Category Archives : 7th Grade


Free Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

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

Inference Cheat Sheet

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 MATH LESSON – “Slope of a Line Formed by Joining Two Points”

by Vijay’s Math Academy
6th – 10th Grade

This file is a Power-Point presentation on Slope of A line formed by joining two points. It helps you easily explain the concept in a very simple way so that the students understand it easily. It also contains illustration of the formula and also two different model problems which makes the student understand the concept very easily . It also contains practice problems which you can assign to students so that they gain perfection in the concept and the answers to the problems are included in the last slide.It is an animated presentation which can be edited according to your requirements of teaching.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Slope-of-a-line-Formed-by-Joining-Two-Points-6258477

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

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.

You may also be interested in the following:

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine’s Day: Find the Equation of a Line Given Two Points”

by 4 the Love of Math
7th – 11th Grade

This is a quick 5 problem hand out. Students are given 5 problems that have two points listed. The student will find the equation of the line, then plot the two points listed and draw a line connecting their dots. This will form the shape of a heart. Students who finish this quickly can color in the heart and/or their paper. I like to display them for Valentine’s Day.

An answer key with each problem worked out is included!

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, please email me at: 4theLoveofMath2@gmail.com

Thank you!

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January 2021 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s 2021! Time sure flies. We have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.


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Remedies for Physical and Mental Health

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Now that the holidays are over and 2021 has begun, and many of you are returning to school, you need to be healthy both physically and mentally. Here are more tips to on how to take, and store homeopathic remedies.
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Bringing in the Experts

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Anyone else tired of hearing your own voice? It’s time to bring in the experts with virtual field trips. Here is a round-up of some amazing programs!
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Inaugurations Past and Present

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Looking forward to Inauguration Day and remembering Inaugural addresses of the past.
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STEM and History – Unlikely, But Effective, Companions

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

How do you add STEM to your Social Studies classes? By asking students to think about STEM accomplishments in the past!
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All We Need

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Besides the melodies, what made the Beatles’ songs so popular was the human truths they communicated. The bully has had control of the bully pulpit for several years, so it is imperative that we all work on kindness in our individual lives right now.
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How to Reduce Wordy Sentences

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Learning to reduce wordy sentences is a writing skill that cannot be ignored.
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6 Ways to Improve Reading Skills

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn 6 easy tips to help you improve the reading skills of your most reluctant readers.
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Teaching Through Changing Times

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

Tips to navigate through teaching during these changing times.
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My Rule #4 for Teaching Middle School

By Katie Auer of Loving Language Arts

#4 in a series of how to bring out the best behavior in middle school students.
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Hunger Games Valentine Cards Free Printables”

by Tracee Orman
5th – 12th Grade

Happy Hunger Games…oops, I mean Valentine’s Day! Here are my popular Valentine printables from my blog with some new designs added. This download includes five pages with six Valentines on each page.

The messages are:
Valentine, you’re more charming than a dead slug!
I’m aiming for you, Valentine!
I’m fired up to be your valentine.
May the odds be ever in your favor, Valentine.
Still betting on you, Valentine.
You have no idea. The effect you can have.
You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?
You love me. Real or Not Real?
Here’s some advice. Be Mine.
You are my dandelion in the spring, Valentine.
Stay with me. Always.
You are radiant as the sun, Valentine.
You’re hotter than Finnick Odair in his underwear. (Warning, that one may not be appropriate for younger students. Use your best judgement.)
I’ll bake you bread, Valentine.

I hope you enjoy!
Created by Tracee Orman
Hunger Games Lessons

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hunger-Games-Valentine-Cards-Free-Printables-179115

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Scientific Method Template”

by The Teachers Upstairs
6th – 8th Grade

This scientific method report template is an easy to follow blank template where students are guided through each step of the scientific method. Students are presented with a real-world example of how the scientific method works. It then provides students an opportunity to choose their own experiment as they are guided through the 7 steps of the scientific method. As an added bonus, this resource provides students with examples of graphs and how to use them when writing their science report.

Pulling off fun science experiments for students can be an exhausting task, but this scientific method outline template will have your students wanting to come back for more, as they are the ones guiding their own learning. This is truly a teacher’s best friend!

