Category Archives : LANGUAGE ARTS LESSONS


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 analyze poetry.

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

This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This unit includes a student guide, nine detailed lesson plans, two multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems and answers, and an end of the unit evaluation with a 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 of words. Also, students will learn how to analyze themes in poetry through paintings and artwork.

This 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 analyze 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 analyze

The unit includes a student packet (20 pages), a teacher packet (with nine complete lessons), and a comprehensive answer key with annotations to the poem (with 17 pages). See the 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 nine 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 understand 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 three 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.

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

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Wonder FREE Novel Study Activity”

by Wise Guys

4th – 6th Grade

 

 

This is a FREE reading activity for the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio.

The purpose of this extension activity is for students to think of themselves as a “wonder” and share reasons why.

Included In Activity:
 “I am a Wonder” Activity Page 1 (1-page)
 “I am a Wonder” Activity Page 2 (1-page)
 Teacher Tips (1-page)
 “CHOOSE KIND” letters (10-pages)
 “WONDER” letters (6-pages)

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Introduction to Creative Writing

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Introduction to Creative Writing

 

 

Product Description
The Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint
is an easy way to introduce both a creative writing unit or a creative writing class. The PowerPoint includes thought-provoking questions and includes an overview of what writing should and shouldn’t be.The PowerPoint includes 13 slides with the following titles: 
-Activity on students’ expectations of the class
– All about being a writer
-Course overview (ex. Characterization, story structure, etc.)
– Stephen King on Writing
– Inspirational quotes from famous writers about writing
-The writing process
-General and realistic goals in writing
-Students’ personal goal about writing
– Ice breaking activity (So… What’s your story?)
– Grammar and spelling in writing
-Formatting
– Homework activity

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Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Total Pages
13 slides
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour

Creative Writing Activity

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Creative Writing Activity

 

Product Description

TOW (Thought of the Week) is a great way to get students started in the creative writing process. The teacher can use the writing prompts as a writing activity, a one-time evaluation, or as a semester-long evaluation.

Included is: 
• 20 weeks of creative writing prompts (3 different choices per week) 
• An instruction sheet for students
• An editable due date sheet (in PDF)
• Three editable evaluation sheets (work process, oral, and writing) in Word for easy modifications.

I’ve used these prompts for years now, and every year I’m surprised at how much students enjoy this activity. I thought that it was time I shared.

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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

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Semester

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Double Sided Alphabet Flashcard”

by Mrs Richard EE Resources

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

These flashcards are designed to use in the classroom during small and whole group instruction. Included in this product are 31 double sided flashcards. Each flashcard includes the letter, a picture and label, and the back includes a list of words that begin with the letter. Both short and long vowel flashcards are included. Simply print, cut, fold, glue and laminate to use the flashcards.

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

 

Product Description

Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit

One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit grammar in 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 other than to facilitate and supervise.

Once these circles have been implemented and students know who their group members are and what they are supposed to do, it is a great prep to leave a supply teacher.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (27 pages)

Activities included focus on:

-nouns
-adjectives
-verbs
-adverbs
-prepositions
-conjunctions
-putting in all together
-correct use of pronouns
-who and whom
-that and which
-who’s and whose
-that and who
-pronoun case
-pronoun agreement
-active and passive voice
-verb tenses (present, past, future)
-verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)

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

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

Also included are free Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters to decorate your class.

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 learn parts of speech.

(51 pages total for this unit)

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “My Favorite Book”

by Ruth S.

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

Teachers, Librarians, Parents!
Use these as colorful displays of kids’ favorite books. Have them either write the title of the book or draw a picture of the book cover in the space provided.

They can also be used as covers for book reports!

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Book Report Trifold Use with any novel.
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Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

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Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

 

Product Description

Lesson on Sonnets

This mini bundle includes a sonnet from William Shakespeare (#130) and a sonnet from Elizabeth Browning (How do I Love Thee?). In this activity, students will compare the different tones and forms from both poems. One is beautiful and romanticizes love, and the other sees love realistically (and a little meanly if you ask me). Students will identify the different types of sonnets, the figurative language found within their lines and will have the opportunity to write their own.

Students get to see another side of Shakespeare from his sonnet. Students always love his realistic, yet sarcastic portrayal of love.

