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.

You may also be interested in the following products that are part of my Creative Writing Series: 
Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint
Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing
Creative Writing Activity
Buidling Suspense in Creative Writing

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Total Pages 3 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching DurationN/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “English Martin Luther King Mini Reader”

by Doodles and Kreations

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Fun little mini reader for Martin Luther King. 

Check out our Spanish version:
Spanish Martin Luther King Mini reader

As per our copyright law, please only use in ONE classroom.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.


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Hamlet Unit No prep

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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.

Check out this sketchnote resource to further student comprehension:
Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

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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
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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “A Wrinkle in Time Interactive Notebook 8 Panel Fold-Ems FREEBIE”

by James Whitaker

4th – 9th Grade

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 
Interactive Notebook 8 Panel Fold-Ems FREEBIE

Grades 4-8+—5 Pages!

Product Overview/Preface:

An engaging activity for use with Madeleine L’Engle’s classic Science-Fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time. Analyze the dynamic aspects of various characters. Perfect for character studies, study guides, bulletin board display, book report alternatives, etc. 
Simple Steps: Print, Write, Cut, & Fold! 

Includes:

< 2 Eight Panel Fold-Ems
< 2 Customizable Fold-Ems (After Printing) 
< 1 Literary Element Overview Lesson

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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

Copyright © 2015 James D. Whitaker, SophistThoughts™ 
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.


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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries


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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

This is a great introduction to any literature unit. It teaches students the proper approach to literary analysis, which can be used from grades 7 all the way to 12 in any levels of study. 

This mini unit contains 8 lessons that teach students the proper way to form an argument. Many times students will use the right information, but they don’t quite know what to do with it. Through a series of crime scenes, students learn how to collect information (data), collect evidence, and explain how this evidence supports a logical conclusion, all while having fun. This unit teaches students skills that are needed in all literature units. 
These lessons allow students to learn the importance of collecting data by taking careful notes, how to select only information that will help support a thesis (or a claim), and how to properly use the information by incorporating pertinent explanations to develop an irrefutable argument. 

This is a fun way of learning the necessary skills for argumentation.
The unit contains:

A Student Guide with 12 pages of activities and notes
A Teacher Guide with 8 comprehensive lesson plans and activities
An answer Key with 13 pages of answers and sample texts to help model proper format for students
A downloadable Prezi Presentation introducing the argument and how to develop it.
An end unit evaluation with answer key and evaluation grid 6 pages
Material is available as both PDF and in Word format for easy modifications

Pages total 58 pages

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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
Poetry Through Song Unit
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Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)
Death of a Salesman (No prep required)
Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 58 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 1 Week


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Martin Luther King Day Freebie”

by Speech Therapy Plans

1st – 8th Grade

Work on expressive language, receptive language and/or articulation with your students while they learn about Martin Luther King Jr.! This open ended freebie includes a passage, word search, color by number, timeline flash cards and vocabulary flash cards. Enjoy the freebie!


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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities and MLK Activities”

by Teaching Second Grade

1st – 3rd Grade

Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities and MLK Activities

Timeline Cut and Paste FREEBIE!

I am pleased to offer this cut and paste activity to you for FREE!

This would be great review after your study of Martin Luther King, Jr. You can use this for centers, seat work, or early finishers.

You might be interested in:
PRESIDENTS DAY MATH AND LITERACY PRINTABLES
PRESIDENTS DAY CENTER (ADJECTIVE OR VERB?)
PRESIDENTS DAY NOUNS CENTER

I am pleased to offer this cut and paste activity to you for FREE!

This would be great review after your study of Martin Luther King, Jr. You can use this for centers, seatwork, or early finishers.



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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Daily 5 Check In Freebie Smartboard – Winter Theme”

by Smart Kinder Kids

Pre-Kindergarten – 4th Grade

This colorful Winter inspired Daily 5 Check In SmartBoard is sure to get your kids excited about Daily 5 and will help them to learn how to make choices!

There are five slides to use for check in. You can use just one or use the different colored ones for different days or rotations.

Teachers can track their students’ whereabouts in the room and ensure that all stations are being used and that students don’t repeat stations. 
Files can be saved by day, for the week or over the course of the year by using the “Save As” button and saving them by their date. You can also clone the page and add to different color backgrounds for different days of the week or different rotations.

