Category Archives : 12th Grade


Essay Writing Flip Book

Description

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

❒ MLA format

❒ Revision Checklist

8 pages of information in all!


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Total Pages
9
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Freebie! Halloween Hermie Frames Square Rectangle Line Art”

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Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

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Poetry Unit

Description

I love poetry! I love reading it, teaching it, and 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 an answer key.

In this unit, students will learn about: symbols, imagery, theme, poetic language, and how to approach and analyze poetry.

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 (which contains students’ notes, poems, and questions) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems, answers to all student activities, and an example of a 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.

An editable version of this unit is available by clicking on the link below.

Poetry Unit (Editable)

Check out this sample lesson from the unit:

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

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Total Pages

68 pages

Answer Key

Included with rubric

Teaching Duration

3 Weeks


Frankenstein Workbook (Digital copy included)

Description

The Frankenstein Workbook is now distance learning ready. The activities are all available on Google Slides where students can insert their answers.

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.

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PRODUCT CONTENT:

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.

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WORKBOOK CONTENT:

❒ Background information

❒ Anticipation Guide and Introductory Activity

❒ Letters 1-4

❒ Chapters 1&2

❒ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (allusion in the novel)

❒ Chapters 3, 4 & 5

❒ Chapters 6, 7 & 8

❒ Chapters 9 & 10

❒ Chapters 11 & 12

❒ An activity

❒ Supplementary activity – Nature in Romantic Literature

❒ Chapter 13 (activity)

❒ Chapters 14 & 15

❒ Chapter 16

❒ Chapters 17 & 18

❒ Chapter 19

❒ Chapters 20 &21

❒ Chapter 22

❒ Chapters 23 & 24`

❒ Activity on symbolism

❒ Activity on theme development

The activities are available in a booklet format or individually. This workbook is also a great accompaniment to my Frankenstein No Prep Unit. It is a great addition to the unit to help vary activities.

FOR MORE FRANKENSTEIN RESOURCES:

Frankenstein No Prep Unit

Frankenstein Activity

Frankenstein Bundle

Frankenstein Debate

Paragraph Writing Activity (Frankenstein)

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Total Pages
88 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


Free Frankenstein Note-Taking for Critical Thinking 

Description

This is an excerpt from my Frankenstein Note-Taking for Critical Thinking ResourceI hope you will enjoy this free preview.

This is a description of the full resource.

This thought-provoking resource encourages students to think critically about the novel to extend their knowledge of themes and how they are developed.  The package is a great alternative to the traditional comprehension questions usually assigned by teachers and invites students to think deeply about the materials read.  The instructional strategy used within these pages is similar to that of a “flipped classroom” created to further engage students in their learning.

Instead of traditional comprehension questions given after chapters, students are given guided note-taking sheets (in Google Docs) where they are prompted on what kind of information to focus on within each chapter. For example, some chapters rely heavily on symbol development while others focus more on character development.  Students will learn how to take effective notes and how to ask effective questions thus developing the novel’s themes.  The second part of the sheet requires students to extend their learning by participating in small group discussions where they learn how to ask Socratic questions, discuss important novel elements in guided discussions, and participate in creative activities to further investigate the characters’ motivations.

Each sheet prompts students on which information to focus their notes on and includes a group activity where students are encouraged to develop their own questions based on the chapters’ thematic focus to deepen their understanding of the intricacies of the novel and the literary elements used to develop themes.  This teaching strategy creates independent and responsible learners.  When students have completed their group work, a guided discussion with the entire class highlights different perspectives on how to analyze Shelley’s classic tale.  

All materials are available in Google Docs and are modifiable.

Students learn how to:

Be independent

Take good notes

Work in a group setting

Ask good questions

Be responsible in their learning

Analyze the novel

Become engaged in their learning

To think critically

Also included:

  • Success criteria, overall expectations, and an evaluation grid are included for teachers who want to evaluate the notes and the group discussions.
  • Peer and Self-Evaluation grids are included for students
  • Pacing guide for the teacher to help with planning

This resource also pairs well with my Frankenstein Unit and Workbook.

