Category Archives : 7th Grade


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


November 2021 Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude: Things I'm Thankful For

 

I woke up in a funk the other morning so I pulled the covers over my head trying to go back to sleep.  As I began to doze, my dog stuck her head under the sheet and I felt her cold nose on my leg. I knew that trying to stay in bed was futile, so I threw on some clothes and took her outside feeling frustrated and annoyed. As we began walking, the pain in my knee and heel started to subside and the phrase, attitude of gratitude came into my head as I realized how lucky I am to be able to walk, others aren’t so fortunate. 
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Multiple Ways to Multiply
When we spend enough time early in the year on place value and number sense, teaching multiplication and division go much more smoothly. Students grasp the concept of multiplication in multiple ways, so I try to introduce more than “the only way” to solve.
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Four Easy Ways to Encourage an Attitude of Gratitude
 


Easy ways to encourage gratitude in your students this month, and keep it going all year long.

 
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Mix it up – STEM and Language Arts
When you integrate STEM and Language Arts, you prepare your students for future employment. Communication skills are just as important as STEM skills. Involve your whole class in a STEM-based creative writing activity with “STEM Stories.”
 
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A Special Thank You To All School Helpers
 
 
This post is a special Thank-You to all those helpful people we find in our schools, paid and unpaid, but particularly for one very special person.
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How to Turn a Terrible Teaching Day into a Great One


5 tips on how teachers can turn a terrible teaching day into a great one.

 
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Tips to Strengthen Your Sentences

Here are three ways to help your students strengthen their sentences.

 
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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 SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Causes of World War I”

by Betsey Zachry
7th – 12th Grade

This PowerPoint highlights the key causes for the outbreak of World War I. Included in the 6-slide PowerPoint: New Imperialism, Alliances, Militarism, Nationalism, Political and Social Tensions, and the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Lecture notes that explain each slide are also included.

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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

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


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 MISC. LESSON – “Freebie! Clip Art – Gingerbread House”

by KB Konnected
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Includes color and line art “Gingerbread House”. (300dpi)

Perfect companion to my Gingerbread Friends Collection

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

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Penguin Pals!

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Rootin’ Tootin’ Robots (includes coordinating papers!)

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Freebie! Gingerbread House by Kb…Konnected is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.kbkonnected2.blogspot.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at www.kbkonnected.blogspot.com.

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Spelling Flip Book

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


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

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

The bundle includes:

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

❒ Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

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

❒ An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

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

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

Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Opinion Piece Bundle

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

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


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


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

How to Write a Paragraph

Inference Cheat Sheet

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


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


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 MATH LESSON – “Integer Vocabulary Digital Interactive Boom Cards Distance Learning”

by Simone
6th – 7th Grade

This is an internet based activity. It is paperless and self grading. Great for 1:1 classrooms. Can also be used in a center or with an interactive whiteboard. Students get instant feedback after each question. Boom Cards™ play on any digital device with an internet connection, Hosted by Boom Learning℠. Try a free Boom Cards deck. Chromebook Compatible. Assign Boom Cards with Google Classroom™ Can be used for virtual learning.

Included:

  • One deck with 20 cards compatible with the Boom Learning℠ System. This is an internet based activity.

Words included in this deck:

absolute value, credit /debit, debt, increase/ decrease, elevation, inequality, integers, whole numbers, negative /positive, deposit/withdraw, opposites, par, sea level.

The following symbols are also included:

<, >, | |

The target grade level is 6th grade.

Common Core Standards

CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.5

Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.

To use this digital resource, you will need:

  • a computer, laptop, tablet, iPad or Chromebook
  • an internet connection
  • an internet browser or the free BOOM app (Android, iPads, and Kindle Fires.)
  • a free Teacher BOOM account (needed to assign “Fast Pins”)

For additional assignment options (grade reports, hiding cards, custom play settings) you’ll need a premium account.

Contact me with any questions

Simonesmath@gmail.com

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What are Boom Cards?

A highly motivating, self paced, self grading, internet based activity. Boom Cards live in the cloud. They can’t be printed.

How do students use Boom Cards?

After the teacher opens a free Boom Learning account, he/she will create fast play pins to assign Boom Cards to students. Students do not need an account to use the fast play feature.

Which Devices are Compatible?

Boom Cards™ play on most modern browsers, Android, iPads, and Kindle Fires. They are Chromebook compatible. Not sure your browser is modern enough? Try a free Boom Cards deck first.

