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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “NGSS Physical Science Review Puzzles and Skill Boosters”

by Ratelis Science

6th – 8th Grade

A free sample of three different puzzle worksheets from my sets of Next Genertion Science Standards review puzzles for middle school physical science that have students practice critical thinking skills and apply concepts from DOK level 1 and 2 needed to grapple with the performance expectations for NGSS MS-PS-2-2, NGSS MS-PS-3-1 and NGSS MS-PS-1-1

Great for stations, homework, early finishers or emergency sub plans.

FREE Sample Includes these three Puzzles

1) What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick’s Day? NGSS PS-1-1

  • This puzzle requires students to use data about the mass and volume of 8 different coins and a data table to determine the letter code for solving the riddle.
  • Students can be expected to know the formula for density and fill it in the provided space or you can give students the formula in advance.
  • Coin 4 requires students to use deduction skills to determine the correct volume of the coin.
  • Density is a physical property of matter and is a commonly used as evidence to identify specific types of matter as described in NGSS PS-1-1

2) What movie do teenage ghosts love to watch? NGSS PS3-1-1

  • Halloween Themed (Ghost) puzzle.
  • Questions require students to calculate work, and potential energy using the provided formulas.
  • Also to work with kinetic energy quantitatively (have to determine the new amount of Kinetic Energy if the Mass is halved or doubled while the speed stays the same or if the speed doubles, while the mass stays the same)

3) What do you get when you cross a lizard and a bee? NGSS 2-2

  • Students solve net force diagrams to determine the missing force to put the object into equilibrium (net force = 0N)

CONTAINS

Cover, TOU and teacher notes (3 pages)

3 different Puzzles with Answer Keys (6 pages)

Other Products

• Gravity, Magnetic Forces, and Electric Forces Puzzles NGSS Skill Boosters

• Newton’s Laws Review Puzzles NGSS Skill Boosters MS-PS-2-1

• Properties and Structure of Matter Review Puzzles NGSS Skill Boosters

• Speed, Net Force, and Newton’s 2nd Review Puzzles NGSS MS-PS-2-2 Skill Boosters

• Thermal Energy Review Puzzles NGSS Skill Boosters MS-PS-3-4 and MS-PS-1-4

• Variables, Density and Metric System Review Puzzles NGSS SEP Skill Boosters

• NGSS Physical Science Puzzles, Review Worksheets, and Task Card Decks Bundle

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

Product Description

Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their own success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

Included within this document are over 20 different self-evaluation grids.

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:

Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps the teacher create meaningful evaluation grids;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

This package was created in a Word document in order to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

This self-evaluation package contains self-evaluation grids for:

❒ Newspaper article

❒ Short story writing (intermediate and senior)

❒ Essay writing (various different types)

❒ Essay evaluation rubrics (for teacher –with and without sources)

❒ Independent study unit

❒ Research paper

❒ Skits

❒ Board game

❒ Group work

❒ Opinion piece

❒ Editorial

❒ Friendly letter

❒ Debate

❒ Movie review

❒ Journals

❒ Scrapbook

❒ Seminar

❒ Speech

❒ Riddle writing

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Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Marzano’s Levels of Understanding Poster – Four Levels”

by The Bamboo Bridge

2nd – 8th Grade

I laminate this poster and place one on each of my table groups for students to reference when they self-assess their success criteria at the end of a lesson.

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Free Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Product Description

This is a nice visual to help students remember the process of developing themes.

Free Poster to help students remember the steps to take when developing themes in literature.

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Analyze This!

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

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Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

Thesis Writing Poster

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Video Analysis Questions – Tri-Fold Brochure Template All Subjects CCSS”

by Maggie’s Files

6th – 12th Grade

The video analysis questions is a tri-fold brochure template that contains ten common core questions design to help your secondary students generate and focus their thoughts when watching movies or videos clips. This reusable template contains ten higher thinking level questions that going to keep your students actively engage and working independently of the content of the video . Useful for ALL content areas. Common Core standards. W.2.8, W.3.8, W.4.8, W.5.8
By Maggie’s Files!

What to do
Make two sided multiple copies for your students
Read the questions together before the video
Have the students fold the paper and make the tri-fold brochure
Have the students think and answer the questions during the video
Provide few minutes after the video to complete activities.

