Free: Creating a board Game Assessment Tool

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

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

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

This self-assessment rubric is part of the bundle as well.

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

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Thesis Writing Activity

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE: Tangram Puzzles: Dino-Grams”

by Little Smarticle Particles

1st – 3rd Grade

11 fun dinosaur tangram puzzles in two different sizes. Great for big hands and little!

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Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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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.


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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Becoming a Successful Teacher”

by Beth Hammett the Educator Helper

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Do you want to be a teacher? What qualities do you need? What are students looking for in teachers? Complete training PPT for first year teachers/teacher certification programs. It has 22 slides and includes:

Interactive/brain-based activities (individual/small/whole group)
Research/theory
Student Examples
Overviews of Teacher qualities
Practical application of teacher skills
Extra resources

Excellent for professional development team building and review of “why” behind teaching.

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Poetry Unit

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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 12 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 – A multimedia PowerPoint presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

A total of 68 pages + 17 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 this sample lesson from the unit:

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Heroic Journey and Whirligig: A Unit Plan”

by Mark Welch

8th – 11th Grade

I prepared this Unit Plan for my first-quarter “Instructional Methods” class in my teaching credential program in 2003. It includes 10 days of detailed lesson plans, handouts, and related readings (short story, poem, newspaper article).

This Unit Plan is free because it’s INCOMPLETE. The assignment was to create detailed lesson plans only for the first 10 days of the Unit. Since I never actually taught this Unit, I never implemented plans for the entire novel.

This is a .doc file, which can be imported and edited using Microsoft Word (1997 or newer).

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Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

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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: (2 versions, with graphics and one without)

❒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 Hughes’ 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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Polygon Song PDF”

by Amanda McDonald

3rd – 7th Grade

This is a song I wrote to help my students remember how many sides each polygon has! They really enjoyed singing it and it really helped them remember. I always love when they take the test and I can hear them humming the tune to help them remember!

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Free: Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

Product Description

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

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

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

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

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

❒ Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

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

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Pig Rhyming”

by Teresa Williams

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

A ready-made rhyming game with a pig theme. Targets kindergarten, first and second grade students. Fun,fun,fun!!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pig-Rhyming-189400

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Hamlet Unit No prep

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NEW LOOK – This resource now has a new format. Please note that MOST evaluations are still available in Word format for easy modifications.

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 (16 pages)

❒Study Questions are available in two different formats – Print saver (with all questions on one page – students write their answers on a separate sheet) and Long Form (Where space is provided for students to write their answers directly on the question sheet)

❒A Teacher Guide (with detailed, comprehensive lessons, unit plan, and additional notes to guide students.) -9 pages and 17 complete lessons. The teacher Guide includes journal and discussion prompts and 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.

❒Option 1: Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – creative writing and analysis (in Word format for easy modifications – with evaluation grid)

❒Option 2: Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – a creative group presentation (Only available in PDF format)

❒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 115 pages.

Check out this sketchnote resource to further student comprehension:

Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Twits Book Guide Freebie: Summaries,Vocab, & Strategies for Every Chapter”

by I Want to be a Super Teacher

3rd – 5th Grade

reading teacher guide that includes summaries, word work/vocabulary, and comprehension strategies & questions for every chapter! Save tons of time and be 100% ready for those reading groups right now! The information in a Book Info Guide can help you organize and plan for whole class, guided reading, literature circle, or strategy group instruction.

This Book Info Guide is perfect for the busy guided reading/daily 5/literature circle/strategy group teacher. Spend your time on something fabulous (a pedicure? smoothie? moment of meditation?) rather than worrying about toting around that ever present bag-o-books. Use this product to get ahead of the game in your reading group planning!

This Book Info Sheet includes:
*Short summaries for every chapter
*Word work and/or vocabulary words for every chapter
*Possible comprehension strategies and/or questions for every chapter

All in a compacteasy to reference, format that you can print, fold and keep in your guided reading binder, bag, or book.

Once you’re familiar with the organization of a Book Info Sheet, you can even have advanced readers create their own Book Info Sheets as they prepare to lead the discussions with literature circles. Then you can use them (don’t forget to make copies!) in years to come for your own purposes. Hooray!

I hope you find this useful!
Katie 🙂
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Frankenstein Unit (No prep)

Product Description

FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

***NEW – This unit is now distance learning ready.

-Students make complete the work on PDF forms, save it, and send it to you.

-Students may also complete the work using Google Slides.