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.

The entire unit contains four pages.

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

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Sentence FREEBIE {Simple, Compound, Complex} Grammar”

by Teach To Tell

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

Use these 24 TASK CARDS AND QR CODE CARDS featuring favorite fairytale characters to provide an element of fun to learning grammar.

♦ The 24 task cards provide further reinforcement of the skills of identifying the simple sentence, compound sentence, and complex sentence. They could also serve as a means of informal assessment and provide you with information to dictate further teaching and learning. 24 QR answer codes are included to make this activity fun.

♦ Students check their answers via the QR codes or by referring to the answer sheet.

♦ Glue each QR Code Card to the back of its corresponding number task card, alternatively, print QR Codes on Avery’s Matte White Full-Sheet Color Printing Labels or similar and label each task card with its corresponding number QR Code Card.

♦ These 24 task cards feature characters from the much-loved fairytale, Cinderella. This is sure to add an element of fun to this grammar activity.

GREAT ASSESSMENT TOOL 
✓ To assess students’ ability to identify and differentiate between the simple sentence, compound sentence, and complex sentence.
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✓ Use as an extension activity for early finishers.
✓ Play Scoot

→ Students can check their answers using the QR code cards or answer sheet, freeing up your valuable time. This could be an effective pre-assessment tool during the first few days of back to school.

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FREE Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

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FREE Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

 

 

Product Description

Inspirational Bookmarks and Posters

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Understanding Allegory with the help of Aesop’s Fables (Animal Farm lesson one)”

by Stacey Lloyd

7th – 10th Grade

 

 

A step-by-step lesson plan on understanding allegory. This lesson plan comes with activities, worksheets and handouts.

*** This lesson is LESSON 1 of my ANIMAL FARM lesson pack – a massive step-by-step lesson plan pack for the teaching of George Orwell’s iconic novel. You can find it HERE (click).

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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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 of 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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Check out these individual activities from the unit:

Characterization in Lord of the Flies
Comprehension Questions and Answers for Lord of the Flies
Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies
Themes in Lord of the FliesHistorical Context of Lord of the Flies
Test for Lord of the Flies

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

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

 


Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

 

Product Description

2 weeks of thinking done for you. This unit is appropriate for grades 9 and 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. I use this with my grade 9 students to expose them to poetic language and different types of poetry, but also to get them thinking of theme in terms of being courageous and standing up for what you believe. All poem deal with similar themes to help students understand that poetry gives us a voice. Our words have power. They have the power to heal, and they have the power to hurt, which means that we have a choice to make.
The unit covers subjects such as bullying, courage, standing up for yourself and others, standing up for one’s convictions and discovering what is important to students. You will have some very thought-provoking discussions with 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

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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature
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Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

April Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s April already, the school year is almost over. Easter and Passover have come an gone, now it’s time to look forward toward spring vacation if it hasn’t already come and gone. Stop by our blog linky and see what great tips and advice are there just for you.
 
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April Activities Just for You
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Turning my thoughts to sunny days and warmer weather!!! Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. I just love the aroma. Not only is my birthday in April but it brings us Passover, Easter, and one that you may never have heard of, can you guess? If you said Jelly Bean Day, you’d be right.  I don’t know about you, but I looove jelly beans. They come in so many awesome flavors, no I don’t like the black ones, but I had an aunt who used to love them.
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STEAM: From Sandbox to Spectacular
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

How to take your STEM activities to the next level for upper elementary students.
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Tone
By Gini Musmanno of The Reading Spotlight

A message to Myself: My tone of voice has a greater influence on children than I might think. Remember the time…
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C-Stem
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about C-Stem and tools for coding!
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The Hidden Curriculum
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Finding books to read with your class that tell more than a single story.
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The Teacher’s Role in Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Simplify using classroom book clubs by understanding the role of the teacher on meeting day. Learn key tips to ensure your classroom book clubs will run smoothly.
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Free Frankenstein Activity

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Frankenstein Activity

 

Product Description

Who is the real monster in Frankenstein?

This activity has been designed to help students to understand the creature’s character. Is he a friend, or is he an enemy? Is he solely responsible for his misery?

This activity helps to develop students’ argumentation skills in a fun and meaningful way.

