Category Archives : 7th Grade


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.

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

The Elevator Short Story

Short Story Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “FREE Earth Day Vocabulary Word Search Science Worksheet and Key No Prep”

by TiePlay Educational Resources LLC
4th – 7th Grade

FREE Ecology, recycle, sustainable… a free Earth Day worksheet. This word search contains 21 Earth Day vocabulary words. Penny Inman (TpT Seller) said, “Great little filler activity for my students who love word searches. Helps with tracking and vocabulary and spelling.” Happy Earth Day!

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Halloween Word Search Freebie

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Christmas Word Search Freebie

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Teacher Talk March 2021

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our March Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  We have so many fab tips this month from Math, ELA and reading ideas, to High interest learning and our featured author for the month, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

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Coffea for Mental Health (Restlessness)
 

 

 

Can you imagine coffee to be an alternative medicine that supports and improves mental health? 

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Greet Students with the Arts
 
 
Suggestions for a kinder, more gentle way to welcome students back to class this Spring.
 
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Let’s Hear it for the Women!
 
Although March is designated as Women’s History Month, we obviously learn about women who have made a difference throughout the year. This was a quick and easy group assignment: Women’s History posters.
 
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5 Renewable Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons Simplified
 
Do you want to learn more about renewable energy sources? Read about the pros and cons in a simplified way!
 
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The Gift: Cancelled By Culture
 
 

I learned that cultures are complicated, but they do have profound effects.. My small touch cannot alter very much, but, hopefully, being able to read will open doors for them when they do knock.

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How to Make Earth Day Relevant in the Classroom
 


Learn 6 easy ideas to increase the relevance of Earth Day.

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3 Tips on Using Blog Posts Correctly
 


Learn to use apostrophes correctly. Never use an apostrophe to make a noun plural.

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Attitude Really IS Everything: Encouraging Students to Own Their Attitudes
 
 
Attitude really is everything – instill this in students!
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Picture Books for Growth Mindset
 
Growth mindset is HUGE in my class and here are some of my favorites with a few tips on how to use them in your classroom.
 
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Photos into Cartoons
 
My current post is about turning photos into cartoons and using it in my blog and my Jamboard lessons when I return to work from spring break vacation.
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Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

Description

Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.

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 success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.

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

❒ Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

ELA Report Card Comments

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

Opinion Piece Bundle

Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREEBIE – Cheese Please! Colorful Doodle Mice”

by KB Konnected
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Includes 4 mice and 1 cheese.

Line art is also included!

10 png images – 300dpi

Commercial use welcome on products and freebies. Just give credit as stated in TOU. Thanks!!!

You may also like these other doodle collections.
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Doodle Banners
Happy Doodle Leaves


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Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at www.kbkonnected.blogspot.com

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Learn Swahili : Days Of The Week”

by Swahili Magic
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Enjoy this free video that teaches the Days of the Week in Swahili. Your students will get practice in both the vocabulary and pronunciation of the words. 

Use this free video alongside my print and go activity set with 8 fun and engaging activities.  This will give you everything you need to teach the Days of the Week in Swahili! Save valuable planning time with this free video and matching activity set.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Spring Time Idioms Activity Pack”

by The Dabbling Speechie
4th – 8th Grade

Work on figurative language with a “Spring Time” theme.

Directions: Print up cards, laminate and cut out. Use these cards to play memory, go fish or just as a face up matching activity to work on idiom meanings. There are 15 idiom pairs.

There is a worksheet for your student’s to create an idiom journal of all the new idioms they learn. They can take the journal home as review or have them write a story trying to use some of the idioms from their journal.

You may want to purchase my other idiom packs Head In The Clouds Idiom Activities and Out of This World Idioms. There are also FREEBIE idiom stories to go along with these packs Head In The Clouds Idioms Story and Out Of This World Idiom Story. Please leave feedback and enjoy!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Daily Lesson Plan Template”

by The Underrated Teacher
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

This editable lesson plan template is completely editable and customizable for any subject area!

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ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

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).


You may also be interested in the following products:

Creative Writing Bundle

Inference Cheat Sheet

Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Opinion Piece Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!


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


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


Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini-Unit

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 LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Middle School Creative Writing Prompt”

by Creating2Learn
4th – 7th Grade

Print out these fun and thought provoking writing prompts to help your students think and write creatively.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Solving Proportions Paper Chain Activity”

by Blue Mountain Math
6th – 10th Grade

Looking for a fun activity that is self=checking, collaborative and practices solving proportions? This is a set of 15 problems that need to be cut apart, reassembled in the correct order and fastened together like a chain until the end is reached.