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 is done for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing, and so the teacher puts effort where it needs 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

Available in PDF forms, on Google Slides

Available as a booklet and as individual activities to make sharing with students easier.

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

❒ a copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

5) 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 the 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)

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Alphabet – ABC Turtle”

by Make Take Teach

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten

Make learning letters and sounds fun with the Make, Take & Teach ABC Turtle activity. Just a fun little freebie for preschool and kindergarten teachers to use when while working in small groups.

This activity is one of 15 hands-on activities contained in the Alphabetic Principle Activity Pack

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Solve the Mystery Word Activity”

by Kathy Goosev Howell

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

This is a wonderful activity to use at a center or station. Students try to unscramble the mystery word. The mystery word is a word that is found somewhere in the classroom, only it has been scrambled.

Students can search the room and use clues if needed to discover what the word is.

This download includes one page of directions, a blackline master and color copy for the word card and clue card, and a student recording sheet. Plus, a color sample page of student work.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “CVC Puzzles”

by Fashion Craze Learning Days

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Are you looking for a fun way to help your students decode and blend cvc words?

These puzzles are a great hands on activity that allows your students to build their own words.

• Includes 15 puzzles each with 3 pieces.

• All vowels and consonants are included

These puzzles look great when printed on colored card stock or colored paper!

Using colored paper helps your students to see the changes in the words visually too!

Simply print out all the pages (note: colored paper makes them really pop!) and then cut out all three parts of each puzzle.

Next, allow your students to mix and match while they practice decoding CVC words.

An engaging way to practicing blending sounds!

Add an extra dynamic by discussing whether the words are real words, or nonsense words!

Great for centers, stations, reading groups, tutoring and Intervention!

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Melissa
Fashion Craze Learning Days

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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 ELA report card 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.


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Brave New World Analysis Questions p. 3-56”

by Adam Horowitz

12th Grade

These questions are all designed to assist students in getting the most out of a single reading of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. All questions place a special emphasis on higher order thinking, as well as College Board’s AP literature expectations in regards to making inferences, understanding irony, and in general a rather rigorous, college-level approach to literature. These materials can be used for Honors classes as well, for any teacher looking to give their students the kind of push that the new Common Core standards are aiming for.

I have been teaching for 16 years, including several years teaching English Honors IV, as well as creating my own very successful Advanced Placement Literature program from scratch nine years ago. I have a Masters in Creative Writing, and thought I would make some of my materials available for purchase.

If you end up using the materials, please leave feedback about your experience. My name is Adam Horowitz, and I’m a sixteen year educator. You can e-mail me with questions at adam.horowitz@browardschools.com.

All questions were written using the Harper Perennial Modern Classics paperback copy of Brave New World. They could easily be adapted to other versions, however, the accompanying page numbers would need some altering.

These questions are also designed to be used in conjunction with a Brave New World test. This test includes 50 multiple choice questions based on these analysis questions, as well as an essay question designed to assess students’ overall understanding of Huxley’s satire.

Finally, consider looking into the complete novel package. It includes all background materials, four quizzes, over 100+ analysis questions and the test. Check out the description for more info.

If you’re tired of students simply SparkNoting through literature, consider giving my materials a try.

Brave New World Analysis Questions, p. 3-56 by Adam Horowitz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Free: Frankenstein Activity

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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 No Prep Unit

I hope you enjoy it.

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Teaching Duration
1 hour


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Vocabulary Graphic Organizer”

by Presto Plans

5th – 9th Grade

FREE VOCABULARY GRAPHIC ORGANIZER: Have your students break down the meaning of difficult words with this free vocabulary graphic organizer. Rather than simply memorizing a definition, students determine the part of speech, antonyms, synonyms, their own definition, and sentences using the word!

This resource includes two sizes for your convenience. I use this for a word of the day/week bulletin board in my classroom.

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Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint

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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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13 slides
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “10 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students”

by Tracy Wasem

5th – 6th Grade

Students will revel in the creative, detailed writing prompts. Bone chilling to laugh out loud humorous, the starters are springboards for success. Students will be carried to the future, transported to the past and improve their writing skills in the present.
The provided 10 story starters are an excerpt from 101 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students by Tracy Wasem

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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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 it 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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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Fable Freebie: The Tortoise and the Hare”

by Jan Gervais

2nd – 4th Grade

Included: A 3-page adaptation of the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare”. Please leave me some feedback!

This freebie is part of my product “More Emergency Sub Plans for 3rd Grade”.