This free activity is part of a larger unit:
Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

I hope you enjoy it.

It’s teaching made easy!

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

 

 


Hamlet Unit No prep

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Hamlet Unit No prep

 

Product Description

NEW: You can now download this unit in Word format to customize and save it. All documents are available in PDF and Word formats.

One entire month of planning done for you – I dare you to enjoy Shakespeare.

I love teaching Shakespeare’s plays, and I want you to love it too. I’ve been teaching and improving this unit for over ten years. All of the thinking has been done for you. I love annotating my plays and books. I’ve taken all of the annotations made in my play over the years and incorporated them in a guide to help you guide students and help students understand. Many people (including teachers) get overwhelmed with Shakespeare because of the language. This unit has been created with the student in mind. The activities are thorough, but simple enough for students to understand and enjoy the play.

This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. Just photocopy and teach. Seriously it’s that easy. There’s no longer a need for hours of research and piecing together bits of information and activity sheets you don’t know what to do with.

This is a whole, complete unit, from scene summaries, important notes and annotations notes to help students understand what they are reading. I have also included an introduction to the play, a student guide, a teacher guide with detailed lesson plans, quizzes, a creative assignment, and tests (all with answers and evaluation grids), and a comprehensive answer key. Everything has its place and teaches a specific skill.

The unit is appropriate for students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

The unit includes :

– An attractive, interactive, multimedia PowerPoint presentation introducing the play (17 slides)

-A Student Study Guide (with activities, Act, and scene questions…) and various activities (14 pages)

-A Teacher Guide (with detailed, comprehensive lessons, unit plan, and additional notes to guide students.) -9 pages and 16 complete lessons. The teacher Guide also includes links to the audiobook (the exact time to cue the audio), AND it includes a list of speaking roles if reading out loud in class)to help with time management and organization.

-18 pages of comprehensive scene summaries and important notes for each scene (annotations for each scene)***THIS IS A TEACHER FAVORITE!

A creative Hamlet Guess Who? Game to help students understand the characters. (What’s fun about this game is that it can be played from the beginning of the play right to the end, and students’ answers will change depending on the act they are reading.) LOTS OF FUN!

-A comprehensive answer key for all questions and activities. (24 pages)

-Comprehension quiz on Acts 1 and 2 in Word format for easy modifications (with evaluation grid) and answer key.

-Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – creative writing and analysis (in Word format for easy modifications – with evaluation grid)

-Summary guide (highlighting the significant events from each scene with important analytical information) – Throughout my years of teaching this play, I have amounted excellent notes and annotations, listing the most significant actions throughout each scene. I have retyped these annotations to help you teach the play, so your students will understand it (and so will you). (18 pages)

-The culminating evaluation includes three different versions of the final unit test with evaluation grid and answer key (in Word for easy modifications)

Includes a total of 109 pages.

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit
Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation
Teaching The Essay Package
Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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Total Pages
109 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month

Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

 

Product Description

FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

This unit is created using the 1831 edition of the novel.

This unit has been created with the teacher in mind. The material is geared toward senior students with a focus on the construction of arguments. It also teaches the importance of historical context as well as literary allusions in the development of themes.

I am a strong believer that when students work with a specific purpose in mind, they become better learners. That’s why my units contain only quality and worth-while activities. You will find no busy work here. Every lesson focuses on teaching students analytical and essay writing skills.

All of the thinking and planning are done for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing, and so the teacher put efforts where they need to be. The answer key is complete and detailed. All you need to do is to purchase this unit and photocopy it.

Take a look at the preview for more information.

The unit includes:

1) The Teacher Package 
-contains 23 detailed lessons (60-90 minute lessons)
-leading discussion questions and skill-building activities (with detailed instructions for the teacher)
-important chapter notes on analysis
-the teacher package helps the teacher stay on task and stay organized because the planning has been done for you.

2) The Student Package (19 pages) 

-pre-reading activity
-study guide questions (*improved with more thinking questions for students)
-a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth
-Activity on the use of nature in romantic literature
-an activity based on the symbols in the novel
-several activities that teach argument development
-Activity on theme development
-an activity on characterization to bring about themes (*NEW) 

3) A comprehensive answer key (32 pages) 

-detailed answers to ALL student activities and work
-an annotated copy of the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and activity answer key.