Each of the links has an equation and an answer to another problem. Students will need to solve for x and then find the answer on another strip. Students can either line up the strips in order before fastening together or attach as they go.

Students begin with the link marked start and continue until they are out of links. If students are struggling, teacher can let students know which is the last link. This is a great warm up to review before a quiz. Works well with partners or a group of 3.

Each of the links also have a letter, teacher can quickly identify student progress by using the check word/phrase . Or teacher can look at the links in order.

To finish the lesson, use the included exit cards, which can be randomly assigned to students to check their understanding. If students have never completed a paper chain before, then having a sample they can see (not look at to see the order) helps them understand what the finished product will look like,

Included:

✂Answer Key

✂3 pages of student “chains”

✂18 exit cards

✂Teacher Directions

✂Worksheet for student calculations because showing work in Math Class is always good ☺

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

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)

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Spelling Flip Book

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27 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


FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Free Cold Deserts”

by Nikole T
Pre-Kindergarten – 9th Grade

Free Cold Deserts
If you enjoy these pages please see my full unit:
COLD DESERTS- Animals- Plants- Interactive PowerPoint presentation
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 North America- South America- 5PowerPoint presentation
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 World of Waterfalls- PowerPoint Presentation
 Great Explorers- slide show- Magellan, Copernicus, Bruno, Galilei, Kepler
 EUROPE- Most beautiful cities in Europe- Slide show
-The Moon- Lunar phase, Apollo 11
 Landforms of the Earth- Interactive PowerPoint- quiz
Japan- Climate- Religion- Economy- Culture- Sport- interactive slide show
 EUROPE 1- PowerPoint presentation (59 Slides)
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– POLAR ANIMALS – slide show
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 Shapes – Identify circles, squares, triangles and rectangles
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 Color By Addition and Subtraction
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 Easter eggs- Spring- puzzle- Clip Art
 Spring Flowers – Writing paper- Frames
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February 2021 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 February.  We have so many fab tips this month from Math, ELA and reading ideas, to High interest learning and our featured author for the month, 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, “Feel free to email me at deann.marin@gmail.com for any questions you might have.”
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Chaos at the Capitol, How Do You Talk to Your Students About It?

You’re a middle school teacher, you and your 11 year old have just turned on the television to watch the news. What you see in front of you nearly blows you away, you rub your eyes, no, you’re not imagining it, there’s a riot at the United States Capitol.

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Small Moment Stories

Small moment stories and a Faith Ringgold author study for “March is Reading Month”.

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Tried & True Fraction Freebies

What are you teaching in math right now? We are exploring fractions but doing this virtually has needed some thinking outside the box! Here are some of my tried & true activities and websites to use.

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5 Tips to Changing the Atmosphere in your Classroom
Learn 6 easy tips to help you improve the reading skills of your most reluctant readers.

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See You Later Alligator

By Vicky A. Rauch of Scipi

How do you teach your students how to use the greater than and less than symbol without having alligators in your lesson?

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How to Unstruggle Struggling Readers

Now that the first semester is over, have you recognized your struggling readers? Teachers are very busy teaching, teaching, teaching…but is everyone learning and retaining?
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Five Capitalization Hints
Here are 5 capitalization hints that will help your students write correctly.

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Cool Google Slides Tips and Tricks

CUE Los Angeles just had their CUE Palooza today and my mind is blown 😲 by everything I did not know about Google slides. I’m going to give you a few of the tips and tricks I learned today.
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Easy Tips to Sneak in Test Prep Activities

Learn easy tips for sneaking engaging test prep into your upper elementary or middle school classroom.

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My Rule #5 for Teaching Middle School
My rule #5 in a series of how to bring out the best behavior in middle school students. Includes ideas of high-interest topics you can use for reading and writing activities.

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Free: Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

Description

Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.

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 success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.

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

❒ Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

ELA Report Card Comments

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

Opinion Piece Bundle

Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

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


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

You may also be interested in the following products:

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


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).

You may also be interested in the following products:

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Sentences Grammar Circles

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


Free: Creating a board Game Assessment Tool

Description

Assess your students’ knowledge of literature with this fun and creative evaluation. Not only will your students learn by creating a game, but other will learn as well by playing it.

This is a self-evaluation (and teacher assessment) rubric to guide students and teachers in the evaluation process.)

This rubric was created to help students understand exactly what is expected of them for this evaluation. It is also an excellent tool to assess students’ progress and final product.

This self-assessment rubric is part of the bundle as well.

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.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Group Work Assessment Tool

Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry
Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

Thesis Writing Activity

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3 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.


