Daily Archives: April 24, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS – “Open Syllable Bundle Packet”


Grades 1-4

by Reading on Strawberry Lane

Open Syllable Bundle Packet-compressed

This reading bundle packet provides 106 pages of the open syllable type word lists, activities, and games. The open syllable words in this packet include words using each vowel in conjunction with one, two, or multi-syllable words. The activities are presented in a fun and basic way so that students can easily and quickly grasp the idea of open syllable words. After some practice, students will easily locate the open syllable in the words–whether at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.

Here’s a list of the activities/games in the packet
1. Bubble Yum Relay
2. Flower Power
3. Open Syllable Word Count, Sort & Write
4. Open Syllable Cut, Sort & Glue
5. Open Syllable Count & Divide
6. First or Last Syllable Open?
7. Fill Up the Jar
8. I Spy
10. First or Last Syllable Open Picture Sort
11. Hear, Write & Draw
12. Open Syllable Booklets
13. Dominoes
14. Try Spelling/Draw & Spell
15. Move the Cow to the Barn
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Complete Poetry Unit for Senior Students – No Prep



Poetry Unit (for senior students)


Poetry Unit (Bundled) (Improved and revised)

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 – “3 FREE Figurative Language Worksheets”

by Stacey Lloyd

7th – 10th Grade


Figurative Language Worksheets


By the time students get to middle school, or even high school, they usually know the names of figurative language techniques. However, they still need to practiceidentifying and explaining them in use. These FREE worksheets will help facilitate that process.

Identifying & Explaining Figurative Language in Song Lyrics Worksheet: This worksheet uses extracts from popular song lyrics to help students find and explain the figurative language techniques contained.
Identifying & Explaining Figurative Language in Prose (Fiction) Worksheet: After analyzing a short prose extract, students must fill in a table to identify and explain the many different figurative language techniques employed.
Identifying & Explaining Figurative Language in a Poem Worksheet: This worksheet will help students to name and explain the figurative language techniques used by William Wordsworth in his poem, ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’.
*Answer Keys included for all three worksheets.*

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Teaching Figurative Language {Worksheets}. will help teach different figurative language techniques.

Figurative Language Worksheets {Identify, Name & Explain Method}: These worksheets will help students learn to identify, name and explain figurative techniques.

Figurative Language Posters: Or just for something to add to your classroom walls!

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