an explanation about why it’s good.

To accompany the PowerPoint presentation, I’ve included a student activity sheet with a list of all of the examples written in the PPT. (PDF format)

Also included is a lesson plan with details regarding the PowerPoint and activity sheet.

As a bonus, I’ve also included 2 posters listing the 7 essential steps to writing a great thesis. I’ve included an image format and a PDF format for easy printing.

-the first poster measures 70 cm (27.6 inches)
-the second poster, which students can actually read from far away, measures 97 cm (38.2 inches)

You may also be interested in these products as well:
Grammar Cheat Sheet
Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Sheets and Teacher Assessment Rubrics
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
22 slides, 1 page, 1 poster
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

Evaluating a Fishbowl Activity in a Literature Circle

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Evaluating a Fishbowl 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!

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

 


Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
1
Answer Key
N/A
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Opinion Piece Bundle

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Opinion Piece Bundle

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

How to write an effective Opinion Piece Bundle includes:

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

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

Rhythm in Poetry

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Rhythm in Poetry

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Teach students the importance of rhythm in poetry.

This lesson includes Emily Dickenson’s “If I Could Not Stop for Death” as well as Pearl Jam’s “Last Kiss” lyrics to discover (hands on) the importance of rhythm in poetry. Often, Language Arts teachers are weaker in this area because it is a little more technical than merely looking at the language.

The lesson includes:
– a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
– student notes (the poems) and activities
– an annotated copy of the poems as well as a comprehensive answer key

The entire unit contains 6 pages and it will most likely take two periods to complete.

This lesson is part of a larger unit:
Click here for a preview of the Poetry Unit for senior Students unit

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Total Pages
6
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Days

Grammar- Complete Sentence Structure Unit Bundle- Understanding Commas!

From Teach BeTween the Lines

This complete unit bundle includes everything you need to teach sentence structure and comma placement to your students. Each unit will support students in creating:
-compound sentences
-complex sentences
-a variety of introductory phrases to vary sentence beginnings
– appositives to vary sentence structure, create interest, create explanations, and a strong writer’s voice.
– bell ringer practice with all sentence structures to provide support all year long
– nine beautiful classroom posters with mentor sentences to support student understanding while creating a visual display.
– extensive mentor sentence examples pulled from quality literature sources!
Each of the product descriptions for all five of the products included in this bundle are located below!

Compound Sentences with FANBOYS Lesson
Compound Sentences with FANBOYS Lesson, Stations, Practice, & Assessment

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with FANBOYS conjunctions! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with FANBOYS conjunctions! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor sentences, a fun stations activity, practice, application activities, a summative assessment, and 3 beautiful classroom posters!

The lesson consists of 31 PowerPoint/Google Slides to show your students how to craft these tricky compound sentences. Mentor sentences foster classroom discussions, demonstrate quality writing, and model the correct use of FANBOYS. Students will be able to identify each independent clause, and combine them with the appropriate conjunction. Each conjunction is explained in an easy to remember and visually appealing method.

Stations Activity gets your students up, moving, and collaborating. Students will examine mentor sentences, create and craft compound sentences using each conjunction.

Practice Word Document/Google Document will allow your students to practice combining two simple sentences with these conjunctions for a formative assessment.

Finding Examples Activity will have your students searching for their own mentor sentences with their reading. Students can then work with you to create a bulletin board of compound sentence examples.

Summative Assessment asks students to create compound sentences authentically within a piece of writing.

3 Beautifully designed classroom anchor charts/ posters for your room!

CCSS Aligned

No Prep Plans

48 Slides, 15 Pages
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Introductory Phrases with AAAWWUBBIS

Introductory Phrases with AAAWWUBBIS, Lesson, Stations, Games, Practice, Poster!

Teach your students how to create complex sentences with AAAWWUBBIS Introductory Phrases! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations

Teach your students how to create complex sentences with AAAWWUBBIS Introductory Phrases! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor sentences, a fun stations activity, a fun game, practice, application activities, a potential summative assessment, and a beautiful classroom poster!

The lesson consists of 42 PowerPoint/Google Slides to show your students how to craft these tricky compound/complex sentences. Mentor sentences foster classroom discussions, demonstrate quality writing, and model the correct use of introductory phrases and comma placement. Students will be able to identify, explain and apply each AAAWWUBBIS word to craft sentences.

Stations Activity gets your students up, moving, and collaborating. Students will examine mentor sentences, create and craft compound, complex sentences using each AAAWWUBBIS word/phrase.

AAAWWUBBIS Ball Toss game will have your students racing to complete introductory phrase challenges, creating complete engagement through the practice of sentence creation! My students beg to play this game anytime we have a few extra minutes!

Practice Word Document/Google Document will allow your students to practice crafting introductory phrase examples.

Finding Examples Activity will have your students searching for their own mentor sentences with their reading. Students can then work with you to create a bulletin board of compound sentence examples.

3 Beautifully designed classroom anchor charts/ posters for your room!

CCSS Aligned

42 Slides, 71 Pages
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Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs Lesson

Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs Lesson, Practice, Games, and Assessment

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with semicolons, and compound sentences with semicolons and conjunctive adverbs! This Lesson will provide

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with semicolons, and compound sentences with semicolons and conjunctive adverbs! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor sentences, two fun games, two great practice activities, application activities, and a potential summative assessment!