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Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini-Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ an anticipation reading guide

❒ a two-page literary element cheat sheet

❒ plot graph

❒ word wall

❒ character trait explanation sheet

❒ characterization activity

❒ writing evaluation (or activity) with an evaluation sheet

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

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Charles by Shirley Jackson

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Product Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes:

❒ An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

❒ Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

❒ The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

❒ An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

❒ All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

❒ Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days


Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Bundle Description

The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ an anticipation reading guide

❒ a two-page literary element cheat sheet

❒ plot graph

❒ word wall

❒ character trait explanation sheet

❒ characterization activity

❒ writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

❒ comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ questions for comprehension

❒ a plot chart organizer

❒ activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

❒ a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

❒ an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

❒ an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

❒ a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

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 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

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

The resource includes:

❒ an anticipation guide

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ questions for comprehension

❒ plot graph activity-❒Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

❒ a personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

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

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

24 pages total

Individual Short Story Mini-Units:

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

The Elevator Short Story

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ELA Literature Study Unit

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

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Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

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


Spelling Flip Book

Product Description

The Spelling Flip Book is designed to help young learners become familiar with spelling rules and to incorporate them into their work.

Students can color and personalize their flip books to enhance the spelling learning experience.

I always like encouraging my students to use their flip books as reference sheets when they are working to promote good spelling habits. The goal is that eventually, by using the flipbook when working, the student will begin to remember common errors made in the past and correct them. I have had much success with this strategy in my classes.

I’ve also included a color copy and an answer key – a total of 18 pages.

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Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “JUSTICE graphic, printable protest sign, library display, Dr. Cornel West”

by Virtually Real

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

“Justice: what love looks like in public”

Modified and visualized from the words of Dr. Cornel West

Printable PDF files

  • full page sign (black words, white background – space to add #hashtag)
  • full page sign (white words, black background)
  • rectangular stickers/page (black words, white background)
  • rectangular stickers/page (white words, black background)

PNG images files

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Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini-Unit

Product Description

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

The resource includes:

❒ An anticipation guide

❒ A copy of the short story

❒ Questions for comprehension

❒ Plot graph activity

❒ Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

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

❒ A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

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

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

24 pages total

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Seventh Grade Short Story

The Elevator Short Story

Short Story Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Frost Clocks”

by Venus Brown

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

These clip-art clocks are saved as 300 dpi png files.
They include frost styled clock faces
stylized minute, hour, and second hands
flat black hour and minute hands
plus outlines of the clock-face and hands

These can be layered and arranged with the clock hands displaying any time you like.

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Product Description

Teach grammar in a creative and meaningful way. No more boring grammar.

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit in grammar with everything else I had to teach. I would give students grammar pages, and then we would correct them together. It was tedious, and it took forever! What’s more is that students were not learning the way I wanted them to. They wouldn’t apply what they had learned from the grammar pages and activities.

I found a solution!

Grammar Circles. Grammar Circles are very similar to literature circles in the sense that students are teaching one another grammar. It is a fun and functional way to teach and learn grammar. Although this may be done individually, it can also be completed as a group where students, through a specific process outlined in the package, teach one another grammar. They also correct the work together, so the teacher has very little to do.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, directions, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (16 pages)

Activities included focus on:

❒ the logistics of the sentence (the basic parts)

❒ the prepositional phrase

❒ the adjective phrase

❒ the adverb phrase

❒ the verbal phrase

❒ the appositive phrase

❒ the independent and subordinate clauses

❒ subjects and predicates

❒ fragments

❒ run-on sentences

❒ types of sentences

2) A teacher Guide with easy to follow instructions on how to organize the Grammar Circles.

3) The Answer Key – devised to allow students to correct their work and learn from one another.

For those who are from Ontario, Canada – this unit adheres to the Grade 9 English Curriculum (academic). The unit can be taught in any grade to about sentences.

(27 pages total for this unit)

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


I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

Product Description

The goal of this game is to help students memorize and understand FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE through the use of games. Playing rather than memorizing is a fun activity that will engage students in a classroom.

Included in this purchase is the MASTER SHEET, which contains the answers, attractive STUDENT CARDS, which you can print and cut out in colour (on card stock and laminate for sustainable use), and A SET OF RULES explaining how the game works.

This package contains 23 cards and 12 extra blank cards in case you have a bigger class.

NEW – Now includes editable, blank cards.

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Poetic Device & Elements-Introducing Students to the Terms”

by English Oh My

7th – 12th Grade

*A great sheet to introduce poetic elements to your students. On the sheet are 12 different poetic terms, with boxes for the students to write in the definitions.

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ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

Product Description

ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

This bundle has everything needed to teach any work of literature, to start literature circles, or as an alternative to independent book reports. It also teaches literacy skills which are essential for students to add meaning to content.