Google Classroom

You may assign Boom Cards to your students through Google Classroom. In the teacher account, you will be able to get a link for each deck.

Saving Student Data:

Boom Learning also has premium accounts. Premium accounts offer advanced assignment tools, individual and whole class performance tracking, and more.

If you are a new Boom Learning customer, when you redeem your Boom Cards purchase you get 90-day free trial of a premium account. When your trial ends, you can renew or move to a free account. Free accounts use Boom Cards with Fast Play pins. Free accounts do not save student data.

TPT and Boom Learning:

You will download a PDF with a link to activate the Boom Cards. When you redeem your purchase, Boom Learning will ask you to create a free account if you do not already have one. After you activate your cards, they will live in the library of your Boom Learning teacher account.

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Contact me with any questions

Simonesmath@gmail.com

Simone’s Math Resources

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The Fun They Had Mini Short Story Unit – Digital Download in Google Drive

Description

With online learning becoming more prevalent in our society, most of our students have experienced traditional learning in a classroom with socialization and online at home.  Both approaches to learning come with their own sets of challenges and rewards. Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” introduces an interesting opportunity for students to discuss the importance of social and human contact in learning.

 Appropriate for grades 7-10

Resource contains

❒ Lesson plan to guide the teacher

❒ Pre-reading journal activity, a brief introduction of the author and historical context 

❒ A copy of the short story with directions on how to annotate the work

❒ Comprehension questions (in both Google Docs and Google Forms formats)

❒ A copy of the short story both annotated for the teacher and without annotation for students

❒ An answer key

❒ An optional Letter Writing Enrichment Activity

❒ Evaluation or enrichment activity (with rubric and self-evaluation checklist)

Pages total 17 pages and a Google Forms

The resource is completely editable in Google Docs and Forms.

When your purchase is complete, you will download a PDF document containing the links to the digital resources.  You will be invited to make a copy of the document and save it in your drive. 

You may also be interested in the following products

ELA Literature Study Unit

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Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

Seventh Grade Short Story

Charles by Shirley Jackson

The Elevator Short Story

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
17 and 1 Google Forms
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days


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


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!


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving Student Gift Tags & Treat Bag Toppers Free EDITABLE”

by Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O’Block
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Use this free set of cute and colorful student gift tags and treat bag toppers to easily create memorable and personalized Thanksgiving gifts for your students. Simply print and attach to Ziploc bags filled with treats of your choice or small gifts (suggested gifts included).

Includes 4 different Thanksgiving designs of both the student gift tags and the treat bag toppers so you can use them for multiple classes or from year to year.

Also includes two versions of each set of Thanksgiving gift tags – one that has editable boxes for names and/or text and one that has no editable fields that can be easily printed out and signed by hand. I have also included a page of treat bag toppers and a page of student gift tags that are completely editable so you can customize the message/saying if you wish (ALL text is editable on these tags).

The following free Thanksgiving student gift tags are included:

• I’m plenty thankful you’re in my class! treat bag toppers

• I’m plenty thankful you are my student! treat bag toppers

• I’m thankful to have you as a student! treat bag toppers

• Have a gobblin’ good Thanksgiving! treat bag toppers

• I’m plenty thankful you’re in my class! student gift tags

• I’m plenty thankful you are my student! student gift tags

• I’m thankful to have you as a student! student gift tags

• Have a gobblin’ good Thanksgiving! student gift tags

• Treat bag toppers that are completely editable – add your own message/saying (all text is editable).

• Student gift tags that are completely editable – add your own message/saying (all text is editable).

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♦ Student Gift Tags MEGA Bundle (Back to School, Holidays, 100th Day, End of Year, Testing, Birthday)

♦ Holidays Gift Tags Bundle (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, 100th Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving)

♦ Back to School & End of the School Year Student Gift Tags Bundle

♦ Back to School & Birthday Student Gift Tags Bundle Plus Editable Birthday Certificates

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Post-Pandemic Vision Boards”

by Spark Creativity
6th – 12th Grade

Vision boards can help students think about the future in a positive way, reflecting and setting goals as they consider who they want to be and how to get there.

In this reflective project, students consider the possibility of this pandemic as a pivot point in their lives from which they can take what they’ve learned about themselves and their dreams during this time at home and move forward courageously.

