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The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit (Digital resource)


NEW – This resource now includes a digital version on Google Docs to facilitate online and distance learning.

The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit” is perfect for teaching students to analyze literature in a meaningful way. All of the prep work and thinking has been done for you. This truly is a print-and-go resource. The mini-unit includes 5 lesson plans, an interactive PowerPoint presentation to introduce the story’s historical context, student activities, as well as a detailed answer key. The mini-unit also includes a creative writing piece that allows students to play around with voice and situate themselves within the context of the times.

This lesson is suitable for grades 9 to 12.

60 pages and 19 slides total in this unit.

See below for further details.

The PowerPoint is an interactive presentation with information about the author, the context of the time, notes on feminist literature and its history, information about Weir Mitchell and the rest cure, experts form François Poullain de la Barre’s “The Woman as Good as the Man, and an excerpt from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “Émile, or On Education” to help students understand women’s frustrations and the want for change.

The Lesson Plans contain 5 comprehensive lessons, which fully explore this work’s mastery and teaches students to think critically by annotating the work. The lesson plans include journal topics, class discussions, and exit tickets, as well as learning goals for each lesson for students to fully grasp the importance of this work.

The student Activities include an activity on symbolism, activity on the theme, a tutorial on how to develop themes in paragraph form (this is an important skill for ELA students), an example of a developed theme, and a paragraph organizer.

Two copies of the short story are included – a copy of the short story with space for students to annotate the work and an annotated copy for the teacher or for differentiated learning as the case may be. (Provided in Word as well as PDF format to allow you to add your own annotations.)

Two evaluations are also included: (All evaluations are available Word and PDF format to suit students’ needs.)

❒One evaluation is a creative writing assignment where students assume the voice of a man during the 1890’s responding to Mary Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights.

❒Also included is an analysis evaluation where students must develop one of the themes from the work. (A sample answer is provided with rubric)

A comprehensive answer key is provided for all work.

Please see the preview for a more visual explanation.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Brave New World Student Notebook
Death of a Salesman No Prep Unit

Frankenstein Bundle

Hamlet Bundle

Lord of the Flies No Prep Unit

Poetry No Prep Unit

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
60 pages and 19 slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Alphabet Writing Video – Bb – Free!!”

by A Turn to Learn
Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Teach your students the right way to write their uppercase and lowercase letters with these engaging videos! These 5 minute long videos will have your students “reading” along with a catchy poem that will help them remember the way to properly write their letters!

Just open it up and press play for your students! No prep needed!

The video introduces students to the poems by having students echo read them. Then, the video also traces the letters (with a visual) while repeating the poem in order to provide students with a visual of how to write the letter. I always use this as the opportunity to have students “air write” the letter.

It also includes the famous, “Some letters are tall, some letters are small, some letters fall.” and challenges students to figure out if the lowercase letter is small, tall, or if it falls! It then reviews the two poems for students.

Use any (or all) of these files:
• Alphabet Writing Practice for the Smartboard: After showing the video, I do some group practice on the smartboard using this file, having students take turns coming up and writing their letters while practicing the alphabet formation poem.
• Handwriting Book (with the poems!): Have students practice their letter formation with the poems right in front of them!
• Alphabet Writing/Formation Signs: I post our current poems on the board for the day, then place them in a binder afterwards for students to reference.

The links to the other videos in this series are:
• Letter Aa – FREE!
• Letter Bb – FREE!
• Letter Cc
• Letter Dd
• Letter Ee
• Letter Ff
• Letter Gg
• Letter Hh
• Letter Ii
• Letter Jj
• Letter Kk
• Letter Ll
• Letter Mm
• Letter Nn
• Letter Oo
• Letter Pp
• Letter Qq
• Letter Rr
• Letter Ss
• Letter Tt
• Letter Uu
• Letter Vv
• Letter Ww
• Letter Xx
• Letter Yy
• Letter Zz

The video also informally introduces consonants and vowels – the backgrounds of vowels are in red, while the backgrounds of consonants are in blue.

-Ms. Jessica
A Turn to Learn


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