Do your students insert examples and quotes into their texts without properly analyzing them? Without proper analysis, an essay can sound like a long, drawn-out list written in complete sentences. We teach students to infer and to analyze, but they sometimes forget to incorporate this into their texts and essays.
I have created an “Inference Cheat Sheet” with key inferencing words and phrases to remind students that after inserting a piece of evidence, they need to explain its relevance.
❒ Two different styles of the at-a-glance “Cheat Sheet.”
❒ An inference poster (8.5×11) – as seen on the cover.
❒ Two different styles of letters for an inference bulletin board.
❒ A copy of ALL the phrases used on the Cheat Sheet to create a bulletin board in class.
I hope that this resource will be helpful to students in your classes.
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Free! If you are looking for vocabulary for the Common Core exemplar text, Moonshot, then this is for you! Here are ten words with definitions, example sentences, and conversation starter questions. Slides include illustrations to allow students to better understand the word. Pairs perfectly with my Common Core cross-curricular Moonshot unit,
This is a freebie I put together to thank my followers on my new blog: http://ripperresources.blogspot.com.au/ and FB page https://www.facebook.com/RipperResources
You are welcome to download it, but I would ask that if you are not already a follower, that you become one, as I will be regularly sharing freebies with my followers and not always via TPT.
I put together this resource to use with the two companion texts: “Creepy Carrots” and “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” I find that students can make text-to-self connections quite easily, but need scaffolding and support sometimes to make text-to-text connections. These venn diagrams are designed to support the students to make text-to-text connections.
You may also like to check out my “Creepy Carrots” resource http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Creepy-Carrots-vocabulary-extension-and-creepy-vegie-writing-activities-904160 I had a lot of fun creating it 🙂
This resource is for personal/classroom use only and is not to be distributed further. Multiple licenses are now available at TpT for half price. No sharing of this product is permitted through internet groups/blogs, offline groups, school district or regional websites/servers,discussion lists, school websites/servers, or personal websites.
This bundle has been created to teach students the basic elements of writing. It begins with a PowerPoint to introduce how students should approach creative writing and includes activities to help students create believable and interesting characters, how to build suspense, and basics of the elements of fiction and plot.
This FREE. STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson plan increases fluency and is fun. It is a perfect beginning of the week activity to wake up the writing juices, or to use when there is extra time left and you have nothing to fill it with. Students really enjoy speed writing!
The Lesson Plan includes:
1. Instructions on how to use the lesson plan 2. The writing process steps for teaching the plan 3. An Idea Organizer that taps into the student’s personal bank of knowledge 4. A paragraph organizer that guides the students through writing the introduction, body, and conclusion 5. Two scoring guides (one includes the six traits of writing) so students know what the expectations are, how they will be evaluated, and allows them to grade their own papers before turning it in for the final teacher evaluation. 6. An art/drawing worksheet to go along with the lesson
This bundled unit has been designed to make life easier for the Language Arts teacher. It contains a teacher guide with detailed lessons, a student guide with all of the notes required by students, an answer key for students’ work, and three evaluations (answer keys and evaluation rubrics included). All you need to do is print and begin teaching.
This purchase includes:
•A comprehensive Teacher guide with 15 detailed lessons (7 pages)
•A student guide with guiding questions and activities (focus on characterization, themes, figurative language, irony, etc…) -10 pages
•A Scavenger Hunt activity to introduce students to Shakespeare and his times (includes eight colorful cards and a PowerPoint with answers.)
•A detailed answer key for students’ work (10 pages)
•A quiz on Acts 1 and 2 – answer key included
•Oral presentation on Irony – evaluation rubric included
•Culminating Activity – Students write a children’s story based on the themes in the play. Evaluation rubric as well as work process sheets included (7 pages)
There are a total of 51 pages included in this unit.
The unit will last between 17 to 20 periods. (3 – 4 week unit)
All that’s left is to teach. I hope you enjoy this unit.
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6 Reading passages covering the Frontier, Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett, Texas Independence, the Alamo and more. Classroom and enrichment activities keep students engaged as they learn. A game of BINGO rounds out this lesson by reviewing new concepts and vocabulary words in an enjoyable way. Great for substitute teachers, homeschool, and co-ops.
