Category Archives : 7th Grade


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.


You may also be interested in the following products:

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “My First MovieTalk: El niño quiere un dragón”

by SpanishPlans

7th – 10th Grade

El niño quiere un dragón: a first day of Spanish class comprehensible lesson ALL in the Spanish language. Perfect to use on the First Day of Spanish Class or for your first MovieTalk.

Help your students see how they can be successful in your Spanish class by starting the year with this very simple and comprehensible lesson plan. Includes a presentation to present to the students and also a guide/script for teachers new to “circling”. Also features a follow up discussion about strategies that you will provide to support students so that they can understand you despite the class being conducted in Spanish.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Binder Covers ~ Editable ~ Organization ~ MINI DOWNLOAD Dots Set #1”

by Teacher Karma

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

BINDER COVERS Freebie ~ Dots Set #1 was designed to help you with organization at school, or even at home.

It’s time to get organized and have FUN at the same time!

The binder covers come in size 8.5″ x 11″.

** SPECIAL NOTE ~ Does the font look different than the product cover? I used KG Font: Only Hope to accompany this product. You can download it for free since this binder cover set is only to be used for personal use. Or, use your own font. The binder covers are fully editable.

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** This FREEBIE is part of a full-product download. Please click below to get all 6 colors, or keep reading to find out MORE!

Binder Covers: Dots #1

Included in this download:

Each set of binder covers comes with the following:

** Front cover {editable}
** Back cover
** 1 in. spine {editable}
** 2 in. spine {editable}
** 3 in. spine {editable}

You will receive the following Binder Cover Sets in the following colors:

** blue
** green
** hot red
** pink
** orange
** yellow

The download is in the form of a pptx {PowerPoint} file and can be fully editable by you.

***** THIS ITEM IS INTENDED FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. NO PARTS OF THIS PRODUCT MAY BE USED IN ANOTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCT.

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Additional Binder Covers you might like:

Binder Covers: Painted / Watercolor

Binder Covers: Hearts and Bows

Binder Covers: Dots #1

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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:

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini Unit

Seventh Grade Mini Unit

Charles Short Story Mini Unit

You may also be interested in the following products:

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free St. Anthony Clip art from Charlotte’s Clips: Catholic – Christian Series”

by Charlotte’s Clips

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Free – This set includes 2 images:

1. Saint Anthony in color
2. Saint Anthony in line art.

All images are in a 300 dpi transparent png format. Please, read the
Updated Terms of Use

If you like this clipart set, you may want to check out :

Free Christian Clipart

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Product Description

Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit

One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit grammar in 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 other than to facilitate and supervise.

Once these circles have been implemented and students know who their group members are and what they are supposed to do, it is a great prep to leave a supply teacher.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (27 pages)

Activities included focus on:

-nouns

-adjectives

-verbs

-adverbs

-prepositions

-conjunctions

-putting in all together

-correct use of pronouns

-who and whom

-that and which

-who’s and whose

-that and who

-pronoun case

-pronoun agreement

-active and passive voice

-verb tenses (present, past, future)

-verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)

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.

Also included are free Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters to decorate your class.

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 learn parts of speech.

(51 pages total for this unit)

Related items:

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)


It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products:

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Itsy Bitsy Spider Growth Mindset Poster FREE”

by HappyEdugator

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

When the storms of life get you down or wash you down the water spout, you need to let the sun dry you out and climb up again! This growth mindset freebie was inspired by Hurricane Michael as I see family and friends recovering from disaster. We should all remember the lesson of the little nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” This poster is an inspirational quote from the Itsy Bitsy Spider himself! You can also project this on your whiteboard (for an inspirational morning message or writing prompt) instead of printing.

© Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator. For classroom and homeschool use. If you would like to share this freebie, please refer interested parties to this page.

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February 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern


Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from Field Trips and ELA and reading ideas, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. 

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.

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Teaching Effective Note-Taking

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Have you ever told your students to take notes and they either highlight almost everything (sometimes even changing colors with their fancy highlighters to make it look like a rainbow pattern) or they take bullet points on everything? Mine used to write pages of bullet points, with no organization or greater understanding of patterns, themes, or bigger ideas. In comes Note-taking Stations!