A total of 30 pages.

Check out the preview for a free sample.

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 days


Thematic Poetry Unit – EDITABLE (Digital copy included)

Description

The comprehensive poetry unit that teachers, as well as students, can enjoy. I want to demystify poetry, and I make it my goal for students to enjoy the reading and studying of poetry.

At the beginning of every poetry unit, I ask my students this question, “How do you feel about poetry?” My heart always sinks when most admit to disliking it. I make students this promise, and now I am making you this promise, with this unit, I might not convert you into a poetry lover, but I promise that you won’t hate it. (We need realistic expectations.) This unit includes a variety of poetry genres and activities to help students understand that poetry is not about finding the correct answer but appreciating someone else’s point of view on a subject (even if students don’t quite understand or like it). In short, this unit teaches students how to approach, think, and write about poetry. Each lesson focuses on an element of poetry that will further students’ ability to analyze, read between the lines, and become independent learners.

The unit includes:

❒Student worksheets and poems

❒15 complete lessons (with an introduction, transitions, activities, and conclusion). The lessons also include the learning goals for students.

❒A comprehensive answer key for all worksheets, annotations to all poems, and examples of paragraphs for students.

❒A final unit test (PPT – editable) with the answer key. Includes student success criteria and an evaluation grid. The poem on the test is Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Masks.” For copyright purposes, the poem cannot be published on the test. However, I have left room on the editable test for the teacher to insert a copy of the poem.

A comment sheet for easy and meaningful retroaction on students’ tests is also included. This will facilitate the marking process. (editable)

❒A Jeopardy game to review figurative language (PPT)

***All pages are editable in a PowerPoint document. The background has been secured to ensure proper formatting.

Summary of lessons included: (Digital copies in Google Slides are included)

❒ Lesson 1: Introduction to poetry – Includes a journal prompt, notes on how to approach poetry, an activity to familiarize students with poetry further, and a review on figurative language (with notes.)

❒ Lesson 2: Figurative Language Review – The lesson includes a journal prompt (a creative poetry activity), students will play Figurative Language Jeopardy (PPT) to review figurative language.

❒ Lesson 3: Introduction to analysis – The lesson includes a journal prompt, students will learn to analyze poetry using Walt Whitman’s “When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer” and “The Quiet Patient Spider.”

❒ Lesson 4: Fun with metaphors – This lesson includes a journal prompt, and a “Fun with Metaphors” worksheet to help students further understand metaphors, students will analyze William Blake’s “A Poison Tree,” and will complete the worksheet on the poem.

❒ Lesson 5: Fun with allusions – This lesson begins with a journal prompt, a “Fun with Allusions” worksheet, students analyze Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Sound of Silence.” (poem not included) However, a blank (editable) page is included in the document to paste the lyrics from the internet. This will help you create a more cohesive-looking unit.

❒ Lesson 6: Tone and Attitude – Students will do a video (or song version) comparison analysis by completing the “Video Comparison” worksheet.

❒ Lesson 7: Symbolism – Students will complete the “Fun with Idioms” worksheet, will analyze Robert Frost’s poems “The Road not Taken” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” they will complete the worksheets for both poems, and learn how to write a PEEL paragraph using the notes provided.

❒ Lesson 8: Writing about poetry – This is a writing clinic of sorts where students will learn to identify strong topic sentences and well-developed paragraphs. An example of a well-developed paragraph is included.

❒ Lesson 9: Historical allusions: This lesson begins with a journal prompt, students will analyze Cara Dillon’s song “There were Roses” and complete the accompanying worksheet. (Please note that this poem is not included.)

❒ Lesson 10: Thematic connections – Students will work in collaborative groups on the “Thematic Connections” worksheet, which compares two of the poems studied in the unit. *An optional activity is included: Students will write a comparative paragraph comparing one similar theme in both poems. An example of a paragraph is included.