In the early part of the 1800s, land west of the Mississippi River was complete wilderness. This land consisted of rivers, mountains, forests and prairies and was occupied by Native Americans and wild animals. The frontier was the name given to the wild and unfamiliar land that lay west of civilized America. Davy Crockett was a Frontiersman and was present at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
6 One-Page Reading Passages
2 Graphic Organizers
This FREE lesson plan will give you an idea about my other Wild West Careers Lessons which are in the same basic format. Check them out!
6 one-page reading passages cover the following topics:
The Frontier, Frontiersmen and Pioneers
Davy Crockett – Early Life
Davy Crockett: Congressman and Revolutionary
Texas Independence from Mexico
Remember the Alamo!
This product includes the following classroom activities:
Job Application: Frontiersman
Black Bear Safety
Texas Declaration of Independence Group Activity
Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
Sugar Cube Alamo
Frontiersman Coloring Pages
This is one lesson in a series of “Wild, Wild West Careers Lesson Plans.” Each of the Wild, Wild West Careers lesson plans covers the career and information about the time period as it relates to the career. The series covers the United States during the 1800s, including events that contributed to Western Expansion. Each lesson can also be used individually.
This lesson appears in my bundled products: WILD, WILD WEST CAREERS: VOLUME I and in BUNDLE – FRONTIERSMEN, DAVY CROCKETT AND THE ALAMO
This Frankenstein bundle has been created with both the teacher and students in mind.
It contains the teacher lesson plans, two different workbooks (to suit different learning needs or to use with different groups), all evaluations for the unit, and comprehensive answer keys for all work.
Check out the individual bundle previews for more information.
FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.
This unit is created using the 1831 edition of the novel.
This unit has been created with the teacher in mind. The material is geared toward senior students with a focus on the construction of arguments. It also teaches the importance of historical context as well as literary allusions in the development of themes.
I am a strong believer that when students work with a specific purpose in mind, they become better learners. That’s why my units contain only quality and worth-while activities. You will find no busy work here. Every lesson focuses on teaching students analytical and essay writing skills.
All of the thinking and planning are done for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing, and so the teacher put efforts where they need to be. The answer key is complete and detailed. All you need to do is to purchase this unit and photocopy it.
-leading discussion questions and skill-building activities (with detailed instructions for the teacher)
-important chapter notes on analysis
-the teacher package helps the teacher stay on task and stay organized because the planning has been done for you.
2) The Student Package (19 pages)
-study guide questions (*improved with more thinking questions for students)
-a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth
-Activity on the use of nature in romantic literature
-an activity based on the symbols in the novel
-several activities that teach argument development
-Activity on theme development
-an activity on characterization to bring about themes
3) A comprehensive answer key (32 pages)
-detailed answers to ALL student activities and work
-an annotated copy of the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and activity answer key.
4) Also included:
-a PowerPoint introducing the novel’s historical context and the author
-a copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”
5) Various evaluations are also included: ALL EVALUATIONS ARE IN WORD DOCUMENTS to MODIFY FOR CLASSROOM NEEDS.
– Test on letters 1-4 and chapters 1-10 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)
-Test on chapters 11-18 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)
-Unit evaluation (Choice between an essay (several different versions), a debate, a unit test – all work process is included)
ANSWER KEYS AND EVALUATION GRIDS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS.
*As a bonus, I have included two automatic comment generators for Word documents (with drop-down boxes.)
Documents are downloaded as PDF files (except for evaluations)
The Frankenstein Workbook was created as a different way to learn from Mary Shelley’s novel. (1831 edition)
The Student Workbook has 30 pages that focus on themes, symbols, important quotes, characterization, romantic and gothic literature, biblical and literary allusions, and elements of the plot.
The format includes symbols to help guide students in theme development and allow them to build on characterization, symbolism, and meaningful allusions in the novel in a clear and more visual way.
Student Workbook x1 (30 pages)
Answer Key x1
Copy of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner x1
Annotated copy of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner x1
Please note that this is a digital download in PDF format and that the pages are not editable.