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All You Need is Love & Kindness

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Did you know that there is a Random Acts of Kindness Week? It runs from February 16 through the 23rd. Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of it, but what a groovy way for all of us to unite by being kind to each other. It begins with one simple act – one hello to a stranger, a simple smile, a pat on the back, a cup of coffee for someone you don’t know, or as my husband experienced, pay it forward.  This is a chance for participating individuals to make our world a better one and inspire others to follow suit. 

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Why you Need a Teacher Bestie

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

I have been so lucky to have a teacher bestie at every twist and turn in my teacher life, and this post is just a love letter to each of them, and to the universe for placing each of them in my life.

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Does a Circle Have Sides?

By Victoria Rauch of Scipi

Does a circle have sides? Believe it or not, this was a question asked by a primary teacher.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but in retrospect, I was stunned. Therefore, I decided this topic would make a great blog post. Discover the answer on my blog.

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Learning From Students: Issac

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

A teacher learns about disrespect, resiliency, and lack of initiative.

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Christopher Ludwick – Revolutionary Baker and Spy

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher tools

Celebrate Washington’s Birthday with the story of Christopher Ludwick, Baker General.

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Say What You Mean and Avoid Redundancies

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Good writers say what they mean and avoid excessive verbiage. This blog post will help you avoid redundancies in your writing.

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Help Your Student Gain Perspective and Build Gratitude

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Surviving tough teaching years by helping your students gain perspective and build gratitude.

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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

You may also be interested in the following products:

Poetry Through Song Unit

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

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Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)

Poetry Unit for Intermediate Students

Poetry Unit: The Art of Interpretation

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “New TpT Seller Guide FREEBIE”

by Versatile Teacher Toolkit ESL and ELA Resources

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

This is a new TPT seller guide covering the basics of branding, initial investment, creating quality resources, using power words, marketing strategies and the dos and the don’ts. This resource is a collection of essential information, although not exhaustive, of everything I wish I had known as a new TpT seller. Hence, it is called the “I wish I knew…” step-by-step guide. I hope you will enjoy this freebie.


Thank you for stopping by! I highly appreciate your feedback!

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Resources may be in a zip, PPT or a PDF file. Please make sure you can open these files.

TERMS OF USE:

A copy of my TOU can be found here Terms of Use

Copyrights reserved to K. Cana (Versatile Teacher Toolkit store).

This resource may be used for personal and educational print purposes only. This document may not be shared with others, posted on websites, blogs or sold as your own creation. You may make copies for your own personal or classroom use. This resource can be used only by ONE user who purchased this item. Not respecting my terms of use is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (US) and the Notice and Notice Regime (Canada).

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Black History Month Digital Catalog for Middle School and High School”

by James Whitaker

4th – 12th Grade

Black History Month Digital Catalog for Middle School and High School (Grades 7-12)

**This Resource does not contain Freebies; instead it is a Catalog of Dynamic Black History Month Resources from Exemplary TpT Teacher Authors. Browse through some fantastic products conveniently collected in one place! Thank you.**

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the struggles, sacrifices, triumphs and continuing accomplishments of African Americans. Black History is profound and rich and should go beyond the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In an effort to support educators who desire to take their Black History Month Studies beyond MLK, teacher authors from all across the country have put together this digital sampler.

The Black History Month sampler is full of resource links to units of study designed to expose students to a wealth of other influential African Americans. It is our hope these resources will pique students’ interests and lead them on a path of self-reflection where they can pursue independent research and a broader spectrum of such an important subject.

Please check out the links for the other Digital Sampler Books

Black History Month Digital Resource Sampler K-2

Black History Month Digital Resource Sampler 3-6

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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).

It’s teaching made easy!