❒ Lesson 11: Allusions and analysis – this lesson begins with a journal prompt, The study of Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” by watching a Ted Talk, analyzing Mumford and Son’s song “The Cave,” and completing the worksheet. (Please note that the song lyrics are not included.)

❒ Lesson 12: Connections – students will learn to make important connections in poetry by completing the worksheets of the “Battle of the Pronouns” and “Cave vs. Cave” to further develop the themes in Mumford and Son’s song “The Cave.”

❒ Lesson 13: Theme review – Students will refine and review how to develop a theme in a poem (which applies to any work of literature) by completing the worksheet “The Cave – Themes and Meanings,” students will then write a theme in paragraph form.

❒ Lesson 14: Evaluation (test) – editable with answer key and comment sheet to facilitate marking

This resource is editable (the background is secured). A non-editable version of this resource is available at a lower cost. Click here to preview the unit. Thematic Poetry Unit

***A digital copy of the student activities in Google Slides is included as well for distance learning.

Check out the free sample lesson: Free Poetry Lesson on Metaphors

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Total Pages
78 pages and 28 slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


EDITABLE – Death of a Salesman Unit (Digital copy included)

Description

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 keys. The unit is, in my opinion, visually appealing and the contents teach analysis of literature.

What the bundle contains: (The documents are in PDF as well as Word format.)

The Student Guide contains 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

❒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

The final evaluation contains three different options:

1) A unit test with an 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: A digital copy of all the student activities in a Google Docs format is included to facilitate distance learning.

Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but 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)

This unit and all of its components are completely EDITABLE in Word Documents. This allows teachers the flexibility to make the unit their own.

A non-editable version of this unit is available at a lower cost. Click here for more information. Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

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Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


Lord of the Flies Unit EDITABLE

Description

This Lord of the Flies Unit has everything required to teach this unit and it is completely editable in a Word format. All of the thinking and preparation have 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 understand thematic development in the novel.

❒ 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.)

❒ The 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 for 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)

Lesson 10: Reading period

Lesson 11: Thematic Meaning activity

Lesson 12: Characterization (character development)

Lesson 13: Literary conflicts in the novel

Lesson 14: Symbolism

Themes: 15: Themes

Lesson 16: Novel review and Jeopardy game

Lesson 17: Evaluation (Choice of two unit tests or an essay)

You’ll never have to worry about what you will be teaching on any given day.

All student activities are available in PDF and Google Docs format.

The presentations are also available in both PowerPoint and Slides format.

This resource can be purchased at a lower cost by clicking on the link below

Lord of the Flies Unit (No Prep)
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Total Pages
103 pages and 76 slides
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 month


Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

Description

ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT

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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Total Pages
89 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

Description

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

❒ Symbolism

❒ Themes

❒ Supernatural occurrences

❒ Significant quotes

❒ Narration

❒ Allusions

❒ Sociogram (to show characters’ relationships)

❒ Inferencing questions to further students’ understanding

❒ Family tree (to help students remember who is who)

❒ Conflicts

❒ Literary techniques used by the author

❒ Characterization chart

Please see the product preview for more information.

This resource includes 84 pages in total. Please see the preview for further details.

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Total Pages
84 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 months


FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “U.S. History Bell Ringers, Discussion Questions & Writing Prompts Sample”

by Impossible Things Learning
7th – 12th Grade

This set of ten sample prompts from my Brain-Stretcher collection is tailor-made for U.S. History and works equally well as writing prompts, bell ringers, or discussion questions. They get students thinking about topics that they will be exploring in class, finding relevance in the past, and reflecting on what they have learned. These Brain-Stretchers are truly versatile and are an absolute lifesaver in the classroom!

The questions in each prompt are purely opinion based (no right or wrong answers) so they are accessible to all students. Each individual Brain-Stretcher is neatly spaced onto its own pdf page (that displays nicely in full screen mode) and is between two to five sentences long. To help students focus on the main idea of each prompt, one key sentence is in bold font.