Anticipation Guide and Introductory Activity
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (allusion in the novel)
Chapters 3, 4 & 5
Chapters 6, 7 & 8
Chapters 9 & 10
Chapters 11 & 12
Supplementary activity – Nature in Romantic Literature
Chapter 13 (activity)
Chapters 14 & 15
Chapters 17 & 18
Chapters 20 &21
Chapters 23 & 24`
Activity on symbolism
Activity on theme development
Paragraph Writing Activity in conjunction with Frankenstein
Very often, students have difficulty with the analysis process involved in literature. Where they not only have to analyse but now have to apply their newfound skills to a well-developed paragraph, some students become overwhelmed with the process.
This particular activity will focus on both the analysis and writing a paragraph using the PEEL method.
Paragraph writing and analysis are two essential components in essay writing. To facilitate this process, I have created a lesson where students can become more comfortable with the revision process by modelling the proper steps from beginning to end. The lesson includes a modelling of the writing process from understanding the topic to the final draft. See preview for details
This lesson can only be used after students have read chapter 19 from the novel Frankenstein.
5 pages total
It’s Teaching Made Easy as 123
Total Pages 226 pages Answer Key Included with rubric Teaching Duration N/A
Living or Non-Living? Let your students decide with these phonics-based science worksheets. If your students are learning to decode CVC words, you can help them use those words on a “real world” level by sorting living and non-living objects on a reading level they can handle. Students can learn vocabulary, decoding skills, and science concepts all at the same time!
In response to the “even-number-of-objects” requests, each lesson/worksheet now has two living and two non-living objects. Note: This set includes Short “A” only.
CURRENT FILE (Short “A”) Lesson 1: fan, man, jam, ram Lesson 2: Jan, van, Sam, ham Lesson 3: hat, bat, dad, lad Lesson 4: Nan, pan, man, can Lesson 5: cat, rat, map, cap Lesson 6: bat, mat, pad, dad Lesson 7: rag, bag, rat, bat
Thanks for the valuable feedback and requests.
*All pictures, graphics and fonts used with permission from original copyright holders.*
Summer is the time for fun, fun, fun! School is out no more hitting the books. The only problem is that much of what was learned during the school year is forgotten, “out of sight, out of mind.” Not so with these fun educational activities that will keep the children looking for more and not even realizing they’re learning.
I am SO thankful for the many teachers who know more than me and their willingness to share their expertise! There is no reason to reinvent the wheel! Here are some tried & true tools that have saved my time and sanity with distance learning!
Will a delayed start to kindergarten improve a child’s success in school? Many kindergartners have not experienced a full school year due to the pandemic. This re-post might help some parents and teachers in reaching what might be a more difficult than usual decision this year.
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This graphic organizer is a great way for students to record math vocabulary in a way that will help them understand and remember new words!
What’s included? 1. A full page graphic organizer – perfect for whole class or group work! 2. Sample – use as a model for students 3. Two different sized partial sheet graphic organizers – perfect for cutting and pasting in math journals OR stapling together to make a vocabulary booklet 4. Covers – one for each size to use if you want students to create vocabulary booklets
Wuthering Heights Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Bronte’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format. Instead of writing information about themes, symbolism, characterization, etc. on separate sheets apart from the chapter questions, everything is integrated in a simplified way.
In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.
More specifically, the Student Workbook contains work on (42 activity pages):
· Important information from each chapter
· Setting description and symbolism
· Characterization (you can see the characters develop as the students’ read)
· Gothic elements
· Supernatural occurrences
· Significant quotes
· Sociogram (to show characters’ relationships)
· Inferencing questions to further students’ understanding
· Family tree (to help students remember who is who)
· Literary techniques used by the author
· Characterization chart
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This resource includes 84 pages in total. Please see the preview for further details.
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Free. This will give you an example of the type of open-ended questions you will find in No-Nonsense Teaching read aloud ‘Theme’ series of resources. The paid ‘Theme’ series of resources includes enough purposeful talk questions to last 2 – 4 lessons depending on the book.
Quality open-ended comprehension questions take time to develop. No-Nonsense Teaching has done the time-consuming work for you.
The Hueys and the New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers is an entertaining read aloud which asks readers to reflect upon our need as humans to both conform with others and at the same time be an individual.
This resource includes scaffolded questions to help guide children in thinking deeply about the text and understanding the theme or big ideas.
The questions are intended to be used in conjunction with purposeful talk strategies.