The lesson consists of a PowerPoint/Google Slides to show your students how to craft these tricky compound/complex sentences. Mentor sentences foster classroom discussions, demonstrate quality writing, and model the correct use of semicolons with an adverbial conjunction. Students will be able to identify, explain and apply the most common conjunctive adverbs to craft rich and interesting sentences.

Tic-Tac-Know game asks students to practice and apply their knowledge while having a great time playing tic-tac-toe with their peers.

Conjunctive Adverb Ball Toss game will have your students racing to complete semicolon/conjunctive adverb challenges, creating complete engagement through the practice of sentence creation! My students beg to play this game anytime we have a few extra minutes!

Two Practice Word Document/Google Document will allow your students to practice crafting these compound sentences.

Finding Examples Activity will have your students searching for their own mentor sentences within their reading. Students can then work with you to create a bulletin board of compound sentence examples.

CCSS Aligned
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Sentence Structure and Sentence Variety Using Adverbs!

Sentence Structure and Sentence Variety Using Adverbs!

Adverbs create introductory phrases, appositives, and closing phrases! Teach your students how to use adverbs to create sentence variety with adverbs! This

Adverbs create introductory phrases, appositives, and closing phrases!

Teach your students how to use adverbs to create sentence variety with adverbs! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations on sentence structure using mentor sentences, bell ringer practice, interactive notebook, practice activities, application activities, and a potential summative assessment!

The lesson consists of a PowerPoint/Google Slides to show your students how to craft introductory phrases, appositives, and closing phrases with adverbs and adverb phrases. Mentor sentences foster classroom discussions, demonstrate quality writing, and model the correct use of adverbs and commas. Students will be able to identify, explain and apply the adverbs to craft rich and interesting sentences while creating sentence variety in their writing.

Digital and Printable student interactive notebook for taking notes and creating a resource for future use!

Over 25 Bell Ringer Practice Activities- all using quality mentor sentences from literature.

Two Practice Word Documents/Google Documents/PDFs will allow your students to practice crafting these compound sentences.

Finding Examples Activity will have your students searching for mentor sentences within their authentic reading experiences. Students can then work with you to create a bulletin board of sentence examples if you wish.

Unique summative application activity to help students apply adverb sentence structures to their own writing.

CCSS Aligned
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Sentence Structure with the Appositive (the comma basket)

Sentence Structure with the Appositive (the comma basket)

Teach your students how to use commas around their appositive phrases! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations on sentence structure

Teach your students how to use commas around their appositive phrases! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations on sentence structure using mentor sentences, bell ringer practice, two great practice and application activities, and a summative assessment!

The lesson consists of a PowerPoint/Google Slides to show your students how to create complex sentences with an appositive phrase and support students in understanding comma placement. Mentor sentences foster classroom discussions, demonstrate quality writing, and model the correct use of appositive words/phrases and commas. Students will be able to identify, explain and apply the appositives to craft rich and interesting sentences and creating sentence variety in their writing.

Digital and Printable student interactive notebook for taking notes and creating a resource for future use!

Ten Bell Ringer Practice Activities- all using quality mentor sentences from literature.
Two Practice Word Documents/Google Documents/PDFs will allow your students to practice crafting these compound sentences.

Finding Examples Activity will have your students searching for mentor sentences within their authentic reading experiences. Students can then work with you to create a bulletin board of sentence examples if you wish.

Unique summative application activity to help students apply these sentence structures to their own writing.

CCSS Aligned
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Sentence Structure Posters
Sentence Structure Posters

Beautiful sentence structure posters are perfect for any middle or high school classroom. Use mentor sentences to show students examples of writing done well.

Beautiful sentence structure posters are perfect for any middle or high school classroom. Use mentor sentences to show students examples of writing done well.

I reference these posters regularly throughout the day in teaching quality writing skills to my students. Simply send to your school’s printer (for poster size documents) or take the file to FedEx or Office Max to create beautiful classroom display that supports students in their learning journey.

PDF and Word versions provided!


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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
58
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “8 Common Formal Paper Issues Handout: HUGE TIME SAVER for ELA Teachers”

by Spark Creativity

9th – 12th Grade

 

 

Save yourself time and energy with this easy ELA formal writing freebie.

After grading thousands of papers across the high school grade levels, I’ve summed up the vast majority of corrections I’ve made into this handout.

Print it. Have students tape it in their notebooks. Put it up on your wall. Pass it out before editing workshops. Offer extra credit for interpretive dances of the information.

If your students can master correcting these eight issues, they will be well on their way to college level writing, and your red pen will finally get a break!

You might also enjoy:

Save Time and Energy by Creating a Class Blog with Linked Homework Assignments
15 Creative Discussion Warm-Ups
An ELA STEM Activity: Literary Characters design their Own App
Complete Guide to a Successful Poetry Slam
Storyboard a Scene from Any Novel

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Spring Lamb Easter Digital Paper or Backgrounds”

by ZippadeeZazz

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Digital papers are great to use as backgrounds for product covers, task cards, binder covers, file folder activities, as well as lots of other uses!

This set includes:

• 8 Spring Lamb paper designs.

• High quality 300 dpi files in .png format.

• Sized at 12” x 12″.

• Personal and Commerical use.

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Classroom Printables, Party Printables; Cards and Invitations; Classroom Crafts; Lesson Plans; Scrapbooking, Photography, Stickers; T-shirt Prints; Vinyl Cutting or Decals; Embroidery and more.
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Hamlet Guess Who? Game

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Hamlet Guess Who? Game

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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!

Total Pages
4
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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