Category Archives : LANGUAGE ARTS LESSONS


FREE Thesis Writing Activity

Product Description

Thesis writing is often an abstract concept for students and it is one of the most important things to know when writing an essay.

This FREE activity will help students to correct problematic thesis statements, while learning how to compose their own.

There are lessons for two periods prepared for you :

1) Attempting to write a thesis statement based on the following topic: Do we have the right to play God when it comes to human life?

2) Group activity where students must identify the weaknesses in 5 thesis statements and rewrite them to make them better.

Included:

– A comprehensive lesson plan (two days)
– The Student Activity Sheet
– Comprehensive Answer Sheet

5 pages total

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Step-by-Step Thesis Writing Poster

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days


Senior Language Arts Learning Goals Posters

Product Description

Senior Language Arts Learning Goals Poster

Learning goals are important for our students’ education and learning. When we have a goal in mind when teaching, everything else serves a specific purpose, and everything seems to fall into place. As teachers, we are asked to display these learning goals in our classroom, but for me, this wasn’t possible.

With 30 plus students in my class, I didn’t have time to write my learning goals on chart paper or display them on the board. Hmmm… what’s a girl to do?

I created these posters to make my life, as well as yours, easier. This bundle offers ALL of the senior, (grade 12) goals and is in line with the Common Core as well as the Canadian curriculums.

The bundle includes:

– A 14-page checklist of all of the learning goals, which can help the teacher keep track of what’s been covered and what hasn’t.

– 55 Learning Goal posters (8×11) that can easily be posted on the bulletin board or the chalkboard at the front of the class.

These posters allow students to track learn the focus of the lesson.

Three strands are covered: (with the focus of each poster clearly indicated)

1) Reading and Interpretation

2) Writing and Representation

3) Oral and Oral-Visual Communication

It’s teaching made easy!

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)

Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas Elf Words Coloring Activity and Game Freebie”

by Tammys Toolbox

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Christmas Elf Words Spin-n-Color turns coloring into a holiday game, cooperative learning center activity, or fun individual practice. It gives students an exciting way to learn and review words that are commonly seen in Christmas and holiday stories and text. As an added bonus, students get practice with team work, taking turns, visual discrimination, color sight words, and fine motor skills. These are fun, motivational, and multi-sensory to make retention of information easier. It can be used as a game, cooperative coloring activity or individual activity and comes with ideas for extending the lesson with writing activities.

Check out these holiday resources at Tammy’s Toolbox

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Free Outline – Essay Writing Pack

Product Description

The Outline package has been devised as a resource to help guide students develop their essay writing skills. Seeing as the outline is the skeleton of a student’s essay, this document has been devised to help students organize their ideas within the essay format.

The document is created using a Word format for ease of use and modification.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


Paragraph Writing Activity in conjunction with Frankenstein

Product Description

Paragraph Writing Activity in conjunction with Frankenstein

Very often, students have difficulty with the analysis process involved in literature. Where they not only have to analyse, but now have to apply their newfound skills to a well-developed paragraph, some students become overwhelmed with the process.

This particular activity will focus on both the analysis and writing a paragraph using the PEEL method.

Paragraph writing and analysis are two essential components in essay writing. To facilitate this process, I have created a lesson where students can become more comfortable with the revision process through modelling the proper steps from beginning to end. The lesson includes a modelling of the writing process from understanding the topic to the final draft. See preview for details

This lesson can only be used after students have read chapter 19 from the novel Frankenstein.

5 pages total

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Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

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)

It’s teaching made easy!

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


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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Vary Syntax for Effect – Playlist and Teaching Notes”

by Wisewire

11th – 12th Grade

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Students explore standard L.11–12.3.A with this playlist. They will identify techniques for varying the syntax in sentences. Students will analyze the effects of varied syntax in complex texts and write sentences with varied syntax for effect. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:

• 2 links to instructional videos, audio files, or texts

• 2 links to practice quizzes or activities

• 1 assessment that includes two multiple choice questions and one yes or no question

• Definitions of key terms, such as predicate and declarative sentences

• Examples of how to vary syntax for effect

• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:

• Additional activities to help your students explore the standard

• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities

• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels

Need more resources?

Semicolons – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Sentence Variety – Playlist and Teaching Notes

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Product Description

This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is:

• A copy of the short story

• A prediction chart

• An anticipation guide

• Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for later theme and paragraph support)

• Author’s purpose activity sheet

• How to develop a theme sheet with an example

• A graphic organizer to help student plan their paragraph

• An answer key for all activities

• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Conflict in “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry”

by From Chopsticks to Mason Jars

7th – 12th Grade

This handout discusses conflict.
It also contains a graphic organizer where students compare/contrast internal and external conflict.