This sample set contains five prompts from the “U.S. History Brain-Stretchers: Colonization to 1865” set and five prompts from the “U.S. History Brain-Stretchers: 1865 to Present” set. If you like this sample, be sure to click on the links below to take a closer look at each full set:

U.S. History Brain-Stretchers: Colonization to 1865

U.S. History Brain-Stretchers: 1865 to the Present

Whether you use these prompts to spark a lively debate, promote literacy in your classroom, or as “bell-ringers”, they are sure to make your classroom more engaging and purpose driven!

Wondering why I call them “Brain-Stretchers”? I like the idea of having students warm up their minds before we fully embark on our journey through the past in much the same way that athletes stretch their muscles before more vigorous exercise. As you can see from the positive student feedback that I have received, they are an ideal way to spark interest and get students thinking!

Looking for more great resources for teaching U.S. History? Be sure to check these out:

U.S. History: Famous Quotes Boom Cards™ Review Game

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U.S. History: Unit Tests with Test Reviews BUNDLE (each test is also available individually)

U.S. History: Important People and Groups Boom Cards™ BUNDLE (each deck is also available individually)

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Brave New World Student Workbook (Digital copy included)

Description

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 the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all the work provided.

More specifically, the Student Workbook contains (23 activity pages):

❒ An introductory activity and an Anticipation Guide.

❒ Chapter 1 focuses 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 the novel’s historical illusions and important facts.

❒ A characterization chart.

❒ Chapters 3 & 4 focus on symbolism, religious allusion, characterization,

and important facts from the novel.

❒ Chapter 6 focuses on the novel’s conflicts, significant quotes, and important
facts.

❒ 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 focuses on important facts from the novel and characterization.

❒ Chapters 8 & 9 focus on characterization, Shakespearean allusions,

flashback techniques, important facts from the novel, and student inferencing.

❒ Chapters 10 & 11 focus on characterization, conflict, important facts from

the novel, and the different types of irony found in the novel.

❒ Chapters 12 & 13 focus on important facts from the novel, connections to

Shakespearean allusions and characterization.

❒ Chapters 14 & 15 focus on important facts from the novel, making

connections to significant quotes and 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 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 focus on the Pros and Cons of freedom, important

philosophical concepts from the novel, and allegorical messages in the novel.

❒ Chapter 18 focuses on important facts from the novel and their significance.

Students have the opportunity to infer 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.

This unit is now distance learning ready.

-Students may also complete the work using Google Slides.

This is a great accompaniment to any unit.

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The Yellow Wallpaper No Prep Mini-Unit

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Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 months


The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit (Digital resource included)

Description

The Yellow Wallpaper Mini-Unit” is perfect for teaching students to analyze literature in a meaningful way. All of the prep work and thinking have 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 from 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 a rubric)

❒ A comprehensive answer key is provided for all work.

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

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

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


Much Ado About Nothing Unit EDITABLE VERSION (Digital version included)

Description

“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 want students and teachers alike to love it. The activities and accompanying lessons in this unit demystify Shakespeare and make it relatable to students. The unit included all lesson plans with 16 comprehensive lessons and a reading schedule (with learning objectives 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 Much Ado About Nothing Unit is now distance learning ready. Send individual PDF activities to students OR share the work in Google Slides.

The unit is appropriate for grades 9 through 12.

All student activities (from the student booklet) are available in Google Docs format.

The text in this unit is editable for your easy modifications in a PowerPoint format.

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. Also included is a PowerPoint file with the modifiable text for everything included in the 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, and reading schedule, with included reading prompts, journal entries, and exit tickets (or closing activities.)

Student 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.

Evaluations include:

❒ Quiz on Acts 1 and 2 (With answer key and rubric)

❒ Beatrice vs. Benedick (oral presentation skits)- rubric is included

❒ Fake News – newspaper article (writing activity) – with rubric

❒ unit test – with answer key and rubric

❒ 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)

This unit is available at a lower price by clicking here Much Ado About Nothing Unit

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Frankenstein No Prep Unit

Brave New World Student Workbook

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
98 Pages and 30 Slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Employment Application Life Skills Special Education PDF Worksheet”

by Adulting on the Spectrum
9th – 12th Grade

This simple Employment Application was created to teach first-time job seekers how to complete a job application. Don’t miss out on this free resource.