You may also be interested in the following products:

Comment Bank

Group Work Assessment Tool

Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

Teaching the Essay Package

Thesis Writing Activity

Thesis Writing Poster

It’s teaching made easy!

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


Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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 it 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)

You may also be interested in the following products:

The Grammar Cheat Sheet

Inference Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Thesis Writing Activity

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The use of ENOUGH and TOO”

by London Calling Designs
5th – 10th Grade

There are 33 sentences for exercising. It’s suitable for self-study use and for teachers for the use on class.

*improve the use of enough and too with these simple sentences
*ink-saving page
*suitable for self-study use
*for busy teachers
*KEY is included!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “GRIEF: Ten Tips for Supporting Grieving Students of Any Age”

by The Three Square Pegs
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Here are ten tips for classroom teachers and school counselors to help grieving students in the classroom. These tips are not the typical stages and symptoms of grief that are in most articles and books. Instead, they are simple strategies and reminders that help both the grieving student and the student’s classmates.

Want to know how to best respond to the death as a whole class? Want to know how to prepare the student’s classmates for the student’s return to the class? Want a strategy to use during class if the student is becoming emotional? If the answer is “Yes!” then this free product is for you.

Visit our TeachersPayTeachers store and our blog, www.thethreesquarepegs.com, for more resources.

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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

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “There, Their, They’re – Google Forms Quiz – *EDITABLE!* – Easy Grading/Reports”

by The Language of Learning
3rd – 7th Grade

★★★★★ This is a simple & effective computerized quiz for distance learning OR in-class learning.

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This Google Forms quiz that pairs easily with Google Classroom! It self-grades all 10 questions (all of which can be changed and edited to fit YOUR class needs), can be used as a pre-test or a post-test (or both!) to gauge your students’ learning of the homophone there, their, and they’re.

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Perfect for upper elementary learners. (This can also be printed hard copy, if you prefer that!)

Simply click the Google Forms link in the downloaded product PDF, copy it to your Google drive, and send it to your students digitally (or print it out!).

****For more digital grammar quizzes and quiz bundles, CLICK HERE!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/There-Their-Theyre-Google-Forms-Quiz-EDITABLE-Easy-GradingReports-3898483

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Learn the New Testament Books”

by THE SUNDAY SCHOOL STORE
1st – 8th Grade

BIBLE PYRAMID

This game is a Bible Skills memory quiz kids love to play! It’s an excellent way to learn the books of the New Testament.

NECESSITIES:

some Solo cups (one set of 27 for New Testament)

some permanent marker/Sharpie/etc

PREPARE: print on separate drinking cups the books of the New Testament.

INSTRUCTIONS: Allow individuals or teams to build the New Testament Pyramid by finding Matthew and lining up the cups through 1 Corinthians. Place 2 Corinthians on the second level between Matthew and mark. Continue stacking the New Testament Pyramid topping the pyramid with the “New Testament” cup. Allow two individuals or teams to complete the pyramid first and accurately. Play as many times as time allows. The kids won’t get tired of playing!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learn-the-New-Testament-Books-4916985

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Teenagers and Teachers Wearing Face Masks Clip Art”

by Finntastic Visuals
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

I hope this FREE clip art sample of teenagers and teachers wearing face masks will be helpful for adding cultural and ethnic diversity to your resources. The images are realistic in style, which makes them also suitable for middle school and high school resources. You can use these images for any subject to make your resources reflect the current reality amidst the global Covid pandemic.

You will receive 6 realistic clip art illustrations (3 color and 3 b/w line art) saved as high quality (300 dpi) png. files with transparent backgrounds.

List of images (color and b/w):

– two teenage girls, one wearing muslim hijab-scarf (also included in this paid product Friends Family And Relationships Clip Art )

– two teenage boys walking with cell phones (also included in this paid product Friends Family And Relationships Clip Art)

– teacher ponting with pen

Please see product thumbnail for further details of all images.

The images in this set can be used for personal classroom purposes as well as for creating resources for educational commercial use. You are also welcome to use these cliparts for Boom Cards or for resources on other digital platforms where images are secured and can’t be “lifted” from the background. My full TOU can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Terms-of-Use-4708255

If you have any questions or feedback on this product, please don’t hesitate to contact me through my TpT store or by emailing me at info@finntasticvisuals.com. I will do my best to answer your questions or to solve any problems in regard to my products. A review on my TpT product page would also be much appreciated!

If you’d like to find more clip art in similar style, please see these resources:

Friends Family And Relationships Clip Art

Teenagers and Teachers Clip Art

Coronavirus Covid-19 Clip Art


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