Included in this resource

  • Teacher Tips & Tricks on how to use this resource.
  • Literacy Read – introducing students to the scientific method via a real-world example they can relate to. This is great for a CLOSE reading text.
  • Link to various science experiments for kids.
  • Lab report pages with a detailed explanation of the task.
  • Graph reference sheet.

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Description

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

Included in the mini-unit is:

❒ A copy of the short story

❒ A prediction chart

❒ An anticipation guide

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

❒ Author’s purpose activity sheet

❒ How to develop a theme sheet with an example

❒ A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

❒ An answer key for all activities

❒ 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

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Short Story Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Hearts Clip Art”

by Smita Keisser
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Doodle Hearts with Hearts Clip Art, Smita Keisser Clip Art *Freebie*

Fun Hearts, Cute, Bright Colors, Decor Friendly, Cheerful Hearts, Makes us smile.

18 Graphics

Thank you for your interest in my Designs.

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My Clip Arts are high quality PNG files with transparent backgrounds and 300 DPI for optimum quality.

I start drawing either traditional or digital, some tweaking, coloring and vectoring.

My inspiration comes from many places, my small country home, family pet bird Charlie, outside my window and Pinterest for sure.

· Included in this zip file:

My Logo button for giving credit + Clip Art

Terms of Use: Updated

1. Secure my artwork.

2. Credit/Link my shop.

Please note: Do not redistribute/sell any of my designs as a stand-alone product. My designs must be incorporated as a design element, part of your overall project/lesson/art.

Any ideas of Clip Arts you would like to see please let me know in the comments section of TPT.

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How to write a paragraph

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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Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

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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


Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit

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

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Short Story Bundle

The Elevator Short Story

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Graphics: Love scriptures”

by Kathleen Applebee
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

FREE. 96 scripture graphics about love and the heart that make great graphics for PowerPoint, illustrations, memory verses and other projects. These images are copyright free as long as they are not altered in any manner. Use them as often as you like.

Check out these other FREEBIES and products
Fruit of the Spirit bingo Freebie!
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Plant bingo 50 unique cards plus clues

Leaf & plant adaptations Dichotomous key & gallery walk
The Case of the Missing Bride free mystery dinner theater script
Love writing prompts and bulletin board freebie
Love is Freebie choral reading

Free Christian drama resources at Fools for Christ
Free interactive Bible games

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ELA Report Card Comments

Description

The end of a school year or semester is always a challenge for English Language Arts teachers. Between the marking, end of the year activities, and packing up your class for the following year, creating individual and meaningful comments on students’ report cards can be challenging.

I say, take back your weekends! I am sharing my mid and end of year ELA report card comments with you. There are over 70 comments for you to use and personalize your ELA report cards.

There are comments on:

❒ supporting an opinion

❒ argument development

❒ speeches

❒ theme development

❒ theme development while using historical context for analysis purposes

❒ supporting arguments in essay form

❒ reading strategies

❒ reading comprehension

❒ group work and literature circles

❒ novel study

There are also a slew of next step comments as well.

Each section is divided by levels 1,2, 3, and 4 where you can select the appropriate comment to accompany the mark the student received.


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Comment Bank

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Black History Month: Factoids (Interactive Notebook Activity)”

by Gail Hennessey
5th – 9th Grade

Share with your students some of the factoids of contributions of African Americans. There are several extension activities you can have the students do, too.

Covering Black History Month? Check out these resources:

• Check out my twelve fact-packed Black History Month Webquest/Extension Activities: Black History Month: A Webquest

Read my Reader’s Theater Script on Bessie Coleman:Bessie Coleman, Aviator! A Reader’s Theater Script

Check out my fact-packed Webquest on Martin Luther King/Extension Activities: Martin Luther King, A Webquest

Check out my Reader’s Theater Script on Harriet Tubman: Harriet Tubman, A Reader’s Theater Script

Check out my Reader’s Theater Script on Rose Parks: Rosa Parks, A Reader Theater’s Script

Check out my web quest on First Lady Michelle Obama: First Lady Michelle Obama, A Reader’s Theater Script

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The Elevator Short Story Mini-Unit

Description

“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

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

Short Story Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Context Clues Bookmarks”

by The Creative Classroom
5th – 8th Grade

These bookmarks are the perfect addition to any vocabulary lesson. It focuses on the four types of context clues and connotation/denotation. One side features the definition and examples of the four types of context clues while the other side features the definition and examples of connotation and denotation.