Instructions are given in this file on how to input student names into the boxes. Once you have done this one time, you will have the names to copy and paste throughout the year for all sorts of Smartboards including attendance, lunch count, class graphs, etc. There is also a link to my blog to learn how to do screen shots if you want to learn how to ensure names don’t accidentally come ungrouped.

I do custom orders so if you have a special theme or would like me to enter the names for you please email me at smartkinderkids@yahoo.com

Thanks for checking out my work. Hope you enjoy it! Follow me on my blog at
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so you can learn more about using technology in your classroom to advance student learning.

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Please remember that if you are having technical difficulty grouping, ungrouping, cloning, doing screen shots etc as you start to personalize your files that these are issues you campus technician can help you with or you can email me to help you, however, these are not grounds for leaving a poor feedback. Learning to use Smart Notebook software can be difficult and frustrating at first until you get the hang of it, so please seek out help if you feel something is not working correctly as there is often an easy fix. Thanks!

Please also note – this is a Notebook file for use with Smartboards. I believe there are ways to convert these files to other formats however I do not know how to do this and therefore you would need to ask your campus technician if you are using a different type of board to see if it is compatible.


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Jason Reynolds FREE LESSON Rhetorical Analysis, Public Speaking, Sub Plan CCSS”

by Laura Randazzo

9th – 12th Grade

Use Jason Reynolds’ commencement address at Lesley University to show your students the power of a well-constructed speech. In this one-class period activity, students will discuss the techniques of effective public speaking, view Jason Reynolds’ 10-minute speech, and deconstruct/discuss his use of rhetorical devices. Questions focus on audience, the value of storytelling over lecture, and rhetorical application of poetic devices including foreshadowing and symbolism. These print-and-teach materials can serve as a stand-alone lesson or as a supplement to any literature study that focuses on issues of equity and social justice.

Jason Reynolds is the New York Times best-selling author of many works, including Ghost, All-American Boys, and Long Way Down. You can learn more about him at jasonwritesbooks.com.

Want more high-interest speeches for your students to analyze? Check out these materials based on Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech and Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford University:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Image Credit: Farrell Howe, Flickr, Public Domain Mark 1.


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Math Vocabulary”

by Angelina Kelly

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Extra practice for learning math words. Five words on each page for students to read, stamp and write. Includes colors, shapes, coins and numbers to ten.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Formative Assessment Graphic Organizer for Reading”

by Fun To Teach

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Formative Assessment Graphic Organizer for Reading

This graphic organizer will help you analyze your formative assessments and identify your next learning targets!

Adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction and improve student achievement with this easy to use graphic organizer.

Formative assessments are used during instruction to support the learning process. This student feedback helps us adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction to improve student achievement.

Most formative assessments are quick and easy and do not take an excessive amount of time. They are easy to use on a daily basis.

Formative assessments include:

exit tickets journal your learning

lists reflections

bell ringers graphic organizers

summaries lists on sticky notes

quick write anecdotal notes

check lists: interview and observation

Questions to ask:

What did we do in class? Why did we do it?

What did I learn today?

How can I apply it?

What questions do I have about it?

Adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction and improve student achievement with this easy to use graphic organizer.


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FREE MATH LESSON – “Penguin Addition Adding 0 FREEBIE”

by My Kinder Garden

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

FREEBIE! This is an awesome math activity that is Common Core aligned with kindergarten and first grade standards (K.OA.A.5 and 1.OA.C.6). There are 4 different pages for adding 0. I use this in guided math groups. As the students successfully add by a given number then they move up to the next number. The students love this activity!

If you like this freebie then check out the full version of this product: Penguin Addition Adding 0-10

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Winter Background and Frame: Teresa Lewis
Penguins: Classroom Doodle Diva

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Teaching Allusions, Video for Teachers”

by Julie Faulkner

8th – 12th Grade

Teaching allusions can be tricky especially when they deal with controversial subject matter. In this quick video tutorial, I’ll share several tips for teaching allusions. 

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Allusions Complete Teaching Pack

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

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Original Cover Photography © Julie Faulkner


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “How to Build a Snowman Writing Activity!”

by Curriculum Castle

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Have your students explore “how to” writing using this winter-themed writing craftivity! Includes:

* Snow globe template

* Parts of a snowman template

* 2 sequential writing pages (beginner and intermediate writing lines)

Common Core Aligned:

CCSS W.K.2; W.1.2 ; W.1.7; W.2.2

Finished product makes a wonderful bulletin board display! Perfect for grades K-2!

