Daily Archives: October 15, 2020

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving & Winter Break Lesson Materials for Teens, Print & Teach Materials”

by Laura Randazzo

7th – 12th Grade

An experienced high school English teacher gives tips and tricks to make your teaching life easier. Today, I’m sharing 11 different stations on my blog that we can use as a fun day of learning and gratitude before we leave for Thanksgiving or Winter Break.

Click here for a free copy of the Turkey Trot/Reindeer Race printable stations materials:

Music used with permission of Sing King:


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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit


This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is:

❒ A copy of the short story

❒ A prediction chart

❒ An anticipation guide

❒ Activity sheet (select important passages in the text for later theme and paragraph support)

❒ Author’s purpose activity sheet

❒ How to develop a theme sheet with an example

❒ A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

❒ An answer key for all activities

❒ 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days