Print out these bookmarks and laminate them for increased durability.

Please be sure to download the preview file to see exactly what you are getting when you purchase this product!

Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2013
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Context-Clues-Bookmarks-949373

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Spelling Flip Book

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spelling-Flip-Book-3019606

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.

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Opinion Piece Bundle

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

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


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

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.

You may also be interested in the following:

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


Opinion Piece Bundle

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

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “13 Student-Centered [DISTANCE] Chem Learning Experiences – Intro Unit PREVIEW”

by Lab In Every Lesson
6th – 12th Grade

This 18-page catalog includes learning intentions, success criteria, vocabulary, technology links, and student-centered commentary for 13 learning experiences in chemistry, comprising an entire introductory unit of the course. Topics include reasons to study chemistry, the scientific method, basic chemistry terminology, the periodic table, physical and chemical properties, mass, volume, density, states of matter, kinetic molecular theory, forces of attraction, temperature, direction of heat flow and phase change, physical / chemical change and chemical equations, chemical reactions and equations, and the laws of conservation.

Though this resource is not a collection of complete classroom lessons, it does describe the lesson PowerPoints and digital, distance learning lessons which will post to my store within the coming weeks. It is perfect for physical science or chemistry teachers who are looking for ideas as they contemplate how they might (1) create a more student-centered environment in their classroom and/or (2) deliver complex content in a coherent way to achieve deep learning in a virtual classroom.

Each learning experience outlined uses technology to prompt a scientific-method-based investigation that builds critical thinking skills and provides the potential to produce artifacts that can be used to demonstrate learning and mastery. The technologies outlined are free, easily accessible and compliment diverse learning styles. In this free, preview catalog, suggestions for guided questions and/or graphic organizers are not included.

A complete edition that includes suggested guiding questions, graphic organizers, and data tables, along with real student artifacts is available for purchase.

Each individual learning experience can be purchased from my store, just search for the lesson title. Additionally, a complete catalog of learning experiences for an entire first semester is also available for purchase.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/13-Student-Centered-DISTANCE-Chem-Learning-Experiences-Intro-Unit-PREVIEW-5776838

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December 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for the holiday festivities or just looking for some great ideas. You don’t want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.
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An Amazing Holiday Values Lesson To Use Right Now!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I woke up this morning, December 20, 2020 and thought about how much things have changed since the pandemic, staying away from those we love, prejudice against those who are different, a separation of so many people in this country, bullying, and distance learning. This has been a very sad and stressful time in our lives.*********************************************

Hope is Just AheadBy Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Adding hope to a New Years goal setting activity.
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Virtual Math Games to Engage Student Learning

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

One of my struggles during distance learning has been how to keep students engaged during math. Breakout rooms have been the perfect solution! I digitized a few of the games I used to print out and laminate. They are no-prep and ready to use!
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When was the last time you took time for YOU?

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

You’ve been creating virtual lessons, implementing virtual rewards and discipline procedures, and possibly keeping up with in-class separation shenanigans, as well. It’s overwhelming and not what you signed up for, right? Here are some ideas to help you relax and enjoy a small part of your day or week so you tell yourself that you are special (channeling Mr. Rogers here!)*********************************************

My Rule #3 for Teaching Middle School

By Katie Auer of Loving Language Arts

 #3 in a series of tips for Teaching Middle School*********************************************

Civility in the Classroom

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Teaching civility in the classroom is a must.

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The Gift of No Homework

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Why not try giving students the gift of NO HOMEWORK this holiday season? For a week? For a month? For EVER?

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3 Easy Tips to Increase Engagement and Learning During Grammar Lessons

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn easy tips for increasing engagement and learning during your grammar lessons.
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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

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

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Spelling Flip Book

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Poetry Writing Assessment”

by Insight Literacy
3rd – 12th Grade

FREE TEACHING RESOURCE for ELA Teachers

This free 2 page resource includes a rubric for grading an original poem, and a line page for students to write their poem.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “New Years Activity 2021 FREE New Year Resolutions w/ TPT Digital Activity”

by HappyEdugator
4th – 7th Grade

A fun free New Years Activity 2021! Students make New Year resolutions by making their promises to themselves, their family, their teacher, their friends, their neighbors and their world on balloons! Two sheets included. Choose to do one or both activities. After the balloons are colored and decorated, display the pages as they are on your bulletin board or in your hallway. You can also have students cut out the balloons to make a display. An additional fun activity is to have students write on real balloons with permanent markers. Good for first day back from break. Happy New Year!