Click on the link to preview our Winter Writing Journal!

Enjoy!

~Curriculum Castle

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE You Just MUST……. Read to me, Mommy…….FREEBIE!!”

by One Arts Infusion Collaborative

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

This is the story of one family’s commitment to summer reading. Read to your kids often. Read to them for hours. The benefits and blessings of this commitment are infinitely valuable in every single way.
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create resources that support and enhance all learning and stir imagination and creativity.

A Summer MUST….Read to me, Mommy….FREEBIE!! by Darcy Hill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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ELA Report Card Comments

Product Description

The end of a school year or semester is always a challenge for English Language Arts teachers. Between the marking, end of the year activities, and packing up your class for the following year, creating individual and meaningful comments on students’ report cards can be challenging.

I say, take back your weekends! I am sharing my mid and end of year report card ELA comments with you. There are over 70 comments for you to use and personalize your ELA report cards.

There are comments on: 
-supporting an opinion
-argument development
-speeches
-theme development
-theme development while using historical context for analysis purposes
-supporting arguments in essay form
-Reading strategies
-reading comprehension
-Group work and literature circles
-novel study

There are also a slew of next step comments as well.

Each section is divided by levels 1,2, 3, and 4 where you can select the appropriate comment to accompany the mark the student received. 

It’s teaching made easy!

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Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)
Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students
Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation
Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Total Pages 6 pages

Answer Key N/A

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Behavior Management Writing Prompts”

by Mrs Ds Corner

Kindergarten – 12th Grade

These 10 writing prompts are fantastic to use when students are displaying or have displayed poor behavior throughout the school day. While the prompts are the same for all ages of students, it’s the meaning of the prompt to the student and the student’s behavior(s). 

What is included:
• List of 10 Prompts

Elementary / Middle:
• Letter to Parent / Guardian
• 10 Writing Prompt Cards
• 10 Writing Prompt Record Sheets

Middle / Secondary
• Letter to Parent / Guardian
• 10 Writing Prompt Cards
• 10 Writing Prompt Record Sheets

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Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

Product Description

This resource has been created as a substitute for the traditional “questions and answers” method we are used to. As teachers, our goal is to make sure students understand the important elements from the play, but we also want to engage them in a “hands-on” fashion.

Studies demonstrate that Sketch noting and doodling help students retain information and understand concepts better than simply answering questions.

This resource allows students to complete notes during the reading process and use the images and heading provided to help them know what the focus should be on.

This is also an excellent study and review tool.

Included in this resources is:

-a note taking page for every scene in the play

-a note taking page for every soliloquy in the play

-a comprehensive answer key for all scenes and soliloquies

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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

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 48 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration N/A


FREE MATH LESSON – “Ways to Make 10 SmartBoard Lesson for Primary Grades”

by Lisa Rombach

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Introduce the ways to make 10 (addition) with my 13 page SmartBoard lesson. The file includes a teacher’s lesson plan, interactive pages, a video link, links to 2 interactive website activities and a printable worksheet to check for understand or practice making 10. Your K-2 students will have fun and learn about adding 2 numbers to make 10 total! Lisa Rombach

PS I am posting this lesson for FREE as a thank you to all my customers! THANKS for purchasing and using my SmartBoard lessons in your classrooms! I LOVE that other students/teachers are enjoying them!!

Other resources you may like:
Kindergarten Math Common Core Assessment Booklet

First Grade Math Common core Assessment Booklet

Telling Time on the Hour Math SmartBoard Lesson Primary Grades

Simple Addition and Subtraction Story Problems for Smartboard Set 1

Simple Addition and Subtraction Story Problems SmartBoard lesson Set 2

Simple Addition and Subtraction Story Problems SmartBoard lesson Set 3


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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes
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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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Total Pages 1 page

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Lion, the Witch. . . Free Prereading Activity/Tea Trivia”

by Margaret Whisnant

4th – 5th Grade

Get your students ready to read with this series of 33 trivia questions about tea, something that the four children stop to have often even during their most harrowing times in Narnia. The need for internet research is an added bonus with this activity. Download and enjoy. Your positive feedback will be appreciated.


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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

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “New Year’s Goals ~ FREEBIE ~”

by Kennedy’s Korner

1st – 5th Grade

Happy New Year!!

