Daily Archives: January 5, 2016

Language Arts – Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)


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 SCIENCE LESSON – Layers of the Earth!

By:  The Owl Teacher

Grades 2-5

An earth science unit would never be complete without first discussing the three layers of the earth!  Most students know a thing or two about these layers.  They know the center is the core and it’s hot!  They know the crust is where the land is.  But why not see just how much they know?


If you head over to this page on my blog (found here) you will find this cute cut and paste freebie for your students!  They read each strip, then cut it out, and glue it under the correct column!  How fun is that?  Isn’t it nice to have a different activity related to the layers of the earth that is FREE!?!

Happy Teaching!


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Word Work Graphic Organizer for Spelling Words – Valentine’s Theme”

by Spelling and Technology

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade


valentine word organizer


10 words for Valentines Day – NO PREP graphic organizer

This free item matches up with our Valentine’s Day spelling packet created using the SpellingPackets.com Factory using 10 words with different activities. Great activities for independent work, group instructions, or literacy learning centers!

View the spelling packet here

The spelling words are:

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