Benefits and Features

★ The job application is organized into logical sections such as personal information, education, references, and previous work history.

★ First-time job seekers can practice applying for jobs with this standard job application.

Continue to empower autistic teens and adults to develop independent living skills with these additional activities.

Job Related Life Skills Special Education PDF Worksheets for High School

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  • Autistic preteens, teens, and adults working on developing independent living skills.

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Creative Writing Bundle

Description

This Creative Writing 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.

Check out the individual resources for more information.

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Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

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Total Pages
13 pages and 11 slides
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


Hamlet Bundle (Digital resource)

Description

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 into 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 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, 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 an 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 of 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 resource are:

❒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

This resource now has a new format. Please note that MOST evaluations are still available in Word format for easy modifications.

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Total Pages
163 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A


Frankenstein Bundle (Includes a digital version of activities)

Description

This Frankenstein bundle was created with 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 worthwhile 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 effort 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.

Take a look at the preview for more information.

The unit includes:

1) The Teacher Package

❒ contains 23 detailed lessons (60-90 minute lessons)

❒ 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) – (A Google version is included for student activities)

❒ pre-reading activity

❒ 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.

PRODUCT CONTENT:

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.

WORKBOOK CONTENT:

❒ Background information

❒ Anticipation Guide and Introductory Activity

❒ Letters 1-4

❒ Chapters 1&2

❒ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (allusion in the novel)

❒ Chapters 3, 4 & 5

❒ Chapters 6, 7 & 8

❒ Chapters 9 & 10

❒ Chapters 11 & 12

❒ An activity

❒ Supplementary activity – Nature in Romantic Literature

❒ Chapter 13 (activity)

❒ Chapters 14 & 15

❒ Chapter 16

❒ Chapters 17 & 18

❒ Chapter 19

❒ Chapters 20 &21

❒ Chapter 22

❒ 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 analyze 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 modelling 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 of the novel Frankenstein.

FRANKENSTEIN NOTE-TAKING FOR CRITICAL THINKING

This thought-provoking resource encourages students to think critically about the novel to extend their knowledge of themes and how they are developed.  The package is a great alternative to the traditional comprehension questions usually assigned by teachers and invites students to think deeply about the materials read.  The instructional strategy used within these pages is similar to that of a “flipped classroom” created to further engage students in their learning.

Instead of traditional comprehension questions given after chapters, students are given guided note-taking sheets (in Google Docs) where they are prompted on what kind of information to focus on within each chapter. For example, some chapters rely heavily on symbol development while others focus more on character development.  Students will learn how to take effective notes and how to ask effective questions thus developing the novel’s themes.  The second part of the sheet requires students to extend their learning by participating in small group discussions where they learn how to ask Socratic questions, discuss important novel elements in guided discussions, and participate in creative activities to further investigate the characters’ motivations.

Each sheet prompts students on which information to focus their notes on and includes a group activity where students are encouraged to develop their own questions based on the chapters’ thematic focus to deepen their understanding of the intricacies of the novel and the literary elements used to develop themes.  This teaching strategy creates independent and responsible learners.  When students have completed their group work, a guided discussion with the entire class highlights different perspectives on how to analyze Shelley’s classic tale.  

All materials are available in Google Docs and are modifiable.

Students learn how to:

Be independent

Take good notes

Work in a group setting

Ask good questions

Be responsible in their learning

Analyze the novel

Become engaged in their learning

To think critically

Also included:

  • Success criteria, overall expectations, and an evaluation grid are included for teachers who want to evaluate the notes and the group discussions.
  • Peer and Self-Evaluation grids are included for students
  • Pacing guide for the teacher to help with planning

This resource also pairs well with my Frankenstein Unit and Frankenstein Workbook.

A total of 30 pages.

Check out the preview for a free sample – CLICK HERE FOR A FREE EXCERPT.