Digital and Print: I have also made a TPT Digital Activity all ready to go for distance learning with a digital pen tool, highlighter, and text boxes for students to type their answers. It is an Interactive layer over the original pdf to use on the TPT platform. You assign it online via Google Classroom. Click here to learn more if you want to understand how TPT Digital Activities work. You can select the pages you want and add your own directions or notes! This is helpful for remote teaching. Access on the product page after purchase. 5 total pages including 2 digital pages.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “French New Year’s Resolutions 2021”

by Mme R’s French Resources
6th – 12th Grade

This French New Year’s Resolutions writing activity is ready for 2021! You can use this in a any level of French where students are writing sentences. There are 3 different French writing activities to meet your needs and provide differentiation as needed.

Here are the pages included:

1. Making a resolution and setting goals for the year

2. What I want to accomplish this year, what I want to improve, dos and don’ts list, what I can’t wait to do

3. Looking back on last year

Makes a great portfolio piece and a very cute bulletin board!


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New Year’s Resolutions Activity- English version

Help students self-reflect and prepare for the next term with these Student Self-Evaluations.

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Description

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

Included in the mini-unit is:

❒ A copy of the short story

❒ A prediction chart

❒ An anticipation guide

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

❒ Author’s purpose activity sheet

❒ How to develop a theme sheet with an example

❒ A graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

❒ An answer key for all activities

❒ 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

All the prep work has been done for you.

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

The Elevator Short Story

Short Story Bundle

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Goal-Setting BINGO for Students: Resolutions Activity for Teens”

by Secondary Sara
6th – 12th Grade

Want resolutions that feel doable, or goal-setting that isn’t just another SMART graphic organizer? Try this cross between BINGO and a checklist to make student growth a very rewarding game!

Students use a mix of choice and preset goals in the game board, and they also get rewarded for getting the items DONE throughout the entire year – no more wondering if their resolutions are over by February!\

Bonus: This download includes BOTH the editable version AND the ready-to-print PDF.

(PS – Read more about this activity in my blog post. You can also get the TEACHER Resolutions Bingo Board for free here!)

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• Life Skills Project {ELA / Cross-Curricular}

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

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

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


English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Description

This “Cheat Sheet” was designed to help students while writing in English. This at a glance 2 page sheet is colorful and has an easy to find layout to help students remember certain important things while they write.

I allow my students to use this in class when writing a test. This is not a grammar lesson, but it will remind students about the grammar they’ve learned in the past.

Some of the reminders included:

❒ parts of speech

❒ transitional words

❒ quotation marks (how and when to use them)

❒ basic sentence structure

❒ spelling tips (plurals of nouns and IE rule)

❒ punctuation rules (apostrophe, colon, semicolon)

The other side of the page has comma rules:

❒ with coordinate conjunctions

❒ with introductory elements

❒ with other elements (dates, parenthetical expression, nouns in a direct address)

❒ with adjectives

❒ with appositives

It also contains tips on things to avoid, such as writing a paragraph shorter than 4 sentences. And, it contains a list of things to do, such as make sure that your paragraphs contain at least 2 pieces of evidence.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Essay Writing Flip Book

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Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

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


ELA Report Card Comments

Description

The end of a school year or semester is always a challenge for English Language Arts teachers. Between the marking, end of the year activities, and packing up your class for the following year, creating individual and meaningful comments on students’ report cards can be challenging.

I say, take back your weekends! I am sharing my mid and end of year ELA report card comments with you. There are over 70 comments for you to use and personalize your ELA report cards.

There are comments on:

❒ supporting an opinion

❒ argument development

❒ speeches

❒ theme development

❒ theme development while using historical context for analysis purposes

❒ supporting arguments in essay form

❒ reading strategies

❒ reading comprehension

❒ group work and literature circles

❒ novel study

There are also a slew of next step comments as well.

Each section is divided by levels 1,2, 3, and 4 where you can select the appropriate comment to accompany the mark the student received.


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Comment Bank

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