These questions are incredibly valuable to: * include in a school’s book room * use the questions for discussion purposes at PLCs * Literacy Coaches, Consultants and support teachers * Administrators to lead PLCs and offer suggestions and book choices
Included: * open-ended comprehension questions that require high-level thinking * suggested flow of a lesson broken into BEFORE, DURING and AFTER reading
Theme, Big Ideas, Purposeful Talk, Accountable Talk, Comprehension, Read Aloud
***NEW – This unit is now distance learning ready.
-Students make complete the work on PDF forms, save it, and send it to you.
-Students may also complete the work using Google Slides.
Brave New World Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Huxley’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format.
In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.
More specifically, the Student Workbook contains (23 activity pages):
An introductory activity and Anticipation Guide
Chapter 1 with a focus on characters, setting, castes, and meaningful questions
Work page on Castes from the novel making connections with the castes in Hinduism
Chapters 2 & 3 focus on historical illusions and important facts from the novel
A characterization chart
Chapters 3 & 4 with a focus on symbolism, religious allusion, characterization, and important facts from the novel
Chapter 6 with a focus on conflicts, significant quotes, and important facts from the novel
Review pages for chapters 1-6 with a focus on historical allusion, Huxley’s warnings for the future, and the significance of setting and mood. (This is a good quiz preparation.)
Chapter 7 with a focus on important facts from the novel and characterization.
Chapters 8 & 9 with a focus on characterization, Shakespearean allusions, flashback technique, important facts from the novel, and student inferencing.
Chapters 10 & 11 with a focus on characterization, conflict, important facts from the novel, and the different types of irony found in the novel.
Chapters 12 & 13 with a focus on important facts from the novel, connections to Shakespearean allusions, and characterization.
Chapters 14 & 15 with a focus on important facts from the novel, making connections to significant quotes, allegorical (archetypal) characters in the novel.
Connections from Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave to Huxley’s characters and situations. (With directions to a Ted Talk for further explanation.)
Making connections to a modern song for further analytic connections to both the novel and to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
Themes and meaning activity to further the meaning of Huxley’s themes and how they can relate to us today.
Chapters 16 & 17 with a focus on the Pros and Cons of freedom, important philosophical concepts from the novel, and allegorical messages in the novel.
Chapter 18 with a focus on important facts from the novel and their significance. Students have the opportunity to inference their opinion of the ending with the possibility of discussing the importance of mental health in society.
Shakespearean allusions activity page with a focus on making connections with John’s feelings.
The Noble Savage activity page with an explanation of the concept. Students are asked to consider the Noble Savage perspective to develop important themes and messages in the novel.
Predictions activity page where students are asked to infer Huxley’s possible messages for our society today.
Themes in Brave New World activity page where students are asked to develop important themes from the novel.
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Are you looking for a fun “Spring” reinforcer activity to use with your students? Do your little ones love bugs? Then this fun FREEBIE is just the activity to use to keep your students engaged and learning!! There are two variations to use this activity.
Catch a Bug Game Directions for version #1: Print the bug jar (page 3) and the blank sheet of bugs (page 4) on card stock and laminate. Adhere velcro on the jar and bugs. Use as a token board or let the students take off a bug after they complete their speech or language target.
Directions for version #2: Print the bug jar (page 3) and the sheet of bugs with numbers (page 5) on card stock and laminate. Use an empty container and place all the bugs in the jar. I put paper clips on the bugs and then we used my magnetic fishing pole to catch bugs and earn points. The student with the most points wins the game!
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***New – The Much Ado About Nothing Unit is now distance learning ready. Send individual PDF activities to students OR share the work in Google Slides.
“Much Ado About Nothing Unit” is a complete, no prep unit that is ready to teach the instant you download it. I love Shakespeare, especially his comedies, and I really want students and teachers alike to love it too. The activities and accompanying lessons in this unit demystifies Shakespeare and makes it relatable to students. The unit included all lesson plans with 16 comprehensive lessons and reading schedule (with learning objective listed for each lesson), all student activities, evaluations, rubrics, comprehensive answer keys for all work and assignments, and fun bonus materials to suit your students’ interests.
The unit is appropriate for grades 9 through 12.
Take a look at the unit preview for more visual details. The unit includes:
A total of 100 pages in PDF and 12 PowerPoint slides are included in this unit.