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Building Suspense in Creative Writing

Product Description

In creative writing, the only thing that will keep the reader engaged in your story until the last page is by building effective suspense. This resource includes a visual chart of the different types of suspense to include in writing and includes relevant examples and tips to achieve it.

In addition, also included in this resource are two suspense building activities and 4 pages of notes on how to effectively build suspense within any type of story.

Please see the preview for more details.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Product Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes:

-An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

-Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

-The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

-An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

-All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

-Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

It really is teaching made easy! Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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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

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 4 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Ho Ho Ho Homophone Game”

by Dragons Den

3rd – 5th Grade

Add a little homophone learning into that Christmas craziness with this fun homophone game! Homophones are hard for kids and adults alike. This game puts a little Christmas fun into a tricky skill!

This resource includes:

Teacher notes

Gameboard

36 game cards that include the following homophones:
there their they’re
ate eight
to too two
would wood
hour our
nose knows
sea see
whole hole
tale tail
your you’re
road rode
won one
be bee
cent scent
clothes close
meet meat
past passed

Answer Key

If you are interested in another resource that can take you through those crazy fun days before vacation, check out my resource below:

Help! The Elves Are Driving Me Crazy! A Teacher’s Christmas Survival Pack

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Ho Ho Ho Homonym Game by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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Poetry Through Song (Sound of Silence)

Product Description

This individual 2-day lesson teaches poetry through song lyrics

The lesson included in this mini bundle includes a lesson plan, student activity sheets, and a comprehensive answer key. Students will analyze the song “The Sound of Silence,” will learn the importance of allusions, will learn about theme development, and will compare both the original Simon and Garfunkle version to the Disturbed version, all while furthering the theme of the song.

Poetry should be fun, and it can be!

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Tiger Rising Novel Study Resources Freebie Kate DiCamillo Common Core”

by James Whitaker

5th – 12th Grade

The Tiger Rising
(by Kate DiCamillo)
Novel Study and Unit Resources Freebie
by James D. Whitaker

*** FULL NOVEL STUDY: THE TIGER RISING NOVEL STUDY ***

Product/Materials Preface [Grades 5-12]

This English Language Arts Novel Study and Unit Resource Freebie is part of my 140+-page Mega Study and celebrates the Kate DiCamillo’s thematically rich novel The Tiger Rising. I was more familiar with DiCamillo’s more upbeat tales: Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, but I recently picked up The Tiger Rising, quickly devoured it, and it is now my favorite of her of novels. So, I thought I’d throw together this thought provoking and powerful novel study to help my colleagues share the endearing story with their students. Nevertheless, the tale is rich in theme and takes us on a tour de force through the mind of a young, grief-stricken protagonist. The story grapples bullying, emotional imprisonment, the search for a kindred spirit and ultimately redemption.

This Freebie Includes (23 pages):

5: Overview of High Order Thinking Concepts in The Tiger Rising
6-7: Character Description Blurb GO with Characters Written In
8: In-depth Synopsis and Chapter Reflection, Analysis, Evaluation Template [Any Chapter]
9: Kate DiCamillo Author Card
10: The Tyger Artwork and Related Pictures
11: Setting: Weather Conditions GO
12: Literal and Figurative Death and Resurrection GO
13: Flashback: Memories of a Beloved Mother GO
14: Six Stages of Plot GO
15: Notes Page GO
16: Causal Root and Divergent Effects GO
17: Character Reflection Response Templates for Rob
18: BLANK
19: The Tyger – William Blake Poem
20: Suitcase GO
21: Titling the Nameless Chapters Activity Sample – Chapters 1-6
22: 5 Stages of Grief and Loss GO
23: Name Origins Activity – Completed
24: Analyzing Symbols GO – With Pictures
25: Coming of Age GO
26: Abstract Concepts List
27: Character Trait Analysis Card – Sistine “Sissy” Bailey
28: character Transition GO – Robert “Rob” Horton, Jr.

To purchase my 140 Page Novel and Unit Resource Mega Study for The Tiger Rising you can click the link below:

THE TIGER RISING NOVEL STUDY

Thank you in advanced for your Patronage! Much appreciated!