Now comes with a fill in the blank PDF for students who prefer using the computer

There are 24 pages in the unit guide that include:

❒ Anticipation guide

❒ Prediction chart

❒ Plot Chart

❒ Plot chart (graphic organizer)

❒ List of character traits and a STEAL chart for characterization

❒ Characterization graphic organizer

❒ STEAL characterization graphic organizer

❒ Character traits graphic organizer

❒ Conflict activity

❒ Personal word wall

❒ Important passages (quotes) activity sheet

❒ Questions for Comprehension (generic- before, during, and after reading)

❒ Event map

❒ Chapter summary pages

❒ Making inferences activity sheet

❒ Activity on author’s purpose

❒ Themes and how to develop them

❒ How to develop themes in paragraph form (using PEEL)

❒ Paragraph graphic organizer (using PEEL)

❒ How to answer a test question in paragraph form (using PEEL)

Included are 2 evaluations with rubrics:

1) Writing a journal as one of the characters in the story (focus on characterization)

2) Writing a newspaper article on an event from the story (focus on plot and cause and event)

Characterization poster for the classroom is also included in two different formats (legal size paper required).


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


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “The Rock Cycle Game”

by Science Etc

6th – 8th Grade

This is a card game using original photographs of rock types. Players use a rock cycle sheet as a reference during the game. The object of the game is to build rock cycles and win cards along the way. An important learning outcome of this game is that students will be able to explain the rock as a cycle with many combinations and outcomes. A fun game for any earth science classroom.
Science Etc.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Opinion Piece Bundle

Product Description

How to write an effective Opinion Piece Bundle includes:

❒ notes for students (What is an opinion piece? How do we write an opinion piece?…)

❒work process sheets to help students organize their ideas

❒ work process sheets to help students organize their ideastool for teaching)

❒ a student self-evaluation and teacher evaluation

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MATH LESSON – “Find the Error – Error Analysis Blank Template”

by Runde’s Room

1st – 8th Grade

This is a blank template I use often in my classroom during math activities, or as a kind of group exit slip or diagnostic to see if students can spot the error. This resource includes both the powerpoint version (so you can add textboxes over top of where you wish to add your information), or the PDF – which is what I use. I simply project the PDF onto the whiteboard and we use our whiteboard markers to write in the boxes. You can also print and use the blank PDF and use a center or a guided math activity.

I use this activity as reinforcement/review when I see an error commonly happening in the classroom. I can quickly pull up the template (which I have as a shortcut on my computer desktop) and write in the question and incorrect solution. I ask students to look at the incorrect solution, find and circle the error on the board, and then model the correct solution on the right hand side.

Other Math Resources you may be interested in:
Math Journal Bundle containing 4 full resources for your interactive math journals
Interactive Math Journal
Interactive Math Journal 2
Math Reflection Fans
Math Concept Posters
Mathematics Cootie Catchers Bundle
Building Better Math Responses
Math by the Month – Monthly Math Posters
Stick-It Together – Collaborative Problem-Solving for Common Core 6th Grade
Stick-It Together – Collaborative Problem-Solving for Common Core 5th Grade
Stick-It Together – Collaborative Problem-Solving for Common Core 4th Grade
EQAO Math Task Cards – Grade 6 Bundle
EQAO Math Task Cards – Grade 3 Bundle

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FREE MATH LESSON – “A, B, C’s of Number Tiles – Problem Solving Math Activities – FREE Version”

by Scipi – Science and Math

4th – 7th Grade

The construction and analysis of magic squares provides practice in mental arithmetic, operations with numbers, geometry, and measurement plus it encourages logical reasoning and creativity, all in a game-like setting. Furthermore, they are a powerful tool for teaching students basic addition skills since each row, column, and diagonal must add up to be the same sum.

The three letters of this 10 page free resource are solved in a similar way. Number tiles are arranged in such a manner that the sum of the tiles that form each straight line of the letter equal the same sum. The designated sum for the letter is written on each page as well as the number tiles to be used. Most of the three letter puzzles have more than one answer; so, students are challenged to find a variety of solutions.

The activities require that the students use each number tile only once. However, some of the activities will not require the use of all ten tiles; so, reading and following the directions before beginning each math-a-magical puzzle is important. Answer recording sheets are provided for the student as well as possible solutions for the teacher. A Number Tile Keeper in addition to a blackline of the number tiles is located at the end of this 10 page resource.

Your students might also enjoy:

The A, B, C’s of Number Tiles: 26 Magic Square Puzzles

Number Tile Math Activities for Grades 5-8

Geometric Math Puzzles –Using Number Tiles Learning to Learn About Plane Geometry

You can also purchase a Number Tile Math Bundle to save money:

Number Tiles Math Bundle – 57 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking Math Activities Using Number Tiles

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

Product Description

The goal of this game is to help students memorize and understand FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE through the use of games. Playing rather than memorizing is a fun activity that will engage students in a classroom.