4) Also included: 

-a PowerPoint introducing the novel’s historical context and the author
-class posters with key elements in the novel
-a copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

5) A paragraph writing activity to revises the proper way to structure an argument in paragraph form, while teaching the themes in the novel.

6) Various evaluations are also included: ALL EVALUATIONS ARE IN WORD DOCUMENTS to MODIFY FOR CLASSROOM NEEDS.

– Test on letters 1-4 and chapters 1-10 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)
-Test on chapters 11-18 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)
-Unit evaluation (Choice between an essay (several different versions), a debate, a unit test – all work process is included)

ANSWER KEYS AND EVALUATION GRIDS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS.

*As a bonus, I have included two automatic comment generators for Word documents (with drop down boxes.)

Documents are downloaded as PDF files (except for evaluations and paragraph writing exercise.)

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Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

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Total Pages
125 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month

 

 


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

 

Product Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

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

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

-Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

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

-An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

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

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

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

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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

 

 


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Mother’s Day FREE: Mother’s Day Craft and Mother’s Day Reading Comprehension”

by Teaching Treks

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

FREE Mother’s Day Coloring and Reading! This pack has 1 Mother’s Day themed gift box design, 1 more detailed gift box design, and a fun Mother’s Day reading comprehension page for young readers.

Combine Math and Craft by coloring and constructing Mother’s Day gift boxes using cube nets!

I hope your children enjoy these Mother’s Day activities.

These activities are samples of my Mother’s Day packs, available here:

Mother’s Day Craft: Gift Boxes, Writing Paper and Cards

Mother’s Day Math and Language Printables

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Owls for Kinder Kids

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Halloween for Kinder Kids

Halloween Reading Comprehension

Thanksgiving for Kinder Kids

Sight Words: Search the Bugs

The Ocean for Kinder Kids

I hope you enjoy these Mother’s Day art and writing activities!

 

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Free: The Outline – Free Essay Writing Pack

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The Outline - Free 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!

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Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Sample – Teaching Inferring “What am I?””

by Kyp McLaren

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Understanding how to make an inference from text is often difficult for children. Children make inferences all the time without realizing exactly what they are doing. It is important to share with them that making inferences is like being a detective. You look at all the evidence or clues and put them together along with their background knowledge to come up with an idea about a situation or problem. This packet is filled with “close-ups” and pictures of 50 different creatures.

How to use “What am I?”:

Use the following pictures on a Smartboard, in small groups or individually to introduce and teach the reading comprehension strategy of inferring.

Begin by having my students look closely at the picture of the close-up. Ask them what they see or observe in this picture? What details do they notice? What do they see when looking “closely”? What might they infer this is, based on what they see in the close-up?

Next, have your students make a list of clues or evidence to support their conclusions about the close-up. Using the clues or evidence, what inference can they make about what this creature is? Have them use their evidence to support their conclusions.

Common Core Standards introduced or covered include:

RL.1 and RIT.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text

SL.2 – Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media

SL.3 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally)

SL.4 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Any claims of correlation or alignment to the CCSS or WIDA ELD Standards are solely those of Tools for Teachers by Kyp McLaren and have not been evaluated or endorsed by WIDA or the NGA.

Kyp McLaren is the sole creator of this product and is not associated with the entities who created the standards.

The Common Core Standards were developed and written by the NGA. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.”

You can find the whole packet here:
Teaching Inferring What am I

If you’re looking for other ways to teach inferring with your students, feel free to check out my inferring riddle packets.

Inferring Through Riddles Featuring Famous Americans – Common Core Aligned
Inferring Through Riddles Featuring Jungle and Rainforest Animals – Common Core Aligned
Inferring Riddles with Storybook Characters Common Core Aligned
Inferring through Riddles Featuring Down on the Farm – Common Core Aligned
Inferring through Riddles Featuring Creepy Crawlies – Common Core Aligned
Inferring through Riddles Featuring Arctic/Ocean Animals – Common Core Aligned
Inferring through Riddles with a Christmas Holiday Twist – Common Core Aligned

 

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

 

Product Description

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

Included in the mini-unit is: 
• A copy of the short story
• A prediction chart
• An anticipation guide
• Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for later theme and paragraph support)
• Author’s purpose activity sheet
• How to develop a theme sheet with an example
• A graphic organizer to help student plan their paragraph
• An answer key for all activities
• 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.
It’s teaching made easy!