Act and Scene Guide (Includes the characters found in the scene and the approximate reading time.)
Teacher Guide (lesson plans) – 16 easy to follow lessons, learning objectives, reading schedule, with included reading prompts, journal entries, and exit tickets (or closing activities.)
Students Activities include:
❒ Pre-Reading Activity
❒ Act 1 Comprehension questions
❒ Act 2 Comprehension questions
❒ Act 3 Comprehension questions
❒ Acts 4-5 Comprehension questions
❒ Who’s who in Act 1
❒ Literary Devices (Act 1)
❒ Characterization Activity
❒ Subplot Activity
❒ The Plan (conflict)
❒ Dogberry’s Malapropisms
❒ Much Ado About Noting (theme work)
❒ Activity on Symbolism
❒ Activity on Theme
Comprehensive Answer Key for ALL activities.
❒ Quiz on Acts 1 and 2 (With answer key and rubric)
❒ Beatrice vs. Benedick (oral presentation skits)- rubric is included
❒ Song analysis Activity for theme review (optional evaluation or activity) – with rubric
Optional bonus activities are also included
❒ A love letter activity (Optional evaluation – rubric included)
❒ A Dear Abby activity
❒ Behind the Mask – an anti-bullying campaign (can be used as an evaluation – rubric included)
❒ Additional journal topics
To further student learning, a Guess Who? For Much Ado game is included. This is a fun way to learn about the characters in the play. And, as the play progresses, students’ questioning must change to keep track of character growth. (30 slides)
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Here is a sample of the matching center included in my new Where do animals live? Habitat Unit (11 habitats and their animals), which can be found in my store. This center can be printed in color or black and white and includes full instructions. The preview file will show you more images of what is included in the full unit. Besides this center there is a minibook for each habitat, photo cards and a craftivity. Full photo instructions are included in the full unit. Where do animals live? 206 page Habitat Unit
Each habitat is also listed separatly in case you don’t need all 11.
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You can use this Time unit in many ways; time centers, time activities, time to the hour and half hour. Great for first and second grade.
Telling time: Lets scoot around the room and learn about time! Time Scoot is fun way to get your students engaged, while learning to tell time to the hour and half hour. Scoot can be used as a whole group activity or in small groups. I hope you enjoy!
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This resource now has a new format. Please note that MOST evaluations are still available in Word format for easy modifications.
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 ten years. All of the thinking has been done for you. I love annotating my plays and books. I’ve taken all of the annotations made in my play over the years and incorporated them in a guide to help you guide students and help students understand. Many people (including teachers) get overwhelmed with Shakespeare because of the language. This unit has been created with the student in mind. The activities are thorough, but simple enough for students to understand and enjoy the play.
This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. 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 activity sheets you don’t know what to do with.
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 with detailed lesson plans, 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 (16 pages)
-Study Questions are available in two different formats – Print saver (with all questions on one page – students write their answers on a separate sheet) and Long Form (Where space is provided for students to write their answers directly on the question sheet)
-A Teacher Guide (with detailed, comprehensive lessons, unit plan, and additional notes to guide students.) -9 pages and 17 complete lessons. The teacher Guide includes journal and discussion prompts and list of speaking roles if reading out loud in class)to help with time management and organization.
-18 pages of comprehensive scene summaries and important notes for each scene (annotations for each scene) ***THIS IS A TEACHER FAVORITE!
–A creative Hamlet 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.
-Option 1: Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – creative writing and analysis (in Word format for easy modifications – with evaluation grid)
-Option 2: Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – a creative group presentation (Only available in PDF format)
-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 115 pages.
This resource has been created as a substitute for the traditional “questions and answers” method we are used to. As teachers, our goal is to make sure students understand the important elements from the play, but we also want to engage them in a “hands-on” fashion.
Studies demonstrate that Sketch noting and doodling help students retain information and understand concepts better than simply answering questions.
This resource allows students to complete notes during the reading process and use the images and heading provided to help them know what the focus should be on.
This is also an excellent study and review tool.
Included in this resources is:
-a note-taking page for every scene in the play
-a note-taking page for every soliloquy in the play
-a comprehensive answer key for all scenes and soliloquies
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This packet is designed to set up learning centers in your classroom. Labeling each center helps your students locate their designated center for the day and helps you stay organized.