Included in this purchase is the MASTER SHEET, which contains the answers, attractive STUDENT CARDS, which you can print and cut out in colour (on card stock and laminate for sustainable use), and A SET OF RULES explaining how the game works.

This package contains 23 cards and 12 extra blank cards in case you have a bigger class.

NEW – Now includes editable, blank cards.

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Analyze This!

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles

Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry

Poetry Unit for Senior Students

It’s teaching made easy!

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


How to write a paragraph

Product Description

The Paragraph package is an easy to use document that will help students learn how to write effectively using the proper form.

The document includes a detailed description of the different types of paragraphs as well as how to effectively write the paragraph (with sentence by sentence instructions).

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For Easy & Effective Grammar

Short Story Bundle

Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

Product Description

Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their own success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

Included within this document are over 20 different self-evaluation grids.

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:

Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps the teacher create meaningful evaluation grids;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

This package was created in a Word document in order to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

This self-evaluation package contains self-evaluation grids for:

❒ Newspaper article

❒ Short story writing (intermediate and senior)

❒ Essay writing (various different types)

❒ Essay evaluation rubrics (for teacher –with and without sources)

❒ Independent study unit

❒ Research paper

❒ Skits

❒ Board game

❒ Group work

❒ Opinion piece

❒ Editorial

❒ Friendly letter

❒ Debate

❒ Movie review

❒ Journals

❒ Scrapbook

❒ Seminar

❒ Speech

❒ Riddle writing

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Comment Bank

ELA Report Card Comments

Group Work Assessment Tool

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Opinion Piece Bundle

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Reading Quote of the Week Collection”

by Secondary Sara

4th – 12th Grade

Inspire your readers with fresh “food for thought” on why reading is important and enjoyable. This collection of 40 reading quotes gives you one quote per week in the school year, with a few to spare!

The quotes are mostly general thoughts on reading by famous authors or people, but a few are direct quotes from books, including:

• Dr. Seuss

• JK Rowling

• Lemony Snicket

• Harper Lee

• Ralph Waldo Emerson

• Walter Dean Myers

• Walt Disney

With this list of quotes, you can:

• Project the quote on a SMARTboard or screen for discussion, or as the basis of a written response.

• Print the PPT in black and white or color, and spiral bind it so you have a ready-made book of quotes to display in your room year after year!

You might also enjoy my FREE Writing Quote of the Week Product.

NOTE: This product is included in my Bell-Ringers for English Class Bundle. Check it out to save 20% on a year of class warm-ups!

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My other reading & literature materials:

• My bundle of teaching materials for The Giver

• The Little Mermaid: Short Story vs. Movie Unit

• “The Gift of the Magi” Collaborative Literary Analysis Unit

• Movie vs. Text Activity Bundle

• Book of the Month (Independent Reading Program) for Grades 6-8 or Book of the Month (Independent Reading Program) for Grades 9-12

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Bundle Description

The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ an anticipation reading guide

❒ a two-page literary element cheat sheet

❒ plot graph

❒ word wall

❒ character trait explanation sheet

❒ characterization activity

❒ writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

❒ comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ questions for comprehension

❒ a plot chart organizer

❒ activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

❒ a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

❒ an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

❒ an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

❒ a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

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 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

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

The resource includes:

❒ an anticipation guide

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ questions for comprehension

❒ plot graph activity-❒Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

❒ a personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

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

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

24 pages total

Individual Short Story Mini-Units:

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

The Elevator Short Story

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


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Product Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes:

❒ An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

❒ Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

❒ The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

❒ An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

❒ All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

❒ Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Creative Writing Lesson Plan – Speed Writing”

by Razzle Dazzle Learning

4th – 8th Grade

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

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-CREATIVE-WRITING-LESSON-PLAN-Speed-Writing-531320

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May 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern


It’s May already, time sure flies.   Time to stop by and see what our teaching friends are doing during the school closures. This is the last link-up for this school year. We’ll see you again in August.

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Now That School’s Out. What Will We Do for the Summer?

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

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.

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Tried & True Tools for Managing Distance Learning

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools 

 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!

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Slipping into Summer

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning  

 
Reflections on our “new normal” ways of teaching and learning.

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 Should You Red Shirt Your Kindergartner?

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight 

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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 Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into OurTeaching

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Integrating sustainable development goals into teaching

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Teaching Reading in the COVID19 Restructured Classroom

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn practical tips for teaching reading in our COVID 19 restructured classrooms.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Math Vocabulary Graphic Organizer”

by Stephanie Blythe

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

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

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Vocabulary-Graphic-Organzier-1567458

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Think – Pair – Share Instructional Strategy”

by Create ‘n Time

1st – 12th Grade

“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.

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