Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini-Unit

Product Description

The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes:

-An anticipation guide

-A copy of the short story

-Questions for comprehension

-Plot graph activity

-Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

-A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

-A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

-An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story

-A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Writing Blocks Writing Program 1st Week Sample”

by Leah Cleary

9th – 10th Grade

This is a sample of a year long common-core aligned interactive notebook writing program that improves student writing through sentence imitation (generative grammar). Each day, the teacher guides students through a scaffolded imitation of a sentence.

At the end of the week, students will use the sentence patterns they’ve experimented with to construct a paragraph. At the end of the six weeks, students will construct an essay using a variety of sentence patterns that they’ve experimented with.

Each of the six week sections deals with a different type of writing: Narrative 1 (Descriptive), Narrative 2 (Plot and Dialogue), Explanatory 1 (Develop Facts and Details), Explanatory 2 (Explain With Quotes and Graphics), Argumentative 1 (Point and Counter Point), and Argumentative 2 (Making Your Point With Reason and Evidence).

I have a year long common core aligned set of this writing program coming out for grades 11 &12, and 6, 7, & 8.

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Included in this sample:

Five guided sentence maps with foldable shapes to go on top
A paragraph planning map with foldable shapes
A descriptive narrative paragraph foldable graphic organizer
Sample answers for each map, as well as the paragraph

This sample is a part of the Writing Blocks Program 1st 6 Weeks Common Core Aligned for 9th and 10th Grade. Get it HERE

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