You may also be interested in the following products:

Much Ado About Nothing Complete Unit

Poetry Unit for Senior Students

Lord of the Flies Unit – No Prep Required

Hamlet Complete No Prep Unit

Romeo and Juliet – No Prep Unit

Death of a Salesman – No Prep Unit

Frankenstein No Prep Unit

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


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Free Lab Team Roles”

by The Science Penguin

4th – 8th Grade

This Lab Team Roles Freebie contains information about using lab group jobs, 5 posters, and student role cards.

Check out the Mad Scientist Room Decor Set to see more fun, useful science classroom decorations!

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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.


You may also be interested in the following products:

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)

Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (NO PREP)

Romeo and Juliet – A No Prep Unit

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Freebie! Sandy Distressed Paper and Pencil Collection”

by KB Konnected

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Soon to be published is a TpT Clip Artists e-book. A great way to discover new clip artists stores. I’m adding this freebie to my store so anyone new to KB…Konnected Clips can check out my work and also as a thank you to all of my current customers and followers. (I would appreciate feedback if you pick up this freebie. Thanks!)

“Sandy” is a distressed paper/pencil collection. If you haven’t checked out any of my distressed collections here is a perfect way to do so. I’ve had excellent feedback so far so I thought I would create another one.

Collection includes:
5 distressed papers (blue, green, orange, pink and purple)
5 distressed pencils (blue, green, orange, purple and line art)
1 BONUS doodle frame with a translucent center

11 png images in all. 300dpi

I will share the link to the TpT Clip Artists e-book when it’s available.

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All for Christmas “Shabby Chic” Collection
Bright Fall Watercolor Doodle Frames

Georgina Grunge Background Papers
15 Shiny Frames – Valentine’s Day Collection Shiny Jazzy Letters and Numbers – Candy Colors Shiny Frames – Candy Colors (coordinates with my Jazzy Letter)

Commercial use welcome. Thanks for following guidelines of my TOU.KB Konnected TOU
1. May not be sold as clip art, frames, borders, or digital papers.
2. All your commercial products/freebies using KB…Konnected clip art/frames/papers/graphics must include my credit button (included in file) with a link to my store.
3. All your products/freebies must be in a flattened (locked) format such as PDF.
4. KB…Konnected retains all copyrights to images/graphics and you may not claim them as your own.
5. May not be used for Smartboard (or interactive whiteboard) products.


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FREE MATH LESSON – “Leap Day Activities”

by Lindsay Perro

6th – 8th Grade

This FREE resource allows you to bring a little bit of Leap Day themed fun to your math classroom! Included are two different activities :

Activities included :

  • Leap Year Scatter Plot Activity – Students compare their leap length to their height by graphing class data and analyzing the correlations.
  • Leap Year Math Activity – Students analyze the relationship between leap years in a given date range. They also determine how many leap years occur in other ranges. On the second page, students are given the “rules” for determining whether or not a year is a leap year and are asked additional questions about specific years and date ranges.

Check out more activities and games HERE!

Licensing Terms :

By purchasing this product, you own a license for one teacher only for personal use in their own classroom. Licenses are non-transferable and therefore can not be passed from one teacher to another. If the teacher who purchased this license leaves the classroom or changes schools, the license and materials leave with that teacher. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire team, grade level, school or district without purchasing the correct number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal or district interested in transferable licenses that would accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me for a transferable license quote at lindsayperro@gmail.com.

Copyright Information :

© Lindsay Perro. Please note – all material included in this resource belongs to Lindsay Perro Inc. By purchasing, you have a license to use the material but you do not own the material. You may not upload any portion of this resource to the internet in any format, including school/personal websites or network drives unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students, not other teachers or anyone else on the internet.

✮✮If you are interested in gaining access to an exclusive set of free resources, CLICK HERE.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “PowerPoint: C. S. Lewis’ Magician’s Nephew novel study”

by Kathleen Applebee

4th – 9th Grade

Save time and paper with this 165 slide PowerPoint and 25 .PDF reproducibles in a ZIP file, everything you need for a novel study of The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis is included {review questions, writing prompts (multiple prompts for each chapter to make choices and differentiating instruction easier), vocabulary work (including illustrated dictionary, parts of speech, affixes; roots and sorts), graphic organizers, projects, fact and opinion and more.}

Graphics help students visualize. Links to free online review games are included. The preview consists of materials for chapter 1. Answers for most of the .PDFs are contained in the Power Point.