**This unit resource also works well with Upper Grade SpEd and ELL students with a focus on Conflict, Duality, Symbolism, and Universal Themes of Human Nature.The words are easy to read but the content is very rich and mature!**

The 140 + Page Novel and Unit Resource Mega Study Includes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

5: Overview of High Order Thinking Concepts
6-7: Character Description Blurb GO with Characters Written In
8-9: Character Description Blurb GO Blank
10-19: Synopsis and Chapter Reflection, Analysis, Evaluation Template [3 Chapters/Template]
20: In-depth Synopsis and Chapter Reflection, Analysis, Evaluation Template [1 Chapter]
21: Kate DiCamillo Author Card
22: Michelangelo [The Sistine Chapel] Artist card
23: William Blake [The Tyger] Poet Card
24: The Tyger Pictures and Memorabilia
25: The Changing of Setting Overtime GO
26: Setting: Weather Conditions GO
27: Literal and Figurative Death and Resurrection GO
28: Flashback: Memories of a Beloved Mother GO
29: Character Types and Roles GO
30: Literary Elements Overview GO
31-32: Six Stages of Plot GOs
33-34: Beginning Middle End – Summarizing the Simple Plot GOs
35: Notes Page GO
36: Causal Root and Divergent Effects GO
37: Major Events Timeline GO
38: Character Transition Timeline GO
39: Foreshadowing Timeline GO
40: Flashback Sequences Timeline GO
41: Understanding Character Traits Response Template
42: Character Reflection Question Template
47-48: Analyzing & Evaluating Major Conflicts GO & Response Template
49: Facts and Opinion Recorder GO
50-54: Character Reflection Response Templates for: Rob, Sistine, Robert, Willie May, & Mr. Beauchamp
55: Character Reflection Response Template Blank
56: The Tyger Poem by William Blake
57: Suitcase GO
58: Cause and Effect GO
59: Converging Causes and Climatic Effect GO
60-61: Titling the Nameless Chapters Activity [1-15] & [16-30]
62: Titling the Nameless Chapters Activity Sample – Chapters 1-6
63: 5 Stages of Grief and Loss GO
64: Making Text Connections GO
65-66: Identifying Figurative Language Types GO – 1 w/ Types and 1 Open-Ended
67-68: Classifying Parts of Speech GO – 2 Versions
69: Vocabulary and Word Work GO
70: Identifying Synonyms and Antonyms GO
71: Distinguishing Between Common and Proper Nouns GO
72: Distinguishing between Concrete and Abstract Nouns GO
73: Identifying Subject and Verb GO
74: Classifying Sentence Types GO
75: Identifying Imagery GO
76: Name Origins Activity – Complete
77: Names Origins Activity – Blank
78: Symbolic Characters GO – Names Written In
79: Symbolic Characters GO – Blank/Open-Ended Entries
80: Objects and Colors as Symbols GO – Objects Written In
81: Objects and Colors as Symbols GO – Blank/Open-Ended
82: Places as Symbols GO – Places Written In
83: Objects as Symbols GO – Blank/Open-Ended
84: Motifs GO – Motives Written In
85: Motifs GO – Blank/Open-Ended
86: Dualisms/Dualities GO – Dualities Written In
87: Dualism/Dualities GO – Blank
88: Analyzing Symbols GO – Blank
89: Analyzing Symbols GO – With Pictures
90: Simple Conflict Response Template – 2 Responses
91: Simple Conflict Response Template – In-Depth Response
92: Dialogue Recognition GO
93: Dialogue Analysis GO
94-97: STEAL Indirect Characterization GO 1, 2, 3, 4
98-100: Vocabulary Cards – 3 Different Versions
101: Rob’s Dreams GO with Visuals
102 Open-Ended Response GO with 6 Response Spaces
103: Open-Needed Response GO with 3 Thought Bubbles
104: Similes Analysis GO
105: Locating Similes GO
106-107: Coming of Age GOs – 2 Versions
108-109: Making Predictions GOs –2 Versions
110-111: Making Inferences GOs – 2 Versions
112-113: Determining Importance of Plot Events GO – 2 Versions
114: Interpreting Feelings and Inferring Traits GO
115: 5 Ws and 1 H Event GO
116: Abstract Concept List
117: Building Universal Themes GO
118-120: Formulating Universal Themes Response GO
121-122: Comparing and Contrasting Major Characters T-Charts
123-124: Synonym and Antonym Relationship Webs – 2 Versions
125: Character Trait Graphic Organizer
126-127: Parts of Speech 4 Quadrant GOs – 2 Versions
128: Making Text Connections 4 Quadrant GO
129-133: Character Trait Analysis Cards – 5 Versions/5 Characters
134: Open-Ended Venn Diagram
135: Open-Ended Character Venn Diagram
136: 4 Character Overview GO
137: Rob’s Emotional State Go
138: Tri-Comparison Character Role GO
139: Open-Ended Tri-Comparison GO
140-141: Character Transition GO – 2 Versions – Rob and Sistine
142-145: Text Connection Response Templates – 4 Versions