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Creating Characters in Creative Writing

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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.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Buddy Reading Discussion Cards”

by Teacher Trap

2nd – 4th Grade

I made these little cards to help keep my “buddies” engaged in meaningful conversations while partner reading. I copied mine front to back on colored cardstock, laminated, chopped, hole-punched in the corner, and made little rings of questions that buddies can easily grab.

I teach my kids a pattern for buddy reading –
Partner A reads a page while B listens and follows along.
Partner B asks A a question from the ring.
Partner B reads a page while A listens.
Partner A asks B a question from the ring.

It seems to help both partners stay on task even if the other one is reading.

Thanks! If you’d like to check out my blog post about these handy cards just click the link for Teacher Trap. 🙂

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Brave New World Student Workbook

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***NEW – This unit is now distance learning ready.

-Students make complete the work on PDF forms, save it, and send it to you.

-Students may also complete the work using Google Slides.

Brave New World Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Huxley’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format.

In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.

More specifically, the Student Workbook contains (23 activity pages):

❒ An introductory activity and Anticipation Guide.

❒ Chapter 1 with a focus on characters, setting, castes, and meaningful questions.

❒ Work page on Castes from the novel making connections with the castes in

Hinduism.

❒ Chapters 2 & 3 focus on historical illusions and important facts from the novel.

❒ A characterization chart.

❒ Chapters 3 & 4 with a focus on symbolism, religious allusion, characterization,

and important facts from the novel.

❒ Chapter 6 with a focus on conflicts, significant quotes, and important facts from

the novel.

❒ Review pages for chapters 1-6 with a focus on historical allusion, Huxley’s

warnings for the future, and the significance of setting and mood. (This is a

good quiz preparation)

❒ Chapter 7 with a focus on important facts from the novel and characterization.

❒ Chapters 8 & 9 with a focus on characterization, Shakespearean allusions,

flashback technique, important facts from the novel, and student inferencing.

❒ Chapters 10 & 11 with a focus on characterization, conflict, important facts from

the novel, and the different types of irony found in the novel.

❒ Chapters 12 & 13 with a focus on important facts from the novel, connections to

Shakespearean allusions, and characterization.

❒ Chapters 14 & 15 with a focus on important facts from the novel, making

connections to significant quotes, allegorical (archetypal) characters in the

novel.

❒ Connections from Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave to Huxley’s characters and

situations. (With directions to a Ted Talk for further explanation)

❒ Making connections to a modern song for further analytic connections to both

the novel and to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.

❒ Themes and meaning activity to further the meaning of Huxley’s themes and

how they can relate to us today.

❒ Chapters 16 & 17 with a focus on the Pros and Cons of freedom, important

philosophical concepts from the novel, and allegorical messages in the novel.

❒ Chapter 18 with a focus on important facts from the novel and their significance.

Students have the opportunity to inference their opinion of the ending with the

possibility of discussing the importance of mental health in society.

❒ Shakespearean allusions activity page with a focus on making connections with

John’s feelings.

❒ The Noble Savage activity page with an explanation of the concept. Students

are asked to consider the Noble Savage perspective to develop important

themes and messages in the novel.

❒ Predictions activity page where students are asked to infer Huxley’s possible

messages for our society today.

❒ Themes in Brave New World activity page where students are asked to develop

important themes from the novel.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Area Formulas Foldable”

by Mrs E Teaches Math

8th – 10th Grade

Area Formulas Foldable

This foldable helps students organize the area formulas. The foldable uses a full page, so it will not fit in an interactive notebook as-is. The inside is blank for students to draw their own diagrams, write the formulas, or fill in whatever they need to help them.

Sample pictures and detailed folding instructions are included.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “SeeSaw Centers Teen Numbers FREE SAMPLE distance learning”

by Jayne Gammons

Kindergarten

FInd SeeSaw Centers Teen Numbers HERE

Includes 5 activities and 5 matching assessments all PRELOADED into SeeSaw.

CLICK the links provided in the download.

SAVE each activity to your library.

ASSIGN each activity as needed to individual students, groups, or the whole class.

Each activity includes:

-a learning target

-a video students watch before starting

This free sample includes the link to one center.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Macbeth Background Research Questions”

by Different Drummer Secondary Resources

9th – 12th Grade

These questions are helpful for students who are trying to understand the background of Macbeth. There are seven questions that require students to research about the historical facts, people, myths, legends, beliefs of the period, and some of the reasons why Shakespeare is said to have written this play.

Click here for the Macbeth Literature Guide

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