Check out other novel studies
The Outsiders
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
George Washington Carver $1

Skits about Bible birds free
Curtain Call Caper Freebie novel study
Disappearing Dog Dilemma Freebie novel study
Bungled Bike Burglaries Freebie novel study

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

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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)

It’s teaching made easy!


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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Custom Discounted Bundles”

by Teaching is a Work of Art

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

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Little Love Letters (Adjectives & Valentines)

Little Love Letters

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Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time—so much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines! The set includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of adjectives that explore character traits. They are then used as prompts for the blank, individual Valentines that are included. Ideas to make this process easy for busy teachers are also included.


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.)

It really is teaching made easy! Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

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


The Elevator Short Story Mini-Unit

Product 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

It’s teaching made easy!

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Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

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


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

It’s teaching made easy!

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Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

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


Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Product 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 student 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.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


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

It’s teaching made easy!

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Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters (FREE)

FREE Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Rubrics Self-Evaluation

Fish Bowl Evaluation Bundle

Opinion Piece Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Algebraic Substitution Valentine’s Math Art Worksheet”

by NumberLoving LTD

5th – 10th Grade

This is a free sample of our Math Art worksheets. This download includes one worksheet requiring the pupils to evaluate expressions using algebraic substitution. Once pupils have completed the questions they need to shade all the squares with that answer in the color stated. This results in a Valentine’s image. This download includes both the UK and US versions taking into account the spelling differences.

Our purchasable Math Art has at least two, usually three differentiated worksheets per topic.

Math Art combines the fun of coloring and the consolidation of mathematical skills. Ideal as a plenary activity to determine what learning has taken place, alternatively use to determine pupils prior knowledge to a topic and of course great for revision.

All our resources come complete with instructions, solutions where appropriate and ideas to stretch and support pupils. Check out www.numberloving.co.uk for more ideas and resources like this. We hope you enjoy using this resource with your students, we would love to hear how it went, please leave a review. Get in touch via the links below.

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January 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 It’s 2020! 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.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.

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The Proof is in the Pudding….Proof Reading that Is!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I’d like to share some effective proof-reading tips that I’ve used to help students improve their writing skills, and to make my life a bit easier.

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Speaking Up for Justice

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Along with honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., this week is our union’s one year “strikeversary”. What a perfect time to reflect and teach our students to stand up for what is right.

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A Lesson for MLK Day

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

A lesson for Martin Luther KIng Day to try this week!

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Remember to Take Time for Yourself

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

Do you have enough “me time”?  A few minutes can be just as valuable as a week-long vacation!

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Fostering Creativity

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Sister Rosemary ruined my poem, but she fostered creativity as she did. Read about how teachers can encourage creative ability in their students.

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New Year’s Resolutions Again?

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Is it time for new year’s resolutions again?

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Using Two-Sided Colored Beans to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

“When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution. Find out how I teach this concept to my remedial college math students in my newest blog post. “

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10 Test Prep Skills for ELA Performance Task Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Learn 10 essential test prep skills to help your students be more successful on the ELA performance tasks.

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Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards.

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Product 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)

– puncutaion 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.

It’s teaching made easy!

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Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Emoji Heart Clipart FREEBIE”

by CrunchyMom

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Emotions can carry quite a range, and they all stem from the heart ♥ Celebrating the good, the bad, the positive, and the negative with this freebie Heart Emoji clipart! Included are 12 color and 12 white-filled blackline heart expressions for a total of 24 images in this emoji hearts clip art set. Enjoy!

All pieces are high resolution 300 dpi PNG images on transparent backgrounds and can easily be layered into your projects and lesson materials.

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Purchasing and/or downloading any of my graphics products confirms your agreement to adhere to my FULL TERMS OF USE. Failure to comply with my terms is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please read my FULL TERMS OF USE prior to purchase.
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