We hope you enjoy the FREE writing stationary to help your students set new goals for 2017. 

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We Teach So Hard….A Teacher’s Winter Break Potluck: Food, Booze & Books

We’ve worked so hard. YOU’VE worked sooooo hard! It’s time to kick your feet up, stay in your jammies all day, eat some good food, drink some yummy cocktails and read some great books. Remember? Some authors actually write fiction for adults, too! Join us as we potluck together. We’ve curated our favorite winter break recipes for entrees, cocktails, and desserts. And, we’re recommending some great reads to keep your heart happy. PSSSSTTTT! We’ve included some winter break freebies for you, too! Because YOU TEACH SO HARD!

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Essay Writing Flip Book


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

The Flip Book contains: 

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

8 pages of information in all!

It's teaching made easy!

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Total Pages
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Feelings Journal”

by Mrs Beattie’s Classroom

2nd – 5th Grade

Thinking about how we feel and focusing on the positive aspects of our day can be huge motivators to write. We can provide our students with the opportunity and motivation to do this by encouraging them to think about the most positive parts of their day, and helping them to let go of some of the smaller problems they’ve faced.

This package contains five different journal page options (in both genders, and with a Canadian spelling option included) that can be printed a page at a time or bound into a diary as seen in the thumbnail photos. I hope you and your students enjoy using this!

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Free: Developing Themes in Literature

Product Description

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

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

I hope you enjoy it! 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “New Year’s Resolution Activity (Freebie)”

by Heart2Teach

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

**UPDATED for 2016**

Ring in the New Year with your students!
Students will reflect on their goals for 2015 using this cute New Year’s Freebie!

Includes:
1 Colored Activity Poster
1 B&W Activity Poster
2 Blank Posters (1 color/1 B&W)

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Happy Teaching and Happy New Year!
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Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

Product Description

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman used to be one of my least favorite plays to teach. I found it depressing, and I had a difficult time teaching it in a way that was meaningful to students. Then, I created this bundle so that students would not only learn about drama, tragedy, irony, etc. but also think about their own futures, while they are contemplating their post-secondary education. While Willy Loman’s dreams are unrealistic and unattainable, students contemplate their own dreams, strengths, and weaknesses. You will definitely have more than a few excellent discussions when teaching this play.

This unit has been conceived with the teacher in mind. It contains a Student Guide, a Teacher Guide, and a comprehensive Answer Key. All you have to do is print the packages and teach them. It’s as easy as that! I’ve also included two different options for end unit evaluations, which both contain evaluation grids and answer key. The unit is, in my opinion, visually appealing and the contents teach analysis of literature.

What the bundle contains: (The documents, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format.) 
The Student Guide contain 16 pages: 
-Notes on the American Dream
-An anticipation guide
-An in-depth look at success as it pertains to the lives of the students (which can, later on, be related to the play.)
-Thematic comprehension questions for each act
-Work on motifs and symbols used in the play
-Work on characterization
-Poem association (Langston Hughe’s poem)
-Notes on tragedy (Aristotle’s definition and modern definition)
-Review notes for students

Answer Key contains 29 pages: 
-Answers to ALL of the students’ work 
-Introduction to Arthur Miller
-Comprehensive notes on each scene of the play (to help students understand and appreciate literary techniques used by the author)
-List of themes and how they are developed – Revue sheet
Final evaluation contains three different options:
1) A unit test with answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions. 
2) An essay. Contains essay topics, work process (steps 1…..), an outline guide, and an evaluation grid.

ALL EVALUATIONS ARE FORMATTED IN WORD DOCUMENTS FOR EASY CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS AND INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER KEY.

The Teacher Guide contains 5 pages:
-Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but to teach.
Lesson 1: Historical context and pre-reading
Lesson 2: Setting and reading (there are specific pages assigned to each lesson)
Lesson 3: Symbols, Motifs and reading the play
Lesson 4: Character chart and reading the play
Lesson 5: Reading – exploring irony and the meaning of the title
Lesson 6: Reading and a look at the difference between modern and classic tragedy
Lesson 7: Theme development and review
Lesson 8: Evaluation (Option 1 – test (answer key included), Option 2 – Essay (evaluation grid, work process, outline included)

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Total Pages 70 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric

Teaching Duration 2 Weeks