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Death of a Salesman No Prep Unit

Hamlet Bundle

Lord of the Flies No Prep Unit

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The Yellow Wallpaper No Prep Mini-Unit

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
256 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A


Frankenstein Note-Taking Guide for Critical Thinking

Description

This thought-provoking resource encourages students to think critically about the novel to extend their knowledge of themes and how they are developed.  The package is a great alternative to the traditional comprehension questions usually assigned by teachers and invites students to think deeply about the materials read.  The instructional strategy used within these pages is similar to that of a “flipped classroom” created to further engage students in their learning.

Instead of traditional comprehension questions given after chapters, students are given guided note-taking sheets (in Google Docs) where they are prompted on what kind of information to focus on within each chapter. For example, some chapters rely heavily on symbol development while others focus more on character development.  Students will learn how to take effective notes and how to ask effective questions thus developing the novel’s themes.  The second part of the sheet requires students to extend their learning by participating in small group discussions where they learn how to ask Socratic questions, discuss important novel elements in guided discussions, and participate in creative activities to further investigate the characters’ motivations.

Each sheet prompts students on which information to focus their notes on and includes a group activity where students are encouraged to develop their own questions based on the chapters’ thematic focus to deepen their understanding of the intricacies of the novel and the literary elements used to develop themes.  This teaching strategy creates independent and responsible learners.  When students have completed their group work, a guided discussion with the entire class highlights different perspectives on how to analyze Shelley’s classic tale.  

All materials are available in Google Docs and are modifiable.

Students learn how to:

Be independent

Take good notes

Work in a group setting

Ask good questions

Be responsible in their learning

Analyze the novel

Become engaged in their learning

To think critically

Also included:

  • Success criteria, overall expectations, and an evaluation grid are included for teachers who want to evaluate the notes and the group discussions.
  • Peer and Self-Evaluation grids are included for students.
  • Pacing guide for the teacher to help with planning.

This resource also pairs well with my Frankenstein Unit and Frankenstein Workbook. This is a great addition to any unit!

A total of 30 pages.

Check out the preview for a free sample – CLICK HERE FOR A FREE EXCERPT.

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Hamlet Complete No Prep Unit

Romeo and Juliet – No Prep Unit

Death of a Salesman – No Prep Unit

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

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Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Colorful Owl Clip Art”

by Miss S’s Sixers
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Free!

These ghosts can be a fun addition to any design!

It comes with 5 different colored owls!

Each design is a PNG file that has a transparent background.

It comes in a ZIP file.

The .zip file contains:
*5 Graphics
* Terms of Use
* Thumbnail of graphics used on tpt store

Terms of Use
All designs are copyright Miss S’s Designs. You are granted permission to use these designs as long as you adhere to the following terms.

Personal
You may use these clip art designs for any personal project that you like, be it a teaching resource or a craft. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute the clip art files in any way.

Commercial Terms of Use
These designs can be used commercially to create products that you intend to sell as a digital teaching resource on Teachers Pay Teachers and similar websites only, and on Scrap for Hire projects. They may not be used for any other commercial product or service other than a teaching resource and scrapbooking.

You cannot make clip art by combining any of these designs and then sell or give it away. These clip art should complement your written product.

Credit must be given by stating “graphics created by Miss S’s Designs” in your product package.

The graphics must be secured in your product file so that they cannot be easily removed or copied.

Enjoy your new clip art! 🙂

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FREE MATH LESSON – “What Is an Irrational Number? | Skills Poster on irrational numbers”

by LittleStreams
8th – 12th Grade

A simple skills poster that aims to explain, in simple terms, what an Irrational Number is.

One important distinction of irrational numbers, is that even if a number sometimes might go on to infinity, it doesn’t mean that it is an irrational number. This poster aims to help students understand this.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Reporter’s Checklist Journalism”

by Tracee Orman
7th – 12th Grade

My free reporter’s checklist helps student writers organize their thoughts and angle before they write their story and also includes a list of things to remember before turning in their story to their editor.