Included in this packet: • 26 Full Page Signs (8.5 by 11) • 5 EDITABLE signs with clip art to personalize your centers(8.5 by 11) • 24 one quarter page signs (3.5 by 5 ) • 12 EDITABLE one quarter page editable signs with clip art (3.5 by 5) • 8 small EDITABLE signs to enter student’s names or to label center materials.
Center signs included: • Sand Center • Social Studies Center • Write the Room • Word Work • Drama Center • Pocket Chart Center • Poetry Center • Puzzle Center • Listen to Reading • Partner Reading • Writing Center • Art Center • Technology Center • Blocks Center • Big Book Center • Independent Reading Center • Math by Myself • Math with Someone • Math Technology • Work with the Teacher • Spelling Center • Phonics Center • Fluency Center • Creative Writing Center • Library Center • Math Center
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This Lord of the Flies Unit has everything required to teach this unit. All of the thinking and preparation has been done for you.
Everything you need to teach The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is found in this unit.
• Includes journal prompts to further students’ understanding and to understand thematic development in the novel further.
• PowerPoint presentation with historical context and background information
• (Optional) PowerPoint presentation about the origins of evil furthering understanding of Golding’s themes
• Guess Who? Game to help students trace character development in a fun and practical way
• Student workbook with all of the photocopies, student activities, comprehension and thematic questions, etc… (Photocopy the booklet once and you don’t have to think about it for the rest of the unit.)
• Links to audiobooks for easy chapter reading.
• The Answer Key for all student work.
• Includes comprehensive chapter notes to help with reviewing chapters previously read and allowing students to take notes concerning important information.
All tests have two versions – which is nice when you teach more than one group at a time.
• Test on the first seven chapters (2 different versions – both in a Word document for easy modifications. Answer keys provided for both evaluations.)
• Final evaluation includes two different options. Option 1: 2 different unit test versions (two different tests – answer keys for both are included), Option 2: an Essay with all materials included (evaluation grid, outline package, etc.…)
• 17 complete and detailed lesson plans to guide and orient your students. Journal prompts with ideas to further discussion, step by step instructions… This makes for super easy planning.
• A Jeopardy Game (on PowerPoint) to review the novel and to prepare for the final evaluation
The unit includes 103 pages and 76 slides.
Guide to lessons’ focus points:
Lesson 1: Introduction to the background and historical context
Lesson 2: Focus on leadership
Lesson 3: Introduction to the symbolism in the novel
Lesson 4: Characterization
Lesson 5: Writing exercise (paragraph and argument development)
Lesson 6: Reading period
Lesson 7: Civilization vs. Savagery (Includes cyberbullying and dangers of social media, etc.…) Practical applications of the novel.
Lesson 8: Review analysis skills
Lesson 9: Test on chapters 1-7 (Choice of multiple-choice questions or development questions)
Motivate your students to read by challenging them to see how long they can make this bunting ribbon next term.
This product consists of one bunting flag with a book review for students to complete as they finish each book. The flags can then be attached to ribbon to make a colourful book review banner that will grow as the term progresses and students read more books.
This is the first TPT product from The Write Way. Hope you like it!
I love poetry! I love reading it, I love teaching it, and I love the discussions I can have with my students because of it. May students (and some teachers) dislike poetry because they think it’s too difficult. I once had a student tell me that poetry was like a “code” that needed to be unlocked. Cringe!! Some poems are meant to be analyzed. Some poems and meant to sound beautiful, and some poems are meant to be simple and enjoyed for what they are. This unit has a little of all of those things.
Students love this poetry unit. It is a complete unit with no prep required on the teacher’s part. This 2 week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, a multimedia presentation (no internet connection required), a complete answer key with annotated poems (this is a teacher favorite!) , and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key.
Just print it and teach it. It really is that easy.
This bundle includes individual lessons devised to teach students the importance of:
• Figurative language (its uses and effects)
• How to read poetry
• The importance of rhythm
• The importance of tone and attitude in a poem
• Types of poetry
• How to analyze 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 Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman.
The unit has been conceived to last 12 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify).
The unit includes:
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) (28 pages)
3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities, as well as an example of paragraph developing a theme in poetry (saving you time).
