Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Language Arts – Poetry Unit for Senior Students (No Prep Required)

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For grades 11 and 12

Many teachers hate teaching poetry because they don’t know where to begin. This unit will make you and your students love poetry. This complete, no prep unit is a great way to start! This 2 and a half week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, 2 multimedia presentations (no internet connection required), a detailed answer key with annotated poems, and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key.

Just print it and teach it.

This HUGE bundle includes:

This poetry unit has been devised to teach students the importance of :
• Figurative language (its uses and effects)
• How to read poetry
• How to understand and apply symbolism and imagery
• The importance of rhythm
• The importance of tone and attitude in a poem
• Types of poetry
• How to analyse 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 Dickenson, Dorothy Parker, Maya Angelou, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Pearl Jam, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman. The Unit includes 21 different poems.

The unit has been conceived to last 12 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify).

The unit contains:

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) (26 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities (saving you time).

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

A total of 63 pages + 36 slides are included in this package.

This unit is complete, and does all of the thinking for you. All you need to do is to print out and photocopy the student package and you’re set.

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “QR Codes: 4 Christmas Stories”

by Abc123is4me

Kindergarten – 4th Grade


4 christmas stories


The following download includes four QR codes that students can scan to take them to the following Christmas stories to listen to:

1. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
2. Twas the Night Before Christmas
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The links were created in SafeShare so that students can view the stories with none of the YouTube advertisements!

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Use this excellent Decimal Lesson to teach or review operations with decimals!

My students loved the simplicity and color coding in this math lesson.

More details about how I have used color coding with students learning math skills is described in more detail in the ‘4 Ways to Engage Students in Learning’ Blog.

Perfect for Interactive Notebooks!

Rules of Decimals

This lesson was created for students who struggled to remember the rules of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals when they were first learning this concept.  After students completed the graphic organizers, I allowed them to use the same color pen or colored pencil, to complete decimal problems.  Addition of decimals was completed in red, subtraction in green, multiplication in purple, and division in orange.  This assisted their learning and remembering the rules with decimals.  I hope you enjoy this FREEBIE as much as I and the students I created it for did.

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Best Wishes,

M Moore

Certified K-6, 6-9 math, and 6-9 science

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