You can read more about using this checklist in my blog post on the Secondary English Coffee Shop blog.

Created & copyrighted by Tracee Orman

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Goal Setting Worksheets”

by Blue Mountain Math
5th – 12th Grade

Looking for a way to get students to set goals? This resource has several different worksheets as well as a teacher display copy of Smart Goals. Also included are two coloring sheets: “I can overcome obstacles” and I can accomplish my goals.

I like to begin each semester with a goal setting session to help students focus on setting small goals. There is also a link to a digital version of these goal worksheets.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Reflective Writing Prompts for Mindfulness (free sample)”

by Rike Neville
10th – 12th Grade

We’re all scared. We’re looking for answers. Maybe we can find some of those answers inside. Encourage your students to share with you who they really are with these reflective writing prompts. The more you know about them, the better you will be able to reach them, and the further you’ll be able to take them.

Included:

  • teacher’s page
  • 5 reflective writing prompts

For the full version with 60 reflective prompts, please check out:

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Google Forms™ Virtual Job Application”

by Jo Jo’s Jungle
2nd – 12th Grade

Students fill out the job application in Google forms to apply for a job in your virtual classroom. All questions are editable.

Check out my matching Google slides to organize and monitor your jobs.

Hopefully it will be fun for students AND help you monitor your virtual class. “Work smarter not harder” and let the kiddos help!

Enjoy!

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Poetry Unit

Description

I love poetry! I love reading it, teaching it, and 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 an answer key.

In this unit, students will learn about: symbols, imagery, theme, poetic language, and how to approach and analyze poetry.

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 (which contains students’ notes, poems, and questions) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems, answers to all student activities, and an example of a 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.

An editable version of this unit is available by clicking on the link below.

Poetry Unit (Editable)

Check out this sample lesson from the unit:

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

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Thematic Poetry Unit: Editable
❒ Analyze This!

Creative Writing Bundle

ELA Literature Study Unit

Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

Inference Cheat Sheet

Romeo and Juliet No Prep Unit

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks


The Chrysalids Game Bundle

Description

The Chrysalids Game Bundle – A perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

Each game includes quality questions that check the student’s understanding and are varied to include:  

  • Important vocabulary and terms
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Foreshadow
  • Literary elements
  • Plot 
  • Characters
  • Quotes
  • Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions

The breakout rooms include clues and answer keys for the teacher. The teacher can give students hints if they struggle in their quests.

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work independently. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.  

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, facilitating discussions and class activities.

The bundle includes 320 questions in total!

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

Check out this free sample from Chapter 1

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ Check out my other Interactive Games

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
18 games and 1 presentation
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Welcome Banner – Bright Tropical Classroom Decor”

by MariGold Ink
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Welcome your students, parents, administrators and friends with this free tropical welcome banner! Perfect for open houses, back to school, and all year round!

Full A-Z tropical banners are available in my store!

Happy teaching!

Classroom Decor – Back to School – Beginning of School – Word Wall – Banners -Tropical Banner – FREE – FREE Banners – FREE Classroom Decor – FREE Welcome Banner – Welcome Banner

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Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

Description

ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT

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.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Thematic Poetry Unit: Editable
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Hamlet No Prep Unit

Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

Much Ado About Nothing No Prep Unit

Poetry Unit for Senior Students

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
89 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Feedback Forms for Any Graded Assignment or Test”

by Elena Weiss The Left-Handed Teacher
1st – 12th Grade

⭐Improve communication with parents with these feedback forms.
⭐Easily attach these slips to any graded assignment you send home.
⭐Print out in bright colors and cut them out ahead of time so they’re ready to use when needed.
⭐Don’t wait until progress reports or report cards to give feedback on work!
⭐These slips provide immediate feedback for students and parents that is crucial and provides you with a record of parent communication.

What’s included:
You will get feedback forms in 5 sizes.
The largest size has room for comments.

Related Products
• Behavior Rubric and Other Tools
• Homework Rubric

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This product is to be used by a single teacher.
Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school or school system is prohibited.
This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view without written permission from the author.

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