4 – A multimedia PowerPoint presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED
A total of 68 pages + 17 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.
This 15 Minute Timer is set up in a PowerPoint Presentation. It is set to change slides every minute. If you want your students to work for only 10 minutes, set the timer to 10 minutes and click start. No one will need to ask you how many minutes are left.
This PPT is also editable. You can change the amount of minutes you want your students to work. You can also add or subtract slides, add your own pictures, or insert sound at the end.
This timer can be used for any classroom and/or any grade. Use it for your center rotations or for a math fact drill.
However you use this timer, it’s here to get you started.
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman used to be one of my least favorite plays to teach. I found it depressing, and I had a difficult time teaching it in a way that was meaningful to students. Then, I created this bundle so that students would not only learn about drama, tragedy, irony, etc. but also think about their own futures, while they are contemplating their post-secondary education. While Willy Loman’s dreams are unrealistic and unattainable, students contemplate their own dreams, strengths, and weaknesses. You will definitely have more than a few excellent discussions when teaching this play.
This unit has been conceived with the teacher in mind. It contains a Student Guide, a Teacher Guide, and a comprehensive Answer Key. All you have to do is print the packages and teach them. It’s as easy as that! I’ve also included two different options for end unit evaluations, which both contain evaluation grids and answer key. The unit is, in my opinion, visually appealing and the contents teach analysis of literature.
What the bundle contains: (The documents, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format.)
The Student Guide contain 16 pages: (2 versions, with graphics and one without)
-Notes on the American Dream
-An anticipation guide
-An in-depth look at success as it pertains to the lives of the students (which can, later on, be related to the play.)
-Thematic comprehension questions for each act
-Work on motifs and symbols used in the play
-Work on characterization
-Poem association (Langston Hughes’ poem)
-Notes on tragedy (Aristotle’s definition and modern definition)
-Review notes for students
Answer Key contains 29 pages:
-Answers to ALL of the students’ work
-Introduction to Arthur Miller
-Comprehensive notes on each scene of the play (to help students understand and appreciate literary techniques used by the author)
-List of themes and how they are developed – Revue sheet
Final evaluation contains three different options:
1) A unit test with answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions.
2) An essay. Contains essay topics, work process (steps 1…..), an outline guide, and an evaluation grid.
ALL EVALUATIONS ARE FORMATTED IN WORD DOCUMENTS FOR EASY CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS AND INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER KEY.
The Teacher Guide contains 5 pages:
-Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but to teach.
Lesson 1: Historical context and pre-reading
Lesson 2: Setting and reading (there are specific pages assigned to each lesson)
Lesson 3: Symbols, Motifs and reading the play
Lesson 4: Character chart and reading the play
Lesson 5: Reading – exploring irony and the meaning of the title
Lesson 6: Reading and a look at the difference between modern and classic tragedy
Lesson 7: Theme development and review
Lesson 8: Evaluation (Option 1 – test (answer key included), Option 2 – Essay (evaluation grid, work process, outline included)
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“Think- Pair – Share” is a great strategy for differentiating learning and keeping students on task, resulting in more effective student learning. This strategy is also a very effective classroom management tool –it keeps students involved and provides opportunities for teachers to check for understanding. Think-Pair-Share has many benefits to student learning–builds in wait-time; provides rehearsal for responses; enhances depth and breadth of thinking; increases level of participation; keeps students on-task; provides processing time called for in 10:2 Theory. It’s great to use with all ages, including adults! Look for my Think-Pair-Share record sheet to reinforce students about what to do–available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The Essay Writing Flip Book is a resource that I created for my students for essay writing. Even when they have learned the basics of the essay, they soon forget important details. This guide is an ‘at a glance’ resource where students can quickly find the information they need so that they can concentrate on the bulk of their arguments.
The Flip Book contains:
-Pre-writing: finding a topic, understanding it, writing a thesis statement
-Introduction writing: tips for writing and starting an intro, and proper format
-The body of the essay – paragraph format, how to build arguments, and other tips
-Quotations (2 pages) – how to use quotes in an essay, how to incorporate quotes, in-text- citation using MLA format, etc.
-Transitions – how and why to use them, a list of commonly used transitional words and expressions
8 pages of information in all!
It’s teaching made easy!
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