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

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Teaching the Essay Package

Product Description

TEACHING THE ESSAY – AN EASY TO USE GUIDE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

The Teaching the Essay package has been devised as a resource to help guide students develop their essay writing skills. This comprehensive package includes details on how to structure an essay as well as how to develop arguments. This visually attractive handout contains practical examples and guides students with revision questions to keep them on track.

The package focuses on: (Package contains 13 pages)

– Format (Introduction – thesis, development, conclusion)

– Developing arguments

– Tips for writing

– Practical examples

– Quote insertion and selection

– Comprehensive transitions list

– How to analyse

– Paragraphing and how to format arguments within the paragraphs

– Style and flow (transitions)

– Revision questions

– Practical essay analogy

– Strategies in writing

I have been using and revising this document for over 10 years and it has proved to be a most useful tool for teaching the essay.

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 13 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Compound Word Flip Book II”

by Nicole Rios

1st – 3rd Grade

This Christmas-themed freebie is a fun and interactive way to have students practice working with compound words. This freebie focuses on getting students to think about the meaning of the individual words within a compound word, and how it contributes to the overall meaning. (Aligns to Common Core for 2nd grade)

(NOTE: If you enjoy using this freebie with your students, please consider my Crazy for Compound Words – All Year Long packet available for purchase, in my store. It includes this activity, as well as 8 more activities, including matching activities for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring, Patriotic/4th of July, so that your students will have many opportunities for repeated practice.)

Enjoy!

Nicole

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Product DescriptionAre 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


LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON- Holiday Traditions Grammar Stories

Holiday Traditions Grammar Stories

Timely fun!  Grades 4-8 enjoy discovering the origins of holiday traditions while practicing grammar skills at the same time. This set focuses on most common student grammatical errors, and 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 interesting! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ENGLISH-GRAMMAR-STORIES-HOLIDAY-TRADITIONS-1588369


The Three Paragraph Essay

Product Description

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!

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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
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

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



FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “How To: Writing Lesson Plans, Video for Teachers”

by Julie Faulkner

6th – 12th Grade

In this how-to video tutorial, I’ll explain the way I create daily lesson plans. It’s a simple formula, but it ensures structure and student success.

Planners galore: 3-subject planners, 4-subject planners, 5-subject planners in traditional and digital Google format. Download a free sample page with this video.

See more tips in video format right here on TPT of me sharing ideas from my classroom to yours. The goal?…having your own classroom success story!

10-Minute Grammar

Red Light Green Light, A Method for Analyzing Model Papers

Classroom Discussions

Gallery Walks

Teaching Novels with Difficult Content

Writing Formulas

Human Plot Charts

Teaching Allusions

Classroom Escape Games

Teaching Claims, Counterclaims, and Rebuttals

Setting Stations with Task Cards in Large Classes

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON–Root Words Crossword Puzzle


Improve and enlarge vocabulary! Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use.Students can boost word power while having fun as they complete three different crossword puzzles. They learn new words while grasping the influence of Latin and Greek roots in English. A bonus page of Rather Questions helps to imprint the roots with more new vocabulary from these roots. Beneficial and engaging! Vocabulary improvement does not have to be boring!

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Product Description

This “Cheat Sheet” was designed to help students while writing in English. This at a glance 2 page sheet is colorful and has an easy to find layout to help students remember certain important things while they write.

I allow my students to use this in class when writing a test. This is not a grammar lesson, but it will remind students about the grammar they’ve learned in the past.

Some of the reminders included:

– parts of speech

– transitional words

– quotation marks (how and when to use them)

– basic sentence structure

– spelling tips (plurals of nouns and IE rule)

– puncutaion rules (apostrophe, colon, semicolon

The other side of the page has comma rules:

– with coordinate conjunctions

-with introductory elements

– with other elements (dates, parenthetical expression, nouns in a direct address)

– with adjectives

-with appositives

It also contains tips on things to avoid, such as writing a paragraph shorter than 4 sentences. And, it contains a list of things to do, such as make sure that your paragraphs contain at least 2 pieces of evidence.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Gingerbread Center: Word Work Activity FREEBIE!”

by Curriculum Castle

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

We have baked up a fun way for students to practice some of their important focus words this winter season! This editable literacy center is perfect for reinforcing sight words, spelling words, and vocabulary words. Since you choose the words you want your students to focus on, the possibilities are endless!