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar
Spelling Flip Book
Rubrics Self-Evaluation
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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 – “FREE Mother’s Day Writing Crafts”

by Mrs Thompson’s Treasures

1st – 3rd Grade

 

 

⭐ These writing crafts are the perfect activity for Mother’s Day!

⭐ They can be used to decorate your room or taken home as a gift for Mom. (Also includes a prompt for grandmas and aunts.)

⭐ Assembly is easy! Students color, cut and glue together. No copying on colored paper needed!

❤Need writing crafts for the whole year? Get the bundle ➔ Writing Crafts Bundle

free * Mother’s Day * writing * crafts * prompts * templates * craftivities

 

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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)

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– Grammar Cheat Sheet
– Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Sheets and Teacher Assessment Rubrics
– Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

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

Teaching the Essay Package

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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 – “Mother’s Day / Honor Parent / Guardian / Step / Clip Art”

by Virtually Real

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

 

 

Encourage students to honor the adult person in their life – parent, step-parent, guardian or other significant figure.

Features one hand drawn and digitally edited image of an animal pair, ready for children to personalize.

Includes

One black and white PDF
– ready to print, cut out and color
– thick card stock recommended
– allow time for ink to dry before coloring

Two color PDFs 
– ready to print
– choose glossy or matte paper
– recommended for photo quality printers only

Three PNG Clip Art image files
– no use restrictions 

More Greeting Cards
Set of seven birthday cards inspired by classic picture books for $4.50
Set of six growth mindset cards to affirm students for $4.00

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mothers-Day-Honor-Parent-Guardian-Step-Clip-Art-3558700

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adaptable-Short-Story-Chart-adaptable-to-all-works-of-fiction-1803945

 

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

 

Product Description

Adaptable Short Story Chart

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

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

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

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

It’s teaching made easy!

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO OPEN THE PDF FILE, PLEASE
E-MAIL ME at teachwithpassion101@gmail.com . Be sure to include your e-mail address and buyer’s name. I will send you an attachment directly to your e-mail address.

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Literary Device Task Cards (Free)”

by Juggling ELA

6th – 10th Grade

 

 

Are you tired of using handouts? Are you looking for a good way to differentiate? Have you tried using task cards? Task Cards are a great teaching tool that can be used in a variety of ways.

You can:
1) Put all the cards on a ring and give each student (or group) a set of cards.
2) Leave the cards loose and give different students (or groups) different cards depending upon their level.
3) Give students a choice (Pick 6 out of the 8 cards.)

There are 8 cards all together in this task card set and an additional 4 blank cards for you to write in any prompts you’d like to add to the set.

You can have students respond to every card, have them pick a certain amount of cards or assign the cards to students depending upon their level.

The cards will can be used for:

Do Now Activities/Bell Ringers
Discussion Starters
Entrance/Exit Tickets

I would print out the task cards on card stock and laminate them so you can use them more than once.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

This product is included in my task cards bundle listed here:

ELA Task Cards Bundle

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literary-Device-Task-Cards-Free-3382756

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Seventh-Grade-Short-Story-Mini-Unit-3456216

 

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

 

Product Description

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes: 

-A Copy of the short story
-An anticipation reading guide
-a two-page literary element cheat sheet
-plot graph
-word wall
-Character trait explanation sheet
-Characterization activity
-Writing evaluation (or activity) with an evaluation sheet
-Comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!

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

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days

 

 


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Simple Frayer Model Template”

by Kathy Babineau

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

A Frayer Model is an evidence based method for teaching new vocabulary in all curriculum areas across all grade levels. This is a template based on the work of Dorothy Frayer and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin.

Frayer Models are an effective way of previewing, teaching, analyzing and reviewing concept vocabulary.

This freebie includes: cover page, blank template, directions and a completed example.

I hope you like using the Frayer Model format as much as I do!

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Simple-Frayer-Model-Template-588307

 

 

 

 

 

 

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