You can either send out the student instructions by PDF and let students craft vision boards off screen at home, or use the Google Drive version with editable elements and let students choose to work on or offline. In Drive, they can create their vision boards by typing and dragging and dropping their imagery. Either option can lead to inspiring and beautiful vision boards.

Questions? I’m at betsy@nowsparkcreativity.com.

From the Reviews:

  • “Students loved having a different approach to journaling. They seem to be gaining an understanding they are a primary resource for this time in history. “
  • “I needed something creative and fun to do with my students and this was perfect! Thank you for sharing!”

Enjoying the vision board project? Please consider leaving a review!

Want more creativity in your teaching life? Check out The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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Pandemic Time Capsule Project

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving Freebie Pack”

by Miss S’s Sixers
5th – 7th Grade

This freebie comes with:
ELA
♦Descriptive writing piece for Thanksgiving
♦Top 5 things to be thankful for

Math
♦Adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals practice
♦Order of Operations practice

Standards:
♦5.OA.1
♦6.EE.2
♦6.NS.3
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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.

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It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Activities for Fall and Winter”

by Cognitive Cardio Math
6th – 9th Grade

Free Activities for Fall and Winter:

This booklet from the Tools for Teaching Teens team has 5 fantastic activities to use throughout the fall and winter holiday seasons!

Enjoy!

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October 2021 Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s October Teacher Talk Time…..Well, the first month of school is over and it’s BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day, Stop Bullying Month and beautiful fall weather.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
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 and mention me when you sign up.”
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It’s October…Time to Call on Your Halloween Spirit

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

October is the perfect time to get your students’ creative juices flowing.

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Seven Fun Candy Activities for Your Class

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Fun ways to use Halloween candy while keeping the rigor in your lessons. A three page freebie is included!

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Simple Steps to Create a Story Plan

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Forming a story plan is the first step in writing fiction.

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Rachel’s Monster

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

The first time I saw Rachel she was standing in the hall near her first-grade classroom door. Her eyes met mine, but she then turned her face to the wall. I did not know at that time she would become one of my first primary grade remedial reading students, nor did I know that she was repeating first grade–this is a story about Rachel’s monster.


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“BOO” to Fractions? Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

Math requires constant practice – something most of my students dread doing. I can find many “drill and kill” activities, but they tend to do just that, drill those who don’t need it and kill those who already know how to do it. So to drill and “thrill”, I created fractional word puzzles. The one for October is Halloween Fraction Riddles.


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Cursive vs. Keyboard – an interesting debate

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

There have been many debates over the centuries regarding the education of our children. From integrated schools to No Child Left Behind and Common Core curricula, teachers have had to deal with a plethora of revisions to their daily lessons. However, hidden beneath the mandated revisions is a new discussion that centers around cursive writing vs. keyboard entry for student assignments. How can you teach your little learners to master a keyboard?


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Fall in ELA: 20 Ideas for Reading & Writing in Autumn

By Katie Auer of Loving Language Arts

20 ideas for reading and writing in ELA during Autumn.

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October Teaching Ideas

By Marcie Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn great ideas to help build relationships with your students and thrive as a teacher during the month of October.


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Studying Plot Structure

By Lisa Robles of Lisa TeachRs Classroom

Every story has some sort of a structure. Today we will talk about teaching two types: circular and cumulative story structures and how to use teach them to your students.


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Teaching in the New Normal 5 Tips and Tricks

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

This school year we want things to be back to normal. We are not there yet. Here are 5 tips to keep you sane while teaching in the new normal.


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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).


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Creative Writing Bundle

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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Opinion Piece Bundle

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


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


Spelling Flip Book

Description

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

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

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

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

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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


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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Short Story Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


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

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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


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)

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How to Write a Paragraph

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

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Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Equality vs. Congruence Notes for Interactive Notebooks FREE SAMPLE”

by Kacie Travis
7th – 10th Grade

Need quality Geometry notes for your interactive notebooks (INB) that don’t waste paper? These free notes teaching Equality vs. Congruence use all parts of the page and give guided notes, guided practice, and independent practice as you introduce your students to this fundamental skill. Students cut the guided notes section off for note-taking and then use the leftovers for guided practice, visual cues, and independent practice. No more wasting space on a page or scraps of paper!

This download includes a page of notes for interactive notebooks teaching the topic of equality vs. congruence and how to accurately use notations in geometry. It also includes an answer key!

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Copying any part of this product and placing it on the Internet in any form (even a personal/classroom website) is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). These items can be picked up in a google search and then shared worldwide for free.

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