This FREEBIE comes with an easy recipe for gingerbread play dough, a word work mat, and an EDITABLE page to type in your own word list.

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  • The only thing you need installed on your computer to edit this file is ADOBE READER. It is FREE and if you don’t have it, click on this link –> ADOBE READER

For more GINGERBREAD fun, check out our Gingerbread Activities Pack!

Happy Holidays!

~Curriculum Castle

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Poetry Unit

Product Description

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled)

I love poetry! I love reading it, I love teaching it, and I love the discussions I can have with my students because of it. May students (and some teachers) dislike poetry because they think it’s too difficult. I once had a student tell me that poetry was like a “code” that needed to be unlocked. Cringe!! Some poems are meant to be analyzed. Some poems and meant to sound beautiful, and some poems are meant to be simple and enjoyed for what they are. This unit has a little of all of those things.

Students love this poetry unit. It is a complete unit with no prep required on the teacher’s part. This 2 week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, a multimedia presentation (no internet connection required), a complete answer key with annotated poems (this is a teacher favorite!) , and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key.

Just print it and teach it. It really is that easy.

This bundle includes individual lessons devised to teach students the importance of:

• Figurative language (its uses and effects)

• How to read poetry

• The importance of rhythm

• The importance of tone and attitude in a poem

• Types of poetry

• How to analyze poetry

• How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)

This unit’s focus is the analysis of poetry and teaches students how to make inferences, which is a skill they must learn for their other subjects as well.

Poems include authors such as Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman.

The unit has been conceived to last 15 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify).

The unit includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 12 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) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities, as well as an example of paragraph developing a theme in poetry (saving you time).

4 – Included is a test with multiple choice questions as well as one 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

A total of 68 pages + 36 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.

Check out these individual lessons from the unit:

Poetry and Imagery – Langston Hughes

Tone in poetry – Robert Frost

Rhythm in Poetry

Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

Lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

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Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Creative Writing – Year Long Journals and Booklets”

by Ashleigh

2nd – 5th Grade

Allow your students to develop their creative writing skills with these fun seasonal and holiday themed booklets. Each booklet and collection of writing journal prompts is full of cute clip art and creative writing prompts that will really get your students to think outside the box! These seasonally themed writing problems will encourage divergent and creative thinking! You can print the prompts as full size pages, shrink them down into booklets, or even print them as task cards!

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

Product Description

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

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

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:

 Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

Helps the teacher create meaningful evaluation grids;

 Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

 Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

 Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

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

This self-evaluation package contains self-evaluation grids for:

 Newspaper article

 Short story writing (intermediate and senior)

 Essay writing (various different types)

 Essay evaluation rubrics (for teacher –with and without sources)

 Independent study unit

 Research paper

 Skits

 Board game

 Group work

 Opinion piece

 Editorial

 Friendly letter

 Debate

 Movie review

 Journals

 Scrapbook

 Seminar

 Speech

 Riddle writing

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

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Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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


Creating Characters in Creative Writing

Product Description

In creative writing, it is very important to create strong and dynamic characters. In addition, characters within a story need to have strong motivation, and their interactions with other characters need to add interest and appeal to the reader.

Included within this resource is a visual reminder to students in creative writing when it comes the time to incorporate characters in their work.

Also included is a worksheet that will guide students in creating a strong main character and a second worksheet for orchestrating dynamic and plot-driven secondary characters that will keep the reader interested until the end of the story.

Please see the preview for more details.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit

Product Description

The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit” is perfect for teaching students to analyze literature in a meaningful way. All of the prep work and thinking has been done for you. This truly is a print-and-go resource. The mini-unit includes 5 lesson plans, an interactive PowerPoint presentation to introduce the story’s historical context, student activities, as well as a detailed answer key. The mini-unit also includes a creative writing piece which allows students to play around with voice and situate themselves within the context of the times.

This lesson is suitable for grades 9 to 12.

60 pages and 19 slides total in this unit.

See below for further details.

The PowerPoint is an interactive presentation with information about the author, the context of the time, notes on feminist literature and its history, information about Weir Mitchell and the rest cure, experts form François Poullain de la Barre’s “The Woman as Good as the Man, and an excerpt from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “Émile, or On Education” to help students understand women’s frustrations and the want for change.

