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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Printable Books for Beginning Readers Sample–3 Books”

by Teacher Tam

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade


Printable Books for Beginning Readers Sample


This is a set of 3 sample books from 3 larger, 10-book sets of printable beginning reading books that cover: word families, CVC words, phonics, sight words, blends, digraphs, as well as short and long vowel sounds. The books are phonics-based and get progressively more difficult as your reader builds on skills covered in previous books.

Directions for Book Assembly:
Each book consists of twelve pages of print for the child, but only four pages to copy. In order to make the books, print pages 1 and 2 then print pages 3 and 4 on the back (1 and 3 are back-to-back and 2 and 4 are back-to-back). Cut each page through the middle horizontally. Order the pages, fold, and staple to make the books. A heavier weight of paper works well to print the books on, such as 28 lb. weight. It helps so that the pictures don’t show through the paper. They are also a lot more durable if the covers are laminated.








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Hamlet Complete Unit – No Prep



Hamlet Unit (No prep - Complete Unit)


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 10 years. I have literally done all the thinking for you.

This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. I’m aware that not everyone is comfortable with Shakespeare. Because of this, I have created this unit from my years of experience teaching the play so all of the thinking has been done for you. 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 activities found to teach the play.
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, 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 organisation.

-18 pages of comprehensive scene summaries and important notes for each scene (annotations for each scene) ***THIS IS A TEACHER FAVORITE!

-A creative “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.

It’s teaching made easy!

Wishing you the best at Teachers Pay Teachers,  Louise Cassidy

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