The Lesson Plans contain 5 comprehensive lessons, which fully explore this work’s mastery and teaches students to think critically by annotating the work. The lesson plans include journal topics, class discussions, and exit tickets, as well as learning goals for each lesson for students to fully grasp the importance of this work.

The student Activities include an activity on symbolism, an activity on theme, a tutorial on how to develop themes in paragraph form (this is an important skill for ELA students), an example of a developed theme, and a paragraph organizer.

Two copies of the short story are included – a copy of the short story with space for students to annotate the work and an annotated copy for the teacher or for differentiated learning as the case may be. (Provided in Word as well as PDF format to allow you to add your own annotations.)

Two evaluations are also included: (All evaluations are available Word and PDF format to suit students’ needs.)

· One evaluation is a creative writing assignment where students assume the voice of a man during the 1890’s responding to Mary Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights.

· Also included is an analysis evaluation where students must develop one of the themes from the work. (A sample answer is provided with rubric)

A comprehensive answer key is provided for all work.

Please see the preview for a more visual explanation.

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Brave New World Student Workbook

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Total Pages 60 pages and 19 slides

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 Week


Free: Analyze This! A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis

Product Description

Analyze This! is a step-by-step guide to analyzing literature

I created this bundle to help my students understand analysis and how to apply their newfound skills to write an effective essay.

The bundle includes:

– A page with suggestions on how to use the bundle

– Two pages explaining the difference between analysis and literary analysis

– One page on how to create an effective outline (what content should be included)

– An exercise using the “Ant and the Grasshopper” fable to help students analyze elements of plot, characterization, symbolism, theme, and setting.

– An answer sheet with detailed information

– Instructions on how to use the above information to focus a topic and write a thesis statement

– An outline activity – students need to complete an outline using a given thesis statement

– An answer key (with a possible outline) to help student compare their outline with this one.

The bundle includes 13 pages and two to three days worth of lessons.

This is a practical and simple way to guide students through the analytical process.

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

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days


Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Product Description

This Lord of the Flies Unit has everything required to teach this unit. All of the thinking and preparation has been done for you.

Everything you need to teach The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is found in this unit.

• Includes journal prompts to further students’ understanding and to understand thematic development in the novel further.

• PowerPoint presentation with historical context and background information

• (Optional) PowerPoint presentation about the origins of evil furthering understanding of Golding’s themes

• Guess Who? Game to help students trace character development in a fun and practical way

• Student workbook with all of the photocopies, student activities, comprehension and thematic questions, etc… (Photocopy the booklet once and you don’t have to think about it for the rest of the unit.)

• Links to audiobooks for easy chapter reading.

• The Answer Key for all student work.

• Includes comprehensive chapter notes to help with reviewing chapters previously read and allowing students to take notes concerning important information.

All tests have two versions – which is nice when you teach more than one group at a time.

• Test on the first seven chapters (2 different versions – both in a Word document for easy modifications. Answer keys provided for both evaluations.)

• Final evaluation includes two different options. Option 1: 2 different unit test versions (two different tests – answer keys for both are included), Option 2: an Essay with all materials included (evaluation grid, outline package, etc.…)

• 17 complete and detailed lesson plans to guide and orient your students. Journal prompts with ideas to further discussion, step by step instructions… This makes for super easy planning.

• A Jeopardy Game (on PowerPoint) to review the novel and to prepare for the final evaluation

The unit includes 103 pages and 76 slides.

Guide to lessons’ focus points:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the background and historical context

Lesson 2: Focus on leadership

Lesson 3: Introduction to the symbolism in the novel

Lesson 4: Characterization

Lesson 5: Writing exercise (paragraph and argument development)

Lesson 6: Reading period

Lesson 7: Civilization vs. Savagery (Includes cyberbullying and dangers of social media, etc.…) Practical applications of the novel.

Lesson 8: Review analysis skills

Lesson 9: Test on chapters 1-7 (Choice of multiple-choice questions or development questions)

Lesson 10: Reading period

Lesson 11: Thematic Meaning activity

Lesson 12: Characterization (character development)

Lesson 13: Literary conflicts in the novel

Lesson 14: Symbolism

Themes: 15: Themes

Lesson 16: Novel review and Jeopardy game

Lesson 17: Evaluation (Choice of two unit tests or an essay)

You’ll never have to worry about what you will be teaching on any given day, and the unit is modifiable for your convenience.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Total Pages
103 pages and 76 slides
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 month